Quiz: read committed

Q1. For a SELECT query running under read committed, locks are held….

  •  For the duration of the statement
  •  For the duration of the transaction
  •  For a very short time
  •  Until the Deadlock Monitor wakes up
For a very short time

Q2. SELECT queries running under read committed like to use….

  •  Exclusive locks
  •  Key range locks
  •  Shared locks
  •  Schema modification locks
Shared locks

Q3. Queries running under read committed may read the same row multiple times.

  •  True
  •  False

Q4. Queries running under read committed may miss some rows and not read them at all.

  •  True
  •  False

Q5. Queries running under read committed always use row level locks.

  •  True
  •  False
The engine may decide to start with a page level lock, and lock escalation is possible as well.

Q6. Fill in the blank: Read committed is a transaction ______ level in SQL Server.


Q7. Read committed is the default isolation level in SQL Server, EXCEPT in…

  •  Azure SQL Database
  •  SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances
  •  SQL Server RDS (Amazon)
  •  On-premises SQL Server installations
Azure SQL Database. Note: there’s an additional correct answer not in this list, which is readable secondaries in Availability Groups! Check out the course on Snapshot Isolation Against Readable Secondaries for more information on that.
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