How to Organize Data Using Data Structures: Files, Arrays, Lists and Others


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How is a data structure important?

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1. A one-dimensional array is also called a _____.

2. A connected graph where each node has zero, one, or more children is called a _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of the types of data structures in computer programming. Some of the information you'll be assessed on includes the acronym LIFO as well as another name for a one-dimensional array.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • LIFO in the context of data structures
  • Another name for a one-dimensional array
  • Type of connected graph where each node has zero, one or more children
  • An example of a First In, First Out type of data structure

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on information systems and computer applications
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the types of data structures and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the term for an organized collection of data elements

Additional Learning

To learn more about computer programming, review the accompanying lesson titled How to Organize Data Using Data Structures: Files, Arrays, Lists and Others. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the term data structure
  • Differentiate between LIFO and FIFO data structures
  • List six types of common data structures in computer programming
  • Relate at least one example of each of the six common types of data structures