Have you discovered yet that the free download of Stu’s Quiz Boxes includes a multimedia quiz game that uses an MP3 file for every question? The MP3 Song Lyrics Quiz lets you play a special type of Quiz Boxes game, in this case one that wants you to name the Title and Artist from a displayed lyrics snippet. But if you can’t get the song from the lyrics alone, Quiz Boxes can play that snippet for you!
See the CD Music icon above the question? You click it and it plays the question’s attached MP3 file automatically, bringing a whole new dimension to Stu’s Quiz Boxes Here’s how you can create your own multimedia quiz:
1. You need to think about the type of questions you could ask that include a sound file. Some examples include:
- Song Title and Artist (as described above)
- What’s that sound?
- Name that Animal sound?
- Famous People’s Speeches
- Identify the celebrity’s voice, etc.
2. Put your 31 questions together into six categories with five questions in each (plus Quiz Boxes Breaker)
3. Type all your questions into a NEW Quiz File in the Quiz Boxes Question Editor and above the questions, click the option to say YES to Enable MP3 Music Clips for this Question File.
4. Save the new Quiz File into a folder of its own inside the quizzes folder, or elsewhere on your computer. Every MP3 Quiz MUST be in its OWN folder! Name the folder appropriately, then open the folder and name your quiz appropriately.
4. Gather (if you haven’t already) the 31 MP3 files you will need – don’t make them too long. You can use Audacity to trim them down appropriately. Place them all in the same folder as your new quiz file. NOTE: With Stu’s Quiz Boxes, you do not have to have an MP3 file for every question. Just supply one for each question that needs an audio clue.
5. Rename each MP3 file so that the first question ($200) in the first category is called J1-1.mp3, the second question in the first category is J1-2.mp3 and so on until the last question ($1000) in the sixth category is called J6-5.mp3. The Quiz Boxes Breaker question sound file must be called JFJ.mp3. Check the files in the supplied MP3 quiz folder for clarification of this. In total, there need to be 31 MP3 files and a quiz TXT file in the folder and nothing else.
6. If you’ve done this all correctly, run Quiz Boxes and test your MP3 Quiz file by opening the quiz inside your newly created folder. It should just play! The music will stop whenever you click a Tick or a Cross button and can be restarted by clicking the CD Music icon.
Sharing your MP3 Multimedia Jeopardy Quiz:
Of course, if you’ve created a great new multimedia quiz, you’ll want to share it with the rest of the world! And I’m happy to host it here for you. All you have to do now is ZIP that folder you made and then email it to stu_hasicATyahoo.com (replace AT with @) as an attachment and I’ll add it to the list of quizzes at the site for others to download. If you send me your name, I’ll credit you for creating the MP3 quiz as well. Please – NO inappropriate sound files - they will not get published. Also, please keep any copyrighted song clips to less than 30 seconds!
How do you “zip” a folder? You can use WinZip that you have to pay for, or you can use 7-Zip for free! You basically run the program and select the folder you created and it will make a single zip file out of that folder and all its contents. When people download it from the Quiz Boxes site, they just unzip it into their QuizBoxes\Quizzes folder and it will be available for their use!
So what are you waiting for? Start making your own cool Quiz Boxes Multimedia MP3 Quizzes! Tell us all about them below, or if you have any questions, just ask in the comments box at the bottom.