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A list of Quiz algorithms and their explanations can be found in this article.

Quiz algorithms

Quiz algorithms refer to the behavior you can use to control the question selection of your quiz. You can find them by going to Settings > Algorithms (to select a different algorithm aside from the standard one, you need a Business Owl plan or above)

1. PlayStrike Pro: Maximize playing time and learning curve

Pro Strike is an adaptive algorithm that adjusts the difficulty level of the questions to the knowledge level of the player. It changes the difficulty level in such a way that the player stays engaged for a longer period of time. This is the best algorithm to maximize playing time and knowledge transfer.

2. Uphill: increasing difficulty

Each subsequent question will increase in difficulty.

3. Downhill: decreasing difficulty

Each subsequent question will decrease in difficulty.

4. Constant pool size with X pools

This algorithm creates a quiz with several pools. If you have a quiz with 120 questions and you select a pool size of ten, you'll create a quiz with twelve pools containing ten questions each. Every time you play the quiz the system will pick one question at random out of each pool. 

5. Linear incrementing pool size with X pools

Imagine you have a number of questions ranked from easy to difficult. This algorithm groups the questions into an X number of pools. The first pool is the smallest one and contains the easiest questions. The second pool larger and contains more difficult questions. The third pool is even larger than the second and contains even more difficult questions than the first two pools, etc.

Players receive the first question from pool one, the second question from pool two, etc. until the number maximum number of pools has been reached. If you have ten pools, the maximum number of questions in your Quiz will be ten. If players can replay your Quiz, the players will enjoy an outstanding learning curve. Even though they'll memorize the questions and answers of the first few pools, it'll still be engaging because each next pool and question is more challenging.

6. Randomizer

This algorithm selects the next question at random. It's totally unpredictable! You determine a number of questions to be picked up from your Quiz questions, so each participant will get a different set of questions.

If you haven't started creating your quiz yet, please check this article.
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