an examination consisting of a few short questions
examine someone's knowledge of something
"The teacher tests us every week"; "We got quizzed on French irregular verbs"
Something designed to puzzle one or make one ridiculous; banter; raillery.
One who or that which quizzes.
One who or that which is obnoxious to ridicule or quizzing; a queer or ridiculous person or thing.
A competition in the answering of questions.
A school examination of less importance, or of greater brevity, than others given in the same course.
To question closely, to interrogate.
Origin: The true etymology is unknown. The following have all been proposed:
a riddle or obscure question; an enigma; a ridiculous hoax
one who quizzes others; as, he is a great quiz
an odd or absurd fellow
an exercise, or a course of exercises, conducted as a coaching or as an examination
to puzzle; to banter; to chaff or mock with pretended seriousness of discourse; to make sport of, as by obscure questions
to peer at; to eye suspiciously or mockingly
to instruct in or by a quiz. See Quiz, n., 4
to conduct a quiz. See Quiz, n., 4
Origin: [It is said that Daly, the manager of a Dublin playhouse, laid a wager that a new word of no meaning should be the common talk and puzzle of the city in twenty-four hours. In consequence of this the letters q u i z were chalked by him on all the walls of Dublin, with an effect that won the wager. Perhaps, however, originally a variant of whiz, and formerly the name of a popular game.]
A quiz is a form of game or mind sport in which the players attempt to answer questions correctly. In some countries, a quiz is also a brief assessment used in education and similar fields to measure growth in knowledge, abilities, and/or skills. Quizzes are usually scored in points and many quizzes are designed to determine a winner from a group of participants - usually the participant with the highest score.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kwiz, n. a riddle or enigma: one who quizzes another: an odd fellow: a monocular eye-glass, often with a handle: (coll.) an oral examination of a pupil or class by a teacher.—v.t. to puzzle: to banter or make sport of: to examine narrowly and with an air of mockery.—v.i. to practise derisive joking:—pr.p. quiz′zing; pa.t. and pa.p. quizzed.—ns. Quiz′zer; Quiz′zery.—adj. Quiz′zical.—ns. Quizzical′ity; Quizzificā′tion.—v.t. Quiz′zify, to turn into a quiz.—ns. Quiz′ziness, oddness; Quiz′zing, raillery; Quiz′zing-glass, a single eye-glass. [Origin obscure; doubtless framed from question, or direct from L. quæso, I ask.]
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'quiz' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4478
The numerical value of quiz in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of quiz in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's a great icebreaker, often after they take the quiz, we get partners saying to each other: 'I never knew you felt this way.'.
A student is not a professional athlete. ... He is not a little politician or junior senator looking for angles ... an amateur promoter, a glad-hander, embryo Rotarian, caf-society leader, quiz kid or man about town. A student is a person who is learning to fulfill his powers and to find ways of using them in the service of mankind.
The only reason I knew [that I had it] was because I went to get a prescription for glasses, i had to wear these Buddy Holly glasses. One had a blue lens and one had a red lens. And I had to read a paragraph, and they gave me a quiz, gave me 10 questions based on what I’d just read, and I think I got three right. Then they put a computer on my eyes, showing where my eyes went when I read. My eyes would jump four words and go back two words, and I also had a little bit of a lazy eye, like a crossed eye, which they always have to correct in photos.
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- Quiz, ausfragen, RatespielGerman
- prueba, probar, examinar, quizSpanish
- tietovisa, tietokilpailuFinnish
- kuiz, duga akalMalay
- kartkówka, turniejPolish
- тест, викторина, контрольная работа, квизRussian
- kviz, šaliti se, шалити се, ispitivati, испитивати, квизSerbo-Croatian
- frågesport, frågespelSwedish
- chemsha bongoSwahili
- bilgi yarışmasıTurkish
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