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 The Alchema app includes a tasting quiz that covers everything from flavor profile to ABV. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "The Alchema Makes It So Easy to Make Your Own Booze," 25 Oct. 2019 Messages to Quizlet, the software program students used to take the quiz, were not immediately returned. Fox News, "Florida teacher reassigned after quiz question refers to Trump as an 'idiot'," 26 Sep. 2019 When some 270,000 Facebook users took the quiz, the researcher was able to obtain data about them and all of their Facebook friends—or about 50 million people altogether. Julia Angwin, The Atlantic, "How the Government Could Fix Facebook," 5 Apr. 2018 More than 270,000 people used the app and took the quiz. Andrew Prokop, Vox, "Cambridge Analytica and its many scandals, explained," 21 Mar. 2018 One permit will be issued upon successful completion of the quiz. Ramona Sentinel, "Old Survey Road 97 Trail opens to the public for three months," 15 Aug. 2019 The whole lesson plan on the Aztecs is a blur, and if the after-show quiz that Leguizano threatens were to contain too many questions on the Cortez and Moctezuma section, a great many of us would fail after his hyperactive recap. Los Angeles Times, "Review: For John Leguizamo, class is back in session. ‘Latin History for Morons’ hits L.A.," 9 Sep. 2019 As expected from past studies, the students in the active learning classes consistently outperformed their peers (and themselves), scoring a half a standard deviation higher on the quizzes. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "College students think they learn less with an effective teaching method," 4 Sep. 2019 To learn which love language best represents you, head to 5lovelanguages.com and take their quiz. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Here’s How To Figure Out Your Love Language," 29 Aug. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Ahead of the book’s publication, EW quizzed Janetti on his literary obsessions. David Canfield, EW.com, "Gary Janetti talks Truman Capote, Sally Rooney, and more of his literary obsessions," 22 Oct. 2019 Around the same time, a single lens on a little stick appeared, called a quizzing-glass. Austin Grossman, The Atlantic, "Monocles Were Never Cool," 13 Oct. 2019 Further validating that theory, Grossman and his colleagues examined sleep data collected on the nights before tests and quizzes, and found that night-before duration had little bearing on students’ grades. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "The Sleep Habits That Can Improve Your Grades, According to a New Study," 2 Oct. 2019 That was the game James Corden played with his guests on Monday night’s episode of The Late Late Show, quizzing first Jenner, 63, then Van Der Beek, 42, on their respective kids’ birthdates. Jen Juneau, PEOPLE.com, "Watch James Corden Quiz Kris Jenner and James Van Der Beek on Their Kids' Birthdays," 11 Sep. 2019 Once all the information is recovered, a partner quizzes players on the information, and that leads to a break in the case and the second phase — the action. Gieson Cacho, The Mercury News, "Review: ‘Astral Chain’ challenges players by pushing boundaries of action game," 13 Sep. 2019 During an hourlong presentation, students quizzed Mr. Arrisola about benefits, opportunities for promotions and his company’s willingness to hire older workers (the oldest student in the class is 76) and people with a criminal record. Ben Casselman, New York Times, "In a Tight Labor Market, a Disability May Not Be a Barrier," 5 Sep. 2019 Among sales-tax opponents, Osceola resident Mark Peters quizzed board members on their qualifications and questioned how the county could be both well off financially while still needing more money for transportation. Ryan Gillespie, orlandosentinel.com, "Osceola forms advisory committee to pore through budget amid resident scrutiny of spending," 16 July 2019 Senators also quizzed Milley about the significant number of Pentagon jobs that are vacant or being held by leaders in acting positions without Senate confirmation. Washington Post, "General: Early Afghanistan troop pullout would be mistake," 12 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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16 Nov 2019

Time Traveler for quiz

The first known use of quiz was circa 1781

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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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