Another way of putting quizzes on line

Having suggested that ARLT might take out a QUIA subscription on behalf of its members, I find that even with the reduction on the individual costs that they offer, it would make a big hole in our budget.

So I’ve been looking into other ways of putting quizzes on line, and here is one.

The questions and answers are just nonsense – the point is to show how a quiz made with this free software looks on a web page.

How we could use this to let any teacher make and post a quiz, I don’t yet know, but I think there are possibilities.

The example linked above is just one kind of quiz that can be made. I’ll try different kinds and post the results.

Ribchester re-enactment

From the Lancashire Telegraph which has a photo of an attractive young woman on horseback ‘in garments from the Roman era.’ Really? They are even better preserved than finds in Bonekickers!

By Tom Moseley

A RE-ENACTMENT of a violent Roman battle came too close to reality when one of the soldiers injured himself falling off his horse.

The actor, who was taking part in the Romans in Ribchester event on Saturday, lay on the floor while an ambulance was called to check him out, but he was not seriously injured.

Visitors flocked to the Roman re-enactment organised by Ribchester Roman Museum, which takes place every year.

The popular event, at Ribchester playing fields, saw members of the Legio Secunda Augusta Roman perform cavalry displays and mock fights, including gladiatorial contests.

The re-enactment group, which includes everything from slaves to sculptures in its displays, had pitched tents on the playing fields for the weekend-long show.

Visitors were taken back almost 2000 years as they looked around the camp, tried on Roman armour, felt the weight of the swords used in battle and had their faces painted like warriors.

There was also education on offer for families, with experts explaining what life was like for a surgeon in a field hospital, authentic cooking and craft demonstrations, and women demonstrating how the fashionable ladies of the time would dress.