Everybody loves a good ‘Clickable’ quiz. It’s great for the poor spellers, poor typers, and mouse enthusiasts among us. Check out the below screenshot below to see what we’re talking about.
This quiz type features a host of options similar to other quizzes on Sporcle, and allows wrong answer, answer in order, and something we like to call ‘decoy’ answers, where any bonus answer featured in the quiz will be displayed as a ‘decoy’ on the screen. (i.e. Somalia in the example above)
Check out some example games below, and an entire How-To guide after the jump.
So you want to make a Clickable game?
Creating a clickable game is much like creating the classic game type on Sporcle, with a few small changes. When you go to create a new quiz, you’ll now have two options for game creation “Classic” and “Clickable”. As you go through the game creation process, you can toggle between them if you decide you’d like to switch up the game type.
Once you select Clickable Games as your game type, your options for the game change quite a bit as well. Let’s go over them.
Wrong Answer Ends the Quiz
Just like with a Classic Game, this is set up using Sporcle’s Bonus answers. In a Clickable game, bonus answers will be displayed. With this option turned on, these bonus answers can be considered “Mines”. If a user clicks one, the game will end.
Allow Images in Questions and Answers
You can now add images to clickable quizzes! Keep in mind that this feature is not compatible with multi-column matching quizzes, and sorting gallery style quizzes.
To enable them in the data tab, you first need to check this “Allow Images in Questions and Answers” box and save. The data tab will now have URL fields available. Enter the URLs of the images you want to use, and you can check the display by testing your quiz!
For hint images the maximum size is 918 x 150px, and for answer images the maximum is 880 x 100px. We will automatically scale images down as needed. Question and answer text are suggested for the results page to display correctly – you can still hide them from players with the “Hide question text on quiz page” and “Hide answer text on quiz page” checkboxes.
Use hints and force answers in order
This quiz type cycles through the hints and forces users to answer one click at a time. Great for memory quizzes. The random option allows you to cycle the hints through in random order.
Group common answers
When this option is enabled, all instances of an identical answer are grouped into one button. A good example of this can be seen in the Odd or Even? quiz. Instead of 10 odd buttons and 10 even buttons, there’s just one of each, which can be used multiple times.
Disable answer button after all its hints have been guessed
This option will gray out a button after all of the appropriate hints have been guessed.
Hide the previous/next question
This option hides the Previous and Next buttons in the quiz, forcing players to answer questions they are presenting with in order, without skipping.
Randomize order of questions
By default, the questions will be asked in the order you place them in the data tab. Check this to have the questions randomized on a play by play basis.
Randomize order of answers
By default, answers will display in the order you place them in the data tab, with bonus answers appearing at the end. This option will randomize the order of both regular and bonus answers.
Put answers in alphabetical order
Another option that just changes the display of the answer boxes. This is helpful for incorporating bonus answers into a quiz seamlessly.
Ignore ‘The’ when sorting
This option ignores the word ‘The’ when alphabetizing your answers. This is useful especially when alphabetizing movie and book titles.
If you still have any trouble making a Clickable quiz, our Youtube channel has a video walkthrough for Clickable quiz creation.
Let us know if there are any features you’d love to see follow this format in the comments below. Thanks!