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snowballs33*us

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new Posted: 06:50PM Nov 9, 2011

What type of reference is best for a multiple choice quiz on Algebra 2, Expressions and Formulas?
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Hrsemn4Ausmod

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new Posted: 08:39PM Nov 9, 2011

I don't think there is a better or worse reference for a quiz, though it is always better to find several sources for each claim you make. The internet is notorious for posting incorrect info as fact. Also, since you will be making a math based quiz, please be sure all questions are trivia based. Just posting equations to be solved is not trivia based.

The difference between poison and medicine is usually a matter of dosage.
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snowballs33*us

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new Posted: 07:05AM Nov 10, 2011

Is one reference per question acceptable, or will I need more? If so, where should I put the additional references? Is a quiz on the terms and definitions used within algebra expressions and formulas an acceptable trivia topic? How important is paragraph alignment, or formatting? I apologise for my ten million questions, but I would think getting it right the first time would be better than many extensive annoying revisions.
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Hrsemn4Ausmod

Posts: 509

new Posted: 07:24AM Nov 10, 2011

Never apologize for asking questions. That's what we are here for!

As to your queries:
One reference per question is usually sufficient unless you make several claims which cannot all be verified on the same web page. In such a case, you can put additional URLs in the "notes to the QMs section of each question".

I think your proposed topic would be acceptable, please search other similar quizzes on Braingle to ensure you are not duplicating any questions.

Formatting is done automatically by the system. You will be able to preview how each question looks.


The difference between poison and medicine is usually a matter of dosage.
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snowballs33*us

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new Posted: 07:53AM Nov 10, 2011

As far as duplicating questions, I need further clarification. Is a similar question considered duplicate, or an exact copy or both? Would the question have to be a word for word duplicate, or just have a common topic?

Example: What type of zebra has stripes?

Would all questions concerning zebras be "duplicate", or just the word for word restatement of the question or both?
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MarcM1098Acamod

Posts: 603

new Posted: 08:24AM Nov 10, 2011

I would consider a question to be a duplicate if it is asking for the same information, it doesn't have to have the same wording.
For your example, there are many other questions concerning zebras which could be asked which would not be duplicates, e.g. is a Zebra black with white stripes, or white with black stripes?


There are two kinds of people: 1) Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data.
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snowballs33*us

Posts: 12

new Posted: 09:04AM Nov 10, 2011

Thanks for the clarification. That helps immensely.
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jfletcher*us

Posts: 30

new Posted: 11:56PM Jan 5, 2012

I was still tweaking my CHILD STARS quiz and hit SUBMIT by mistake. May it be returned to me, please?

Thanks.

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MarcM1098Acamod

Posts: 603

new Posted: 12:26AM Jan 6, 2012

We can only return your quiz by reviewing it; so we might as well review the changes you have made. I'll have a look at it now.

There are two kinds of people: 1) Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data.
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jfletcher*us

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new Posted: 02:24PM Mar 19, 2012

I may be starting a new job next week. As it happens, I have lots of time available this week. May I have my 007 quiz back, please, even if review hasn't happened yet?

Would like to add another question, and do some changes in errors.

Thanks so much -

jfletcher
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MarcM1098Acamod

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new Posted: 05:38PM Mar 19, 2012

To Melanmel16: This forum is for asking quizmasters about your pending quizzes. Quizmasters have no information about games.

---This message was edited on 07:51PM Mar 19, 2012---

There are two kinds of people: 1) Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data.
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jfletcher*us

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new Posted: 06:30PM Mar 19, 2012


I asked a question about a quiz on the previous page.
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jfletcher*us

Posts: 30

new Posted: 10:37PM Apr 15, 2012

Is there a limit to the maximum number of questions contained in one quiz? We know the minimum is ten. Is there a max? Do you prefer quizzes that contain only ten questions - and then have several quizzes on the same subject in a series?

Writing a new quiz, and would appreciate a reply. Many thanks.

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tedgerAus

Posts: 2462

new Posted: 11:13PM Apr 15, 2012

The maximum is 20 questions. How many questions are in a quiz is a judgement call each quiz maker makes based on his/her personal style. In some cases, it makes more sense to make a quiz series because many subgroups of questions can be branched off of a broader theme (like "Pixar Films", with individual quizzes about each movie). In other cases, where you have 20 or more questions about the same basic idea (like "Capitals of the World"), it's your call how to break those up. Many people will just do the minimum of ten questions for each film, but not all. In general, you want to make such an assessment based on how your readers will react to the quiz(zes). If you have longer questions and explanations, for example, it might be best to just do ten questions per quiz so it's not too long. Whereas if your questions are very short with little explanation, you might want to do more so the quiz isn't too brief.

"Art is never finished, only abandoned." -Leonardo da Vinci
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jfletcher*us

Posts: 30

new Posted: 11:36PM Apr 15, 2012

Thanks very much for answering. You helped me quite a bit.
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wysecng

Posts: 263

new Posted: 03:29PM Jul 9, 2012

I am getting impatient, will the quizmaster of fifth unapproved my quiz, accept it already.

I'm WYSE, in name and in life application.
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Hrsemn4Ausmod

Posts: 509

new Posted: 04:40PM Jul 9, 2012

Quizmasters will not knowingly publish a quiz with multiple errors. If your quiz was returned/rejected it was because it had too many errors to be published.

The difference between poison and medicine is usually a matter of dosage.
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cccgirlAus

Posts: 5

new Posted: 09:26PM Aug 1, 2012

Hi there,

I created a quiz a few months back called "Odd and Interesting US Presidential Facts". I am trying to get question #7 corrected as I'm getting complaints that a valid answer is not listed as an acceptable choice. How do I get that question corrected?

Also, I thought the "report abuse" link would direct me to a quizmaster. It didn't, and now the last two comments on my quiz are gone
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MarcM1098Acamod

Posts: 603

new Posted: 05:34AM Aug 2, 2012

Hi cccgirl, you don't have enough points to submit a correction, so I've done it for you.
Actually, both "Franklin D Roosevelt" and "Franklin D. Roosevelt" should be added.

The "report abuse" link means someone's comments are not appropriate.


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