Today we’ve released a really excellent new quiz feature. There is now an option to enable wrong answers on quizzes. For example, now you can create (or play) a multiple choice quiz and you only get one try to get the answer right. We’re hoping that this makes for some really exciting new quiz styles, and we’re eagerly anticipating what our users will do with this new feature. We’ll be adding some information to our F.A.Q. here soon, but after the jump we’ve created a guide to show you how to make a wrong answer quiz of your own.
Right off the bat you’ll notice that there are two new options in the game creation center (as well as a slightly modified layout).
The first is ‘Bonus/Hidden Answers become wrong answers’. Checking this box enables the wrong answer mode. If a user enters a wrong answer with just this box checked, the answer will be counted as incorrect, but the person taking the quiz will still be able to guess other answers. Checking the second box ‘Wrong answers end the quiz’ means that when a wrong answer is entered, the quiz is immediately ends just the same as clicking the ‘Give Up’ button.
So How Does This Whole Thing Work?
As you might have inferred from the the box above, this type of quiz works by counting what we traditionally use as bonus (‘ee’) answers as incorrect. This means in a ‘wrong answer’ type quiz, that bonus answers will not work correctly. In this scenario the hint for the answer and its corresponding wrong answer must be the same. Here’s an example:
Lets say you’re creating a multiple choice quiz where the user has to guess an answer out of four, and your first question is. What is the capital of the United States?
|What is the capital of the USA? Washington DC, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles||Washington, DC|
|What is the capital of the USA? Washington DC, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles||New York||ee|
|What is the capital of the USA? Washington DC, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles||Philadelphia||ee|
|What is the capital of the USA? Washington DC, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles||Los Angeles||ee|
As you can see, just like in a quiz where you have grouped categories, the hint has to be the same for both the correct answer and it’s corresponding incorrect answers. In a larger quiz, these bonus/wrong answers must also be sorted to the end of the quiz for the stats to tabulate correctly.
There are plenty of exciting options you can use for a quiz in this format, it can be as simple as a multiple choice, or even true false quiz, but it can be made much more complex with the addition of alternate answers (Alternate incorrect answers are accepted) and the ‘Wrong answer ends quiz’ option. In our testing, this option added a certain amount of drama to the quiz, as you really had to think about your choice before entering. As usual, please let us know if you have any thoughts or feedback.