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Baggins  (Level: 57.1 - Posts: 7)
Sat, 11th Aug '07 1:02 AM


Not sure if this is the right place to post this so do tell me if it isn't! Would it be possible to change the system slightly so that we could go back to quizzes we have taken and see the quesions and answers again, whilst obviously being unable to do them again. With my limited knowledge of computing I'm sure this is complicated but it would be much appreciated for the future. There are a number that I've done that have been really interesting and a couple of days after doing them I've wanted to go back and check something and of course I can't. Just a thought...

Oldcougar  (Level: 230.2 - Posts: 1937)
Sat, 11th Aug '07 1:47 AM

I love your idea. I usually do them very slowly so that I can learn something, but it doesn't always stick. It would probably take up too much space & might help cheaters, but I've often wished I could go back & reread the really interesting ones.

Baggiob  (Level: 143.2 - Posts: 888)
Sat, 11th Aug '07 5:28 AM

What you could do at the moment, is if you remeber the quiz name that you are interested in, then you could send the author a note asking them about it. They can obviously check to see if you have taken the quiz or not so they will know you are not trying to cheat. Most people would be happy to help if you ask nicely enough I think.

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2812)
Sat, 11th Aug '07 10:19 AM

Also, I rip off questions for my pub trivia game all the time - when I do a quiz with interesting questions, I C&P the whole results/answer screen into an email and send it to myself. Come quiz writing day, I sort through them for usable questions and delete the rest.

Missashlee  (Level: 125.6 - Posts: 543)
Sat, 11th Aug '07 10:27 AM

If you find a quiz particularly interesting and want to save the questions and answers for later review:

You can print the final page that shows your score - it has the questions and answers on it (may be more than one page printed!); or

You can copy the questions and answers on that page and paste them into a text program, like MS Word.

This was suggested in some of the Recipe quizzes under Food & Spirits, so that you could save the recipes and try them out for real!

Missashlee  (Level: 125.6 - Posts: 543)
Sat, 11th Aug '07 12:43 PM


Thanks for the email idea!
That way, it sits on a server somewhere, and not on your hard drive.

Smaug  (Level: 145.4 - Posts: 2763)
Sat, 11th Aug '07 7:01 PM

The original request is a good one.

I even would like to be able to look at the quizzes I have authored in their published state! For order of answers, etc. Don't think I can, right?

Kaufman  (Level: 270.3 - Posts: 3942)
Sat, 11th Aug '07 7:20 PM


I believe there is no set order of answers. Every time a quiz is taken, the order is randomized.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong. And let me know if I'm actually right.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Sat, 11th Aug '07 10:40 PM

Yes....a short time ago, when I made up my one and only quiz,
I asked for it to be presented in a particular order and they
said it couldn't be done.
However....if that is the case - how come we sometimes get quizzes
which show the answers to the previous question???????

Garrybl  (Level: 294.6 - Posts: 6812)
Sat, 11th Aug '07 10:43 PM

I know the order changes at random.

A few months ago I was having trouble with moving from question to question in a quiz.
in contravention of instructions I rewound it, and got to re-answer a question -- but the answers appeared in a different order!

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Sat, 11th Aug '07 11:14 PM

Don't tell Justin that

Smaug  (Level: 145.4 - Posts: 2763)
Sun, 12th Aug '07 1:06 AM

Rowlanda, I think your comment went to the order of *questions*, whereas we are talking about the order of the 5 *answers* on each question.

I assume that questions have to stay in the order submitted. I don't know if the answers rotate or not (or why they would).

Missashlee  (Level: 125.6 - Posts: 543)
Sun, 12th Aug '07 1:16 AM

See Kaufman's post.

Smaug  (Level: 145.4 - Posts: 2763)
Sun, 12th Aug '07 1:17 AM

er...okay, but why? He asks the same question.

Missashlee  (Level: 125.6 - Posts: 543)
Sun, 12th Aug '07 1:23 AM

Sorry ... I meant I think he is correct, and only Justin can say if that is true. The why? Again, Only Justin can say.

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2812)
Sun, 12th Aug '07 1:29 AM

I think I read somewhere it was to keep editors from knowing the answers to the quizzes they edit, so they can still fairly take the quizzes. Which shines a whole new light on the practice of inserting the answers into the quiz, especially if what Barry says is true.

Chargergbp  (Level: 8.6 - Posts: 16)
Sun, 12th Aug '07 1:33 AM

I haven't taken many quizzes, but a couple of times when the site was so slow that I just couldn't wait no more, I've gone back to the same question with the answers in a different order. On one of them, I got ahead of myself and clicked the same circle with a wrong answer - ruined a perfect quiz! Are we not supposed to be able to do this? A glitch, perhaps?

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Sun, 12th Aug '07 9:58 AM

This gets worser and worser!!!!

Probably, the order of the answers are changed around
to cut down on the possibilty of cheating....
i.e. passing on answers to others.

This might also affect the order of the Questions
because the answers are not interchangeable between questions.

I think all the editors took the weekend off!!!!

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2812)
Sun, 12th Aug '07 10:09 AM

That's not possible, Row - the questions are numbered and often referred to by the number when they want you to fix something, plus a lot of the quizzes tell a chronological story. The answers shuffle, who knows why, but not the questions.

Smaug  (Level: 145.4 - Posts: 2763)
Sun, 12th Aug '07 10:46 AM

The answers aren't numbered or isn't like you could say "The answer to number 7 is "B".

I don't know why they would randomize answers.

Sploofus Editor
Sploofizz (Editor)  
Sun, 12th Aug '07 1:29 PM

Questions are always in the same order.

Answers are always randomized (which is why "All of the above" is not allowed, but "All of these" is okay)

The randomization of answers is standard practice in database-based quizzes.

Editors also see the answers in random order in the editing screen, with nothing to indicate the correct answer.

The fact that some people seem to be able to use their back button to re-answer questions is a glitch and is being looked at. Please be "on your honor" and don't do that! It is cheating.

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