quiz show


Definition of quiz show

: an entertainment program (as on radio or television) in which contestants answer questions

called also quiz program

Examples of quiz show in a Sentence

a popular TV quiz show

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HQ Trivia, a twice-daily online quiz show whose co-founder is Rus Yusupov, was initially a big success—among the most popular apps on Apple. Zolan Kanno-youngs, WSJ, "HQ Trivia Co-Founder Dies of Apparent Drug Overdose," 16 Dec. 2018 That was the basic premise behind the latest episode of Billy on the Street, the man-on-the-street quiz show that features Eichner and his famous pals basically accosting New York City civilians all in the name of pop culture. Dan Barna, Glamour, "Billy Eichner and Tiffany Haddish Want to Do a 'Woke' Remake of Hocus Pocus," 24 Oct. 2018 Shortly after, Alex took an interest in game shows and got his start hosting special programs, including the teen show Music Hop, and the popular Canadian high school quiz show Reach for the Top. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "A Fascinating Look Back at How Alex Trebek Got Started on 'Jeopardy!'," 30 July 2018 The chosen go to choose their glittery tat like winners of some daytime quiz show. A.a. Gill, A-LIST, "Fraught, But It Counts," 4 July 2018 As a youngster, Matteo Salvini — in the running to be Italy’s next prime minister — would search for the right response during his appearances on television quiz shows . Mark Collette, Houston Chronicle, "Texas skills gap is stressing the South's economy, report finds," 12 June 2018 The students read the books, form teams, and compete in a quiz show like challenge using knowledge of the books. Lizzy Acker, OregonLive.com, "Hermiston school district won’t participate in Oregon reading program due to book about trans kid," 30 Apr. 2018 In the meanwhile, a quiz show blares away on the hospice television. Mark Swed, latimes.com, "My Lai massacre, 50 years later: Jonathan Berger's opera captures the madness," 12 Mar. 2018 But the quiz show — knowledge as public display — is, for him, a dead end. Sam Anderson, New York Times, "New Sentences: From ‘A Long Way From Home,’ by Peter Carey," 1 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of quiz show

1944, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of quiz show

: a radio or television program during which people compete with each other by trying to answer questions

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