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Add a Quiz

To add a quiz, run pushkin install experiment. Select the experiment template of choice (see this list for the options). This will create a pushkin experiment template in the experiments/ folder.

Open the config.js located in your experiment folder, modify the experiment name, shortName, logo, text etc.

experimentName: &fullName 'mind Experiment'
shortName: &shortName 'mind' # This should be unique as its used for urls, etc.
apiControllers: # The default export from each of these locations will be attached to a pushkin API
- mountPath: *shortName
location: 'api controllers'
name: 'mycontroller'
location: 'worker'
service: # what to add as a service in main compose file
image: *shortName
- message-queue
- test_db
- "AMQP_ADDRESS=amqp://message-queue:5672"
- "DB_USER=postgres"
- "DB_PASS="
- "DB_URL=test_db"
- "DB_NAME=test_db"
location: 'web page'
location: 'migrations'
location: ''
# Used for migration and seed commands via main CLI
# Note that these might be different than those given to the worker,
# Since it's running inside a linked docker container
database: 'localtestdb'
logo: 'Mind.png'
text: 'Enter your experiment description here'
tagline: 'Be a citizen scientist! Try this quiz.'
duration: ''

After running pushkin prep, the experiments.js located in pushkin/front-end/src will be updated, it should be an array of objects like this:

export default [
{ fullName: 'vocab Experiment', shortName: 'vocab', module: pushkinComponent7e170301859545dab691a08652b798a8, logo: 'logo512.png', tagline: 'Be a citizen scientist! Try this quiz.', duration: '' },
{ fullName: 'mind Experiment', shortName: 'mind', module: pushkinComponent1d77ca65c9f94dac834629611d452c8e, logo: 'logo512.png', tagline: 'Be a citizen scientist! Try this quiz.', duration: '' },
{ fullName: 'whichenglish Experiment', shortName: 'whichenglish', module: pushkinComponentbbca5356917345c2b2532e84e5325197, logo: 'logo512.png', tagline: 'Be a citizen scientist! Try this quiz.', duration: '' },

Then the new quiz card will be automatically added to the home page.


The Jumbotron is a lightweight, flexible component that can optionally extend the entire viewport to showcase key content on your site.

<Jumbotron style={{backgroundColor:'#eeeeee'}}>
We do <strong>citizen science</strong> to learn how the mind
works.{' '}
Pick a game to get started!
<div className="mt-3">
Feel free to send us feedback <LinkContainer to="/feedback"><a><strong>HERE</strong></a></LinkContainer>

It includes a link to the feedback page, an archor tag wrapped in <LinkContainer> component.


The <CardDeck> creates a grid of cards that are of equal height and width. The layout will automatically adjust as you insert more cards. We recommend putting every 3 cards in a card deck. Quizzes are wrapped in card decks in Home.js located in pushkin/front-end/src/pages.


Bootstrap’s cards provide a flexible and extensible content container with multiple variants and options:

  • Body: Use <Card.Body> to pad content inside a <Card>.

  • Title, text, and links: Using <Card.Title>, <Card.Subtitle>, and <Card.Text> inside the <Card.Body> will line them up nicely. <Card.Link> are used to line up links next to each other.

  • Images: Cards include a few options for working with images. Choose from appending “image caps” at either end of a card, overlaying images with card content, or simply embedding the image in a card.

  • Image clickable area styling: If you would like to use circular images and limit the clickable space to be circular, be sure to keep the :hoverStyles.circleStyle className in the <LinkContainer. If you would like to use square or rectangular images, be sure to not include this className.

For example, the quiz card in the home page:

<Card className="border-0 shadow" style={styles.card}>
// style={styles.cardButton}
to={'/quizzes/' + this.props.id}
className={css(hoverStyles.opacityStyle, hoverStyles.circleStyle)}
<Card.Img src={this.props.img} style={styles.cardImage} />
<Card.Title className="mt-4" style={styles.cardTitle}>
<Card.Text className="mt-4" style={styles.cardText}>
{/* {this.props.duration && (
{' '}
{' '}
Average time: {this.props.duration} minutes.{' '}
</strong>{' '}
{this.state.count && (
<p> {this.state.count} players so far! </p>
)} */}
<Row className="justify-content-center mt-2">
// style={styles.cardButton}
to={'/quizzes/' + this.props.id}
<Button className={css(hoverStyles.cardButton)}>Play Now</Button>
<Row className="justify-content-center mt-3 mb-3">
onClick={e => {
className={css(hoverStyles.socialIcon, hoverStyles.opacityStyle)}
onClick={e => {
className={css(hoverStyles.socialIcon, hoverStyles.opacityStyle)}
className={css(hoverStyles.socialIcon, hoverStyles.opacityStyle)}
{/* BETA ribbon */}
{/* {this.props.beta && (
<LinkContainer to={'/quizzes/' + this.props.id}>
<div className={s.ribbon + ' ' + s.ribbonBottomLeft}>
{' '}
<span>BETA</span>{' '}
)} */}

The components inside a quiz card, in order from top to bottom, are:

  • <Card.Img>: Quiz cover image

  • <Card.Title>: Quiz name

  • <Card.Text>: Quiz description

  • <Button>: Wrapped in <LinkContainer>

  • <SocialIcon>: The react social icons provides a set of beautiful svg social icons.