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Lab 3: Create-a-Quiz
Now is your chance to write your own quiz. Use these quizzes to filter job applicants, weed out potential mates, or just plain have a chance to sit on the other side of the desk and make, rather than take, the quiz.
This is the list of features your quiz needs to have:
- Create your own quiz with five or more questions. You can ask questions that require:
- a number as an answer (e.g., What is 1+1?)
- text (e.g. What is Harry Potter's last name?)
- a selection (Which of these choices are correct? A, B, or C?)
- If you have the user enter non-numeric answers, think and cover the different ways a user could enter a correct answer. For example, if the answer is “a”, would “A” also be acceptable? See Section 3.6 for a reminder on how to do this.
- Let the user know if he or she gets the question correct. Print a message depending on the user's answer.
- You need to keep track of how many questions they get correct.
- At the end of the program print the percentage of questions the user gets right.
Keep the following in mind when creating the program:
- Variable names should start with a lower case letter. Upper case letters work, but it is not considered proper. (Right, you didn't realize that programming was going to be like English Tea Time, did you?)
- To create a running total of the number correct, create a variable to store this score. Set it to zero. With an if statement, add one to the variable each time the user gets a correct answer. (How do you know if they got it correct? Remember that if you are printing out “correct” then you have aleady done that part. Just add a line there to add one to the number correct.) If you don't remember how to add one to a variable, go back and review Section 1.5.
- Treat true/false questions like multiple choice questions, just compare to “True” or “False.” Don't try to do if a: we'll implent if statements like that later on in the class, but this isn't the place.
- Calculate the percentage by using a formula at the end of the game. Don't just add 20% for each question the user gets correct. If you add 20% each time, then you have to change the program 5 places if you add a 6th question. With a formula, you only need 1 change.
- To print a blank line so that all the questions don't run into each other,
use the following code:
- Remember the program can print multiple items on one line. This can be useful when
printing the user's score at the end.
print("The value in x is", x)
When you are done turn in the assignment according to your teacher/mentor's instructions.
Here's an example from my program. Please create your own original questions. I like to be entertained while I check these programs.
Quiz time! How many books are there in the Harry Potter series? 7 Correct! What is 3*(2-1)? 3 Correct! What is 3*2-1? 5 Correct! Who sings Black Horse and the Cherry Tree? 1. Kelly Clarkson 2. K.T. Tunstall 3. Hillary Duff 4. Bon Jovi ? 2 Correct! Who is on the front of a one dollar bill 1. George Washington 2. Abraham Lincoln 3. John Adams 4. Thomas Jefferson ? 2 No. Congratulations, you got 4 answers right. That is a score of 80.0 percent.
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