Java: Enumerated Type


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An enumerated (enum) type in Java is useful for:

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1. In Java, an enum is a _____ data type.

2. In the following code at the Caffeine enum, what will happen if you compile the code?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Practice your skills with the enum data type using this quiz/worksheet combo. Questions focus on the characteristics of enum as well as the syntax for using it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this question set, you'll review your knowledge of:

  • What an enum type in Java is useful for
  • Why you can't change the values of a Java enum
  • What data type enum is in Java

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as how to read Java code to understand what will happen when it is compiled
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what enum is used for in Java
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why you cannot change the values of enum in Java

Additional Learning

Find out more about enum with the lesson titled Java: Enumerated Type. You'll be exposed to new topics like:

  • Correct syntax when using enum
  • Why enum values are static and final
  • What type of data is generally stored in enum