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 For example, Curology asks patients about their skin concerns, skin type, and medical history through an online quiz, but other platforms may text, email, or notify their patients through a company app. Sara Coughlin, SELF, "What Can an Online Dermatologist Actually Do for You?," 20 Nov. 2019 The app includes policy quizzes, a news feed, history lessons, and videos. Jane Li, Quartz, "An app to teach Xi Jinping thought can study the phones of its 100 million users," 14 Oct. 2019 The question has since been removed from the quiz, the station reported. Fox News, "Florida teacher reassigned after quiz question refers to Trump as an 'idiot'," 26 Sep. 2019 The Alchema app includes a tasting quiz that covers everything from flavor profile to ABV. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "The Alchema Makes It So Easy to Make Your Own Booze," 25 Oct. 2019 Messages to Quizlet, the software program students used to take the quiz, were not immediately returned. Fox News, "Florida teacher reassigned after quiz question refers to Trump as an 'idiot'," 26 Sep. 2019 When some 270,000 Facebook users took the quiz, the researcher was able to obtain data about them and all of their Facebook friends—or about 50 million people altogether. Julia Angwin, The Atlantic, "How the Government Could Fix Facebook," 5 Apr. 2018 More than 270,000 people used the app and took the quiz. Andrew Prokop, Vox, "Cambridge Analytica and its many scandals, explained," 21 Mar. 2018 One permit will be issued upon successful completion of the quiz. Ramona Sentinel, "Old Survey Road 97 Trail opens to the public for three months," 15 Aug. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Voot Kids offers videos, audiobooks, e-books, quizzes, and gaming. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "India’s leading kids entertainment network unleashes Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol to win OTT war," 26 Nov. 2019 The records show that prosecutors and FBI agents quizzed the donor, Murat Guzel, a Turkish-American businessman, about his dealings with Zuberi and several U.S. lawmakers and foreign officials. Brian Melley, Washington Post, "Prosecutors: Political donor sought to silence witnesses," 23 Nov. 2019 Moderator Renee Shaw refereed the discussion — dominated by crosstalk — by quizzing the two contenders on various topics leading into the Nov. 5 election. Phillip M. Bailey, The Courier-Journal, "Bevin and Beshear's latest debate: Promises, potshots and no President Trump," 29 Oct. 2019 Brady devotees, meanwhile, will enjoy vintage clips from the original series, trivia quizzes and nostalgic anecdotes. Chuck Barney, The Mercury News, "‘A Very Brady Renovation’: A groovy kind of makeover show," 5 Sep. 2019 Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles, here with his movie The Two Popes, quizzed documentarian Asif Kapadia about his film on Argentine sports hero Diego Maradona. Rebecca Keegan, The Hollywood Reporter, "Telluride Diary: High Hopes (and One Eyebrow-Raising Guest) Kick Off Awards Season," 31 Aug. 2019 With allergens such as milk, eggs, wheat and peanuts so prevalent, every food label must be carefully scrutinized and restaurants extensively quizzed about ingredients. Kay Manning, chicagotribune.com, "Adult-onset food allergies are becoming more common, with women most at risk," 30 Aug. 2019 At St Thomas Aquinas, they have been used for catch-up quizzes at the start of maths lessons and to film gymnastics to check on technique. The Economist, "Free iPads for Scottish pupils," 29 Aug. 2019 Ahead of the book’s publication, EW quizzed Janetti on his literary obsessions. David Canfield, EW.com, "Gary Janetti talks Truman Capote, Sally Rooney, and more of his literary obsessions," 22 Oct. 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

30 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Quiz.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quiz?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=q&file=quiz0001. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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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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