What are Environment Variables? - Definition & Examples


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Which of the following is an environment variable?

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1. Be careful! Environment variable names are case-sensitive in which operating system?

2. This variable holds a list of user-created classes.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How much do you know about environmental variables? This quiz and worksheet can help you find out! Answer multiple-choice questions to assess your knowledge of the characteristics and examples of environment variables. Also, test your understanding of variable commands.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Gauge your knowledge of the following using these assessments:

  • Environmental variable example
  • Operating system that requires case-sensitive variable names
  • Variable with a list of user-created classes
  • Location of the Java compiler and Java run-time engine
  • Commands used to change variables

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristics of environmental variables
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about commands used to change variables
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson covering the definition and examples of environmental variables

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