Web pages can react to things you do. This is called interactivity. CQ Lesson pages often contain small exercises which require your input and which check and react to your answers - examples appear at the end of the first page of this section and below.
A common form of interactive exercise is the equipment check . Equipment checks give you a way of making sure that you are on the right path and that you are understanding the material. Here is a sample. If you have diligently followed all the links on the previous pages, you should be able to find the answer!
Play around with this Equipment Check to see how it responds. This is what is supposed to happen:
- If you ask for a stronger hint, a regular pop-up window should appear with the hint in it. Don't forget to close the window!
- If you type in the right answer, a window should pop up to tell you that you got it right. This window is pretty garish, but it disappears all by itself after five seconds!
Other Interactive Exercises
You will encounter many variations of the above. Some write information (such as a response or answer) directly into a space on the page (usually labeled "Feedback Here"). Others simply ask you to think about something and then press a or button for an answer or explanation. Some are multiple choice quizzes. The two things to remember are:
- No activity in the Lesson or Practice area is graded.
- Interactive exercises are an important part of the expedition. Do them all!
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