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This project is a Python parser for the Aiken question format used in Moodle. Aiken is a very simple format to represent multiple choice questions (https://docs.moodle.org/24/en/Aiken_format) It accept two very similar syntaxes:

What is the correct answer to this question?
A. Is it this one?
B. Maybe this answer?
C. Possibly this one?
D. Must be this one!
ANSWER: D

And this:

Which LMS has the most quiz import formats?
A) Moodle
B) ATutor
C) Claroline
D) Blackboard
E) WebCT
F) Ilias
ANSWER: A

Usage

The aiken module simply expose the load and dump functions that respectively parse a question file and convert a parsed question object back to code. Let us parse a question string:

>>> import aiken
>>> question = aiken.load("""
... Is this a valid Aiken Question?
... A. Yes
... B. No
... ANSWER: A
... """)
>>> question.options
['Yes', 'No']

Now, we make some changes and convert it back to a string of code:

>>> question.options.append('Who knows?')
>>> print(aiken.dump(question))
Is this a valid Aiken Question?
A. Yes
B. No
C. Who knows?
ANSWER: A

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