11.8. Exercises: Modules

Practice makes better. You will create a program that accomplishes the following:

  1. Steps through a list of Yes/No questions.
  2. Calls functions based on the user’s responses.

Rather than coding all of the functions from scratch, you are going to use existing modules to help assemble your project.


If your teacher added you to a Trinket course, complete the exercises there.

Otherwise, use the links below to code in your own free account.

  1. Open this Trinket and Remix before getting started.
  2. Open this repl and Fork before getting started.

11.8.1. Import Module Code

Lucky you! Most of the functions you need are in the averages.py and display.py files.

  1. In main.py, add a statement to import all functions from the averages module.
  2. In main.py, add code to import ONLY the print_all function from the display module.
  3. Use the as keyword to rename the imported print_all function to display_results.

Check your solutions.

11.8.2. Finish Coding A New Module

random_select.py requires your attention.

  1. Add code to complete the random_from_list function. It should take a list as an argument and then return a randomly selected element from that list.
  2. Import the random_select module into the main.py program.


If you add any loose statements in the random_select.py file, remember to place them into a main() function.

Check your solutions.

11.8.3. Finish the Project

Now complete the project code.


The line references given below assume that you added no blank lines during your work in the previous sections. If you did, do not worry. The comments in main.py will still show you where to add code.

  1. Line 19: Call display_results to print all of the tests and student scores. Be sure to pass in the correct arguments.
  2. Line 23: Using dot notation, call average_for_test to print the class average for each test. Use title_index and scores as arguments.
  3. Line 27: Call average_for_student (with the proper arguments) to print each astronaut’s average score.
  4. Line 30: Call random_from_list to pick the next spacewalker from the astronauts list.

Check your solutions.

11.8.4. Sanity check!

Properly done, your output should look something like:

Would you like to display all scores? Y/N: y
Name        Math      Fitness   Coding    Nav       Communication
Fox         95        86        83        81        76
Turtle      79        71        79        87        72
Cat         94        87        87        83        82
Hippo       99        77        91        79        80
Dog         96        95        99        82        70

Would you like to average the scores for each test? Y/N: y
Math test average = 92.6%.
Fitness test average = 83.2%.
Coding test average = 87.8%.
Nav test average = 82.4%.
Communication test average = 76%.

Would you like to average the scores for each astronaut? Y/N: y
Fox's test average = 84.2%.
Turtle's test average = 77.6%.
Cat's test average = 86.6%.
Hippo's test average = 85.2%.
Dog's test average = 88.4%.

Would you like to select the next spacewalker? Y/N: y
Turtle is the next spacewalker.


In your output, the spacings for the test score columns will probably NOT line up perfectly. This is OK.

When we learn how to display output in a window other than the console, we will worry about making columns look nice.