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quiz

noun [C] uk   /kwɪz/ (plural quizzes) us  
A2 a game or competition in which you answer questions: a history/sport, etc. quiz There are so many inane television quiz shows.UK A lot of pubs have quiz nights once or twice a week.Competitions, and parts of competitions B1 mainly US a short informal test: There was a pop (= surprise) quiz in history at school today.Exams, tests and exercises

quiz

verb [T] uk   /kwɪz/ (-zz-) us  
to ask someone questions about something: She spent an hour being quizzed by journalists.Questioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
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