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Android Development MCQs with Answers

by Interview Kickstart Team in Interview Questions
June 12, 2024

Android Development MCQs with Answers

Last updated by Naina Batra on Jun 12, 2024 at 12:41 AM | Reading time:

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Preparing for Android interview questions is crucial for several reasons. With the increased in demand for Android developers, companies are looking for candidates who can demonstrate a strong grasp of Android development fundamentals.

These interviews often test knowledge in areas such as lifecycle management, UI/UX design, performance optimization, and integrating third-party libraries.

Self-assessment and thorough preparation help candidates test their problem-solving skills and technical expertise, which in turn, can help them crack those tough interviews. Additionally, many interviews include MCQs to quickly assess a candidate's foundational knowledge.

So, you can practice our curated list of Android MCQs that can help you test your knowledge in the domain. So, without further ado, let’s dive straight into MCQs.

Also Read: Top Google Interview Questions for Software Engineers

Mobile Development Interview Questions with Answers

Preparing for Android interview questions requires understanding a variety of core concepts that are frequently asked in the interviews. Go through this curated list of MCQs that majorly cover concepts like Dalvik and ART virtual machines, AsyncTask and its implications, APKs, and core modules like SQLite, and a lot more.

Q1. On which of the following mobile phones did the Android OS first run?

  1. T-Mobile G1
  2. Google gPhone
  3. HTC Hero
  4. None of the above 

Answer: a. T-Mobile G1

Q2. Android is based on _______ language.

  1. C++
  2. Python
  3. Java
  4. Pearl

Answer: c. Java

Q3. Android architecture comprises

  1. Linux kernel
  2. Native libraries
  3. Application framework
  4. All of the above

Answer: d. All of the above 

Q4. Android is a/an _________.

  1. Web browser
  2. Operating system
  3. Web server
  4. All of the above

Answer: b. Operating system

Q5. Which of the following virtual machines are used by the Android operating system?

  1. JVM
  2. Simple virtual machine
  3. Dalvik operating system
  4. None of the above 

Answer: b. Dalvik operating system

Q6. Which of the following, is the life cycle of services in Android?

  1. onCreate()->onStartCommand()->onDemand()
  2. final()
  3. The service life cycle is similar to the activity life cycle
  4. onReceive()

Answer: a. onCreate()->onStartCommand()->onDemand()

Q7. Which of the following is the life cycle of broadcast receivers in Android?

  1. onReceive()
  2. implicitBroadcast()
  3. Send intent()
  4. snedBroadcast(), sendOrderBroadcast(), and sendStickyBroadcast()

Answer: a. onReceive()

Q8. There are _______ number of threads in asyncTask in Android.

  1. AsyncTask does not have a thread
  2. Two
  3. One
  4. Four

Answer: c. One

Q9. Android is based on Linux for

  1. Networking
  2. Security 
  3. Portability 
  4. All of the above 

Answer: d. All of the above 

Q10. All layout classes are the subclasses of _______.

  1. android.view.View
  2. android.view.ViewGroup
  3. Android.widget
  4. None of the above 

Answer: b. android.view.ViewGroup

Q11. From the following, choose the Google application that can be found on Android.

  1. My Tracks
  2. Google Shopper
  3. Google Translate
  4. All of the above

Answer: d. All of the above

Q12. _________ has not included support for Adobe Flash or Java on its platform.

  1. Google
  2. Microsoft
  3. Apple
  4. None of the above

Answer: c. Apple

Q13. APK is an acronym for

  1. Android Package Kit
  2. Android Phone Kit
  3. Android Page Kit
  4. None of the above 

Answer: a. Android Package Kit

Q14. What is the content provider in Android used to do?

  1. Send data from an application to another application
  2. Store data in the database
  3. Share data within multiple applications
  4. All of the above

Answer: a. Send data from an application to another application

Q15. Choose from the following, which is the core module of Android for Internet commuting.

  1. SQLite RDBMS
  2. OpenPL
  3. SQL Server RDBMS
  4. None of the above

Answer: a. SQLite RDBMS

Q16. Which of the following contains the R.java file?

  1. src
  2. gen
  3. Both a and b
  4. Neither a nor b

Answer: b. gen

Q17. Which of the following classes store additional information?

