"Some birds aren't meant to be caged, their feathers are just too bright"- Morgan Freeman, Shawshank Redemption. This blog is from one such bird who couldn't be caged by organizations who mandate scripted software testing. Pradeep Soundararajan welcomes you to this blog and wishes you a good time here and even otherwise.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

The most challenging software testing quiz online

This quiz created by me challenges a tester to answer several common and uncommon questions. At the end those who finish the quiz get to know what prize they win. ( which means, there are a lot of prizes to be won)

Last time I announced I would give free books - Lessons Learned in Software Testing and I did give it to those testers who proved to me that they deserved it by working on an exercise I gave them. This time I am keeping it as a secret because those who finish the quiz will get to know their prize when they see their performance and results. I have some questions that are easy, some which are moderate and some that only experts can crack - so whoever you are - you have a challenge.

Update me your score because if your score is more than other testers who have taken this quiz then you have a chance to win the many hundred dollars that I plan to give as a bumper prize. So here is the link to The Most Challenging Software Testing Quiz (I could ever think of creating)

Good luck!

Update: 12th October 1300 IST: The quiz is updated with HTML formatting and looks more great to my eyes. Thanks to Adam Goucher for his suggestions. 3 more very challenging questions are added. So you might want to re-take and check your score. If there is any betterment of your score update me so that you dont miss the grand prize.

Update: 12th October 2345 IST: If you dont see your comment for this post it is because I felt your comment contained some clue about the answers which might distract new people taking the quiz. In case you want to blog about this quiz please make sure you don't give the answers or let the people know the answers or experience as they might lose the excitement and opportunity to learn.


-- Pradeep Soundararajan - http://testertested.blogspot.com - +91-98451-76817 - pradeep.srajan@gmail.com

"Pradeep's first language is not English--his first language appears to be testing." -- Michael Bolton

87 comments:

Jose Betancur said...

What a wonderful questionnaire, I can't say no more, to try not to have spoilers in the comment.

Great Work Pradeep. to Add to this post:


"The important thing is not to stop questioning"
- Albert Einstein

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

@Jose,

Thanks for your comment. I have published just your comment because you were careful not to reveal the answers in your comment and I had reject others which would kill the excitement of a tester taking the quiz.

"The important thing is not to stop questioning"
- Albert Einstein

In my room, I have a poster of Einstein and a caption - Even Einstein asked questions.

I was disappointed to see the caption that said, "even Einstein..." and I cut the "Even" and now it doesn't look odd at all.

So it reads - "Einstein asked questions!" :)

Bhargavi M said...

Wonderful! Learned many lessons from this quiz.

Enjoyed the Quiz!!I performed very well and I am glad that I scored full marks :)

A new lesson apart from what you mentioned here:Never assume anything by yourself(as i was assuming that you wont post such
stuff and so did not expect it)
So.."Expect the Unexpectations".

I enjoyed a lot and learned many things as well.

All The Best!

Regards,
Bhargavi.

Neeraj Tikku said...

Thanks for the quiz Pradeep, it's ingenious. From time to time, I do need a wake-up call to keep reminding me how much more is there to learn. And this did just that.

And as someone said:
Don't be ashamed of your failures, they are the best teacher's you'll ever find.

Thanks for giving me a teacher today.

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

@Neeraj,

Thanks for the comment.This quiz was certainly inspired by a failure.

Venkat Reddy Chintalapudi said...

Hi Pradeep,

It's simply brilliant & i must say that it's a great fun too.

It would say it depends & much happeir when i have seen the scorecard.

I would recommend all the passionate testers to take up the test & have fun.

Regards
Venkat.

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

@Venkat,

I am writing this reply comment after our conversation over phone. If this quiz got you excited then it is a great success for me. I would have failed to recognize it and thanks for that.

Anonymous said...

Dear Pradeep,

This quiz is an eye-opener to all our fellow testers who think that testing should go by the books (some aspect of it). But as you rightly said that its not the case.
For a tester most important is his 'Presence of Mind' and 'Thought Process' that he puts/applies during testing.

Thats was a nice pice of information showcased in a good manner.

It was really nice speaking to you over the phone.

Regards,
Gajaraj

Amit said...

