It seems as though my quiz slides won't progress until the audio is complete. How can I allow the end-user to complete the quiz without having to listen to the entire audio? The only solution I can see to work around this issue is to show the playbar at the bottom. This may work for now, but it does not encourage the end-user to complete the quiz. I would like to have the quiz force the end-user to complete the quiz and progress at their own pace.
You talk about audio, I suspect you mean Slide Audio, which is visible in the Timeline as an individual timeline (waveform) under the slide timeline. The pausing point will NOT pause the slide audio.
When you complete the Submit process, the playhead is released and the actions specified in the Quiz Properties (Success, Last Attempt or eventual the Retry). Success and Last Attempt action are by default set to 'Continue', which means that all the frames after the pausing point need to be visited before getting to the next slide.
Move the pausing point more towards the end of the slide with the mouse
Edit the Success and Last Attempt actions to 'Go to Next Slide'