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  • Multiple choice quiz

    Does anyone know where I might find a simple multiple choice quiz that I can incorporate into an alpha five project I'm creating?

  • #2
    RE: Multiple choice quiz

    I would love to see how that would work.



    • #3
      RE: Multiple choice quiz


      Are you saying you want to print multiple-choice tests out of A5? This is not so tough but there are at least a couple of approaches. Here is what I did after considering the possibilities.

      You can do it in a single table. It would then contain fields for the question, choice A, choice B, etc. If you contain your enthusiasm, you can use character fields with maximum size of 254 characters. Otherwise you have to use memo fields. (I would avoid memo fields in this instance.)

      I added other fields to enable me to sort the items, fields for the course, the text, the chapter, etc. These are up to you.

      If you are content to print from A5, design a report and you're done.

      I opted not to print out of A5 as I wished to have the test as a separate static file for my records. Therefore, I merged the items out to Word Perfect. Define the target layout and you can create as many test as you like, saving each as new file.

      Along the way, I used a temp table as a transit device. I marked the items in the items table and copied only these to the temp table. I created a field for the item number in the test so I could control the print order.

      It's a good basic project. Just do it.

      Bill Hanigsberg


      • #4
        RE: Multiple choice quiz


        Did you want to find a place to get the questions?
        Have a look on Who Wants to be a Millionaire. There are lots of multiple questions to choose from.

        Keith Hubert
        Keith Hubert
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        • #5
          RE: Multiple choice quiz

          Thank you Bill! I'm very new to Alpha and would like to save a little time. I would like a multiple choice quiz for each lesson in a training course I'm building. It must allow a person to enter the lesson quiz and take the test. If an anwser is incorrect, the student would get immediate feedback and be asked to try again. A score should be generated at the end of the quiz and a list of the questions missed. No need to save the results or print the quiz. I'm wondering if anyone has every built something similar to this? I need a template to work from. Can you help?



          • #6
            RE: Multiple choice quiz


            I get it now. You want an on-screen multiple choice test. This is a bit more demanding but certainly possible. The closest I have come to creating such a thing is an interview questionnaire to be used by people who did a survey over the phone. Instead of paper they had the interview schedule on screen. They clicked on the fixed response alternatives and wrote in the responses to open-ended items. When the interview concluded they pressed save and the whole thing dumped into a table.

            Virtually all the coding for this was in the form using conditional expressions. If the answer to Q1 is "yes" continue with Q2, if no, jump to Q5 sort of thing. You could do the same except in your case you might say "wrong answer" and give them a hint and then another chance at the question. Or whatever.

            It can be done, and it is not really hard, but it would be best to become familiar with A5 before diving in.

            Bill Hanigsberg


            • #7
              RE: Multiple choice quiz


              Here's an example that shows one way a multiple choice quiz might be implemented using Alpha Five.

              The example does not include scoring.
              A list of the missed questions is written to the trace window.

              Even though this is not a complete solution, it may help you get you going.

              -- tom


              • #8

                Thank you Tom. I tried to open the file in Alpha, but it gave me an error message. What should I open this file in?


                • #9
                  RE: Reply


                  The attachment I posted was a compressed zip file. It needs to be unzipped. i.e. the contents should be extracted to a separate folder. Do not mix it with your development work.

                  If you have trouble, let me know, I could email them to you uncompressed tonight when I return home.

                  -- tom


                  • #10
                    Reply again!

                    thanks tom.. No problem!


                    • #11
                      RE: Reply again!

                      Good, let me know what you think, and whether you have questions about how the model was put together.

                      -- tom


                      • #12
                        Hi Tom. Its Fred here, Its been about 7 years since I last visited the forum. Hope you are well fella. I would very much like to see the multiple choice quiz that you created.
                        Thank you.