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JavaScript JavaScript Loops, Arrays and Objects Tracking Multiple Items with Arrays Build a Quiz Challenge, Part 1

Help on this code, wont show any prompt.

Im doing the Quiz Challenge, but im not getting any prompt. Can i get any help on this?

Also is the coding written probably?

var = guessCount
var = questions 
var = notright




 [
["What is my computers name?" ,  "HP"],
 ["What is laptop color?", "brown"],
["What date is it today?", "0303"]

 ];


function print(message) {
  document.write(message);
  }

 for ( var questions = 0; < questions.length; questions +=1) {
 var answers = prompt (questions [i][0] );
   if (answers === (questions [i] [1] ) {
       guessCount ++;

       else NotCorrect ++;

}

       print("Correct answers" + guessCount + "not correct" + NotCorrect);

3 Answers

var = guessCount     // you need to assign guessCount = 0;  . since you want to update it later if the user guess the question.
var = questions  // i believe this is the array.. 
var = notright // this can be the same as guessCount, to set the value to 0;

// var guessCount = 0;
// var questions = [];
//var notRight =0;






 [
["What is my computers name?" ,  "HP"],
 ["What is laptop color?", "brown"],
["What date is it today?", "0303"]

 ];


function print(message) {
  document.write(message);
  }

 for ( var questions = 0; < questions.length; questions +=1) { 
// here you are trying to loop to the array that does'tn exist, i believe that is why it wont display the questions
 var answers = prompt (questions [i][0] ); // you got this lines right
   if (answers === (questions [i] [1] ) { // and this is right too
       guessCount ++;

       else NotCorrect ++; // here you just need to move this outside the if statement curly braces and add two more curly braces to the else {}

}

       print("Correct answers" + guessCount + "not correct" + NotCorrect);

here is my example

var guessCount = 0;
var notRight = 0;

var questions = [
    ["What is my computers name?", "HP"],
    ["What is laptop color?", "brown"],
    ["What date is it today?", "0303"]
];

function print(message) {
    console.log(message); // i just changed this to console.log because that's what i use 
}

for (var i = 0; i < questions.length; i++) {
    var answers = prompt(questions[i][0]);
    if (answers === questions[i][1]) {
        guessCount++;
    } else {
        notRight++
    }
}
print('you got ' + guessCount + ' answers right');
print('you got ' + notRight + ' answers wrong');

i hope this helps

Thank you so much! Makes so much sense! So basically, the reason why the array didnt exist is that i called on top once, and never declared/called it later right?

Here is some tips with variables and arrays

// instantiate global variables (counters) and initialize to zero 
var qCounter = 0;
var numRight = 0;
var numWrong = 0;
//create arrays for data. Some empty where you will later push to and use to list them in the HTML document while the main one is a dimentional array with questions and ansers [i][0]
var rightAnswer = [];
var wrongAnswer = [];
var questionPool = [
  ['158=___ + 106. What number will come in the blank to make the number sentence true?', '52'],
  ['Which moon is larger than Mercury?', 'io'],
  ['What is the name of the little dragon in the animated movie Mulan?', 'mushu'],
  ['What is the name of the prison in the film The Rock?', 'alcatraz'],
  ['Give another name for the study of fossils?', 'paleontology'],
  ['Which insects cannot fly, but can jump higher than 30 cm?', 'flea'],
  ['Which plant does the Canadian flag contain?', 'maple'],
  ['Which is the largest desert on earth?', 'sahara'],
  ['What is the largest state of the United States?', 'alaska'],
  ['What is the capital of the American state Hawaii?', 'honolulu'],
];

inside loop you will push answers to empty arrays

//main program. Iterate through array. Bring answer to lower case. Count right/wrong.Push to appropriate arrays
for (var i = 0; i < questionPool.length; i++) {
  var question = questionPool[i][0];
  var answer = questionPool[i][1];
  var askQuestion = prompt(question.toLowerCase());
  if (answer === askQuestion) {
    numRight++;
    rightAnswer.push(question);
  } else {
    numWrong++;
    wrongAnswer.push(question);
  }
}

yeah but when you create a variable just remember to use the var keyword, then the name of the variable then the value you want to assign it to

var guessCounter = 0;
var questions = [];

just keep on practicing :)