Simon S. Lam

CS 356 Exams

Each exam  is 1 hour and 15 minutes long.  Here are some examples of questions I asked in previous exams. (Note that this is not a complete exam. A typical exam has 5-6 problems with each problem consisting of 4-5 parts.) Both exams are closed-book. But you are allowed one page of notes on standard 8.5"x11" paper, written or printed on one side only. You can also bring a calculator for calculations only. Do not use any device to access notes and formulas stored inside or information online.
Exam 1 -- October 20, 2014, Monday.
Scope of exam 1 - Textbook: chapters 1, 2, and 3; more detailed instructions in 
reading assignments page. (Download revised lecture slides) (Review Notes)
Exam 1 grade distribution              
          
Exam 2 -- December 1, 2014, Monday.
Scope of exam 2 - Textbook: chapters 4, 5, 6, and 8; more detailed instructions in 
reading assignments page. (Download revised lecture slides) (Review Notes)
               

Exam 2 is not cumulative.  However, please be reminded that understanding materials 
within the scope of exam 2 depends to a large extent upon what you learned 
earlier in the class.
Exam 2 grade distribution