Do you know your Java? Take a break from pounding your head against that keyboard and take our Java basics pop quiz. This five-question quiz will give you some idea of how well you understand basic aspects of Java programming, such as variable declaration, garbage collection, and basic operators.

The editorial staff worked overtime to come up with these five questions. We can’t reveal our selection methods, but I can tell you that they involved a monkey and some ping-pong balls. Don’t worry, though. No animals were harmed during the creation of this quiz.

What are you waiting for? Head over to our survey area and get started. You’ll have to grade yourself; we’ll give you the answers after you complete the quiz. Remember, you’re on the honor system here; no cheating!

After you’re done, tell everyone how you did in our discussion forums.

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