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What is a Main Method in Java? - Definition & Purpose

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The main method is called from _____ after your Java program is loaded into memory.

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1. _____ are passed to the main method as an array of String objects.

2. The number of strings passed into the main method's local variable named args can be obtained via _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is a main method in Java? Check your knowledge of this and its purpose by using the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to check your knowledge of:

  • Something passed to the main method as an array of String objectives
  • Where the main method is called from
  • Main function declaration
  • Keywords in the main method declaration
  • Name for the number of strings passed into the main method's local variable

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the main method in Java
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the main function declaration
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about keywords in the main method declaration and interpret them correctly

Additional Learning

What is a Main Method in Java? - Definition & Purpose is a lesson you can use when you want to learn more topics. These include:

  • Main method structure
  • What main method refers to
  • Main method arguments
  • Example of a main method in Java
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