Hi Pradeep, I got 90 % points.. Hope you understood wt i mean :-)

Mike said...

Happened to pass by your blog today and read some so called thought provoking posts. They make me think you are boof-headed person with practically no knowledge of Software Testing.

Do you have any development experience or for that matter even written a small piece of code?
(Being at a helm of a top organization here and having dealt with lots and lots of guys I bet you don't.) Whatever issues you point out and self-pat yourself in some of your previous posts are very trivial in nature for a normal developer.

I advise you come out of your dreams and live within the practical world rather than writing abstract, lengthy posts and confusing budding software pros.

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

@Mike,

Happened to pass by your blog today and read some so called thought provoking posts. They make me think you are boof-headed person with practically no knowledge of Software Testing.

If people like you who know software testing don't blog and spend time sharing your wonderful thought process about testing, people like me who are boof headed persons would obviously take advantage of it. So I pity that you have complained about yourself not blogging.


Do you have any development experience or for that matter even written a small piece of code?
(Being at a helm of a top organization here and having dealt with lots and lots of guys I bet you don't.)


Wow! You are a genius. I have developed some test tools but that failed to work and so you are right.

I advise you come out of your dreams and live within the practical world rather than writing abstract, lengthy posts and confusing budding software pros.

Some people are blessed to get everything they want by just dreaming and I am one of them. In your practical world there are not many people who get what they want and hence I am happy living in the dream world.

I am excited and welcome such a comment because most of comments try to appreciate and encourage me.

I would have thought of asking you to coach me on what you think software testing is and I am willing to learn a new perspective but I fear you might not be interested to coach me because being at the helm of a top organization you are a coward to not disclose your details.

And remember, self pat is necessary . Don't tickle me with a lie that you never did self pat in the journey of your so called help of a top organization.

The final message is this: If you think you know then teach me, I want to learn!

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed The Most Challenging Software Testing Quiz... I failed :)
It is very good for me to be able to read blogs like yours that keep focus on the important part of our job - testing!
Cheers,
Michele

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

@Michele,

I am glad that you liked the quiz and my blog. I think you did not fail the quiz. Please re-take the quiz to understand why you did not fail.

I also wish that you pass this on to testers you know -- of course without giving them any clue about answers.

Vivek said...

Hi Pradeep, I think I lost the battle (failed the quiz) but I know I am on track to win the War.;->

Cheers
Vivek

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

@Vivek,

I think you actually passed the quiz. Can you re-take the quiz and re-confirm? ;-)

I hope those who have been liking the quiz are recommending the quiz to others (of course without revealing the secrets as how you took the quiz)

I wish more people enjoy as you did!

Shrini Kulkarni said...

I liked the way you answered Mike.

your willingness to learn from those who think that you have no knowledge of software testing ...This attitude of yours will take you high levels ...

With people like James and Michael appreciating your work -- do not have to worry about "platform by-passers" to give marks to your work...

Keep it up!

Shrini

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

@Shrini,

First, I am sorry. I tweaked your comment as I felt it contained a valuable point about the quiz.

Here is my answer to it: I do understand the difference that you mentioned but it was intentional that I did the mistake. Maybe I missed to add another lesson at the end about the difference you mentioned.

Thanks for constantly encouraging me. Your encouragement is one of the most important encouragements I have had to my betterment. You know we talk and will continue to talk a lot of different things over phone and why I have that is because I think I enjoy speaking and learning from you.

Thanks again Shrini!

Anonymous said...

Hi Pradeep,
just had a readthrough of some of your blog entries and finally to the software testing quiz. Some quite interesting questions. Hows 13/17 for someone who's only been working in the field for 3 months?

Cheers
Markus

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

@Markus,

First you are very lucky. 13/17 is an important lesson to learn early in the career. Those testers who take notes have a competitive edge over others and the question helps in stressing it.

I am sure you scored very well.

Ahmed Taher said...

Hi Pradeep,
I'm Ahmed from Egypt, I'm still a young tester, I started working in testing couple of years ago, actually I started to look to testing another look when I started to read your blog.

Concerning this exam it was very useful for me to have this new lesson learned.

Thanks and waiting for other helpful posts.

