Conversation Pieces FAQ
Q: How do I know what I scored on an online book quiz?
A: You will not receive a score instantly. (We could do that, but then you'd have to enter an email address, so we don't.)
If you score 80% or higher, your name will be added to that quiz page. At the bottom of each quiz page, you can see when each quiz was last updated with results.
Note: Quiz scores used to be updated within 3 days, but because there is just one person running the site (a full-time working parent in a graduate writing program), they are only updated monthly as of 2015.
If you score below 80%, or take the quiz as an adult, your name will not be posted in the Hall of Fame. If you enter a fictional name and/or city, your score will not be posted no matter how high it is. (If you prefer not to use your real first name, use a consistent, believable first name so we can give you credit for all your quiz points.)
Q: Are the quizzes "open book?"
A: Yes! It is perfectly okay for students to refer to books while they take quizzes. We ask that students do their own thinking--just one brain per quiz.
Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest
Q: Can I "like" and share your site?
A: Yes! Please do! If you click on the social media icons in the footer on this website, your likes, pins, and tweets will reference the home page.
You can also Bookmark favorite pages, which is useful for student computers and devices.
Math Problem of the Week
Q: I just found out about the math problem of the week. Which problem should I start with?
A: Students can start anywhere. If you are adding this as an enrichment option for your math class, students can start with the first problem and work through subsequent problems at their own pace.
When students send correct answers, they are added to the bottom of the page for each individual problem. Students with multiple correct answers earn virtual badges in the Problem Solving Hall of Fame.
Note: Results are being updated more slowly as of 2015; typically once per month.