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Advanced PHP Quiz

Topic: PHP/MySQL Last updated on: 01-22-2018

This is an advanced PHP Quiz. It contains questions for seasoned developers about namespaces, traits, handlers and settings, command line execution, exception handling, OOP and other modern PHP features and functions.

1.Considering the code below, which of these statements are true?

    ini_set("allow_url_fopen", "1");
    $page = file_get_contents("http://www.codepunker.com");
    echo "Successfully fetched website contents";
    echo "An error has occurred";

2.What is the default value for the "max_execution_time" setting when running PHP as a CLI SAPI ?

3.What happens when the script below is executed ?

    namespace CustomArea;
    ini_set("display_errors", "on");
    function var_dump($a)
      return str_replace("Weird", $a, "Weird stuff can happen");
    $a = "In programming";
    echo var_dump($a);

4.When working with unfamiliar code, what is the best way to find out in which file a class is defined ?

  $reflection = new ReflectionClass('ClassName');
  echo $reflection->getFileName();

  $out = array();
  exec("grep -r 'Classname' .", $out);

  $classes = get_declared_classes();

5.What is the output of the code below ?

    $now  = new DateTime();
    $now2 = new DateTime();

    $ago  = new DateInterval('P4Y10M3W');
    $ago2 = new DateInterval('P4Y10M2W7D');

    $then  = $now->sub($ago);
    $date1 = $then->format('Y-m-d');

    $then2 = $now2->sub($ago2);
    $date2 = $then2->format('Y-m-d');

    var_dump ($date1 === $date2);

6.Assuming that the code below is in a file named "test.php" and that PHP has full rights over the file, what happens if the file is executed from the command line without any arguments ?

  exec("rm -f " . dirname(__FILE__) . "/" .  $argv[0]);

7.When running PHP's built in FastCGI Process Manager (FPM) which of the following statements are true ?

8.How does Opcode Cache improve performance in PHP 5.5+ ?

9.Which of the following is not valid syntax for creating a new array key?

10.Which of the following functions will sort an array in ascending order by value, while preserving key associations?

11.What is the output of the following code block? $a = "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog."; $b = array_map("strtoupper", explode(" ", $a)); foreach ($b as $value) { print "$value "; }

12.What is the result of the following code snippet? $array = array('a' => 'John', 'b' => 'Coggeshall', 'c' => array('d' => 'John', 'e' => 'Smith')); function something($array) { extract($array); return $c['e']; } print something($array);

13.The following code snippet displays what for the resultant array? $a = array(1 => 0, 3 => 2, 4 => 6); $b = array(3 => 1, 4 => 3, 6 => 4); print_r(array_intersect($a, $b));

14.Which of the following are valid PHP variables?

15.What is the output of the following PHP code? define("FOO", 10); $array = [10 => FOO,"FOO" => 20]; print $array[$array[FOO]] * $array["FOO"];

16.What is the output of the following PHP script? $a = 1; $b = 2.5; $c = 0xFF; $d = $b + $c; $e = $d * $b; $f = ($d + $e) % $a; print ($f + $e);

17.Given a PHP value, which sample shows how to convert the value to JSON?

18.Which one of the following XML declarations is NOT valid?

19.Which of the following will NOT instantiate a DateTime object with the current timestamp?

20.Transactions are used to...

21.What would you replace ??????? with, below, to make the string Hello, World! be displayed? function myfunction() { /* ??????? */ print $string; } myfunction("Hello, World!");

22.What are the three access modifiers that you can use in PHP objects?

23.What is the output of the following script? class ClassOne { protected $a = 10; public function changeValue($b) { $this->a = $b; } } class ClassTwo extends ClassOne { protected $b = 10; public function changeValue($b) { $this->b = 10; parent::changeValue($this->a + $this->b); } public function displayValues() { print "a: {$this->a}, b: {$this->b}\n"; } } $obj = new ClassTwo(); $obj->changeValue(20); $obj->changeValue(10); $obj->displayValues();

24.The _______ method will be called automatically when an object is represented as a string.

25.Consider the following code: header("Location: {$_GET['url']}\"); Which of the following values of $_GET['url'] would cause session fixation?

26.When implementing a permissions system for your Web site, what should always be done with regards to the session?

27.Identify the best approach to compare two variables in a binary-safe fashion

28.To destroy a PHP session completely, one must which of the following?

29.If you would like to change the session ID generation function, which of the following is the best approach for PHP 5?

30.Setting a cookie on the client in PHP 5 can be best accomplished by:

Finish Quiz