# Pseudocode Common Words and Conditional Statements

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## 38 Questions

### What is an algorithm?

A step-by-step solution to a given problem

### Which property is NOT attributed to an algorithm?

Creativity - the steps involve creativity

### What is the Linear Sequence in an algorithm?

A set of tasks or statements that follow one after the other

### Which construct in an algorithm is used for decision-making?

Conditional (IF-THEN-ELSE)

### What does 'Effective computability' mean in relation to an algorithm?

Each step can be carried out by a computer

### In sequential programming, what type of progression of statements occurs?

Linear progression

OBTAIN

### In a conditional statement, what happens if the result of the test is False?

Sequence 2 is executed

### What is the main difference between a WHILE loop and a FOR loop?

A WHILE loop executes a sequence a specific number of times, while a FOR loop executes based on a condition.

SET

### What is the purpose of the 'ELSE' part in a conditional statement?

To execute sequence 2 when the condition is True

### When should you use a WHILE loop?

When the number of iterations is not known beforehand

FOR

### What is a function in programming?

A body of code with specific functionality

### What is the purpose of indenting pseudocode?

To make the code visually structured and clear

### When should functions be defined?

Before they are invoked

### What does pseudocode represent?

A way to write code in plain English

### What do program statements in pseudocode typically perform?

One action per statement

Process data

CPU

### What is the sequence of steps involved in the program development cycle?

Plan, code, compile, test

### What is the purpose of a compiler or interpreter in programming?

Translate program into machine language

RAM

### What are logic errors in a computer program?

Errors in program logic producing incorrect output

### What is the purpose of desk-checking in programming?

'Walking through' program logic on paper

### What does an algorithm represent in programming?

Sequence of steps or rules to solve a problem

### Programming involves which of the following tasks?

Writing software instructions

### What is the purpose of putting a program into production?

Move the program from testing to daily usage

Parallelogram

### Which programming paradigm focuses on procedures that programmers create?

Procedural programming

### What is the purpose of a decision symbol in a flowchart?

To show decision-making points

### In pseudocode, what does 'stop' symbolize?

The end of a program

Logical errors

### What does an integrated development environment (IDE) provide to programmers?

An editor, compiler, and other programming tools

### Which aspect of newer programming languages makes them easier to use compared to older languages?

Greater similarity to natural language

'Lozenge' shape

'Text' files

### What do graphical user interfaces (GUI) provide users when interacting with a program?

Interaction through a graphical environment

Test your knowledge on common words and actions used in pseudocode such as reading, printing, computing, initializing, incrementing, and decrementing. Also, explore conditional statements and how they work based on Boolean results.

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