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piss quiz

A test in which one's urine is analyzed for the presence of illicit drugs. The company makes everyone take a piss quiz at the end of the week. You're going to have to pass these piss quizzes if you want to stay out of prison on parole.
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quiz (one) about (something)

1. To test one's knowledge about something. Would you mind quizzing me about corporate tax law? I have an exam tomorrow. The teacher stood me up in front of the whole class and quizzed me about the periodic table of elements.
2. To interrogate one about something, especially continually or repeatedly. There are two detectives downstairs quizzing people about suspect of the burglary. Investigators are quizzing the CEO about his involvement in the scheme.
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quiz (one) on (something)

To test one's knowledge about something. Would you mind quizzing me on corporate tax law? I have an exam tomorrow. The teacher stood me up in front of the whole class and quizzed me on the periodic table of elements.
See also: on, quiz

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.
See also: kid, quiz

quiz out (of something)

To become eligible to skip some required or prerequisite academic course by achieving a certain score on a placement test. I quizzed out of a number of entry-level courses for my degree, so I was able to finish college a year early. I really don't want to take first-year Spanish again when I start college. I'm hoping I can just quiz out.
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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 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.
See also: on, quiz

piss quiz

n. a urine test for drugs. (Usually objectionable.) They told me I had to take a piss quiz to work there.
See also: piss, quiz

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.
Company reaps significant coin from the call-and-win home games that are a staple of most primetime quizzers.
It gives quizzers a chance to test -- or show off -- their individual prowess, and the quiz master an opportunity to ask questions that wouldn't work in a live quiz, such as "Does New Delhi lie north or south of the Tropic of Cancer?"--which could not go unanswered past the second team or contestant.
And although Mr Kerr is an experienced quizzer he puts his latest success down to a pair of lucky shoes he bought bef ore the show.
The first famous faces who have to decide whether to 'question or nominate' include Johnny Vegas, Ann Widdecombe and Heston Blumenthal, but who will be the last quizzer standing?
Web also has the rights to ratings-grabber Australian Football League and new quizzer "The Rich List," which drew 1.5 million last week against strong opposition from Steve Irwin's final docu "Ocean's Deadliest" on Nine.
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'd encourage those people to continue supporting live comedy on Teesside, as there are still plenty of great nights out to be had as the country's top stand-ups visit our little corner of the world." More than 30 stand-ups were due to perform at the event in a line-up which also included Mock the Week regular Gary Delaney, Phoenix Nights' Justin Moorhouse and telly quizzer Paul Sinha, known to millions as the man in the white suit on ITV teatime show The Chase.
"I'm really someone that's not especially interested in anything apart from sitting with my glasses on trying to do the crossword, but I've been sprayed with make-up and padlocked into a dress that doesn't really fit and then they put a lot of Vaseline on the lens and I look reasonably presentable, but I have the soul of a quizzer. So I think fellow quizzers think, 'oh yes, that's the girl for me'," she smiles.
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.
The post-"Millionaire" quizzer also needs to be highly interactive--the better to keep auds engaged in the era of TiVo.
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. And that's about all.
If a station GM seemed reluctant to pony up for a new talker or quizzer, they'd hop a plane or a train to Paducah to get the job done.
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.