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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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In one of the few published studies of frequent quizzing and performance, Geist and Soehren (1997) reported on a study of dental students.
Quizzing -- enables trainers to implement multiple-choice and/or single-choice quizzes anywhere in a RoboDemo simulation to best fit their course material.
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?
Given the finding that a larger percentage of attempts occurred during the first five days of quizzing in the Incentive group versus the No Incentive group, the question arose as to whether attempting quizzes earlier would result in a higher overall number of attempts on quizzes.
Tuckman (1996) explored the effects of quizzing students weekly versus homework assignments alone and found that students who were high procrastinators benefited more from the weekly quizzes.
In the two years of its existence, Quiz Dubai has put the UAE on the quizzing map and is spawning brilliant new quizzers who can compete in international quizzes.
Serious quizzing " It is slowly moving beyond the domain of a fun quiz to serious quizzing battles," he said.
The quizzing experience was really good but the questions were tough," said Vinayak from Indian School Ghubra who participated in the quiz.
Technology and access to information has changed quizzing in a huge way," said 'Pickbrain', welcoming the concept of the online quiz.
You must have a quizzing instinct and you must have that sense.
I'm sure he must have inspired a lot of new students into taking to quizzing.
There was always a belief that school kids in Oman had a great penchant for quizzing and this was being reflected by the few teams that would do well at the Open Quiz.
He added, "At Oman, quizzing is arguably one of the biggest sports, so that makes it even more prestigious.
Having achieved a lead early on, they marched on comfortably to win the title most prestigious among the quizzing circles.
If you look at quizzing closely, the quizmaster is like the curator of a pitch.