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 Test your knowledge of the spookiest day of the year with this short quiz. Washington Post, "How much do you know about Halloween?," 16 Oct. 2020 Although your dog’s meal plan is determined by a quiz, The Farmer’s Dog also sells a Turkey, Chicken or Pork option. Shari Uyehara, NBC News, "DTC dog food brands are on the rise: What to know," 16 Oct. 2020 Pop quiz – who steps into the breach if 2019 rushing champ Derrick Henry goes down? Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "Where could Le'Veon Bell land in a trade? 6 possible team fits for Jets RB," 13 Oct. 2020 After taking the style quiz, for instance, the app presents each match with a full-screen image from the listing. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "This New App Is Like Bumble for New York City Real Estate," 6 Oct. 2020 Take this quick quiz to discover the best retinol serum for your skin’s needs. Megan Mcintyre, Town & Country, "Why You Need a Retinol Serum in Your Skincare Regimen," 23 Sep. 2020 If the quiz moves too fast for your liking, a book version will be released in time for the holidays. Star Tribune, "A kid-friendly 'Jurassic Park' cartoon: 10 best to watch, read or hear this week," 17 Sep. 2020 Keep the day dream alive by taking PEOPLE’s quiz, which matches your personality to one of the Oppenheim Group’s top brokers: Mary Fitzgerald, Christine Quinn, Chrishell Stause, Maya Vander, Heather Rae Young, Davina Potratz or Amanza Smith. Michele Corriston, PEOPLE.com, "Who Would Be Your Perfect Selling Sunset Realtor? Take Our Quiz and Find Out," 27 Aug. 2020 Take the brand's quiz to tailor your orders to your brewing methods and discover what'll make your taste buds sing. Dale Arden Chong, Glamour, "The Best Way to Make Coffee at Home—However You Take It," 29 Sep. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Instead of barking at new recruits scrambling off buses, for example, drill sergeants will formally introduce themselves and quiz soldiers on facts they’re expected to memorize about the infantry. Anna Mulrine Grobe, The Christian Science Monitor, "Trust your drill sergeant? Army takes new approach to basic training.," 7 Oct. 2020 In our latest Seventeen video, Rickey and Denzel took the ultimate best friends quiz on our latest series, Bestie on Bestie, and nothing was off the table. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Rickey Thompson and Denzel Dion Are Here to Tell You How to Be the Ultimate BFF," 18 Sep. 2020 Harry, who acts as Vice-Patron of the Rugby Football Union, joined in for a bit of fun and to quiz staffers on the league's history. Stacey Leasca, Glamour, "Prince Harry Says He ‘Would Have Been Back’ in the U.K. if Not for the Pandemic," 30 Aug. 2020 Another quizzed her on the type of dialysis being used. Cnn Staff, CNN, "Like Riding a Roller Coaster in the Dark: Dr. Sanjay Gupta's coronavirus podcast for June 1," 1 June 2020 From Paul Newman to Robin Williams to Steven Spielberg, Mr. Lipton invited hundreds of actors, directors, and other show-business personalties on the program, quizzing them before a live audience of eager pupils. Adam Bernstein, BostonGlobe.com, "James Lipton, host of ‘Inside the Actors Studio,’ dies at 93," 3 Mar. 2020 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

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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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Time Traveler for quiz

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The first known use of quiz was circa 1781

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Last Updated

20 Oct 2020

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“Quiz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quiz. Accessed 30 Oct. 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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