noun (plural quizzes)
- 1A test of knowledge, especially as a competition between individuals or teams as a form of entertainment: a sports quiz a pub quiz [as modifier]: a quiz showMore example sentences
- It is where I went to school, go to Church, sometimes shop, am involved in a pub quiz team, and where I stood twice in District Council elections.
- I realise that I have been blessed with an exceptionally absorbent and retentive memory - oh you want me on your pub quiz team!
- Next Tuesday a general knowledge quiz open to teams of four will be held.
- 1.2North American An informal written test or examination given to students.More example sentences
- In addition to the daily quizzes, student learning was evaluated by three in-class examinations and a final presentation by each student of an article to the entire class.
- Students are assessed through three problem-solving quizzes and three multiple-choice examinations.
- One of the things that my students get the most use from are the interactive quizzes that I have written to help them study for the tests.
verb (quizzes, quizzing, quizzed)[with object] Back to top
- 1Ask (someone) questions: four men have been quizzed about the murderMore example sentences
- Police have been granted an extra 24 hours to quiz a man in connection with the murder.
- According to the survey, bosses thought the most effective method of reducing absence was ‘return to work’ interviews, whereby a returning employee is quizzed about the illness.
- Why can't the paper just say that a suspect is being questioned, rather than quizzed?
- 1.1North American Give (a student or class) an informal written test or examination.More example sentences
- One part of the exams was an oral test where pupils were quizzed by two professors of the institution.
- The entire course consists of ten booklets that teach a skill, then quiz the student on information recently learned.
- The teacher has handed out worksheets describing the weapons and siege engines which could have been used, and she is quizzing pupils about them.
verb (quizzes, quizzing, quizzed)[with object]
noun (plural quizzes)Back to top
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- Nobody likes a clever-clogs, however, especially not on television and so many of the quizzers play strategically dumb during the audition process in order to increase the sense of dramatic tension.
- Needless to say, young quizzers are encouraged.
- The quizmaster went back a happy man despite the turnout, as this was ‘a focussed bunch of quizzers, who answered most queries’.
late 18th century: sometimes said to have been invented by a Dublin theatre proprietor who, having made a bet that a nonsense word could be made known within 48 hours throughout the city, and that the public would give it a meaning, had the word written up on walls all over the city. There is no evidence to support this theory.