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 for quiz
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quiz \Quiz\ (kw[i^]z), n. [It is said that Daly, the manager of
     a Dublin playhouse, laid a wager that a new word of no
     meaning should be the common talk and puzzle of the city in
     twenty-four hours. In consequence of this the letters q u i z
     were chalked by him on all the walls of Dublin, with an
     effect that won the wager. Perhaps, however, originally a
     variant of whiz, and formerly the name of a popular game.]
     1. A riddle or obscure question; an enigma; a ridiculous
        hoax.
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     2. One who quizzes others; as, he is a great quiz.
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     3. An odd or absurd fellow. --Smart. Thackeray.
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     4. An exercise, or a course of exercises, conducted as a
        coaching or as an examination. [Cant, U.S.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quiz \Quiz\ (kw[i^]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quizzed (kw[i^]zd);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Quizzing (kw[i^]z"z[i^]ng).]
     1. To puzzle; to banter; to chaff or mock with pretended
        seriousness of discourse; to make sport of, as by obscure
        questions.
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              He quizzed unmercifully all the men in the room.
                                                    --Thackeray.
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     2. To peer at; to eye suspiciously or mockingly.
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     3. To instruct in or by a quiz. See Quiz, n., 4. [U.S.]
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     Quizzing glass, a small eyeglass.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quiz \Quiz\ (kw[i^]z), v. i.
     To conduct a quiz. See Quiz, n., 4. [U.S.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  quiz
      n 1: an examination consisting of a few short questions
      v 1: examine someone's knowledge of something; "The teacher
           tests us every week"; "We got quizzed on French irregular
           verbs" [syn: quiz, test]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  80 Moby Thesaurus words for "quiz":
     Socratic method, ask, asking, audition, be curious, blue book,
     bringing into question, burn with curiosity, case,
     catechetical method, catechization, catechize, catechizing,
     challenge, character, deride, dig around for, dig up, dispute,
     duck, exam, examen, examination, examine, final, final examination,
     gape, gawk, great go, grill, hearing, honors, inquire, inquiring,
     interpellation, interrogate, interrogation, interview, lout,
     midsemester, midterm, mock, nose around for, nose out, oddball,
     oddity, oral, oral examination, original, peer, prelim, probing,
     pump, pumping, query, querying, question, questioning, quizzing,
     rally, razz, rubber, rubberneck, scout, seek, seeking, spook,
     stare, take-home examination, taunt, test, trial, tripos, twit,
     viva, want to know, worm out of, written, written examination,
     zombie
  
  

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