Apparently there is a question on the SCJP2 exam about getID(). getID() is a member of the AWTEvent class. I don't understand why this is on the test. It seems that getID is great for the Java 1.0 model, but of no use on the 1.1 or 1.2 model. For every event possible with getID, there is a matching method in an event interface (like MouseEvent). So, can anyone help me understand why this is on the test?