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 Thus, the quiz begins and ends with Frank, the best city in the world! Kevin Fisher-paulson, SFChronicle.com, "Test your knowledge with the answers to the annual Fisher-Paulson quiz," 10 Jan. 2021 In the weeks that followed, members of the Calvary group took a quiz to gauge their partisan leanings. WSJ, "Abortion, Guns and Trump: A Church Group Tries to Navigate America’s Divisions," 18 Dec. 2020 The Chronicle has created Warriors Matchmaker, a quiz which will — based on your answers — tell you which player best fits your criteria. Michael Lerseth, SFChronicle.com, "Warriors 2020 NBA draft: Everything you need to know," 16 Nov. 2020 Selecting the correct Remrise supplement begins with a quiz meant to profile sleep behavior. Sian Babish, chicagotribune.com, "Remrise review: Can this herbal sleep aid help you get a better night’s rest?," 12 Sep. 2020 Alex: Thankfully, the quiz was not legally binding. The Politics Of Everything, The New Republic, "Transcript: The Vaccine Pipeline," 16 Dec. 2020 Anyone who understands that classic rock dates further back than Nirvana will dig this weekly Zoom quiz in which Led Zeppelin fans will trounce Lady Gaga's Little Monsters. Star Tribune, "A kid-friendly 'Jurassic Park' cartoon: 10 best to watch, read or hear this week," 17 Sep. 2020 Earlier in the interview, Radcliffe, a geek in the world of British quiz shows, mourned the recent loss of Jeopardy! Omar Sanchez, EW.com, "Watch Daniel Radcliffe discover the history of Harry Potter rap lyrics," 3 Dec. 2020 McCarthy asked correspondent Mo Rocca to take the quiz. CBS News, "Peace advocate Colman McCarthy," 29 Nov. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The staff member will quiz customers on their needs, and adjust each floor model to match the customer’s physique. Katie Deighton, WSJ, "Herman Miller’s New Stores Let Consumers Test-Drive High-End Office Chairs," 18 Nov. 2020 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

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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

18 Jan 2021

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“Quiz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quiz. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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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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