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pop′ quiz′


n.
a short test given to a class by a teacher, without prior warning or announcement.
[1930–35]
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Noun1.pop quiz - a quiz given without prior warning
quiz - an examination consisting of a few short questions
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Rory McIlroy got three correct - but added George Lucas - while Ian Poulter grumbled about pop quizzes.
The alliance has produced Channel One News InterActiv, which, beyond delivery of the daily news program, will offer assessment activities, pop quizzes, and collaborative exercises tied to current events and integrated with Promethean's student response devices.
All I know is that he was so annoyingly good at pop quizzes, he should have had his own radio show and jingle.
DON'T GET CAUGHT "I was really unprepared for all the pop quizzes the teachers gave us last year.
There were real lessons to learn from firing balls at close range against classmates who refused to let us cheat off them during social studies pop quizzes.
They also investigate thematics of school tests (which Warhol sometimes |ailed); send-ups of final exams or pop quizzes, Warhol's screen tests transvalue failure's nausea into the giddiness of unadulterated, motiveless, lightly sexualized gazing.
The class work consists of lectures, homework, pop quizzes and exams.
Poor marks on pop quizzes such as this have led Gwynn MacDonald and Mallory Cattlet, in conjunction with the Juggernaut Theatre Company, to organize "The First 100 Years: The Professional Female Playwright," a project set to position early female playwrights in the consciousness of today's theatre community--and demonstrate why we should see their plays on stage now.
She says he was called "dummy" and "stupid" because his reading disabilities were made public knowledge because peers were correcting his pop quizzes.
But what if some HR herd-thinner were to sell the boss on pop quizzes for corporate communicators "just to see where our strengths lie"?
The articles are presented in a variety of forms -- straight essays, lists with questions, make-believe journalism awards, and pop quizzes -- which helps the author get his points across in a non-pedantic fashion.
Octet," a series of pop quizzes, ends as a powerful challenge to writers and readers to remake fiction and its purposes.