need help with game inC programming for the Absolute beginner

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    need help with game inC programming for the Absolute beginner

    The game is at the end of chapter 5 and it is the Trivia Game. I am using Dev-C++ and I have a problem. When I put in all the code I get an error message at the end of this code.
    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    
    int sportsQuestion(void);
    int geographyQuestion(void);
    void pause(int);
    
    int giResponse = 0;
    
    main()
    
    {
          do {
              
              system("clear");
              printf("\n\tTHE TRIVIA GAME\n\n");
              printf("1\tSports\n");
              printf("2\tGeography\n");
              printf("3\tQuit\n");
              printf("\n\nEnter your selection: ");
              scanf("%d", &giResponse);
              switch(giResponse) {
                                 
                                 case 1:
                                      
                                      if (sportsQuestion()==4)
                                         printf("\nCorrect!\n");
                                      else
                                          printf("\nIncorrect\n");
                                          
                                      pause(2);
                                      break;
                                      
                                 case 2:
                                      
                                      if (geograhpyQuestion()==2)
                                          printf("\nCorrect!\n");
                                      else
                                          printf("\nIncorrect\n");
                                      pause(2);
                                      break;
                                 }
              }
    }
    right at the end I get an error message that says "Syntax error before '}' token. Can anyone please help me and tell me what this error code is for?

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    do requires while
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    Quote Originally Posted by vart
    do requires while
    Now I get a [link error] Undefined reference to 'geographyQuestion'

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    Code:
    do { ... } while( conditional statement )
    EDIT

    Have you defined your functions? That snippet there just declares them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SG57
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    Code:
    do { ... } while( conditional statement )
    EDIT

    Have you defined your functions? That snippet there just declares them...
    thanks for the help but I am new and confused so forget I asked I will re-read the chapter to see what it says then if I still can't figure it out I will come back and post again but for now I am gonna go and continue to read the book. Thank you again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SG57
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    Code:
    do { ... } while( conditional statement )
    EDIT

    Have you defined your functions? That snippet there just declares them...
    it tells me to put
    Code:
     while ( giResponse !=3);
    in and I did but it still comes up with that error message.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SG57
    Have you defined your functions? That snippet there just declares them...
    I just read what you said and here is the code I have for the defined function.
    Code:
    int geographyQuestion(void)
    {
        int iAnswer = 0;
        
        system("clear");
        printf("\tGeography Question\n");
        printf("\nWhat is the state capital of Florida? ");
        printf("\n\n1\tPensacola\n");
        printf("2\tTallahassee\n");
        printf("3\tJacksonville\n");
        printf("4\tMiami\n");
        printf("\nEnter your selection: ");
        scanf("%d", &iAnswer);
        
        return iAnswer;
    }
    that is what I have for the definition.

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    Code:
    if (geograhpyQuestion()==2)
    to

    Code:
    if (geographyQuestion()==2)
    note the spelling mistake

    ssharish2005

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssharish2005
    Code:
    if (geograhpyQuestion()==2)
    to

    Code:
    if (geographyQuestion()==2)
    note the spelling mistake

    ssharish2005
    Thank you sooo.... much, one more thing is it doesn't recognize the clear command how would I fix that?

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    Using win32:
    Code:
    system("CLS");
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    well, system fucntion for clear the system screen is not a good idea. I fact using a system function is itself is not a good idea.

    In you case, Clear is not portable, Cos windows dosn;t understand what is Clear command.

    On windows -> "cls"
    On *nix -> "clear"

    And i guess u are using windows so use system("cls");

    there is a note on how to clear a screen on FAQ have a go. And at the same instead of pause fucntion u can use getchar() fucntion.

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    Last edited by ssharish2005; 12-04-2006 at 03:57 PM.

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    Since clear didn't work, I assumed he was using windows. ssharish2005 is right, though, this is nonportable and there are alternatives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manutd
    Using win32:
    Code:
    system("CLS");
    Ya, umm I used that code instead of what I had and the whole computer went haywire and I had to unplug the computer so that didn't work, thx for trying to help though.

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    What OS are you using? Under windows, that code invokes the cls program, clearing the screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyrobber
    Ya, umm I used that code instead of what I had and the whole computer went haywire and I had to unplug the computer so that didn't work, thx for trying to help though.
    Wait sorry, I did that but I had it in a console application, thats why it went crazy, However I did it in an empty project and it worked thanks for the help it is working good. Thanks to ya'lls help I now have a pretty good flowing game.

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