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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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 Quick, which Florida marine animal has been a subject on two national quiz shows, a Geico commercial and several news headlines lately? Johnny Diaz, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Manatees are having their moment in pop culture," 2 Feb. 2018 YouTube channel Thursday explaining his condition and promising a quick return to hosting the quiz show. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "Alex Trebek takes medical leave from 'Jeopardy!' after fall requires blood clot surgery," 4 Jan. 2018 Entertainment included a quiz show with top radio commentator H.V. Kaltenborn, a performance by jazz musician Eddie Condon and his band, and Berle yukking it up with fellow vaudeville comics Benny Rubin and Jerry Bergen. Olivia B. Waxman, Time, "This Is How Telethons Became a Fundraising Tradition," 12 Sep. 2017

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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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