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quiz

 (kwĭz)
tr.v. quizzed, quiz·zing, quiz·zes
1. To question (someone), especially closely or repeatedly: "His searching questions as he quizzed me on my work made me tongue-tied at first" (Susan Sellers).
2. To test the knowledge of by posing questions: quizzed the class on state capitals. See Synonyms at ask.
3. Archaic To poke fun at; mock.
n. pl. quiz·zes
1. A questioning or inquiry.
2. A short oral or written test.
3. Archaic A practical joke.

[Origin unknown.]

quiz′zer n.
Word History: While the origins of quiz remain obscure, we can at least trace the development of its senses. The term, first recorded in the late 1700s, originally meant "an odd or eccentric person." From the noun in this sense came a verb meaning "to make sport or fun of" and "to regard mockingly." In English dialects and probably in American English the verb quiz acquired senses relating to interrogation and questioning. This presumably occurred because quiz was associated with question, inquisitive, or perhaps the English dialect verb quiset, "to question" (probably itself short for obsolete inquisite, "to investigate"). From this new area of meaning came the noun and verb senses all too familiar to students.

quiz

(kwɪz)
n, pl quizzes
1.
a. an entertainment in which the general or specific knowledge of the players is tested by a series of questions, esp as a radio or television programme
b. (as modifier): a quiz programme.
2. any set of quick questions designed to test knowledge
3. an investigation by close questioning; interrogation
4. obsolete a practical joke; hoax
5. obsolete a puzzling or eccentric individual
6. obsolete a person who habitually looks quizzically at others, esp through a small monocle
vb (tr) , quizzes, quizzing or quizzed
7. to investigate by close questioning; interrogate
8. (Education) informal US and Canadian to test or examine the knowledge of (a student or class)
9. (tr) obsolete to look quizzically at, esp through a small monocle
[C18: of unknown origin]
ˈquizzer n

quiz


n.
1. an informal test or examination.
2. a questioning.
3. a practical joke; hoax.
4. an eccentric person.
v.t.
5. to examine or test (a student or class) informally by questions.
6. to question closely.
7. Chiefly Brit. to make fun of.
[1775–85; orig. uncertain]
quiz′zer, n.

quiz


Past participle: quizzed
Gerund: quizzing

Imperative
quiz
quiz
Present
I quiz
you quiz
he/she/it quizzes
we quiz
you quiz
they quiz
Preterite
I quizzed
you quizzed
he/she/it quizzed
we quizzed
you quizzed
they quizzed
Present Continuous
I am quizzing
you are quizzing
he/she/it is quizzing
we are quizzing
you are quizzing
they are quizzing
Present Perfect
I have quizzed
you have quizzed
he/she/it has quizzed
we have quizzed
you have quizzed
they have quizzed
Past Continuous
I was quizzing
you were quizzing
he/she/it was quizzing
we were quizzing
you were quizzing
they were quizzing
Past Perfect
I had quizzed
you had quizzed
he/she/it had quizzed
we had quizzed
you had quizzed
they had quizzed
Future
I will quiz
you will quiz
he/she/it will quiz
we will quiz
you will quiz
they will quiz
Future Perfect
I will have quizzed
you will have quizzed
he/she/it will have quizzed
we will have quizzed
you will have quizzed
they will have quizzed
Future Continuous
I will be quizzing
you will be quizzing
he/she/it will be quizzing
we will be quizzing
you will be quizzing
they will be quizzing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been quizzing
you have been quizzing
he/she/it has been quizzing
we have been quizzing
you have been quizzing
they have been quizzing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been quizzing
you will have been quizzing
he/she/it will have been quizzing
we will have been quizzing
you will have been quizzing
they will have been quizzing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been quizzing
you had been quizzing
he/she/it had been quizzing
we had been quizzing
you had been quizzing
they had been quizzing
Conditional
I would quiz
you would quiz
he/she/it would quiz
we would quiz
you would quiz
they would quiz
Past Conditional
I would have quizzed
you would have quizzed
he/she/it would have quizzed
we would have quizzed
you would have quizzed
they would have quizzed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quiz - an examination consisting of a few short questionsquiz - an examination consisting of a few short questions
exam, examination, test - a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge; "when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions"
pop quiz - a quiz given without prior warning
Verb1.quiz - examine someone's knowledge of something; "The teacher tests us every week"; "We got quizzed on French irregular verbs"
test - undergo a test; "She doesn't test well"
examine - question closely

quiz

noun
1. competition, test, quiz show, panel game, quiz game, test of knowledge We'll have a quiz at the end of the show.
verb
1. question, ask, interrogate, examine, investigate, pump (informal), grill (informal), catechize Sybil quizzed her about life as a working girl.

quiz

verb
1. To put a question to (someone):
2. To subject to a test of knowledge or skill:
3. Chiefly British. To make fun or make fun of:
Idiom: poke fun at.
noun
A set of questions or exercises designed to determine knowledge or skill:
Translations
إمْتِحان قَصيرمُباراةٌ في المَعْلومات العامَّهمُسَابَقَة
kvízpísemka
quizprøve
tietokilpailutietovisa
kviz
gyorstesztkvízvetélkedõ
spurningakeppni
クイズ
퀴즈
patikrinimas raštuviktorina
pārbaudes darbsviktorīna
kvíz
kviztest
frågesport
การแข่งตอบปัญหา
cuộc thi đố

quiz

[kwɪz]
A. N (quizzes (pl)) (TV, Rad) → concurso m; (in magazine) → encuesta f (US) → test m, prueba f
B. VT (= interrogate) → interrogar (about sobre)
C. CPD quiz master Nmoderador m
quiz programme, quiz show Nprograma m concurso

quiz

[ˈkwɪz]
n
(in magazine)test m de culture générale; (on TV, radio)quiz m
(US) (= test) → interrogation f
vt
(= question) → interroger
to quiz sb about sth → interroger qn sur qch
(US) [+ students] → interrogerquiz programme nquiz m

quiz

n
Quiz nt
(US Sch inf) → Prüfung f
vt
(= question closely)ausfragen (→ about über +acc)
(US Sch inf) → abfragen, prüfen
(obs: = stare at impudently) → mustern, beäugen
(obs: = mock) → necken (geh)

quiz

:
quizmaster
nQuizmaster m
quiz programme, (US) quiz program
nQuizsendung f
quiz show
nQuiz nt

quiz

[kwɪz]
1. n (game) → quiz m inv
2. vt (old) to quiz sb aboutinterrogare qn su

quiz

(kwiz) plural ˈquizzes noun
1. a game or competition in which knowledge is tested by asking questions. a television quiz; a general-knowledge quiz.
2. a short test given to students.
ˈquiz-master noun
a question-master.

quiz

مُسَابَقَة kvíz quiz Quiz κουίζ concurso tietokilpailu quiz kviz quiz クイズ 퀴즈 quiz spørrekonkurranse zgadywanka questionário викторина frågesport การแข่งตอบปัญหา bilgi yarışması cuộc thi đố 测验
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