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

@Ahmed,

I am glad to have you as a reader of my blog. I wish, you too, write a blog and make the Egyptian testing community and the world proud and more knowledgeable.

The testing experiences you might have in Egypt something that I and many other testers might be curious to hear and I wish we get to read it.

Anonymous said...

what an idiotic quiz. whats the point?

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

@Anonymous,

I approved your comment just to say, "ha ha ha".

Either you haven't finished the quiz or you have a challenge learning or unlearning things.

Senthil Sellakani said...

Very valuable quiz Pradeep. Really excited to read your views. You are 200% correct. I am sure that this quiz would motivate the testing community. We are proud of you.

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

@Senthil,

You are 200% correct.

I am a human being and I am a heuristic. I could be wrong, too.

I am sure that this quiz would motivate the testing community. We are proud of you.

I am hopeful that this quiz would benefit the community and in case you have found it to be beneficial, kindly do pass it on to the community you live in as to make our community better.

I thank you for being proud about me and my effort is to make all of us proud of each other.

Join the fight and spread the message.

glsandeep said...

Hi Pradeep,

It is really really grt to take up the Most challenging software testing quiz.
I 100% agree with ur statement "It is the human that finds bug and a test or a tool plays a role in helping the human find it"
One more thing it really out of context...if u don't mind...
At the end of the results sheet Scroller wheel of the mouse doesn't work...is it bug???

Thanks Pradeep for all the effort in making the Testers to learn what real testing is.

Wish you happy and prosperous Testing year.
Expecting more n more such gud articles in ur bolg.

Cheers,
Sandeep

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

@glsandeep,

I am happy that you enjoyed the quiz. Do help other testers to take it without revealing the secret to crack the quiz.

At the end of the results sheet Scroller wheel of the mouse doesn't work...is it bug???

It might be but I am not sure if it is a problem because I am able to scroll down by hitting my pointer on the vertical scroll bar.

Expecting more n more such gud articles in ur bolg.

Well, in my opinion there are similar stuff that engages a testers mind and I wish you go through it in detail.

khushbu gupta said...

it was a great quiz and i was both happy as well as disppointed after seeing the score.
it reminds me that a lot is still to be achieved.

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

@Khusbu Gupta,

Its safe here and hence its OK to score the points that you did. You might want to help other testers also feel the same as you felt and of course without revealing the secrets.

raghav said...

hi

Nice to take your test. oopsss i got zero marks... i thought you are gaining more and more from the answer of each and everyone. i like that attitude and am glad to find your page.

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

@raghav,

Thanks and I am sure you did not score zero marks but found something that might be of help to you. You might want to help more people gain something that I think you gained.

നന്ദന്‍ said...

That's the best wake up call i ever got..! thank you pradeep.. failure is the stepping stone to success.. :) thanks for the quiz..

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

@Nandan ( the mallu commentor ),

Thanks but I think from what I could see you did not fail but you passed in flying colors.

If you help more people take this quiz, you would further be able to pass this quiz in much more flying colors.

NSMV said...

Hi,

I scored zero marks in testing. But i am happy and satisfied that I had a chance to learn the most and inspiring lessons from you.


Thanks pradeep.


Yours,
Lakshmi

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

@NSMV/Lakshmi,

You didn't score a zero in testing but maybe in this quiz. Who knows it was a bug :)

If you think there exists some lessons important for testers, I would suggest you to pass this on to as many people you know.

Ganesh said...

Pradeep,
Sorry for Testing the quiz !!
When i move the scroll bar, the content gets disappeared. Am using Mozilla/5.0; Linux i686; Firefox/2.0.0.7 version. I came across similar to this problem (bug) few months back while testing another web application. I have no issues when clicking on the buttons in scroll pane.
I just finally wanted to conclude : I have found a bug - tested only once - from a quiz designed by you !!
Thanks a lot Pradeep for your valuable "idea" (Ur points or ideas may be more but i realized only a single idea that "We humans .. find bugs .."
Thanks a lot again !!
I have added a bookmark and this is the second one related to Testing - first one was Shriniks !! Am sorry Shrini - i have ranked Pradeep's as first and u r my Second !!
Hope i will achieve the best from hereon !!

