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A Demonstration of the Quiz Capsule

Creating a new quiz is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Creating a new quiz is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

This article is a demonstration of what can be done with the new quiz capsule.

There are three types of quizzes. The first type of quiz is the most straightforward. It is the type of multiple choice quiz that you took when you were in school. In this kind of quiz, there is exactly one right answer. You get one point for selecting the correct answer, and zero points for selecting the wrong answer. Here is an example:

Quiz Type 1: Measurement Trivia

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. How many cups are in a gallon?
    • 8
    • 12
    • 16
    • 24
  2. How many feet in a mile?
    • 5280
    • 4000
    • 6850
    • 4560

Answer Key

  1. 16
  2. 5280

The second kind of quiz doesn't have right answers. You get a different number of points (between -5 and +5) depending on which answer choice you choose. This kind of quiz works best for quizzes that measure something about a person, such as how outgoing they are.

Quiz Type 2: How awesome of a hubber are you?

For each question, choose the best answer for you.

  1. How many hubs have you written?
    • 0
    • 1
    • Between 2 and 5
    • Between 5 and 10
    • Between 10 and 50
    • More than 50
  2. How often do you post in the forums?
    • Never
    • One a month or less
    • About once a week
    • Every day or almost every day


Use the scoring guide below to add up your total points based on your answers.

  1. How many hubs have you written?
    • 0: +0 points
    • 1: +1 point
    • Between 2 and 5: +2 points
    • Between 5 and 10: +3 points
    • Between 10 and 50: +4 points
    • More than 50: +5 points
  2. How often do you post in the forums?
    • Never: -1 point
    • One a month or less: +0 points
    • About once a week: +1 point
    • Every day or almost every day: +3 points

Interpreting Your Score

A score between -1 and 1 means: You've got some room for improvement, keep trying!

A score between 2 and 4 means: Not too shabby.

A score between 5 and 6 means: Pretty good!

A score of 7 means: Very nice.

A score of 8 means: Wow, you rock!

The last kind of quiz has multiple possible results (two or more). For example, it might tell you whether you are a republican or a democrat based on your answers to the questions. Each answer choice contributes between -5 and +5 points to each result possibility. For instance, if the quiz contains the question "How do you feel about President Obama?" then the answer choice "I like Obama" might contribute +3 points to the democrat result possibility.

Quiz Type 3: Which Sesame Street character are you?

For each question, choose the best answer for you.

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  1. Which color do you like more?
    • red
    • yellow
  2. How tall are you?
    • Short
    • About average
    • Tall


For each answer you selected, add up the indicated number of points for each of the possible results. Your final result is the possibility with the greatest number of points at the end.

  1. Which color do you like more?
    • red
      • Elmo: +2
      • Big Bird: 0
    • yellow
      • Elmo: 0
      • Big Bird: +2
  2. How tall are you?
    • Short
      • Elmo: +3
      • Big Bird: 0
    • About average
      • Elmo: 0
      • Big Bird: +1
    • Tall
      • Elmo: 0
      • Big Bird: +3

This table shows the meaning of each possible result:


Everybody loves Elmo! But watch out, because people might try to tickle you.

Big Bird

You are tall and inquisitive. You are probably a good leader.

I hope you have fun with the quiz capsule. I'm very interested to see what creative quizzes everyone comes up with! Good luck!

 Trivia TypePoints TypeClassification Type

Has one right answer?





danielabram on August 06, 2012:

Cool gadget. Will definitely use on my hubs!

Sethughes on July 06, 2012:

This was fun. I am Elmo!

Kate P from The North Woods, USA on February 18, 2012:

Rated up, awesome, and useful. To be honest, I've been using the quiz capsule for a few months now and didn't realize there were 3 options. I agree with Debby; more information on the "how-to" aspect would be great. Great hub!

Debby Bruck on February 08, 2012:

Hello Fawntia ~ I've been waiting and wanting someone to do a demo of these capsules with explicit instructions, because I've spent hours trying to figure out how to create them. I will bookmark and review again.

These were three types of examples, but I wish to know EXACTLY how to create each of them. Many thanks, Debby

Vinaya Ghimire from Nepal on February 08, 2012:

I have never used quiz capsules in my hubs. Actually I m more comfortable with text and photo capsules. But in the recent times I'm trying video capsules and poles.

I had noticed nice examples of quiz capsules on hubs but did not know how it is done. I enjoyed reading this comprehensive guide to quiz. I'm going to try this.

Derdriu on October 15, 2011:

Thank you for the clear, succinct explanation and effective examples of each quiz type. It also is fun to find out what kind of a Hubber and Sesame Street character I am!

cascoly from seattle on March 15, 2011:

thanks - i'd be happy to help beta test such a new feature - or work with an app developer to do so.

Fawntia Fowler (author) from Portland on March 14, 2011:

Hi cascoly. I'm sorry, but we don't have the ability to incorporate photos into quizzes yet. I see how you have used photos in your scavenger hunt Hub. It's a clever idea, and hopefully some day we will have better photo support in the quiz capsule itself. Thanks for letting me know that you would appreciate such a feature.

cascoly from seattle on March 14, 2011:

Great Hub, but do you know how to completely incorporate pictures in the hubpages quiz capsule? I tried this on one of my hubs [But HP forbids me to tell you which one!!] and it works for that hub, but a BIG disadvantage is that if you then take the widget and post it somewhere else it doesnt copy the pictures! ANYONE HAVE A SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM?

Fawntia Fowler (author) from Portland on January 26, 2011:

Truckstop Sally, you can see how people answered the quiz questions by clicking on the link that says "view quiz statics." Out of the 395 people who've taken my first quiz, 56% answered the cups in a gallon question correctly.