  1. Datastore
  2. Bundle
  3. Extra
  4. None of the above 

Answer: b. Bundle

Q18. ________ is the first callback method invoked by the system during an activity life-cycle.

  1. onCreate() method
  2. onClick() method
  3. onStart() method
  4. onRestart() method

Answer: a. onCreate() method

Q19. The time limit of the broadcast receiver in Android is _______.

  1. 1 second
  2. 5 second
  3. 10 second
  4. 15 seconds

Answer: c. 10 second

Q20. In _________ technique, dynamic content can be refreshed on the Android.

  1. Ajax
  2. Java
  3. Android
  4. None of the above 

Answer: a. Ajax

Q21. Which of the following methods is used to close an activity?

  1. Close
  2. Finish
  3. Stop
  4. None of the above

Answer: b. Finish

Q22. manifest.xml contains

  1. Source code
  2. Permission that application requires
  3. List of strings used in the app
  4. All of the above

Answer: b. Permission that application requires

Q23. Choose the method from the following that is called in an Activity when another activity gets into the foreground.

  1. onStop()
  2. onDestroy()
  3. onExit()
  4. onPause()

Answer: d. onPause()

Q24. Android emulator is also known as

  1. AndroidSim
  2. AndroSim
  3. DroidSim
  4. Android Virtual Device (AVD)

Answer: d. Android Virtual Device (AVD)

Q25. Android is licensed under 

  1. OSS
  2. Sourceforge
  3. Apache/MIT
  4. None of the above

Answer: c. Apache/MIT

Q26. In which version of Android was a single frame fragment introduced?

  1. Android 3.0 version
  2. Android 4.0 version
  3. Android 5.0 version
  4. Android 2.0 version

Answer: a. Android 3.0 version

Q27. Android Studio is 

  1. Open source
  2. Paid
  3. Depends on the device version
  4. None of the above

Answer: a. Open source

Q28. Which of the following is used to stop the service in Android?

  1. Using system.exit() method
  2. Using the stopSelf() and stopService() method
  3. Using the finish() method
  4. None of the above 

Answer: b. Using the stopSelf() and stopService() method

Q29. Why Android?

  1. Inter-app integration
  2. Rich development environment
  3. Reduced cost of development
  4. All of the above 

Answer: d. All of the above  

Q30. Resolution of a picture is an accumulation of ________ on the display screen.

  1. Pixels
  2. Dot Pitch
  3. Aspect Ratio
  4. Size

Answer: a. Pixels

Q31. Choose the correct option where developers can test applications during the development of Android applications.

  1. Emulator included in Android SDK
  2. Physical android phone
  3. Third-party emulators
  4. All of the above

Answer: d. All of the above

Q32.Choose the invalid Android resource file name from the following.

  1. my_layout.xml
  2. mylayout.xml
  3. myLayout.xml
  4. mylayout1.xml

Answer: c. myLayout.xml

Nail Your Android Developer Interview with IK!

Self-assessment with MCQs is a great start, but mastering Android interview questions requires comprehensive preparation. Our Android Engineer interview masterclass program has been designed to help you clear even the toughest interviews. With guidance from top experts, in-depth explanations, and practical examples, you'll gain the confidence and skills needed to excel.

Our program is suitable for current or former Android Engineers who want to advance to FAANG and other Tier-1 companies. 

FAQs: Android Development Interview Questions

What is the average cost for Android Development?
The average cost for Android development varies on a large scale. However, an estimate for a simple Android app is between $30,000 and $25,000. If there are more complex features involved in the application, it may cost between $50,000 and $500,000 and more.

What is Gradle in Android?
Gradle in Android refers to an advanced build toolkit that automates and manages the building process and enables users to describe flexible and personalized configurations.

What skills are required to be an Android developer?
Android developers must know Java or Kotlin to develop applications. They must also have an in-depth understanding of basics, syntaxes, concurrency, collection framework, functional programming, multithreading, and even generics.

Can I learn Android development in 1 month?
Learning Android is quite challenging, especially for freshers. However, with the right approach and guidance, you can pursue Android development in as little as one month.

