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 bring a calculator or use the calculator function in your cell phone. No access to any materials online, in calculator, in cell phone, or in any electronic device, is permitted.  (Please refer to the Student Code of Conduct document for additional information. You are required to abide by the Student Honor Code of the University of Texas at Austin.)
Exam 1 -- October 13, 2016, Thursday.
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, 2016, Thursday.
Scope of exam 2 - Textbook: chapters 4-8; 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