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

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 So far, 43% of fellow quiz fans have gotten an 8 out of 10 or better this week. Faith Karimi, CNN, 21 Nov. 2021 Setting up the profile on PairTree was super easy: a fun little quiz about each of our personalities. Rachel Burchfield, PEOPLE.com, 18 Nov. 2021 To brush up on tree stand safety, take a free 15-minute quiz offered by the Treestand Safety Association. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 Nov. 2021 Members start off by taking a quiz to create their unique tasting profile and an introductory box of six wines is sent to your door. Jillian Dara, Travel + Leisure, 11 Nov. 2021 The hire is part of the Potato’s move to increase its focus on quiz and game shows. Jamie Lang, Variety, 11 Nov. 2021 If an end consumer signs on to a merchant website and fills out a quiz or a questionnaire, that is an example of zero-party data. Billee Howard, Forbes, 31 Oct. 2021 In honor of Cary Joji Fukunaga, the first Oakland native and Asian American man to direct a film in the iconic franchise, try this Bay Area-centric quiz. Gwendolyn Wu, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Oct. 2021 Kelly revealed sweet details about the couple's first date during the quiz. Alexia Fernández, PEOPLE.com, 9 Nov. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Scream’s hyper-literate killers quiz their victims on horror movie trivia and orchestrate showy slayings. Michelle Delgado, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Oct. 2021 Go ahead and quiz yourself: What state is the county in? Aj Willingham, CNN, 29 June 2021 Before big matchups with his Texas Titans AAU team, Cunningham relied on his instincts and inquisitiveness to quiz coaches about their own game plans. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, 21 June 2021 Donnelly plans to wait two weeks before bringing back regular events like pub quiz trivia, karaoke and whiskey tasting classes. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 27 May 2021 Attorneys have agreed to send questionnaires to potential jurors to quiz them on their beliefs ahead of selection. Paul Best, Fox News, 22 May 2021 After the pandemic started, Emanuel began reading articles about potential COVID medications and calling scientists to quiz them about their findings. Connie Bruck, The New Yorker, 19 Apr. 2021 During production, Ryan said that Pedrad — still in her Chad makeup and costume — would quiz him between takes to see if the teenage characters were coming across as authentic. New York Times, 2 Apr. 2021 As a kid, Cassidy’s mother would quiz her on different figures during car rides. Arit John, Los Angeles Times, 27 Feb. 2021

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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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quixotize

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26 Nov 2021

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More Definitions for quiz

quiz

noun

English Language Learners Definition of quiz

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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
: 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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