I reread your original post just now and realized you are "new to hotpot (moodle 1.911)". To get the effect that you want with that module, you should set up the questions as per the "JQuiz as a test" tutorial I indicated earlier, then generate an html file for the quiz, and use that as source file when you add a HotPot activity to your Moodle 1.9 site.
Try that for starters
If feel more ambitious, I suggest you install the QuizPort module for Moodle 1.x. The QuizPort module is the successor to the HotPot module. It can do everything that the HotPot module can do, and a lot more besides.
For the purposes of this discussion, the important point is that QuizPort module has several output formats that the HotPot module for Moodle 1.9 does not have. After you have added your JQuiz (use the jqz file this time, not the html file), you can select the "JQuiz (v6) from xml (Auto-advance)" output format. The standard behavior of this output foramt is to advance automatically to the next question when a question is answered correctly.
The behavior of the JQuiz auto-advance format can be adjusted by adding the following settings from with JQuiz (JQuiz -> Options -> Configure output -> Custom -> Code for insertion into <head> tag)
minimumScore = 80;
maximumWrong = 2;
maximumTriesPerQuestion = 1;
Probably you can see for yourself what these settings do, but here is my explanation:
- if it becomes apparent that the quiz score can never be more than the minimumScore value, then the quiz will finish at that point
- when a question is answered wrongly that brings the number of wrongly answered questions to more than the maximumWrong value, then the quiz will finish at that point
- students will be only be allowed to attempt each question by the number of times specified in the maximumTriesPerQuestion value
If you would like to experiemnt with the QuizPort module, you are welcome to do so on my development server:
I realize this might be a lot to absorb and understand for someone such as yourself who is new to HotPot for Moodle, but I have included the information here for more experienced Moodlers too. One day this information will go into the Moodle docs.
In case you wish to add this behavior to several JQuiz quizzes delivered via QuizPort, I have attached a configuration file which you can upload to your Moodle course files, and specify as the "Configuration file" for all the JQuiz files you wish to apply it to. The configuration file can be edited with a text editor.