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38.\"
39.Dd May 31, 1993
40.Dt QUIZ 6
41.Os
42.Sh NAME
43.Nm quiz
44.Nd random knowledge tests
45.Sh SYNOPSIS
46.Nm
47.Op Fl t
48.Op Fl i Ar file
49.Op Ar question answer
50.Sh DESCRIPTION
51The
52.Nm
53utility tests your knowledge of random facts.
54It has a database of subjects from which you can choose.
55With no arguments,
56.Nm
57displays the list of available subjects.
58.Pp
59The options are as follows:
60.Bl -tag -width indent
61.It Fl t
62Use tutorial mode, in which questions are repeated later if you didn't get
63them right the first time, and new questions are presented less frequently
64to help you learn the older ones.
65.It Fl i
66Specify an alternate index file.
67.El
68.Pp
69Subjects are divided into categories.
70You can pick any two categories from the same subject.
71.Nm Quiz
72will ask questions from the first category and it expects answers from
73the second category.
74For example, the command ``quiz victim killer'' asks questions which are
75the names of victims, and expects you to answer with the cause of their
76untimely demise, whereas the command ``quiz killer victim'' works the
77other way around.
78.Pp
79If you get the answer wrong,
80.Nm
81lets you try again.
82To see the right answer, enter a blank line.
83.Sh "Index and Data File Syntax"
84The index and data files have a similar syntax.
85Lines in them consist of several categories separated by colons.
86The categories are regular expressions formed using the following
87meta-characters:
88.Pp
89.Bl -tag -width "pat|pat" -compact -offset indent
90.It pat|pat
91alternate patterns
92.It {pat}
93optional pattern
94.It [pat]
95delimiters, as in pat[pat|pat]pat
96.El
97.Pp
98In an index file, each line represents a subject.
99The first category in each subject is the pathname of the data file for
100the subject.
101The remaining categories are regular expressions for the titles of each
102category in the subject.
103.Pp
104In data files, each line represents a question/answer set.
105Each category is the information for the question/answer for that category.
106.Pp
107The backslash character (``\e'') is used to quote syntactically significant
108characters, or at the end of a line to signify that a continuation line
109follows.
110.Pp
111If either a question or its answer is empty,
112.Nm
113will refrain from asking it.
114.Sh FILES
115.Bl -tag -width /usr/share/games/quiz.db -compact
116.It Pa /usr/share/games/quiz.db
117The default index and data files.
118.El
119.Sh BUGS
120.Nm Quiz
121is pretty cynical about certain subjects.