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What is JavaScript? - Function & Uses

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Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

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Which of these is NOT a programming language?

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1. What does JavaScript do for a website?

2. What is CSS?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

JavaScript is a common programming language used for various applications, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of how JavaScript works. These quiz questions will test you on topics such as the history of JavaScript and other technologies that are used with JavaScript.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on the following concepts:

  • The definition of JavaScript
  • Who developed JavaScript
  • Other technologies in competition with JavaScript
  • Other technologies that can be used in combination with JavaScript

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define phrases such as Programming Language and JavaScript programs
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast the difference between JavaScript and VBScript
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about HTML
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding source code

Additional Learning

To learn more about JavaScript, review the accompanying lesson titled What Is JavaScript? - Functions & Uses. This lesson includes the following topics:

  • The purpose of the JavaScript language
  • How a browser reads JavaScript
  • The difference between a compiled program and interpreted language
  • The definition of a weakly typed language
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