Cheers,
R Ganesh

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

@Ganesh,

Sorry for Testing the quiz !!
When i move the scroll bar, the content gets disappeared. Am using Mozilla/5.0; Linux i686; Firefox/2.0.0.7 version. I came across similar to this problem (bug) few months back while testing another web application. I have no issues when clicking on the buttons in scroll pane.
I just finally wanted to conclude : I have found a bug - tested only once - from a quiz designed by you !!


The bug isn't in what I did, maybe. I used a software that could potentially have more bugs than what you found. Maybe you could try with a different browser or maybe the product isn't designed for the configuration you have.

Thanks a lot Pradeep for your valuable "idea" (Ur points or ideas may be more but i realized only a single idea that "We humans .. find bugs .."
Thanks a lot again !!


Thanks. I created the quiz with an intent to help testers and myself discover and invent stuff in testing.

You may want to pass on the quiz to a lot of other testers to help them, just like how I think I helped you.

Hope i will achieve the best from hereon !!

Hope is a good thing! [ from the movie Shawshank Redemption ]

daamooo said...

Wonderful questionnire !!

I got failed and so happy to learn some thing about that.

Thanks Pradeep.

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

@Damoooo,

You might want to share the happiness with other testers ( without revealing the secret ) and let them figure it out.

Failure is a wonderful learning and I enjoy it, too.

Chandra Bose said...

Dear Pradeep,

I was congratulated even I got zero points, Though am a Mainframe developer, I could atleast attaned your quiz, The reason for this confidence is, I have some theoritical knowledge of Software testing, But today I came to know that I shudn't assumed simply that I have enough knowledge in testing to attend the quiz and need to prepare more. Anyway such a nice quiz and blogspot for the testing. I wish u to keep on goin'. And I want to appreciate for one more thing is your prompt response, for each and every congratulations and comments, you are spending time. Thanks Pradeep.

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

@Chandra Bose,

I was congratulated even I got zero points

If you are able to learn despite you got a zero, you deserve a congratulation.

nyway such a nice quiz and blogspot for the testing. I wish u to keep on goin'. And I want to appreciate for one more thing is your prompt response, for each and every congratulations and comments, you are spending time. Thanks Pradeep.

If you want me to keep going, there are ways. One of them is sending the link to people in your list who would enjoy, appreciate or learn the stuff I am pumping here apart from keeping a regular check and commenting.

Thanks for enjoying.

Chandra Bose said...

Yes Pradeep,I forwarded this blog to 2 of my friends before attempting this quiz. But now I would like to forward this blog to all who are in my company's testing team. Am so glad to do this. But definitely one day I'll get the min. points of this blog, As am a developer:) Thanks Pradeep.

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

@Chandra,

But definitely one day I'll get the min. points of this blog, As am a developer:)

If you test your code and do that better each time, you will spend less time test fixing bugs.

You might already be doing it and you might want to do it better, each time you do.

Anonymous said...

well!! as you might expect i scored 0... and for the first time in my life i did not feel bad about it... come to think of it... most of the questions really did not have an answer unless you put it in "context"... thanks for breaking my mold... i will try to "unlearn" most of the things i have learnt that restrain my thinking... and... free my mind :)
p.s. "learnt" is a valid word (past participle of learn) in dictionary but is highlighted as a grammatical mistake in the comment dialog box... a bug? or limited vocabulary? maybe a feature!!

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

@Anonymous,

well!! as you might expect i scored 0... and for the first time in my life i did not feel bad about it... come to think of it... most of the questions really did not have an answer unless you put it in "context"... thanks for breaking my mold... i will try to "unlearn" most of the things i have learnt that restrain my thinking... and... free my mind :)

What more can I ask for? I took about 10 days to think, work and re-work on this quiz and it's paying off.

p.s. "learnt" is a valid word (past participle of learn) in dictionary but is highlighted as a grammatical mistake in the comment dialog box... a bug? or limited vocabulary? maybe a feature!!

That was a good learning for me. I started to use "learned" instead of "learnt" and yes, I get "learnt" in red whenever I write it.

I know, I didn't score a zero.

Keep coming and keep your friends coming here, selfishly to help me be happy about my efforts to help the community.

Anonymous said...

