Introducing Quizmash

Back in the mists of time I was studying for my Adobe Flash certification, and struggled to find many example questions on the web.

There were a couple of sites that had a few, but they were always limited to the questions the person who made them had written. I thought it would be cool if someone built a site allow anyone to post questions on a subject, so that the pool of available questions would grow over time.

Flash forward a couple of years and behold, Quizmash! It lets users not only post questions, but subjects too, so if you have some knowledge on any subject, technical or trivial, post it here, and hopefully someone will find it useful in their hunt for example questions.

It’s only got a couple of example questions in there to start with, and there’s plenty of features to add, and no doubt bugs to squash, so right now I’m looking for any of you flash geniuses out there to come up with some questions about Actionscript 3, or indeed any other technical subject you can think of to get the ball rolling.

Ok, get mashing!

  1. #1 by Tink on July 20th, 2010 - 1:43 am

    I don’t know if theres anywhere users can comment on questions but I had a quick run through 5 AS questions and the answer for this one is definiteley wrong…

    package{
    class Basket{
    private var eggs:int = 6;
    public function PutAllEggsInOne () : String{
    var messageString : String
    switch (eggs){
    case 0 :
    messageString = ‘no eggs’;
    case 6 :
    messageString = ‘half dozen eggs’;
    case 12 :
    messageString = ‘dozen eggs’;
    }
    return messageString;
    }
    }
    }

    It said the answer is “no eggs”

    Due to the var ‘eggs’ having a value of 6 you would expect “half dozen eggs” to be the answer, but due to the lack of any breaks in the switch statement the answer will always be “dozen eggs”.

  2. #2 by Phil on July 20th, 2010 - 2:06 am

    Hmm that’s a worry. It actually does list the correct answer, so i’m wondering if it just evaluated it wrong on taking your exam. It seems to get it right when I take the same question.

    Perhaps it’s an intermittent bug with the exam results screen. I’ll look into it. Thanks for the bug report Tink. :)

    Also there is question commenting, but you need to be logged in. You can login as a facebook user if you don’t want to go through the whole registration thing.

  3. #3 by michael on July 20th, 2010 - 3:00 am

    i wonder if you plan to add support for importing QTI questions? or maybe you already use QTI or other test format “behind the stage”?

  4. #4 by Phil on July 20th, 2010 - 4:06 am

    Currently not, but that’s definitely something i’ll look at.

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