Inheritance Quiz-Asked in Interviews

2 min readDec 22, 2021


What will be the output of the following code snippet?

#include<iostream>using namespace std;class Base{public:void show(){cout<<" In Base ";}};class Derived: public Base{public:int x;void show(){cout<<"In Derived ";}Derived(){x = 10;}};int main(void){Base *bp, b;Derived d;bp = &d;bp->show();cout << bp->x;return 0;}

A) Compiler Error in line “ bp->show()”

B) Compiler Error in line “ cout << bp->x”

C) In Base 10

D)In Derived 10

Solution: B are Correct

A base class pointer can point to a derived class object, but we can only access base class member or virtual functions using the base class pointer.

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