Beginner quizzes – Java static methods & variables

The following Java exercise(s) are designed for beginner level programmers. If the level is too hard, then I recommend reading my article about this topic, which offers a theoretical explanation including more exercises. Read More: Java Static Methods And Variables


Quiz 1: Java static variables

What happens when you try to compile and run the following program?

public class MyStatic {

	static int x = 6;

	MyStatic() {
		x ++ ;
	void method(){
		System.out.print("-x" + x);
	public static void main(String[] args){
		MyStatic mc1,mc2,mc3,mc4;
		MyStatic mc5 = new MyStatic();
		MyStatic mc6 = new MyStatic();
		MyStatic mc7 = new MyStatic();

Select the correct answer.

Quiz 2: Static methods and variables in Java

What happens when you try to compile and run the following program?

public class StaticMember {

	static int x;
	int y;

	StaticMember() {
		x += 2;
		y ++ ;
	static int getSquare(){
		return x * x;
	public static void main(String[] args){
		StaticMember sm1 = new StaticMember();
		StaticMember sm2 = new StaticMember();
		int z = sm1.getSquare();
		System.out.print("-x" + z + "-y" + sm2.y);

Select the correct answer.

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  1. Can you plz explain Quiz no2!!

  2. Great content thanks!

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