Python Quiz 1 – Exceptionally Crazy

The Python programming language allows you to catch exceptions using the try / except construct. But what happens if you nest exception handlers and throw in a break statement too?

Your mission in this quiz is to find the answer to that question!

The Quiz

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Here’s your first one: #

    for i in range(3):
            1 / 0
        except ZeroDivisionError:
            raise ZeroDivisionError("Error: You divided by zero!")
            print("Finally executed")
except ZeroDivisionError:
    print("Outer ZeroDivisionError exception caught")

What will be output if you run this code?

A) Outer ZeroDivisionError exception caught

B) Error: You divided by zero!

C) Error: You divided by zero! Finally executed

D) Finally executed

E) None of the above

When you are ready, flip to the answer section of this book and check your answer!


If you’re stuck, try reading about Python’s break statement. It’s not normally used in exception handling.

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