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

Its Internet Essentials program includes Internet service with a maximum speed of 15 megabits per second — relatively slow, but ample for doing an online quiz or streaming a training video. Hiawatha Bray, BostonGlobe.com, "Back to school: Internet access is essential these days, and yes, there are affordable options," 3 Sep. 2019 The show features ballet and tap dancing, an audience quiz and comic surprised. Emily Sorensen, Pomerado News, "Welk Theatre Resort’s 2020 season includes musicals, tribute shows," 29 Aug. 2019 On the actual test, the Grade 7 math question included in this quiz was free-response and students were required to show their work. baltimoresun.com, "Interactive quiz: Could you pass the PARCC standardized tests?," 27 Aug. 2019 Teams of three to six contestants compete in a political trivia quiz in a benefit for Sister District San Francisco. SFChronicle.com, "Bay Area political events: Tom Steyer, Henry George podcast host," 19 Aug. 2019 Option one is best to see the video and take an online permit quiz. Ramona Sentinel, "Old Survey Road 97 Trail opens to the public for three months," 15 Aug. 2019 In the quiz below, there are no trick questions like the one above. Adam Epstein, Quartz, "Quiz: Can you guess which of these are actual Netflix movie titles?," 15 Aug. 2019 Trivia Tuesday takes place every Tuesday with rivia teacher Joe Marinone, who prepares a unique 20-question trivia quiz. courant.com, "Community News For The Windsor Locks Edition," 14 Aug. 2019 See them for yourself by visiting the campaign’s website and guessing exactly which ads violated these brands' standards via an interactive quiz. Rebecca Shinners, Health.com, "Dame Products and Unbound Launch 'Approved, Not Approved' Campaign to Expose Ads Banned for Promoting Sex," 12 Aug. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

MacDonald remembers that every Friday they were quizzed on the code words. Shondiin Silversmith, azcentral, "For Navajo Code Talker Peter MacDonald, a 'beautiful blue' uniform led him to enlist at 15," 29 Aug. 2019 Dark and Jupiter weren’t around Candlestick to be quizzed that day, anyway. San Diego Union-Tribune, "One small step for man, one Giant swing for Gaylord Perry," 20 July 2019 Podcasters continued to quiz the audience about highly technical police terms and obscure cases, rewarding the most knowledgeable with candy. Nicole Blackwood, chicagotribune.com, "True Crime Podcast Festival saw survivors, advocates and listeners engage in communal curiosity," 15 July 2019 That means a parent would have to manually turn FreeTime on or off each time an older or younger family member wanted to quiz an Echo placed in a common area of the home like the kitchen, not exactly practical. Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY, "Amazon's Alexa will now thank kids for saying 'please' — preferably on a Echo Dot Kids," 25 Apr. 2018 The day began in the gymnasium, where teachers quizzed the freshmen on school trivia and then students try out the LTHS fight song. Jesse Wright, chicagotribune.com, "Lyons Township High School welcomes about 950 freshmen," 15 Aug. 2019 Barbara Wagner, a 65-year-old Fort Dodge native who spent time in Denver’s suburbs, quizzed Bennet on his health care plan. Nic Garcia, The Denver Post, "Michael Bennet wants to be on the next presidential primary debate stage. Will Iowa help him get here?," 12 Aug. 2019 Another one listed to quiz your skills of Texas travel is the Rainbow Bridge in Port Arthur, which is recognized as the tallest bridge in Texas. Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle, "Texas travel guide: Can you identify these famous Texas bridges?," 29 July 2019 Carter said, referring to quizzing DCS about a ban in a parent's case. Arizona Republic, "Did Arizona Department of Child Services try to bar parents from criticizing it?," 16 July 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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quixote

quixotic

quixotize

quiz

quizee

quiz game

quiz kid

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quiz

noun

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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