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quiz out of (something)

To become eligible to skip some required or prerequisite academic course, usually by achieving a certain score on a quiz or test. I quizzed out of a number of entry-level courses for my degree, so I was able to finish college a year early.
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quiz kid

A person, usually a child or young adult, who is exceptionally knowledgeable or intelligent, especially in trivia. He actually earned quite a lot of money as a quiz kid on various trivia gameshows when he was younger. We should invite Sarah to the pub quiz—she's something of a quiz kid when it comes to sports.
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quiz out (of something)

to earn permission to waive a college course by successful completion of a quiz or exam. Andrew was able to quiz out of calculus. After studying very hard, he quizzed out.
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quiz someone about someone or something

to ask someone many questions about someone or something. The general quizzed the soldier about the incident. The officer quizzed her about Randy.
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quiz someone on someone or something

to give someone a quiz or test over the subject of someone or something. The teacher quizzed the students on the chapter she had assigned for homework. I hope they quiz me on George Washington. I am prepared.
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piss quiz

n. a urine test for drugs. (Usually objectionable.) They told me I had to take a piss quiz to work there.
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Quiz Kid

A very smart youngster. A popular radio show during the 1940s and '50s and later a television series, Quiz Kids featured a panel of five youngsters, none over the age of sixteen, with extraordinarily high IQs. They answered difficult questions on a wide range of topics that were submitted by listeners. Among the panelists who went on to bigger and better things was James Watson, the Nobel scientist who codiscovered DNA. People used the phrase as both a compliment (“My son is so smart, he could be a Quiz Kid”) and sarcasm (“You flunked another test?—nice going, Quiz Kid!”).
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The quizzers or the committee can ask the official to provide information related to the subject in question through a written request to the chairman ahead of the session.
Paragraph one of Article (148): The quizzers or the committee can ask the minister to provide some information related to the subject of the quizzing through a written request to Speaker ahead of the session.
Financial Analyst Quizzer moves the student quickly from question to question, keeps track of performance, and lets the student stop to explore a detailed explanation of any question.
But most of all, it's the thrill of pitting one's wits against the world's best quizzers (last year's BrainBuster was won by Pat Gibson, a quizzing champion who has won many prizes including the top Au 1000,000 in Britain's Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?
Company reaps significant coin from the call-and-win home games that are a staple of most primetime quizzers.
Instead of just competing against other brain boxes, this new two-hour show pitches nation against nation to decide what country is the best quizzer of them all.
I am an avid quizzer and my appearance on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire was my 24thTV show.
And as the first names are announced, the bill features a lineup of some instantly recognisable faces, including Mock the Week regular Gary Delaney and Phoenix Nights' Justin Moorhouse, together with the likes of telly quizzer Paul Sinha, known to millions as the man in the white suit on ITV teatime show The Chase.
Crossovers are the main reason and among the first was Mitsubishi's Outlander, sharing an engine with Peugeot's 4007 and Citroen's Cris-Cross Quizzer.
Web also has the rights to ratings-grabber Australian Football League and new quizzer "The Rich List," which drew 1.
Jamie Theakston says: "For the first time the whole nation can compete against each other to find out who is the best quizzer in the country.
But after persistence by top quizzer Michael McPartland of Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, organisers have agreed to come to Teesside this year.
The post-"Millionaire" quizzer also needs to be highly interactive--the better to keep auds engaged in the era of TiVo.