pop quiz

noun

Definition of pop quiz 

: an unscheduled or unannounced quiz

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Once in line, friendly workers give folks a pop quiz. Karen Herzog, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Retro UW-Madison delivery van hits road with myth-busting facts, Babcock ice cream," 13 July 2018 There’s a 10-question fit guide — a pop quiz on everything from your measurements to denim preferences — and video testimonials from different women. New York Times, "A New Brand of Jeans — With Just a Single Style," 7 June 2018 Still, name recognition has not always been perfect during post-practice pop quizzes. Danny Moran, OregonLive.com, "What's in a name? Jonathan Smith's early attempt to build trust among Oregon State Beavers," 26 Apr. 2018 But then Mississippi State’s new coach continues — and aces the, uh, pop quiz. George Schroeder, USA TODAY, "'Moor Cowbell': Joe Moorhead embraces Southern living at Mississippi State," 8 June 2018 Here’s a pop quiz: When, during the past year, did Facebook’s app have its highest ranking in the Google Play store? Antonio García Martínez, WIRED, "How Facebook Binds, and Shatters, Communities," 11 May 2018 Here’s another pop quiz: Besides Fidelity Investments’ Abby Johnson, name another female chief executive of a major financial firm in Boston. Shirley Leung, BostonGlobe.com, "For a change, you might actually get to know this Hancock CEO," 1 Feb. 2018 When McMaster requested Trump’s input, the President grew frustrated and defensive, as if he’d been ambushed with a pop quiz. Kathryn Schulz, The New Yorker, "McMaster and Commander," 23 Apr. 2018 Some students did complain that there were professors who were creating assignments solely for students in class or giving pop quizzes in an attempt to undermine the movement. Alexandria Frank, Teen Vogue, "Howard University Students Are Calling for Their President to Resign," 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of pop quiz

1931, in the meaning defined above

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pop quiz

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pop quiz

: a short test that a teacher gives to students without warning

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