pop quiz

noun

Definition of pop quiz

: an unscheduled or unannounced quiz

Examples of pop quiz in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ganbarg quickly gathered some of the other young staffers and held an impromptu pop quiz: Who were the brothers in The Kinks? Melinda Newman, Billboard, 17 Feb. 2022 Donnie reposted a pop quiz from the CBS Instagram account that asked fans to name a CBS star who has also directed an episode of their show. Katie Bowlby, Country Living, 22 Jan. 2022 Arizona not prepared for Detroit Lions' pop quiz ASU's 3-game win streak snapped as Sun Devils fall to San Francisco To suggest human-interest story ideas and other news, reach Obert at richard.obert@arizonarepublic.com or 602-316-8827. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 21 Dec. 2021 The Williams who embodies stubbornness while chastising his daughters for it; and who can’t even let a family rewatch of Cinderella go by without turning it into a pop quiz on morality. K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone, 19 Nov. 2021 The first group date surprises the men with a pop quiz. Mike Rose, cleveland, 26 Oct. 2021 Coaches relish how the balancing act that requires Parsons to study for two tests also demands opposing offensive coordinators remain ready for a pop quiz. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, 1 Oct. 2021 The program will open with a citizenship pop quiz, which encourages viewers to think about what those not born in this country must learn in order to become Americans. Hearst Television, Chron, 18 Mar. 2021 Writer and teacher Colman McCarthy begins each school year with a pop quiz – and a cash prize. CBS News, 29 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of pop quiz

1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Pop quiz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pop%20quiz. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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