About & FAQ


This website was built by Simon. It was originally inspired by a learning quiz program called "World!", developed by Torpedo Software. Unfortunately, that program is no longer around (nor is Torpedo Software), but hopefully ImageQuiz will suffice.


Q: What's the difference between an unlabelled image and a labelled image?
A: A labelled image has text labels within the image file, which need to be obscured to make the quiz. An unlabelled image does not have text labels on the image.

Q: How do I make a quiz?
A: Try watching these videos first: How to make a quiz with an unlabelled image, How to make a quiz with a labelled image. If you're still having problems, send us an email.

Q: Is it possible to have an area within an area?
A: No. But if you draw the outer area around the inner area with a thin seam, you should get the same functionality

Q: Is it possible to have multiple terms aligned with a single area on the image?
A: No, sorry, not at this time.

Q: Why can't I delete a quiz?
A: Only the original quiz creator can delete quizzes, to protect your valuable hard work. You will need to be logged in at the time of quiz creation so that the quiz is registered under your login. And you will need to be logged in at the time you want to delete.

Q: Why should I create an account / log in?
A: When you're logged in, all your quiz attempts will be logged, so you can see how your score is improving over time; all quizzes you create will be listed under your name. You also have the ability to delete your quizzes.


The website was built on the back of knowledge acquired from undertaking the CS101, CS212 and CS253 courses at Udacity. These courses are great and free, so it's strongly recommend that you explore Udacity's offerings. The site sits on Google App Engine. It uses Python in the back end, and a fair amount of javascript in the front end.

Udacity Showcase

This website is a Udacity Showcase project. Why not check out another:

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Rote learning

This site is largely about rote learning. The debate around the value of rote learning is acknowledged. The position of the author of this website is that rote learning is a valuable component of education, but by far not its most important element. The value of rote learning is perceived to be in ensuring learners have a solid foundation of the context of a subject in memory such that it can be recalled without use of reference material. For example, when learning about world history, the relative position of countries is an essential part of the context of the subject. If a learner is continually referring to an atlas whilst learning history this will slow the speed of learning. If however this information is stored in memory, learning history becomes easier.