Quick Questions

QUICK QUESTIONS – VERSION 4 ONLY!!

 

How to Use

For standard (non multimedia) questions, always use a blank .txt file. For music/sound questions use audio files and for picture questions use image files.

Quick Questions are stored as the file name of text files, audio files and image files (.txt, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .mp3, .wav, .m4p, .m4a).

To open a Quick Question, hold ‘Shift’ during a round and you will see a ‘Load Quick Question’ option appear. Or simply drag a quick question file from a folder on your computer directly on to the SpeedQuizzing 4 software window.

 

Formatting Quick Questions

PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE LIMITATIONS SECTION BELOW.

When creating your own Quick Questions, use these corresponding examples and be sure not to include any underscores _ within your text as these are used to split the questions/answers/options etc.

 

Letters Question
QQ_Your Question_Your single letter answer_Your full answer
e.g.
QQ_What kind of animal is the video game character ‘Sonic’?_H_Hedgehog

Number Question
QQ_Your Question_Your Number_Your full Answer
e.g.
QQ_How many months make up a leap year?_12_12 months

Buzzin Question
QQ_Your Question_Your Answer
e.g.
QQ_Which well-known author wrote the novel ‘The Green Mile’?_Stephen King

Nearest Wins Question
QQ_Your Question_Your Number_Your_full Answer
e.g.
QQ_According to NASA, how many earth days did it take the Curiosity Lander module to get to Mars in 2012?_253_253 days

 

LIMITATIONS OF NAMING QUICK QUESTIONS

Because Quick Questions are stored as file names of computer files, you will notice that there are limitations as to what characters you are able to include in a Quick Question.

As a workaround SpeedQuizzing 4 has been programmed to interpret combinations of useable characters as code for forbidden characters.

 

Mac (OS X)

On a mac, this will hardly affect you. All characters with the exception of : are allowed in file names, but if you need a : see conversion key below.

CONVERSION KEY

;; = :

 

Windows

Unfortunately Windows won’t allow you to include any of these / \ | : * ? < > ” in a file name. The conversion key below lists what characters you can type instead, to achieve these.

CONVERSION KEY

^^ = ?

” = “

;; = :

++ = *

{{ = /

}} = \

[[ = <

]] = >

 

Example Buzzin’ Question for Windows

QQ_Which Rhianna song contains the lyrics;; ‘When the sun shines, we’ll shine together’^^_Umbrella

Will display in SpeedQuizzing as…

QQ_Which Rhianna song contains the lyrics: ‘When the sun shines, we’ll shine together’?_Umbrella