This page describes a Qedoc learning module or quiz entitled "Capital Quiz". You can download the module from this page to put on your computer. You can also launch the module straight off the web using the launch quiz link on the right-hand side of this page. Another way to access this quiz is to install the Qedoc Quiz Player and bring up its directory of downloadable quizzes. Whichever way you choose to use it, it's free.
Capital Quiz is a quiz of 202 world capital cities. The user is given the name of the country and must type in the name of the capital city. Several activities are available, including quizzes separated by continent. Only independent undisputed nations are included as of January 2009. Good luck!
Capital Quiz is an example of semi-automated module creation. A simple table of 202 countries and capitals was imported into the Quiz Maker, which automatically created 202 short answer questions around this data. Regular expressions were then used in a series of search-and-replace commands to add questions around the name of the country and reformat the appearance of the text.
Possible future developments:
- asking the questions the other way round - i.e. given the capital, find the country
- different types of questions, such as pair-matching or multiple choice
- a flashcard system.
Capital Quiz was first developed by the author in 1997 in the Turing programming environment at North Park Collegiate in Brantford, Ontario. It was initially utilized as a memorization aid for students in the School Reach program, a local extra-curricular quiz competition. However it has since been used as an invaluable general knowledge tool.
Capital Quiz was converted into the WinOOT environment in 1999 and has recently been implemented into Qedoc in 2009. The capital city database was also updated in 2009 to take into account global political changes.
- Capital Quiz, Capital Quiz,
- Look over here, it's Capital Quiz,
- Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose,
- but one things for sure: it's Capital Quiz
- Hey yeah! Here comes the Capital Quiz!
How to use this module
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- Really easy: click the click here to launch hyperlink at the top right of the page. Then just wait and click your way (if necessary) through any dialogue screens. The module will launch straight off the web.
- Fairly easy: if you wish to have the module downloaded to your desktop, then start the Qedoc Quiz Player (which you can download and install on your computer if you haven't done so yet) and run through the starting dialogues until it presents you with a list of modules to load. Switch to the online learning modules tab, and the Qedoc Quiz Player will download a list of currently published modules from the web. Choose your desired module (this one) from the list. A local copy will then be kept on your computer for future use.
- Not so easy: click the download link at the bottom of the "quick facts" box and the module's ZIP file will download to your desktop. To actually use this, however, you must move it to the /player/modplay subdirectory of whichever directory the Qedoc software is installed in (usually /programme files/qedoc).
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