I would like some suggestions on building a dynamic quiz.

  There are categories and in each category the question can be multiple 
choice or true/false.   For each category a specific number of questions is 
asked.  The questions asked are randomly chosen from a collection of 
questions for the category.  The number of questions chosen may be different 
for each category.

  category one - 3 questions
  category two - 1 question
  category three - 2 questions

My first thought is a python script does the randomization selecting questions 
from my postgresql database.  Quizzes submitted updates the database counting 
correct and wrong answers and emails the results to the student and 

A second thought is a python script builds a dtml page quiz from individual 
dtml files which categories can be folders with an individual dtml file for 
each question.  Then submit questions and answers to database and email 
student and instructors.

A third thought is create a collection of complete quizzes and then randomly 
select a quiz (least preferred).

I've searched and the closest I could find was on the zope edu wiki just 
discussing an aggregated quiz but I haven't found where that has been 
persued.   Most or all quiz products create static quizzes not one that can 
be built "on the fly".  Any other designs would be appreciated.



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