That was fast!!! do you have an alarm to tell you when somebody has commented? wait... do not answer that... being as resourceful as you are i should expect these things from you...

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

@Anonymous,

That was fast!!! do you have an alarm to tell you when somebody has commented? wait... do not answer that... being as resourceful as you are i should expect these things from you...

If you post a puzzle as a comment and then I come out with a solution within a minute then it's fast :)

I am resourceful. What if I am struggling to solve a problem and someone adds a comment that is a clue to me to solve it? Clues can be from anywhere. I have learnt to juggle and at times I don't want to juggle. You hit the comment around a time I am online, so it's there.

I took half an hour to reply to as I took a break from the testing activity that I am doing.

Breaks in between testing is important, to gather and re-assess the ideas. Its fun.

yashodha said...

hi pradeep ,i hav beentrying to take thistest from a long time but it shows an error .Am eagerly waiting to take thistest could u pls help mewith this

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

@Yashoda,

Unless you let me know what error you get I might not be able to help you with that.

You could e-mail me on this.

Anonymous said...

Pradeep sir,

The page is not redirecting to the quiz when i clicked the link "The Most Challenging Software Testing Quiz" .please make it available.

Your ekalavya student.

Pradeep Soundararajan said...


The page is not redirecting to the quiz when i clicked the link "The Most Challenging Software Testing Quiz" .please make it available.

Your ekalavya student.


If you are my student, you would figure out how to open it.

Good luck!

Anil Kumar said...

Hi Pradeep,

I wouldn't say that its a wonderfull queationare, as many have already done that.

I took this quiz today and found defect on three page of the quiz :-)

These pages are Question No 15, 17 and the final result page.

I am running on a linux OS and using Mozilla Firefox version 1.5.0.3 to take the quiz. On the mentioned pages, I do get a scroll bar and whenever I click on the scrollbar, all text in the page disappears (and does not come back even on using a combination of Back and Next button)

Anil Kumar

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

@Anil Kumar,


I took this quiz today and found defect on three page of the quiz :-)

These pages are Question No 15, 17 and the final result page.

I am running on a linux OS and using Mozilla Firefox version 1.5.0.3 to take the quiz. On the mentioned pages, I do get a scroll bar and whenever I click on the scrollbar, all text in the page disappears (and does not come back even on using a combination of Back and Next button)


Is it a bug/defect with the quiz or with the software that helped in creating the quiz?

If its the software ( which I suspect it is ) it is out of my control.

Thanks for the information. I hope there was something to learn either from the quiz or from the reply to your comment.

I value the time you took to send me the information.

Anil Kumar said...

Hi Pradeep,

I am a customer for the quiz (I know I didn't paid you for that) and it is really immaterial for me to know wheather it is a quiz defect or the software defect with help of which you prepared the quiz.

Anyway, it was interesting. May be you can forward this to the maker of the software to help them make better software.

Thanks
Anil Kumar

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

@Anil Kumar,

You are my customer for sure. You are my customer of things I am helping testers to learn.

If you have learned and yet you faced some issue with which you could get out with, I am happy and I know I would get continued business from you.

As you found the bug, you might want to share it with them because you know more about the context than me. I don't have the OS and configuration you are running and if I trust you and report to them then I am not being a tester there but just someone who forwards some information without investigating it.

I don't have the time to investigate on that issue because I have other things to investigate for which I am currently being paid. However, it might be a good idea for you to report to them as you can see the software name in that presentation, probably.

Thanks again.

vani said...

What are the type of testcases that can be good candidate for automation?

Dominic Antony said...

Hi Pradeep,


First of all I appreciate you for coming up with such a SMART & CREATIVE Quiz.

This Quiz lays the Basic Foundation to generate Excellent Testers with a Broadminded Perspective.

And I'm really impressed by your Testing Concepts and Perspectives.

In one of your comments you said:

"I am a human being and I am a heuristic. I could be wrong, too."

This shows how Broadminded you are.


I was surprised initially to score a BIG ZERO. :)

However it has played an important role in broadening my testing perspectives as well.



Great Work Pradeep.

Rama Rajeswari said...

Hi Pradeep!

Today I am so glad that I could take up your quiz and Failed!

