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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quizzer - someone who administers a test to determine your qualificationsquizzer - someone who administers a test to determine your qualifications
asker, enquirer, inquirer, querier, questioner - someone who asks a question
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The quizzer should not repeat the same questions, while questioning should take place after eight days from the day of request and may be advanced if the official requests it.
- The quizzer should not repeat the same questions during the same quizzing.