Quizzes on Memegen.net are a far more powerful tool than Mini-Quizzes, and more powerful than many other internet Quiz sites - a clever Quiz can assign each Quiz-taker Answers that are actually based on the choices they make while taking the Quiz. Because they are more powerful, there are also more options. If you haven't made internet quizzes before (or are finding Memegen's Quiz creation to be different than what you are used to), we suggest you start by going over an example Quiz here.
First, name your Quiz. If you can't think of a name, just type anything; you can change it later by selecting the Properties tab. Before you can continue, you must also fill out a Quiz Description. This is used as both an introduction to your Quiz, and to tell people about it when it appears on searches and Most Popular
lists - again, this can be changed later on the Properties tab, so if you don't know exactly what your Quiz will be like yet, just type anything in here for now. The third field (a note to be shown at the end of the Quiz) is optional text that will be displayed above the Results whenever somebody completes the Quiz. You can fill that out, or skip that for now. By default, Simple Variables
are selected, and the Allow Ties
option (for when multiple Results match). Those settings are fine to start with. [What is a Variable?]
Next, select a Quiz template from the Quick Build radio button. If this is your first Quiz, select the first option, "Quiz with Simple Results (Three Questions, Three Variables)". The Quick Builds are a great way to get started, because they have everything already filled in, so you can see how it all fits together, and gradually replace the Questions, Answers and Results with your own until you have a good idea how it all works. Click [Save and Continue] to get started.
Now you have three tabs. Properties (the name, description, and after text), Questions (the main part of the Quiz), and Results. The Questions should be fairly intuitive. You can rearrange their order by dragging-and-dropping the boxes upwards or downwards (click and hold anywhere except the link-buttons). On the Questions tab of this example Quiz, you should see three Questions, the first of which is "Example Question #1". Click the [EDIT] link within the first box.
First there is a text field with the Question itself as the Quiz-takers will see it. Beneath that is an optional box for adding an image to the Question
, and beneath that are the Answers; the choices which each Quiz-taker will be given to Answer this Question. All Questions must be multiple choice
, so that you can easily control the Results, and so that people can take the Quiz quickly and easily. Like the Questions themselves, the Answers can be moved up or down by dragging-and-dropping their bounding boxes. Beneath the Answers is the [Add an Option] link, and finally, at the bottom are the "Randomize option order" tickbox, and the [SAVE] and [CANCEL] buttons.
If we examine a specific Answer, such as "Answer #1", by default the Text Option tab is selected. In place of text, you could use the Image Option or Use Photobucket tabs to link an image
in as an Answer (instead of a text Answer), but for now we'll stick to text. There is a text box to enter the Answer (in this case "Variable 1"), and beneath that, but still within the bounding box (showing that they are tied to this specific Answer) are three Variable names, each with a numeric text input field attached. Variables are used to determine how the user scores on your Quiz; in this case, Answering "Answer #1" scores a point towards the Variable1 Result because the box next to that Variable is ticked off. Simple, right? By ticking off more than one box, you could have a single Answer add to multiple Variables. Ultimately, each Answer field in your Quiz is made up of an option, and tickboxes showing which Variable scores to add to the Quiz-taker chooses that Answer.
If you make any changes to a Question, its Answers, or any related images, you must hit [SAVE] at the buttom of the Question page, otherwise your changes will be canceled.
For now, go back up to the top and select the Results tab. How Questions, Variables and Results interact is dependant on the type of Results you select for your Quiz. Because of the Quick Build template we have chosen, the current Quiz uses simple Results
, so the second option is selected. If you want to learn about the other Results types, Click Here
, but for now let's concentrate on simple
. Scroll down below the Variables and Results header.
The text block here (just above the Variables editing area) lists the smallest and maximum values for each Variable in the Quiz, based on all the possible combinations of Answers a Quiz-taker could choose. Note that it is only showing the range for each Variable taken BY ITSELF; it may not be (and in fact is not in this case) possible for more than one Variable to reach its maximum value given a single set of Answers.
In a simple Results
Quiz, Variables and Results are linked directly; in other words, there must be exactly one Result for each Variable. At the end of the Quiz, the total for each Variable will be tallied, and whichever Variable is greatest (based on the Answers selected and the values you have assigned to those Answers), the Result attached to that Variable will be displayed.
Now that you've been through all this, you should be able to edit/rewrite this Quiz as something that appeals to you. There are as many ways to make a Quiz as there are people. You might think of the Results first, such as comparing Quiz-takers to characters from your favorite book, movie or TV-show, or pretend diagnoses of psychological disorders: "You have MULTIPLE PERSONALITY SYNDROME!
". Those might lead to some very fun descriptions. Alternatively, you might prefer to choose a topic first, and write a Quiz about that, for example testing Quiz-takers' knowledge of trivia, or their math skills, or ask about their spiritual beliefs. For such a Quiz, you might create the Questions first, or think about what Variables you want to compare, or even go back and forth.
Some other types of Quiz might lend themselves better to the other types of Variables/Results
; a Survey or Poll, or (even though it sounds like the opposite) a test with right and wrong Answers, would all be even quicker and easier to build using the survey
option on the Results tab. On the other hand, you can design all kinds of weird and wonderful Results formats that use a range of possible scores
if you select the third option (advanced) on the Results tab. This third option can take a lot more time and planning, but can lead to fantastic Results.
What you make is really up to you!
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