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División en sílabas: quiz

sustantivo (plural quizzes)

North American A test of knowledge, especially a brief, informal test given to students.
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.
Sinónimos

verbo (quizzes, quizzed, quizzing)

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1Ask (someone) questions: four men have been quizzed about the murder
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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?
Sinónimos
question, interrogate, cross-examine, cross-question, interview, sound out, give someone the third degree;
test, examine
informal grill, pump
1.1North American Give (a student or class) an informal test or examination.
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.

Origen

mid 19th century (as a verb; originally US): possibly from quiz2, influenced by inquisitive.

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  • The credit for inventing the word quiz is sometimes given to a late 18th-century Dublin theatre proprietor called Daly. He is said to have made a bet that he could introduce a new word into the language within 48 hours, and to have hired a number of street urchins to chalk the nonsensical quiz on walls all over the city. The next day all Dublin was talking about this new word. Unfortunately, there is no evidence to support this story. What we do know is that quiz was first used to mean either ‘an odd or eccentric person’, or ‘an odd-looking thing’, as in ‘Where did you get that quiz of a hat?’ (Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey, 1798). As a verb it originally meant ‘to mock or make fun of someone’. The use of the word for a test of knowledge came later, in the 1860s, and might have been influenced by the word inquisitive. See also million

Words that rhyme with quiz

biz, Cadíz, Cadiz, fizz, frizz, gee-whiz, his, is, jizz, Liz, Ms, phiz, squiz, swizz, tizz, viz, whizz, wiz, zizz

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Hay 2 definiciones de quiz en inglés:

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División en sílabas: quiz
archaic

verbo (quizzes, quizzed, quizzing)

[with object]
1Look curiously or intently at (someone) through or as if through an eyeglass: deep-set eyes quizzed her in the candlelight
2Make fun of: he says there’s a great deal of poetry in brewing beer, but of course he’s only quizzing us

sustantivo (plural quizzes)

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1A practical joke or hoax; a piece of banter or ridicule: I am impatient to know if the whole be not one grand quiz
1.1A person who ridicules another; a hoaxer or practical joker: braving the ridicule with which it pleased the quizzes to asperse the husband chosen for her
2A person who is odd or eccentric in character or appearance: she means to marry that quiz for the sake of his thousands

Origen

late 18th century: sometimes said to have been invented by a Dublin theater 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.

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  • The credit for inventing the word quiz is sometimes given to a late 18th-century Dublin theatre proprietor called Daly. He is said to have made a bet that he could introduce a new word into the language within 48 hours, and to have hired a number of street urchins to chalk the nonsensical quiz on walls all over the city. The next day all Dublin was talking about this new word. Unfortunately, there is no evidence to support this story. What we do know is that quiz was first used to mean either ‘an odd or eccentric person’, or ‘an odd-looking thing’, as in ‘Where did you get that quiz of a hat?’ (Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey, 1798). As a verb it originally meant ‘to mock or make fun of someone’. The use of the word for a test of knowledge came later, in the 1860s, and might have been influenced by the word inquisitive. See also million

Derivados

quizzer

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sustantivo
Example sentences
  • 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’.

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