It proved what I used to think of myself. I need to learn more!

Failure makes you to start again more intelligently! It’s another chance for me to apply this; Thanks for your ideas and liked your positive Approach too. I don’t think anyone who takes up this test would feel bad of failing!

Feeling proud and happy about your invaluable contribution!

Fatima said...

auww i failed but m happy to learn more :)

Priya said...

Did anyone pass this test?

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

Those who learned something useful from the quiz seemed to have passed the quiz.

suresh said...

Hi pradeep
I think this is a good quiz for both entry testers and the people already doing testing in organizations

Rashmi said...

Hi Pradeep,

I can only say that your quiz is quite disappointing. You are only trying to demotivate testers by writing such stupid quiz which have no real relevance to testing. Infact, I would like to congratulate testers who haven't taken up this quiz.

One suggestion from my side, instead of wasting your time on such quizes, you should spend some time in writing quality blogs, if you are a really good tester.

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

Rashmi,


I can only say that your quiz is quite disappointing. You are only trying to demotivate testers by writing such stupid quiz which have no real relevance to testing. Infact, I would like to congratulate testers who haven't taken up this quiz.


I will pass on your congratulations to all those testers who haven't taken up the quiz yet.

One suggestion from my side, instead of wasting your time on such quizes, you should spend some time in writing quality blogs, if you are a really good tester.

Thanks for your suggestion. As I realize I am not a good tester, I dont think I might be able to write quality blogs. How about you writing quality blogs that can benefit the community?

swapnil said...

Pradeep,

I have taken the test and on page 15 or Question 15, I was doing a match pair selection from drop down; I used a scroll bar and then the content of Question 15 was gone.
It shows all blank page and I can navigate to 14 & 16 question.

Is it a feature in your test or a bug [:)]

I am happy that I can contribute to your blog by improving quality.

Platform Used -
Win XP
Browser - Google Chrome.

[Please note- I checked with the IE browser and its working fine]

swapnil said...

Hay Pradeep,

Thanks for the test, It was really nice experience. Though the end result for my assessment is Failed.

Would surely like to contribute some of the scenarios which I have came across as a QA person.

Thanks once again, I am surely looking forward to score the test which you are setting for Testers [:)]

In my earlier post I have reported an issue with Scroll bar in Chrome browser and Flash component, hope it will add value [:D]

Regards,

Swapnil.
are

Anonymous said...

Hey Pradeep and other people SUCK MY COCK this site suckkkss...wtf is going on wat kind of quiz is that..havent u ever seen a quiz in ur life go fix them ...LOOSERS

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

@Anonymous cock,

So here goes a challenge: Create a quiz that is engaging and educative in testing and share it to the world.

Anonymous said...

Worst one I have ever seen to waste everyone's time.. instead u could have published it directly rather than wasting time to prepare the quiz n post it.. hmmm

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

@Anonymous,

Worst one I have ever seen to waste everyone's time.. instead u could have published it directly rather than wasting time to prepare the quiz n post it.. hmmm

Can you explain why you thought it was worst? If you could and we could discuss about it, I may find your comment useful. Else it is as good as you think my quiz is.

Ranjini said...

Wonderful !! Had a thinking session during and after the quiz.

thanks
ranjini

Anu said...

Hi Pradeep,
Simply superb.
Eye opener for a beginner like me.
Want to learn lot more.
Hope you'll post something for beginner's.
Anu

Anonymous said...

hi pradeep...

Wonderful quiz....but i failed...:)i m disappointed...but yes,,learnt a lot..thank u so much..

Revathi Balan

Anonymous said...

Thanks for reminding us to "THINK out of box"

Madhavi said...

Hi

Liked the test,says scored zero,couldn't able to read the feed back,I have not answered some questions...I think its a feature I can skip the answerr..anyway I am not great @ testing .Couldn't able to read the result feedback.

Thanks for the test

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

@Madhavi,

I think its a feature I can skip the answerr..anyway I am not great @ testing .Couldn't able to read the result feedback.

There might be some problem with the software you used to open the quiz. You may want to try out from a different computer or so and have a look at the feedback. It is very important.

Anonymous said...

