Intermediate quizzes – Java inheritance

The following Java exercise(s) are designed for intermediate level programmers. If the level is too hard, then I recommend to select an easier one or you might consider reading my article about this topic, which offers a theoretical explanation including more exercises. Read More: Java Inheritance.


Quiz 1: Inheritance, accessing constructors of super classes?

What happens when the following program is compiled and run?

public class SuperB {

	protected int b = 3;

	public SuperB() {
		b += 3;
		System.out.print("-b" + b);
	public SuperB(int i) {
		b += 2;
		System.out.print("-b" + b);

public class SuperA extends SuperB {

	int b = 4;

	public SuperA() {
		b += 1;

public class MySub extends SuperA {

	public MySub() {
		b += 2;
		System.out.print("-b" + b);
	public static void main(String[] args){
		MySub mySub = new MySub();

Select the correct answer.

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