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     QUIZ(6)                                                   QUIZ(6)

          quiz - test your knowledge

          /usr/games/quiz [ -i file ] [ -t ] [ category1 category2 ]

          Quiz gives associative knowledge tests on various subjects.
          It asks items chosen from category1 and expects answers from
          category2. If no categories are specified, quiz gives
          instructions and lists the available categories.

          Quiz tells a correct answer whenever you type a bare new-
          line.  At the end of input, upon interrupt, or when ques-
          tions run out, quiz reports a score and terminates.

          The -t flag specifies `tutorial' mode, where missed ques-
          tions are repeated later, and material is gradually intro-
          duced as you learn.

          The -i flag causes the named file to be substituted for the
          default index file.  The lines of these files have the  syn-

              line      = category newline | category `:' line
              category  = alternate | category `|' alternate
              alternate = empty | alternate primary
              primary   = character | `[' category `]' | option
              option    = `{' category `}'

          The first category on each line of an index file names an
          information file.  The remaining categories specify the
          order and contents of the data in each line of the informa-
          tion file.  Information files have the same syntax.  Back-
          slash `\' is used as with sh(1) to quote syntactically sig-
          nificant characters or to insert transparent newlines into a
          line.  When either a question or its answer is empty, quiz
          will refrain from asking it.


          The construct `a|ab' doesn't work in an information file.
          Use `a{b}'.