Hey Pradeep,

I found that the quiz is informative. But I was have come an issue... for questions where there are lot of options and have a vertical scroll bar, if I hold my mouse pointer on the scroll bar, the complete information disappears..

Pavan said...

Mr Pradeep...
The quiz that u have posted doesn't make any sense.
secondly test ur posts atleast moderately.

See my comments.
-- Rename this from quiz
-- Stop using word 'I' in some places
-- Don't give %ges unless u hav done some survey at least
-- Stop saying In india, testers are like this and there is no difference with respect to testers in india. There might be the same difference which exists for dev, architects etc..
-- You writing seriously tells me that you wanted to convey that you can explain any thing in subjective way about testing. But It is always acceptable to tell some thing great about you is good but telling something -ve about others to project your self will not be going to help you.

One thing ur posts might be interesting for some people who are inferior about testing but ....

ok man but I should appreciate the efforts that you are making in what ever that you believe in.

This post is only for you and not to made available for everyone.

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

@Pavan,

I know you might be angry that I put your comment out although you said you wanted to make this private.

If you really wanted it private, you could have sent an email to me not post it as a comment on my blog.

There is one thing I don't understand, why don't people who write such comments make their profile public? Why hide?

harish kumar said...

Hi Pradeep,
I happened to pass by with the links given by one of my friend with me being new to the industry with just a year and 6 months.
I started adoring your blogs, not just because of it is about testing but it is something more , which "crook narrow minded brains" can't understand.
If we are a fool to the Outside world, no Issues , as we know A fool may be a fool for the outside world, but to other fools we are an intelligent fools.
I hope you understood what i meant.

About the Quiz : Am proud to say that i got zero marks and failed .. not because that you are praising the above commented people but because am a fool and i don't care about the other people comments , as after all it is my life and career and am the one who has to be more concerned than others at the helm.

Finally would like to sign off,
No matter if you are climbing the stairs and also fall, or if the stairs are broken and still u climb and fall ,, one thing is for sure when you try the next time, Either you will climb higher with more confidence and determination or there will not be a single stairs as all would break and fall ..
It is all about how you learn from your mistakes

Sada said...

I was drooling at the bumper prize and was eager to finish off the quiz soon ;-) So I couldn't realize that I had to think beyond every available answer for all questions. So ended up forcing myself to pick one answer from existing answers .. lol ;-) But the Result/Feedback screen was unexpected;-) The moment I saw zero score, even before seeing the lessons below it I realized why I didn't go outside the available answers ;-) It was worth coming across the lessons of this quiz once to remind myself what I was forgetting these days !!

Sooper like!!

-Sada

Pradeep Soundararajan said...

@Sada,

Thanks. That was a cheeky comment :) Help spread the message without telling the score part of it :))

@Harish,

I am glad you liked it. Hope you help testers around you do better with what you have learnt.

Anonymous said...

The application has lot of bugs. The questions given with scrolling option vanished after scrolling. Also calculation of marks are wrong.

Nalini Natarajan said...

Hi Pradeep,

It was an excellent quiz but I was disappointed seeing my score :( though I learnt some valuable lessons. Thanks..
Wanted to share one thing 15th ques vanished when I atttempted to go back and check my options...Is this a bug??
I was using IE8.

bharani. r said...

Hi Pradeep Sir,

I am Bharani-Tester from Chennai, Really, very nice quiz. I started to answer very honestly. But, I got zero points:) once, i view my result, somewhat i felt upset. after-that, your words really awesome make me confident and learnt to have a better skill. And, I have query to you.how many days you took to start preparing about this session? your enthusiastic and impression plays a role model for us.hands off to you:)

Nimesh Nagar said...

Hi Pradeep,
Today I read your blog for the first time with one video (about testers interview, myths...) & it was awesome. I could see myself in some of the examples your discussed there.

Also just now I came across your online quiz post.
Before starting my quiz session, can you update how many questions are there & is there any time limit ?
This will help me to decide if I can take quiz now or at some other time based on my schedule.

Thanks
Nimesh

rohit saxena said...

Hi Pradeep,

Problem:-After Question 14, the scrolling is not working fine. if you scroll question to the bottom, the question disappears. it happens in all the question afterwards.
Repeatiblity:-100%
please have a look