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shinyquiz is an R package for creating simple, flexible quizzes within R Shiny. Easily create quizzes from various pre-built question and choice types or create your own using htmltools and shiny packages as building blocks. Integrates with Shiny applications. Ideal for non-web-developers such as educators, data scientists, and anyone who wants to assess responses interactively in a small form factor.

shinyquiz is excellent for developing short, informal quizzes with a priority of showing one question at a time. At the end of each question, users are notified if their answer is correct. Once the quiz ends, a summary page shows the user’s grade, their answer, and the correct answer.

The quiz can be a standalone application or integrated into a larger Shiny application.

There is no built-in method for permanently recording users’ answers in shinyquiz. By default, the package adheres to R Shiny’s session data management. This means that user inputs and responses are held temporarily for the duration of the active session. Once the session ends – typically when the user closes the browser or the app is stopped – these inputs are not retained. If persistent data storage is required, such as for later analysis or record-keeping, users will need to implement their own data persistence logic. This might involve capturing the output of quiz_server() and saving responses to a database or writing them to a file.

Learn more with the Get Started article.


shinyquiz is currently in development and is available to test by installing via:

# latest development version
# install.packages("remotes")


quiz <- create_quiz(
    'What is the capital of Illinois?',
    add_choice('Paw Paw'),
    add_choice('Spingfield', correct = TRUE)
    'Which elements are gases at room temperature? Select all that apply.',
    add_choice('Hydrogen', correct = TRUE),
    add_choice('Nitrogen', correct = TRUE),
    label = 'Select Hydrogen and Nitrogen'
    'At what temperature does water boil at sea level?',
    add_slider(min = 90, max = 150, default_position = 120, correct = 100),
    label = 'Select 100'

You can view a live version of this app here.