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
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun First-time users can take a palate preference quiz, which helps Winc customize your subscription based on your wine taste. Kate Dingwall, PEOPLE.com, 30 June 2022 Test your knowledge on just how far apart the two parties are on gun control in our interactive quiz that looks at eight different gun violence prevention policies and how Democrats and Republicans feel about this issue. Rick Klein, ABC News, 8 June 2022 Start by taking a quiz that assesses your dietary preferences, allergies, level of interest in cooking and delivery preferences to determine which meal plan is best for you and your family. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Cdn, Nasm-cpt, Good Housekeeping, 16 June 2022 Take this quiz and to learn more about Olmsted and his influence in Boston and beyond. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 12 June 2022 Test your knowledge of this literature—or perhaps just learn more about it—by taking the following quiz. Daniel Akst, WSJ, 2 May 2022 Take this quiz to find out The traits in workouts that trainers and Gold have raved about has also turned into success on the race track. Cameron Teague Robinson, The Courier-Journal, 27 Apr. 2022 People taking the quiz were presented with a choice of four local landmarks: three located in their own state and one from another state. Derenn Hollman, al, 11 Apr. 2022 The quiz contains 15 general knowledge questions about South Africa, including a multiple choice to identify the nation’s capital, according to a copy published by the Beeld newspaper. John Bowker, Fortune, 6 June 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb William Brennan, the great liberal who dominated the heyday of Warren Court in the 1960s, used to quiz his law clerks about the most important rule at the Supreme Court. Jeffrey Toobin, CNN, 24 June 2022 He was perplexed enough to quiz Portman about the revelation the next day. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 9 July 2022 Trump provided White House press with endless opportunities to quiz him on the day’s issues, though his underlings targeted certain reporters for exclusion, including Karem and CNN’s Jim Acosta and Kaitlan Collins. Erik Wemple, Washington Post, 7 July 2022 His comments came after Johnson faced a tough Prime Minister’s Questions, an often rowdy weekly session during which parliamentarians quiz the premier on a wide variety of issues. Henry Austin, NBC News, 6 July 2022 Take the Warby Parker sunglasses quiz or explore the GUESS Eyewear Guide. cleveland, 27 June 2022 The committee’s initial request suggested investigators want to quiz McCarthy about his conversations with Trump during and after Jan. 6, 2021. Ronald J. Hansen, The Arizona Republic, 12 May 2022 Drew, who likes to quiz Preston mid-game, likened the rookie’s engagement during huddles to that of the five players actually about to re-enter the game. Los Angeles Times, 26 Mar. 2022 My complaint is not with them, but with so many grandmas around who quiz me about my lack of grandchildren. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 6 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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17 Jul 2022

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More Definitions for 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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