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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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 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 The whole lesson plan on the Aztecs is a blur, and if the after-show quiz that Leguizano threatens were to contain too many questions on the Cortez and Moctezuma section, a great many of us would fail after his hyperactive recap. Los Angeles Times, "Review: For John Leguizamo, class is back in session. ‘Latin History for Morons’ hits L.A.," 9 Sep. 2019 As expected from past studies, the students in the active learning classes consistently outperformed their peers (and themselves), scoring a half a standard deviation higher on the quizzes. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "College students think they learn less with an effective teaching method," 4 Sep. 2019 To learn which love language best represents you, head to 5lovelanguages.com and take their quiz. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Here’s How To Figure Out Your Love Language," 29 Aug. 2019 So to celebrate the start of high school and college football and the NFL, test your knowledge of the sport's connections to Texas politics with the quiz below. Jamie Hancock, Dallas News, "Quiz: How well do you know football's connections to politics?," 27 Aug. 2019 In that case, the data was harvested through a third-party quiz app. Anchorage Daily News, "Apps may tell Facebook about last time users had sex, study finds," 10 Sep. 2019 In that case, the data was harvested through a third-party quiz app. Marie C. Baca, Washington Post, "These apps may have told Facebook about the last time you had sex," 10 Sep. 2019 Today’s topics include: some Guys, Remembered; rating some very good dogs; a devilishly difficult Mariners quiz; and much more. Jon Tayler, SI.com, "37 MLB Players Destined to Become 'Guys' Who Will Be Remembered," 17 Sep. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Once all the information is recovered, a partner quizzes players on the information, and that leads to a break in the case and the second phase — the action. Gieson Cacho, The Mercury News, "Review: ‘Astral Chain’ challenges players by pushing boundaries of action game," 13 Sep. 2019 During an hourlong presentation, students quizzed Mr. Arrisola about benefits, opportunities for promotions and his company’s willingness to hire older workers (the oldest student in the class is 76) and people with a criminal record. Ben Casselman, New York Times, "In a Tight Labor Market, a Disability May Not Be a Barrier," 5 Sep. 2019 Among sales-tax opponents, Osceola resident Mark Peters quizzed board members on their qualifications and questioned how the county could be both well off financially while still needing more money for transportation. Ryan Gillespie, orlandosentinel.com, "Osceola forms advisory committee to pore through budget amid resident scrutiny of spending," 16 July 2019 Senators also quizzed Milley about the significant number of Pentagon jobs that are vacant or being held by leaders in acting positions without Senate confirmation. Washington Post, "General: Early Afghanistan troop pullout would be mistake," 12 July 2019 The firm regularly quizzes users and adds features requested by the most committed among them. The Economist, "Superhuman tries to reinvent email," 11 July 2019 Catch up on previous Know Your News quizzes to increase your chances of winning a prize. Bree Coven Foster, The Seattle Times, "Take the April 13 news quiz," 13 Apr. 2019 However, when quizzed by the Daily Express as to whether his infamous reputation was deserved, the Spanish international defended himself. SI.com, "Sergio Ramos Insists He Plays With the 'Right Heart' Despite Infamous Mohamed Salah Incident," 11 Sep. 2019 Emily McCulloch, a 37-year-old English lawyer based in London took one of the practice quizzes for fun while her American husband was studying for the test. Saabira Chaudhuri, WSJ, "The U.K. Has a Citizenship Test and It’s Dreadfully Hard (Quick: What’s the Statute of Rhuddlan?)," 8 Nov. 2018

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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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Dictionary Entries near quiz

quixote

quixotic

quixotize

quiz

quizee

quiz game

quiz kid

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2 Nov 2019

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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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