Truckstop Sally on January 23, 2011:

Great info! Just curious, how many people answered correcyly for how many cups in a gallon?

Silver Poet from the computer of a midwestern American writer on January 22, 2011:

I was interested in the quiz function but hadn't tried it yet. Thanks for explaining how it works.

nicomp really from Ohio, USA on January 14, 2011:

I've used a few quizzes in my hubs but I haven't seen much feedback or traffic because of them. They are interactive and fun.

Time4Travel from Canada on December 23, 2010:

Thanks for sharing this information. It's very useful!

sanpmd from Trivandrum/kerala/India on October 21, 2010:

very nice idea!


Fawntia Fowler (author) from Portland on September 02, 2010:

GmaGoldie, thank you for your comment. Although you can make a half-size quiz, it has to be floated to the right. There is a technical reason why that's the case. So yes, unfortunately, you can't put two half-size quizzes next to each other. Sorry about that!

Kelly Kline Burnett from Madison, Wisconsin on September 02, 2010:

I love this capsule - I just wish it could be halved - am I missing something? I would like for one of my Hub on home improvement to put the two quizes next to each other. Any suggestions?

Esther Shamsunder from Bangalore,India on August 09, 2010:

Just used this wonderful tool on my latest hub,People In A Healthy Marriage Relationship Are Healthier

Susan Hazelton from Northern New York on June 23, 2010:

Great information on quizzes. Now I know how they work, how to use them and how to get them. Thanks

pastella13 on June 08, 2010:

It's useful to know how the quizes work. I've often wondered. I'll have to try some.

Sherri from Southeastern Pennsylvania on February 13, 2010:

This feature sounds like a lot of fun. I'll be looking for opportunities to try it out.

aoiffe379 on November 21, 2009:

Thank you for the powerful hub. I enjoyed the inspiring experience.

Elayne from Rocky Mountains on November 19, 2009:

Thanks for always upgrading our experience here.

Drew Breezzy from somewhere in my mind on September 21, 2009:

Cool I may use these sometime.

forlan on September 21, 2009:

Interesting. the capsules is same with poll capsule

Research Analyst on September 18, 2009:

I have actually tried putting some quizzes on my hubs, its fun and adds some interesting call to action for readers.

notsocraezme from Louisiana...they're trying to wash us away!!! on September 05, 2009:


frogyfish from Central United States of America on August 27, 2009:

I like the quiz deal and will have to explore possibilities. Thanks!

EZFITNESS from Dallas,Texas on August 21, 2009:

very nice

Brian Stephens from Laroque des Alberes, France on August 21, 2009:

Nice idea, I can see lots of ways to use this module.

Fawntia Fowler (author) from Portland on August 20, 2009:

Just For Fun, I think you are talking about a decision tree. I thought about adding something like that but I was afraid it might be too confusing. The capsule editing area is pretty small, so that makes it even harder. It might be a possibility in the future, though. Thanks for the suggestion!

William F. Torpey: I like your quiz! :)

William F Torpey from South Valley Stream, N.Y. on August 20, 2009:

Quiz: Did you like this hub (Yes or No):

Answer: Yes

Joe from Pennsylvania, USA on August 20, 2009:

You know what else would be cool, like an interactive quiz, such as do you believe A or B? If you answer A, then you are taken to questions C-E, if you answer B, you are taken to F-H. And have it completely customizable. I'm sure there's a scientific name for it. That would help people learn other people's lines of logic on different topics. Anyway, again, cool idea.

Fawntia Fowler (author) from Portland on August 20, 2009:

Thank you to everyone who has left a comment. Please let me know if you run into any problems with the quiz capsule, or if you have any suggestions.

Joe from Pennsylvania, USA on August 20, 2009:

Excellent! More versatile, like polls in 3D.

Nancy's Niche on August 20, 2009:

Great idea!

cw10081971 on August 20, 2009:

Fun to take surveys and trivia polls. Thanls for the email.

rosemary58 on August 20, 2009:

very cool, i like it!!

Hery on August 20, 2009:

Cool ...

judydianne from Palm Harbor, FL on August 20, 2009:

This is great. I'm sure I'll find uses for it! Thanks.

Philipo from Nigeria on August 19, 2009:

I will definitely try this out. Thanks.

Esther Shamsunder from Bangalore,India on August 19, 2009:

Thanks very much,Fawntia! Will be making use of this feature.

subbuteoz from NSW, Australia on August 19, 2009:

Nice stuff

Louie Jerome from UK on August 14, 2009:

Sounds great. Must think up a way to use it.

RedElf from Canada on August 12, 2009:

Great fun - will def use this feature ;)

gunsock from South Coast of England on August 11, 2009:

Nice idea. I'll certainly try it.

WeddingConsultant from DC Metro Area on August 10, 2009:

Great info on the sweet new hub-creating tool: quizzes. I love them!

Glen from Australia on August 09, 2009:

Oooooooo! Nice!

Tony McGregor from South Africa on August 08, 2009:

Great fun - will find ways to use it!

Love and peace


Patty Inglish MS from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on August 07, 2009:

This was a fun demo!

rancidTaste on August 07, 2009:

Great. I can't wait without writing a hub by using quiz capsule. This is my first hub where I use quiz capsule. You may do a quiz by following the following link:

Jason Menayan from San Francisco on August 06, 2009:

Very cool!

Sonia Sood from Mumbai on August 06, 2009:

Congrats for introducing the Quiz widget. This is a cool feature.

VioletSun from Oregon/ Name: Marie on August 06, 2009:

I like this! I see fun creative possibilites with quiz #3. :) I also like the polls feature hubpages has and have used it in a few of my hubs.

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