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Brian Prouty
Brian Prouty
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 10,143 Points

.push() wont grab correct variable

For whatever reason I cannot get my program to pick up the question variable for this code challenge. I changed the .push method to say


to get the code to work how I want it to for the challenge, but in the solution video it says to just write it how it is shown below... But when I do that it just prints the letter H for everything.

My code is as shown below:

var questions = [
  ['How many states are in the United States?', 50],
  ['How many continents are there?', 7],
  ['How many legs does an insect have?', 6]
var correctAnswers = 0;
var wrongAnswers = 0;
var question;
var answer;
var response;
var html;

var questionsCorrect = [];
var questionsWrong = [];

function print(message) {
  var outputDiv = document.getElementById('output');
  outputDiv.innerHTML = message;

function printList( list ) {
  var listHTML = '<ol>';
  for ( var i = 0; i < list.length; i += 1) {
    listHTML += '<li>' + list[i][0]  + '</li>';
  listHTML += '</ol>';
  return listHTML;

for (var i = 0; i < questions.length; i += 1) {
  question = questions[i][0];
  answer = questions[i][1];
  response = prompt(question);
  response = parseInt(response);
  if (response === answer) {
    correctAnswers += 1;
  } else {
    wrongAnswers += 1;

html = "<h2>You got " + correctAnswers + " question(s) right.</h2>"
html += "They were: " + printList(questionsCorrect);
html += "<h2>You got " + wrongAnswers + " question(s) wrong.</h2>"
html += "They were: " + printList(questionsWrong);

1 Answer

Clayton Perszyk
Clayton Perszyk
Treehouse Moderator 48,709 Points

In printList you are using list[i][0] and that is grabbing the first letter. Use list[i] to grab the whole sentence.

Brian Prouty
Brian Prouty
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 10,143 Points

Thanks Clayton Perszyk for whatever reason I was in the mindset that I had to put the second index value to grab the first index of the list but it makes sense since i am already grabbing the first string by calling question!