In general I do agree, there are quite a log of question related to annotations.
I myself can recall off-hand only 2 areas where the XML elements knowledge is being tested.
1st is resource injection/referencing. There are both xml and annotations need to be known good.
2nd is security stuff. Namely roles, role-refs, role-links etc.
SCJP 5 - 80%, SCBCD 5 - 90%.
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