Welcome to Quizroom !

My first little Python based web project "Quizroom" went live on Frihost. My original plan was to implement it using MySQL, but technical limitations on Frihost so far forced me to re-write my server code and thus for now use SQLite as a backend.

Quizroom is a little quiz game asking you multiple-choice questions in several categories I have set up so far, as we have currently:
* Geography
* Movies
* Science
Quizroom auto-generates questions based on facts I have stored in its database, so there is no need to setup pre-defined questions and answers. In a later blog posting I explain a bit more about how it works.

For now, here is the quick user’s guide:

When you start the game you first select one of the categories or "all" if you wanna play them all. Then you click on the upper center field to get started and the first question is displayed together with 4 possible answers. A timer starts running, as you see a progress bar advancing from the left to the right at the bottom of the browser window.
The sooner you answer right, the better !
The time you get is 10 seconds plus 1 second for every 30 words you have to read ( question + all answers ).
If you answer right you gain as many points as seconds were left before you would have been running into a timeout.
If you answer wrong you loose one energy point per 100 points you have scored so far, which basically means: the higher your score the more energy you loose when answering wrong.
A right answer gets you 1 energy point, up to a maximum of 20. You start with 10.
If you run out of energy game is over for you. At this time – if you made it into the high score list – you have the opportunity to leave your name ( or Frihost user name or whatever ) in the high score list. You can also click the closing "x" at the top right corner of that dialog box if you do not want to show up on the highscore list.
A push button in the right column of the screen lets you re-start the game. While the game is running you also can end it any time thru another push-button in the right column of the browser window.
That’s basically it. Give it a try and have fun playing. Click HERE to ge started.

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