quiz

noun
\ ˈkwiz How to pronounce quiz (audio) \
plural quizzes

Definition of quiz

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : an eccentric person
3 : the act or action of quizzing specifically : a short oral or written test

quiz

verb
quizzed; quizzing

Definition of quiz (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to make fun of : mock
2 : to look at inquisitively
3 : to question closely

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Other Words from quiz

Verb

quizzer noun

Examples of quiz in a Sentence

Noun The teacher gave us a quiz on the material we studied yesterday. always eager to put everything down, my boyfriend had to be a quiz and make fun of the actors and costumes in our local theater troupe's latest production Verb quickly quizzed her about the assignment before heading off to class hated the way those relatives would quiz me about my partner and our living arrangements
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Test your knowledge about the new Texas property tax law with this quiz from Watchdog columnist Dave Lieber. Jamie Hancock, Dallas News, "Castro endorses Warren, 5 things to watch in 2020, McKinney’s rockin’ mayor," 7 Jan. 2020 Weekly business quiz Since its founding in 1960, this company has come to operate more than 16,500 stores in more than 85 global markets from headquarters just down the road in Ann Arbor. Benzinga, Detroit Free Press, "Santa Claus rally, Amazon wins, trade news pep up holiday markets," 28 Dec. 2019 There were some 25 questions and the quiz took maybe 10 minutes to complete. BostonGlobe.com, "At New Year’s, looking back and ahead - The Boston Globe," 26 Dec. 2019 Everything about this movie promises a great time, without a quiz on climate change afterward. Libby Gelman-waxner, The New Yorker, "If You Ask Me: Let It Go, or My Reaction to “Frozen 2” and Existential Despair," 11 Dec. 2019 Aides were tasked with drilling him, pop-quiz-style: What’s the cost of a subway ride? New York Times, "How a String of Flukes Helped Pave the Way for Mayor Michael Bloomberg," 22 Dec. 2019 Weekly business quiz This company has grown to become one of the world’s largest retailers, ranking at No. Detroit Free Press, "Market responds well to trade news, ignores impeachment," 21 Dec. 2019 After a short presentation, students walked around the bus, many answering quizzes on the tablets, including Ziad Almekkawi, a junior at River Hill. Jess Nocera, baltimoresun.com, "C-SPAN bus makes stops at 2 Howard County high schools to educate students about government," 13 Dec. 2019 The following quiz looks at the stuff left just by the Apollo moon landings. Steve Mirsky, Scientific American, "Detritus on the Moon," 26 Nov. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Once aboard, children will find games, quizzes, and lots of entertainment in the dedicated Frecciajunior magazine. Kate Andrews, National Geographic, "Hop aboard Europe’s best family train trips," 10 Oct. 2019 In Episode 9, while discussing the love quadrangle that has ensued at the palace, Princess Anne is quizzed by her parents and the Queen Mother about Camilla's suitability as a life partner for Charles. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Princess Diana Quote Was Snuck Into The Crown Season 3," 23 Nov. 2019 On one memorable occasion, I was quizzed by a border security agent on the historic origins of my very particular visa type. Natasha Frost, Quartz, "US border agents now need a good reason to search travelers’ devices," 13 Nov. 2019 The Argentinean wizard, who has in the running for his sixth Ballon d'Or this year, was quizzed on several topics when speaking to TyC Sports, which included the topic of who his favourite striker. SI.com, "Lionel Messi Names the Best Striker He Ever Saw," 29 Oct. 2019 Sestak was quizzed by Keenan Crow, director of Iowa LGBTQ advocacy group One Iowa. Tim Fitzsimons, NBC News, "Democratic 2020 hopefuls tout their pride at Iowa LGBTQ forum," 21 Sep. 2019 Riza was quizzed last July by the agency over alleged theft and money laundering at the 1MDB state investment fund. Washington Post, "Malaysian ex-PM stepson to be charged with money laundering," 5 July 2019 McCormack, in an interview with cleveland.com, recalled being quizzed by a resident at a community meeting about the number of people who live in different parts of his ward. Robert Higgs, cleveland.com, "Cleveland’s downtown residents organize push to get a playground for kids like other neighborhoods have," 5 July 2019 Players collect school-themed cards - homework, quizzes, report cards, field trip slips - and strategically stash cards in the Trapper Keeper folders. Taylor Telford, Anchorage Daily News, "Hot toys 2019: Star Wars, Hatchimals, Owleez and ‘Frozen’ offerings top holiday wish lists," 25 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of quiz

Noun

circa 1781, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1787, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for quiz

Noun

origin unknown

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The first known use of quiz was circa 1781

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Last Updated

12 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Quiz.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quiz. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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More Definitions for quiz

quiz

noun
How to pronounce quiz (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of quiz

 (Entry 1 of 2)

US : a short spoken or written test that is often taken without preparation
: a set of questions about a particular subject that people try to answer as a game or competition

quiz

verb

English Language Learners Definition of quiz (Entry 2 of 2)

: to ask (someone) questions about something
US : to give (someone) a quiz

quiz

noun
\ ˈkwiz How to pronounce quiz (audio) \
plural quizzes

Kids Definition of quiz

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a short test

quiz

verb
quizzed; quizzing

Kids Definition of quiz (Entry 2 of 2)

: to ask a lot of questions of We quizzed him about his trip.

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