pop quiz

noun

: an unscheduled or unannounced quiz

Examples of pop quiz in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Touching one of these seeds can lead to anything from an impromptu musical performance by singing-and-dancing piranha plants to a ride on a herd of stampeding beasts to a short pop quiz about your gameplay stats, and practically everything in between. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 27 Dec. 2023 Martin Scorsese took a TikTok pop quiz proctored by his daughter Francesca in which the legendary filmmaker guessed the meaning of modern slang words. Ethan Shanfeld, Variety, 6 Oct. 2023 When the mud-slinging came to an end, only the Grand Cherokee had passed the on- and off-road performance pop quiz with flying colors. Martin Padgett Jr., Car and Driver, 2 Aug. 2023 The show also includes a trivia pop quiz. oregonlive, 21 Sep. 2022 This was a pop quiz. Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Mar. 2023 Who knew there would be a pop quiz that day? Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 22 Feb. 2023 Just a frivolous pop quiz? Nancy Kruh, Peoplemag, 16 Sep. 2022 Finally, here’s a pop quiz. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pop quiz was in 1931

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“Pop quiz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pop%20quiz. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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