Is SQL needed for Android development?
Android developers must have knowledge of SQL for Android development. This is because it helps them send and retrieve the information or data with the database.

Related Articles:

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Preparing for Android interview questions is crucial for several reasons. With the increased in demand for Android developers, companies are looking for candidates who can demonstrate a strong grasp of Android development fundamentals.

These interviews often test knowledge in areas such as lifecycle management, UI/UX design, performance optimization, and integrating third-party libraries.

Self-assessment and thorough preparation help candidates test their problem-solving skills and technical expertise, which in turn, can help them crack those tough interviews. Additionally, many interviews include MCQs to quickly assess a candidate's foundational knowledge.

So, you can practice our curated list of Android MCQs that can help you test your knowledge in the domain. So, without further ado, let’s dive straight into MCQs.

Also Read: Top Google Interview Questions for Software Engineers

Mobile Development Interview Questions with Answers

Preparing for Android interview questions requires understanding a variety of core concepts that are frequently asked in the interviews. Go through this curated list of MCQs that majorly cover concepts like Dalvik and ART virtual machines, AsyncTask and its implications, APKs, and core modules like SQLite, and a lot more.

Q1. On which of the following mobile phones did the Android OS first run?

  1. T-Mobile G1
  2. Google gPhone
  3. HTC Hero
  4. None of the above 

Answer: a. T-Mobile G1

Q2. Android is based on _______ language.

  1. C++
  2. Python
  3. Java
  4. Pearl

Answer: c. Java

Q3. Android architecture comprises

  1. Linux kernel
  2. Native libraries
  3. Application framework
  4. All of the above

Answer: d. All of the above 

Q4. Android is a/an _________.

  1. Web browser
  2. Operating system
  3. Web server
  4. All of the above

Answer: b. Operating system

Q5. Which of the following virtual machines are used by the Android operating system?

  1. JVM
  2. Simple virtual machine
  3. Dalvik operating system
  4. None of the above 

Answer: b. Dalvik operating system

Q6. Which of the following, is the life cycle of services in Android?

  1. onCreate()->onStartCommand()->onDemand()
  2. final()
  3. The service life cycle is similar to the activity life cycle
  4. onReceive()

Answer: a. onCreate()->onStartCommand()->onDemand()

Q7. Which of the following is the life cycle of broadcast receivers in Android?

  1. onReceive()
  2. implicitBroadcast()
  3. Send intent()
  4. snedBroadcast(), sendOrderBroadcast(), and sendStickyBroadcast()

Answer: a. onReceive()

Q8. There are _______ number of threads in asyncTask in Android.

  1. AsyncTask does not have a thread
  2. Two
  3. One
  4. Four

Answer: c. One

Q9. Android is based on Linux for

  1. Networking
  2. Security 
  3. Portability 
  4. All of the above 

Answer: d. All of the above 

Q10. All layout classes are the subclasses of _______.

  1. android.view.View
  2. android.view.ViewGroup
  3. Android.widget
  4. None of the above 

Answer: b. android.view.ViewGroup

Q11. From the following, choose the Google application that can be found on Android.

  1. My Tracks
  2. Google Shopper
  3. Google Translate
  4. All of the above

Answer: d. All of the above

Q12. _________ has not included support for Adobe Flash or Java on its platform.

  1. Google
  2. Microsoft
  3. Apple
  4. None of the above

Answer: c. Apple

Q13. APK is an acronym for

  1. Android Package Kit
  2. Android Phone Kit
  3. Android Page Kit
  4. None of the above 

Answer: a. Android Package Kit

Q14. What is the content provider in Android used to do?

  1. Send data from an application to another application
  2. Store data in the database
  3. Share data within multiple applications
  4. All of the above

Answer: a. Send data from an application to another application

Q15. Choose from the following, which is the core module of Android for Internet commuting.

  1. SQLite RDBMS
  2. OpenPL
  3. SQL Server RDBMS
  4. None of the above

Answer: a. SQLite RDBMS

Q16. Which of the following contains the R.java file?

  1. src
  2. gen
  3. Both a and b
  4. Neither a nor b

Answer: b. gen

Q17. Which of the following classes store additional information?

