Binary Trees using Array | Data Structure MCQs


What are the children for node ‘w’ of a complete-binary tree in an array representation?

   A.) 2w and 2w+1
   B.) 2+w and 2-w
   C.) w+1/2 and w/2
   D.) w-1/2 and w+1/2

Answer: Option 'A'

Since each node has 2 children and so counting from beginning, a particular node will have children as option a.


Can a tree stored in an array using either one of inorder or post order or pre order traversals be again reformed?

   A.) yes just traverse through the array and form the tree
   B.) No we need one more traversal to form a tree
   C.) No in case of sparse trees
   D.) None of these

Answer: Option 'B'

we need any two traversals for tree formation but if some additional stuff or techniques are used while storing a tree in an array then one traversal can facilitate like also storing null values of a node in array.


Disadvantage of using array representation for binary trees is?

   A.) difficulty in knowing children nodes of a node
   B.) difficult in finding the parent of a node
   C.) have to know the maximum number of nodes possible before creation of trees
   D.) difficult to implement

Answer: Option 'C'

The array is fixed size (may be dynamic array or static array) but size is fixed.


Consider a situation of writing a binary tree into a file with memory storage efficiency in mind, is array representation of tree is good ?

   A.) yes because we are overcoming the need of pointers and so space efficiency
   B.) yes because array values are indexable
   C.) No it is not efficient in case of sparse trees and remaning cases it is fine
   D.) No linked list representation of tree is only fine

Answer: Option 'C'

In case of sparse trees(where one node per level in worst cases), the array size (2^h)-1 where h is height but only h indexes will be filled and (2^h)-1-h nodes will be left unused leading to space wastage which was actually main theme of question.


What must be the missing logic in place of missing lines for finding sum of nodes of binary tree in alternate levels?

  //e.g:-consider -complete binary tree:-height-3, [1,2,3,4,5,6,7]-answer must be 23
  n=power(2,height)-1; //assume input is height and a[i] contains tree elements
        for(j=1;j<=pow(2,currentlevel-1);j++) //present level is initialized to 1 and sum is initialized to  0
     //missing logic


Answer: Option 'A'

The i value must skip through all nodes in the next level and current level must be one+next level.


If the tree is not a complete binary tree then what changes can be made for easy access of children of a node in the array ?

   A.) every node stores data saying which of its children exist in the array
   B.) no need of any changes continue with 2w and 2w+1, if node is at i
   C.) keep a seperate table telling children of a node
   D.) use another array parallel to the array with tree

Answer: Option 'A'

Array cannot represent arbitrary shaped trees it can only be used in case of complete trees hence option a must be done which is one of several ways to use array in such situations.


What is the parent for a node ‘w’ of a complete binary tree in an array representation when w is not 0?

   A.) floor(w-1/2)
   B.) ceil(w-1/2)
   C.) w-1/2
   D.) w/2

Answer: Option 'A'

Floor of w-1/2 because we can’t miss a node.


Binary trees can have how many children?

   A.) 2
   B.) any number of children
   C.) 0 or 1 or 2
   D.) 0 or 1

Answer: Option 'C'

0 or 1 or 2
Can have atmost 2 nodes.


Why is heap implemented using array representations than tree(linked list) representations though both tree representations and heaps have same complexities ?

for binary heap
-insert: O(log n)
-delete min: O(log n)
for a tree
-insert: O(log n)
-delete: O(log n)
Then why go with array representation when both are having same values ?

   A.) arrays can store trees which are complete and heaps are by it’s property are complete
   B.) lists representation takes more memory hence memory efficiency is less and go with arrays
   C.) array have better caching
   D.) all of these

Answer: Option 'D'

In memory the pointer address for next node may not be adjacent or nearer to each other and also array have wonderful caching power from os and manipulating pointers is a overhead.

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