(redirected from quizzes)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.

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.
See also: out, quiz

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.
See also: quiz

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!”).
See also: kid, quiz
References in periodicals archive ?
While students likely learn very little on a closed-book in-class exam, there are certainly reasons to believe that online quizzes, where students are allowed to use textbooks and notes, don't just assess skills; rather, these quizzes cause student learning.
8220;We know that quizzes get a bad rap but we think that should change.
Although the literature on the effect of quizzes is mixed, an examination of the studies by Azorlosa & Renner, (2006) and Azorlosa, (2011) may shed some light on this topic.
The National Geographic website offers dozens of travel-related quizzes and a few require serious brainpower.
Experts have questioned the benefit of online quizzes introduced to offset larger class sizes allowing students to self test and educators to evaluate student performance with reduced effort.
Quizzes created via MyBUZZ can be played online or on the PS3 system and provide opportunities to personalize quizzes for certain occasions or individuals.
uk also offers a range of other quizzes - Top Trivia Quiz, Showbiz Quiz, Football Quiz, Quiz for Her and the News Quiz - so there's something for every type of quizzing mind.
Although some research supports using daily essay quizzes to boost major exam performance, maximizing the impact of these quizzes is not without logistical challenges.
The 12 UK channels which operate only premium-rate quizzes include Quiz TV, the Great British Quiz, Quiz Call, Quiz Nation and Big Game TV.
The software automatically distributes, collects and marks quizzes and offers customized marking so teachers can tailor grading schemes.
New features include more options for administering and scoring quizzes, including the ability to randomize quiz questions for individual students, and to export quiz results to Excel spreadsheets.
Check out our Top 10 online quizzes to keep the old grey cells fighting fit.
The dedication on my part is becauseI realised taking part in quizzes is the one thing in life that I am good at.
This year, the school is fielding a nine-member team in the competition that quizzes students on 10 academic subjects that include art, music, math and social science.
Music pub quizzes are being targeted by licence fee collectors amid concerns artists and record labels are missing out on royalties totalling hundreds of thousands of pounds.