# Multiple Choice Quesitons for Storing Multiple Values in Python Lists

Mar 10, 2015 • Matthew Bourque

These multiple choice quesitons are for the “Storing Multiple Values in Lists” lesson.

### Formative Assessment

Consider the following code:

``````fruit = ['apple', 'orange', 'grapes', 'peach']
fruit[2] = 'lemon'
for item in fruit:
print item
``````

What will be printed?

a)

``````apple
lemon
grapes
peach
``````

b)

``````apple
orange
lemon
peach
``````

c)

``````['apple', 'lemon', 'grapes', 'peach']
``````

d)

``````['apple', 'orange', 'lemon', 'peach']
``````

### Summative Assessment

Consider the following code:

``````evens = [2, 4, 6, 8, 10]
evens.append(16)
del evens[4]
print evens[2:]
``````

What will be printed?

a)

``````[4, 6, 10, 16]
``````

b)

``````6
8
16
``````

c)

``````[6, 8, 16]
``````

d)

``````[4, 6, 8, 16]
``````

Explanation of distractors:

a) Follows the misunderstanding that lists are indexed starting at 0, not 1; the student might choose this if he/she assumes that the first item is the 1st element, not the 0th.

b) Follows the misunderstanding that items in lists are printed out separately (as if the items were printed out individually in a `for` loop), instead of as a `list` datatype.

c) This is the correct answer.

d) Similar to (a), but here the student believes that lists are 0-indexed when deleting items, but are 1-indexed when printing items.