After the last posting, I was grateful to receive very useful advice from more seasoned hands as to where to begin making something interactive.
Thanks to Andrew I dipped a toe into making something using Captivate 2 and have produced a wee quiz for a physics unit I've been doing. It is a bit rough and ready, but it only took a couple of hours to figure enough to put the quiz together. That's exactly what I wanted to be able to do. Quick, easy, no fiddly bits.
My first effort can be found here.
Please feel free to criticise, its the only way I'll learn.