Inspiration

I got inspiration from the popular mobile game TriviaCrack.

What it does

It can play trivia with specific categories and difficulties if the user wants them.

How I built it

I used Node.js and the Open Trivia Database provided questions for the program. It is hosted on AWS.

Challenges I ran into

Some answer choices have special characters or numerical characters which Alexa doesn't handle too well. I solved the problem by asking the user to respond using a, b, c, or d in those situations.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

This was a much more daunting task that I had originally anticipated. For questions that aren't required to answer with a, b, c, or d, you can answer with a partial phrase of the correct answer and it will still be correct.

What I learned

How to use AWS and build Alexa based skills.

What's next for Total Trivia Test

Clean up the code, there is a lot of very repetitive code. Keep track of scoring.

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