Questions and Exercises


  • Is the following code legal?
try {
} finally {
  • What exception types can be caught by the following handler?
catch (Exception e) {

What is wrong with using this type of exception handler?

  • Is there anything wrong with the following exception handler as written? Will this code compile?
try {

} catch (Exception e) {
} catch (ArithmeticException a) {
  • Match each situation in the first list with an item in the second list.

  • int[] A; A[0] = 0;

    • The JVM starts running your program, but the JVM can't find the Java platform classes. (The Java platform classes reside in or rt.jar .)

    • A program is reading a stream and reaches the end of stream marker.

    • Before closing the stream and after reaching the end of stream marker, a program tries to read the stream again.

  • __error

    • __checked exception

    • __compile error

    • __no exception


  • Add a readList method to This method should read in int values from a file, print each value, and append them to the end of the vector. You should catch all appropriate errors. You will also need a text file containing numbers to read in.

    • Modify the following cat method so that it will compile.
public static void cat(File file) {
    RandomAccessFile input = null;
    String line = null;

    try {
        input = new RandomAccessFile(file, "r");
        while ((line = input.readLine()) != null) {
    } finally {
        if (input != null) {

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