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 Hulu just launched today a quiz that helps viewers choose what to watch from more than thousands of its movies and TV shows. Nina Huang, EW.com, "Hulu’s new 'What Should I Watch' quiz has more than 700 TV show and movie recommendations," 7 May 2020 The business is based around an online program where women take a quiz that places them on one of six paths to help them plan their financial trajectory. al, "Birmingham Briefs: The Battery II, new retail, and more," 30 Apr. 2020 Each week students will be required to watch video lectures, ending with a quiz reviewing that week’s lessons. Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian Magazine, "Six Online Courses About Europe To Take Before You Can Safely Travel There Again," 28 Apr. 2020 Market candy Let’s test your market history knowledge with a quiz. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "Markets roar back after Monday’s historic sell-off," 10 Mar. 2020 The Michigan Department of Treasury is asking select tax filers to take a short online quiz or submit extra paperwork in its effort to prevent tax refund fraud. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "You might have to prove your identity to get Michigan tax refund," 13 Feb. 2020 In early November 2015, Bose took a quiz in Bea’s office. Jack Greiner, Cincinnati.com, "Strictly Legal: Getting even with teachers – defamation offers a new wrinkle," 12 Feb. 2020 In the meantime, a playful quiz may be later used to try to hone specific political messages for your particular personality. Jonathan Zittrain, The Atlantic, "A World Without Privacy Will Revive the Masquerade," 7 Feb. 2020 Burger King is also launching a quiz in their app to give people a shot at getting a $3 Whopper. Danielle Garrand, CBS News, "You can trade a photo of your ex for a free Whopper at Burger King this Valentine's Day," 6 Feb. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Aussie slang: 5 Seconds of Summer bandmates Calum, Luke, Ashton, and Michael quiz each other’s knowledge of Aussie slang in this video from cleveland.com’s sister site, Vanity Fair. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, "Gov. Mike DeWine lifts Ohio’s safe-at-home order: The Wake Up for Wednesday, May 20, 2020," 20 May 2020 Our Boredom Busters include quizzes, connect-the-dots Corvettes, and even a constructible paper replica of the 760-horsepower Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, "Get Crafty with These Amazing Classic Car Coloring Pages," 15 May 2020 The Quinnipiac University poll quizzed 1,385 self-identified registered Florida voters from April 16-20 via landlines and cellphones. Naomi Lim, Washington Examiner, "Florida poll with Biden ahead a warning sign for Trump," 22 Apr. 2020 During Wednesday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the ABC host quizzed Cox on Friends trivia. Katherine Schaffstall, The Hollywood Reporter, "Courteney Cox Plays 'Friends' Trivia With Jimmy Kimmel's Superfan Relative," 26 Mar. 2020 Epic!, a website with 35,000 eBooks, learning videos and quizzes for K-5. Max Londberg, Cincinnati.com, "'Is this for real?' Mason educators huddle to chart how students will learn in a pandemic," 13 Mar. 2020 Interactive content, quizzes, and tie-ups with food-delivery apps kept viewers hooked to Hotstar, much more than TV. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "The secret sauce for Hotstar’s success: exclusive partnerships," 11 Dec. 2019 Titled 'Creativity in Content and Artistry,' the module hones in on knowing how to develop your persona and tell your story through song, making use of personality quizzes to aid in the learning process. Josh Glicksman, Billboard, "Third Module in Billboard and NYU Partnership Program 'Music Industry Essentials' Now Available," 30 Sep. 2019 Which is a huge thing on the internet today with eneagrams and astrological signs or, like, Buzzfeed quizzes. Leah Carroll, refinery29.com, "This New Book Is For Every Woman Who’s Been Called “Too Much”," 2 Mar. 2020

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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

31 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Quiz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quiz. Accessed 5 Jun. 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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