Question: What is the range of values that can be assigned to a variable of type short?
A. It depends on the underlying hardware.
B. 0 through 216-1
C. 0 through 232-1
D. -21515 through 215-1
E. -231 through 231-1.
Answer:D is correct. The range for a 16-bit short is -215 through 215-1. This range is part of the Java specification, regardless of the underlying hardware.