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A jQuery plugin for creating pretty, dynamic quizzes.

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README.md

This project is no longer actively maintained.

Please see jewlofthelotus/SlickQuiz for updates.

A jQuery plugin for creating pretty, dynamic quizzes.

Demo And Usage

See index.html for demo and suggested HTML structure (the element class names are the important part).

See js/slickQuiz-config.js to set up your quiz copy and questions.

To initialize your quiz:

$(function () {
    $('#slickQuiz').slickQuiz();
});

Available Options

json (JSON Object) - your quiz JSON, pass this instead of setting quizJSON outside of the plugin (see js/slickQuiz-config.js)

checkAnswerText (String) - the text to use on the check answer button

nextQuestionText (String) - the text to use on the next question button

backButtonText (String) - the text to use on the back button, if left null / blank (default) - no back button will be displayed

tryAgainText (String) - the text to use on the try again button, if left null / blank (default) - no try again button will be displayed

skipStartButton (Boolean) - whether or not to skip the quiz "start" button, defaults to false

numberOfQuestions (Integer) - the number of questions to load from the question set in the JSON object, defaults to null (all questions); Note: If you set this to an integer, you'll probably also want to set randomSortQuestions or randomSort to true to ensure that you get a mixed set of questions each page load.

randomSortQuestions (Boolean) - whether or not to randomly sort questions ONLY, defaults to false

randomSortAnswers (Boolean) - whether or not to randomly sort answers ONLY, defaults to false

randomSort (Boolean) - whether or not to randomly sort questions AND their answers (overrides randomSortQuestions and randomSortAnswers), defaults to false. NOTE: this will be deprecated in a future release.

preventUnanswered (Boolean) - prevents submitting a question with zero answers, defaults to false

completionResponseMessaging (Boolean) - Hides all correct / incorrect response messages until the quiz is completed (nextQuestion button replaces checkAnswer button), defaults to false

disableResponseMessaging (Boolean) - Hides all correct / incorrect response messages (nextQuestion button replaces checkAnswer button), defaults to false

Deprecated Options

disableNext (Boolean) - prevents submitting a question with zero answers, defaults to false. You should now use preventUnanswered instead.

Advanced Usage

Want to manage your quizzes in a content management system?

Simply translate your CMS quiz data into a JSON object formatted like "quizJSON" in js/slickQuiz-config.js. Then assign it as the quizJSON variable instead of loading js/slickQuiz-config.js.

Alternatively, you can pass the JSON right into the plugin using the "json" option (useful if you are placing multiple quizzes on a page):

$(function () {
    $('#slickQuiz').slickQuiz({json: {YOUR_JSON_HERE}});
});

Base HTML Structure

The slickQuiz ID and class names are what are important here:

<body id="slickQuiz">
    <h1 class="quizName"></h1>
    <div class="quizArea">
        <div class="quizHeader">
            <a class="startQuiz" href="">Get Started!</a>
        </div>
    </div>
    <div class="quizResults">
        <h3 class="quizScore">You Scored: <span></span></h3>
        <h3 class="quizLevel"><strong>Ranking:</strong> <span></span></h3>
        <div class="quizResultsCopy"></div>
    </div>
</body>

Base Config Options

See js/slickQuiz-config.js

var quizJSON = {
    "info": {
        "name":    "The Quiz Header",
        "main":    "The Quiz Description Text",
        "results": "The Quiz Results Copy",
        "level1":  "The highest ranking",
        "level2":  "The almost highest ranking",
        "level3":  "The middle ranking",
        "level4":  "The almost lowest ranking",
        "level5":  "The lowest ranking"
    },
    "questions": [
        {
            "q": "The Question?",
            "a": [
                {"option": "an incorrect answer",       "correct": false},
                {"option": "a correct answer",          "correct": true},
                {"option": "another correct answer",    "correct": true}
            ],
            "select_any": false, // optional, see below
            "correct": "The Correct Response Message",
            "incorrect": "The Incorrect Response Message"
        }
    ]
}

Note: select_any is used if there is more than one true answer and when submitting any single true answer is considered correct. (Select ANY that apply vs. Select ALL that apply)

Created by Julie Cameron - Software Engineer at Quicken Loans, Detroit, MI

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