What Is Stack Overflow? - Errors, Exceptions & Causes


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How does a program stack work?

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1. What does it mean to push an item onto the stack?

2. What is stack overflow?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet focuses on terms related to stack overflow, as well as how it works. Quiz questions require you to apply your knowledge of program stacks to the concept of stack overflow.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To pass this quiz, you must understand:

  • Causes of stack overflow
  • Errors and exceptions
  • The mechanisms of a program stack
  • The term 'push', in this context

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about programs stacks and their limits in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding stack overflow and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast terms from the lesson, such as error and exception

Additional Learning

For even more elaboration on stack overflow, see the lesson called What Is Stack Overflow? - Errors, Exceptions & Causes. This lesson discusses related topics and terminology, including:

  • Stack underflow
  • Exception handlers
  • LIFO
  • Push and pop