This section describes the elements that make up a quiz. If you have any further questions, do not hestitate to ask in the Quiz Forum. Happy quiz making!

1. Quiz Title

The quiz title is the first thing a player sees about your quiz, so make it short and appealing! Try to be as specific as you can - don't just call it A Music Quiz or My Quiz About Art, but let people know what they can expect when they click on your quiz. You should capitalize the first letter of every major word (including the first one) in your title. For example, a good title might be A Walk on the Beach, not A walk on the beach or a Walk on the Beach.

Finally, please remember to put titles of movies, song titles, lyrics, direct quotes, books, television shows, television episodes, musicals, comic books and video games in quotation marks.

2. Quiz Author

This is you! You have written this quiz, and so only you and your category editors are authorized to make changes to it. (FunTrivia universal editors edit in all categories.) If you click on your user name here, a new window should pop up with a list of all the quizzes you have written.

3. FunTrivia Categories

Categories are used to sort quizzes - they make it easier for players to find the quizzes they are interested in. (After all, you would not look for a quiz on flags in TV, would you?) Each top-level category (Animals, Brain Teasers, Music, Religion, Geography, World, etc.) has subcategories within it, which make quizzes even easier to find. (For example, all quizzes on Roman history can be found in the same place.) Take advantage of this by finding the most appropriate subcategory for your quiz. You may need to hit Save and Refresh a few times to get all the options to come up, but you will make the editor's job easier and get your quiz online faster.

4. Number of Questions

This is simply the number of questions in your quiz. Each question is worth ten points. If you want to change the number of questions, change the number here, click Save, and then edit your quiz again. When you decide on the number of questions you want, make sure that you will not run out of questions to ask. Quizzyland does not accept filler questions that are written only to take up space and finish out the quiz - each question must have value and contribute to your quiz.

5. Quiz Introduction

The introduction is the second thing a player sees about your quiz. It is displayed after someone clicks on the title, but before he or she decides to click Play and take your quiz. This is where you should offer a more detailed explanation of what your quiz is about. If there are any special instructions that apply to your entire quiz, you should put them here as well. Try to give the player enough information that he or she will not be unpleasantly surprised when actually playing your quiz, but remember - you can only write up to 255 characters here. (A character is a single letter, number, space or punctuation mark.)

6. Save Quiz

Click this button to save your work. Even if you are not done writing your quiz yet, it is a good idea to save often, so that you will not lose your work in case your Internet connection suddenly fails or the site goes down. If you feel that your quiz is ready to go online - that is, your questions are solid and interesting, and you have checked your quiz over for spelling, grammar, and factual errors - then you can submit it by selecting from the pulldown menu above save, I believe that my quiz is complete and clicking Save. This will send it to the editors, who will check it over again as time permits. If your quiz is not ready yet, just make sure that I believe that my quiz is not ready after all is selected, and you can save as many times as you like without submitting your quiz just yet. (You can also change your mind as to whether your quiz is ready - even if it has been placed online, you can take it offline this way if you want to take more time to work on it.)

7. Quiz Status

This line displays the current status of your quiz. It might be offline, which means that it is being worked on and is not accessible to players at this time. (If you have submitted it to the editors, be patient - depending on how busy their lives and categories are, it might take over a week for them to look at it.) If it is online, then anyone who wants to may play it. If it has been rejected, that means that the editors have looked at your quiz and determined that it is not yet ready to go online. When rejecting quizzes, we always send a message explaining what the problems are and how they can be fixed - check your mailbox, make the necessary corrections, and resubmit. If you do not understand the editors notes, simply reply to the message explaining your problem and the editor will be happy to help.

8. Quiz History

This shows the history of your quiz, including when you created it, any changes that you have made to it, when it was accepted or rejected by an editor, when it went online and when it was last modified.

9. Question Type

There are three types of questions. For multiple choice questions, you provide both the correct answer and three incorrect answers. The player must choose which of the four answers is correct. For fill in the blank questions, you provide only the question and a hint, and the player must type in the answer. In general, fill in the blank answers should be no more than three words, easy to spell, and use no punctuation. Different categories have different requirements for fill in the blank questions, so please read the category guidelines for your quiz. True-false / yes-no questions have a possible answer or either true, false, yes or no. No hints are required.

Experience has shown us that quizzes using FITB's sparingly perform better in player ratings. If you are new to quizmaking, a well-written multiple choice quiz should be your first creation . A FITB should almost always be used for a little variety if at all. Beginning quiz creators should avoid fill in the blank questions entirely.

10. Question Text

This is where you type your question. Make sure that it is carefully worded and free of spelling and grammar errors. Make sure to capitalize the first word of a sentence and to end sentences with the correct punctuation. Make sure that your questions end with question marks!

11. Correct Answer(s)

This contains the correct answer or answers to the question. There are some rules for different question types:

Multiple Choice: A single correct answer. Make sure that it is capitalized in the same way as your incorrect answers so that it does not stick out immediately from the incorrect answers.

Fill in the Blank: Since users will type in the answer, you may want to accept multiple variations of an answer. For example, the question "Who was the President of the United States in 2002?" may have answers "George Bush" and "Bush". FunTrivia uses the & character to denote a separator between multiple correct answers. In the example above we would enter "George Bush & Bush" in the field. This means that if the user types either "George Bush" OR "Bush" they will be marked correct.

For fill-in-the-blank answers, the correct answer must be spelled correctly, and it can have only one correct spelling [Ex: Tom and Jerry]. If the spelling is different in "American" and "British" English, however, both spellings should be allowed as alternatives [Ex: Color & Colour]. Make sure that you spell the words correctly yourself, and don't deliberately misspell anything - it's okay if a player is marked wrong because he or she could not spell the word. Make sure that the correct answer cannot be used in a different way - for example, if you have 'lamp' as a correct answer, the player could conceivably put 'a lamp' and still be correct. Never use the fill-in-the-blank format for an answer that's a date [Ex: November 7, 1934], since there are so many different ways to write dates correctly. Long answers also don't work well in the fill-in-the-blank format.

True or False / Yes or No: The only valid answers for this type is t, f, y, or n. Enter only the letter. The system will take care of the rest.

12. Incorrect Answers

These are possible incorrect answers for your question. You only need to fill this in for Multiple Choice questions. Make sure that these choices are actual incorrect answers and not statements like "don't pick this one."

13. Hint

Hints are only for fill in the blank answers and will not appear for multiple choice answers. In the hint box, please do not remove the standard hint [Ex: Four Words] - if your answer is punctuated, however, you may need to correct the word count. You can add to the standard hint, though [Ex: Four Words. The third word is the word 'and'] or [Ex: Three Words. Think Survivor]. Hints can also let the players know whether their answer should include commas or apostrophes [Ex: Three words. With or without the comma] or [Ex: Three words. With or without the apostrophe]. This makes fill in the blank answers including words like "don't" or "won't" much clearer. Remember, please do not remove the standard hint.

14. Interesting Information

Quizzes that have explanations or interesting educational blurbs in the Interesting Information field for each question are preferred. This makes sense - if you get a question wrong it's nice to know what the correct answer is, and why. So spend a few extra minutes writing up some interesting info for your quizzes. In other words, be creative! Don't spoil your quiz by leaving the field 'Interesting Information' blank for most of your questions, leaving your quiz bland, resembling a rifle range, question-answer-question-answer and not much more ... Quizzyland games aren't a school exam paper, with no blurbs or explanations.