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I am always getting 5 out of 5

On the conditional challenge, my code works nicely, but my score is always coming up as 5. I can't see where I've made the mistake, I believe I am incrementing the code properly, so the issue must be in my final conditional. Here is my code - am I doing something dumb?

var score = 0;
var q1 = prompt('An Odenbarus Rosemarus is a...');
                if (q1.toUpperCase("WALRUS")){
score += 1;
var q2 = prompt('True or False: All walruses have tusks.');
                if (q2.toUpperCase("FALSE") || q2.toUpperCase("F")){
score += 1;
var q3 = prompt('True of False: Walruses eat clams.');
                if (q3="true"){
score += 1;
var q4 = prompt('Do walruses live with penguins?');
                if (q4="No"){
score += 1;
var q5 = prompt('There are both Atlantic and ___ Walruses.');
                if (q5="Pacific"){
score += 1;

if (score === 5){

    document.write('<p><strong>You got all five questions right!</strong><br />You have acheived a Gold Crown!</p>');
            } else if 
                (score > 2 && score < 5)
            document.write('<p>You have acheived a silver crown!</p>');
            }  else if 
                (score === 1 || score === 2){
                document.write('<p>You have acheived a bronze crown!</p>');

                else {
                    document.write('<p>You answered all questions incorrectly.<br />No crown is awarded.</p>');


2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
220,925 Points

You're not actually comparing the answers with anything, but you have expressions which generally evaluate as "truthy".


  if (q1.toUpperCase("WALRUS"))      // this only checks if the answer is not empty
  if (q1.toUpperCase() == "WALRUS")  // but this would test if the answer was "walrus"

Also note that a single equal sign is an assignment, not a comparison.

Of course... I was getting a little crosseyed and trying to do things too quickly. Thanks. And now you know more than you wanted to know about walruses.