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Ruby Ruby Blocks Blocks Practice Running Code Before Executing Blocks

Devin Scheu
Devin Scheu
66,191 Points

Help Ruby

Question: Modify the scream method to increment the screams key of the @actions hash before printing out that the monster screams.


class Monster
  attr_reader :name, :actions

  def initialize(name)
    @name = name
    @actions = {
      screams: 0,
      scares: 0,
      runs: 0,
      hides: 0

  def scream(&block)

    print "#{name} screams! "
    @actions[screams] = @actions[screams] + 1


monster = Monster.new("Fluffy")

monster.scream { puts "BOO!" }

1 Answer

William Li
William Li
Courses Plus Student 26,868 Points

Hi, Devin Scheu

  • increment the :screams key before print statement, not after.
  • also, your Hash key lookup isn't correct, you need to use the symbol as key.
  def scream(&block)
    @actions[:screams] += 1
    print "#{name} screams! "