  1. Datastore
  2. Bundle
  3. Extra
  4. None of the above 

Answer: b. Bundle

Q18. ________ is the first callback method invoked by the system during an activity life-cycle.

  1. onCreate() method
  2. onClick() method
  3. onStart() method
  4. onRestart() method

Answer: a. onCreate() method

Q19. The time limit of the broadcast receiver in Android is _______.

  1. 1 second
  2. 5 second
  3. 10 second
  4. 15 seconds

Answer: c. 10 second

Q20. In _________ technique, dynamic content can be refreshed on the Android.

  1. Ajax
  2. Java
  3. Android
  4. None of the above 

Answer: a. Ajax

Q21. Which of the following methods is used to close an activity?

  1. Close
  2. Finish
  3. Stop
  4. None of the above

Answer: b. Finish

Q22. manifest.xml contains

  1. Source code
  2. Permission that application requires
  3. List of strings used in the app
  4. All of the above

Answer: b. Permission that application requires

Q23. Choose the method from the following that is called in an Activity when another activity gets into the foreground.

  1. onStop()
  2. onDestroy()
  3. onExit()
  4. onPause()

Answer: d. onPause()

Q24. Android emulator is also known as

  1. AndroidSim
  2. AndroSim
  3. DroidSim
  4. Android Virtual Device (AVD)

Answer: d. Android Virtual Device (AVD)

Q25. Android is licensed under 

  1. OSS
  2. Sourceforge
  3. Apache/MIT
  4. None of the above

Answer: c. Apache/MIT

Q26. In which version of Android was a single frame fragment introduced?

  1. Android 3.0 version
  2. Android 4.0 version
  3. Android 5.0 version
  4. Android 2.0 version

Answer: a. Android 3.0 version

Q27. Android Studio is 

  1. Open source
  2. Paid
  3. Depends on the device version
  4. None of the above

Answer: a. Open source

Q28. Which of the following is used to stop the service in Android?

  1. Using system.exit() method
  2. Using the stopSelf() and stopService() method
  3. Using the finish() method
  4. None of the above 

Answer: b. Using the stopSelf() and stopService() method

Q29. Why Android?

  1. Inter-app integration
  2. Rich development environment
  3. Reduced cost of development
  4. All of the above 

Answer: d. All of the above  

Q30. Resolution of a picture is an accumulation of ________ on the display screen.

  1. Pixels
  2. Dot Pitch
  3. Aspect Ratio
  4. Size

Answer: a. Pixels

Q31. Choose the correct option where developers can test applications during the development of Android applications.

  1. Emulator included in Android SDK
  2. Physical android phone
  3. Third-party emulators
  4. All of the above

Answer: d. All of the above

Q32.Choose the invalid Android resource file name from the following.

  1. my_layout.xml
  2. mylayout.xml
  3. myLayout.xml
  4. mylayout1.xml

Answer: c. myLayout.xml

Nail Your Android Developer Interview with IK!

Self-assessment with MCQs is a great start, but mastering Android interview questions requires comprehensive preparation. Our Android Engineer interview masterclass program has been designed to help you clear even the toughest interviews. With guidance from top experts, in-depth explanations, and practical examples, you'll gain the confidence and skills needed to excel.

Our program is suitable for current or former Android Engineers who want to advance to FAANG and other Tier-1 companies. 

FAQs: Android Development Interview Questions

What is the average cost for Android Development?
The average cost for Android development varies on a large scale. However, an estimate for a simple Android app is between $30,000 and $25,000. If there are more complex features involved in the application, it may cost between $50,000 and $500,000 and more.

What is Gradle in Android?
Gradle in Android refers to an advanced build toolkit that automates and manages the building process and enables users to describe flexible and personalized configurations.

What skills are required to be an Android developer?
Android developers must know Java or Kotlin to develop applications. They must also have an in-depth understanding of basics, syntaxes, concurrency, collection framework, functional programming, multithreading, and even generics.

Can I learn Android development in 1 month?
Learning Android is quite challenging, especially for freshers. However, with the right approach and guidance, you can pursue Android development in as little as one month.

Is SQL needed for Android development?
Android developers must have knowledge of SQL for Android development. This is because it helps them send and retrieve the information or data with the database.

Related Articles:

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