Merge Sort in Java: Functionality, Implementation & Performance


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A merge sort _____.

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1. What is the best case complexity of merge sort?

2. In a Java merge sort, the unsorted array is recursively divided into subarrays until the subarray size is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet/quiz combo will test what you know about merge sort in Java. Multiple-choice questions will cover key points like the way a merge sort divides an unsorted array and the best case complexity of merge sort.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following topics will be addressed:

  • An unsorted array that's recursively divided into subarrays
  • Three recursive calls to merge sort
  • Basis of a merge sort

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on the merge sort in Java, including the best case complexity of a merge sort
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what a merge sort is based on
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about an unsorted array divided by a merge sort and recursive calls to a merge sort

Additional Learning

Consider the accompanying lesson entitled Merge Sort in Java: Functionality, Implementation & Performance to learn more about the following:

  • Merge sort definition
  • Steps to a merge sort algorithm
  • Implementation of this algorithm with a Java code
  • Merge sort performance characteristics