# Trivia Game

Spring 2019

The questions below are due on Sunday March 10, 2019; 11:59:00 PM.

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## 1) Overview

In this design exercise you will generate a trivia game going off of the API briefly discussed in Exercise 04's Python Request Exercise. A user should be presented with trivia questions and they have to selet an answer. If the answer is right, they get a point. If the answer is wrong, they lose a point. The game should be able to run as long as the user wants (so it cannot use just a pre-defined/hard-coded set of trivia, but rather the trivia must come from the Trivia API). In addition, we want the system to keep track of the user's total record (the number of correct and incorrect answers across all of history...not just since the device turned on the last time. This will require persistent storage on the server.)

The system should have pieces existing both locally and on the class server. It should use a Python script to manage user scores as well as query the API for questions and to present them to the labkit. In addition, a user-side labkit-script (C++) should provide querying the server, rendering questions, and processing user input (as well as provide right/wrong feedback.)

We'll leave most details open-ended on this one and up to the user, but remember:

• Trivia must come from the open-trivia API
• Long-term statistics from user performance must be available and displayed on the lab kit LCD
• The system must allow the user to keep playing as long as possible (so there must be some repeatable state machine in place).
• Just to repeat the point in the first paragraph: Your system must be able to remember information through multiple power-cycles. This means persistent storage in the form of either a database or using the EEPROM on the ESP32 (we have not covered the latter, so database will probably be better here).
• The code must be implemented using non-blocking solutions (no usage of delay, etc)

True/False or Multiple choice question types are fine.

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