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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Making Decisions with Conditional Statements The Conditional Challenge Solution

Zaq Dayton
Zaq Dayton
2,244 Points

When I get 0 questions correct, my score still ends up being 1...

For some reason, I'm not getting the right output when 0 questions are correct in my quiz. All of the others are correct, however. Therefore, if I get 5 right, I get a gold crown. 3-4, I still get a silver. 1-2, I still get a bronze. But, when I get 0 correct, I still get the output for my bronze crown. I can't figure out why though. My code is different than the instructor's, but that shouldn't be an issue from what I can tell. Anybody have any insight as to what might be happening? Thanks in advance!

Here's my code:

// created bc all are assumed as false to begin with
var score = 0;

var ques1 = prompt('How does Mr. Dayton spell his name?');
var ques2 = prompt('How old is Mr. Dayton?');
var ques3 = prompt('Who is Mr. Dayton\'s girlfriend?');
var ques4 = prompt('Who does Mr. Dayton live with?');
var ques5 = prompt('Where does Mr. Dayton live?');

// question 1 answer
if (ques1.toUpperCase() === 'ZAQ') {
 score += 1; 
}

// ques 2 answer
if (parseInt(ques2) === 24) {
  score += 1;
}

// ques 3 answer
if (ques3.toUpperCase() === "AUDREY") {
  score += 1;
}

// ques 4 answer
if (ques4.toUpperCase() === "SPENCER" || ques4.toUpperCase() === "CHARLES") {
  score += 1;
}

// ques 5 answer
if (ques5.toUpperCase() === 'TEXAS'); {
  score += 1;
}

// score notification conditions
if (score === 5) {
  document.write('<p>You know Zaq pretty well. He is giving you his gold crown. Take good care of it.');
} else if (score >= 3) {
  document.write('<p>I suppose you know Zaq a bit more than most, but he still holds the Gold crown. You can have this stupid silver one.');
} else if (score >= 1) {
  document.write('<p>You don\'t know Zaq too well. He deserves the Gold crown. You only get a little bronze one.');
} else if (score === 0) {
  document.write('<p>That\'s right! You will never know the almighty Mr.Dayton!</p>');
}

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,121 Points

:point_right: You have a stray semicolon after this IF:

// ques 5 answer
if (ques5.toUpperCase() === 'TEXAS'); {  // <-- note the semicolon on this line
  score += 1;
}

That causes the IF to do nothing if it passes; but then the following block is always performed, adding 1 to the score.

Zaq Dayton
Zaq Dayton
2,244 Points

Haha, of course it would be a semicolon. Needed another pair of eyes on this, thanks for helping out!