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How Quizilla Works

Using Quizilla
The author of this article created a sample test you can try yourself.
The author of this article created a sample test you can try yourself.
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Using Quizilla is easy. The first thing you need to do is register. This is handled like the registration for any other social networking Web site, and only requires a small amount of information (basically, a functioning e-mail address). Once registered, you can access any of the site's features. Registration and use of the site is free, and there's no additional "premium" membership level.

Like many other social networking sites, Quizilla users can create their own profile pages, with photos and other information about themselves. They can also "friend" other users and maintain a list of trusted contacts.

The core of Quizilla is, of course, the quizzes. Creating a quiz is pretty simple. First, decide if you're creating a personality quiz or a test. Tests are like trivia games -- you can add any number of questions, define the number of answers per question (it's multiple choice) and decide how many points each correct answer is worth. At the end of the test, you can create different levels of success depending on how many points the test takers earned (the author created a sample test, which you can try for yourself at Quizilla).

Creating a personality quiz is a bit more complicated. Each answer to a question will correspond with one of the possible results. For example, if you created the quiz, "Which Beatle is Your Favorite?", each question would have four answers, with one answer linked to Paul, one to John, one to George and one to Ringo. You have to create the results and then decide which answer goes with each result. Aside from that, it's basically the same as creating a trivia test.

In addition to tests and quizzes, too. A poll is a lot like any other quiz, but you can only create one question, and you can check back later to see how many people chose each answer in the poll.

There are also several non-quiz activities at Quizilla. There are the forums, where you can talk with other Quizilla users. The Games tab on the Quizilla navigation bar links to a teen television network site that hosts all the games (both Quizilla and the other site are owned by the same company). Users can also post stories, poems and song lyrics to Quizilla. It seems that the site's users found a way to use the quiz interface to do this, so eventually the developers created specific ways to post this type of content. People still seem to post stories as quizzes, which end up looking like a version of the popular "choose your own adventure" children's books. The content in these sections is not always suitable for children, and in fact, some of it contains graphic sexual material. There are also some spam posts on the Quizilla boards.

Next, we'll check out the benefits of Quizilla.