With the popularity of Flash quiz, more features and functions are added to quiz maker. Time limit is one important property of quiz settings. It enables users to set time for the entire test and also for the individual question, so that the test gets a strict time limitation and a good guarantee of the fairness in the process of taking a quiz.
Users can set time limit for the whole test; thus all the participants must finish the quiz in due time. If it is out of time, quiz takers can’t answer the question any more. Compared with this function, the time limit for each question seems to make the quiz more efficient in time control. People are also able to set different time limit for each question. Users can adopt this function in several situations like the following ones.
1. Avoid cheating. Once the quiz publisher adds proper time limit to each question, the participants will get no extra time to cheat through searching internet or books for answers. Quiz participants would probably just get enough time to take the quiz by themselves, so the fairness can be comparatively well guaranteed.
2. Make strict time-limit questions. Some tests require the strict time limit in parts of the questions such as the part called “Fast Reading” in language test. Thus it is necessary to set the time limit for each question in the quiz. Also because of the powerful time control, time limit can add more fun to quiz game. To save testing time, it is also necessary to set different time limit for the questions according to the level of difficulty.