• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Origin obscure; doubtless framed from question, or direct from L. quæso, I ask.


In literature:

Each student should be quizzed on his reading, or should be required to give a summary of it.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
But my hair is quizzed.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
Union, 474; quizzes "antis", 477.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
He felt himself to be politely or sarcastically quizzed.
"A Singer from the Sea" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Amaryllis was aware how they all stared at her and quizzed her over and over; her hair, her face, her form, but most of all her dress.
"Amaryllis at the Fair" by Richard Jefferies
If it were really a joke, if you were quizzing, I shouldn't mind it.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
Lord Wellesley was quizzing it, and said, 'Personal narrative?
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
She quizzed Chicken Little carefully as to what studies Sherm would take.
"Chicken Little Jane on the Big John" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
And the poor fellow soon saw that others were quizzing him, much more severely than he had quizzed the old man.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 2, No. 12, May, 1851." by Various
You are quizzing me and Miss Anderson.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen

In poetry:

quizzing ours, would Sherlock Holmes infer? Plainly,
ours is a sitting culture
in a generation which prefers comfort
(or is forced to prefer it)
"The Common Life" by W H Auden

In news:

Users can also take quizzes to earn badges they can share with friends through social media to show off their lifesaving knowledge.
Airport Authority board member Ruby Wharton quizzed Cox about whether the flexibility of the new agreement might enable one airline to lock up space it doesn't need, to keep competitors out.
Instead of letter grades on quizzes and assignments, students are scored on their understanding.
Next story in Travel Quizzes & Votes Photo of the week, Aug 16.
Is the option to view DICOM image sets in our Clinical Quizzes useful.
Suze quizzes two strangers on the street with a variety questions.
The former BBC boss returns to London to be quizzed by the team probing a dropped report into sexual abuse by late TV host Jimmy Savile.
The sections contain reading material (complete with descriptive graphics), classroom labs, quizzes, vocabulary lists, interactive slides, and teacher outlines.
A know-it-all 's guide to Anchorage pub quizzes.
Scalia quizzed at NJ's Princeton on gay issue.
In his 1989 film Homework, the Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami is, characteristically, heard but not seen as he quizzes a succession of nervous little boys with enormous dark eyes about how they carry out their after-school assignments.
Dive into every aspect of your oh-so-fabulous self with our fun and eye-opening personality quizzes.
Also, check out our sex and love quizzes.
Over dinner a few weeks ago, my husband and I quizzed our almost-5-year-old about what he had learned that day in a new pre-kindergarten Judaism program at our temple.
More Science and Space Quizzes.

In science:

Peer instruction improves performance on quizzes.
Biological Concepts Instrument (BCI): A diagnostic tool for revealing student thinking
There are many tools that can be used in the preparation of multiple choice quizzes.
WebTeach in practice: the entrance test to the Engineering faculty in Florence
This system may be used with no change also to generate quizzes for every markup system which uses textual representations: XML, HTML and also MS-Word by using RTF files.
WebTeach in practice: the entrance test to the Engineering faculty in Florence
There have been several questions from students to be answered about quizzes.
WebTeach in practice: the entrance test to the Engineering faculty in Florence
In particular, we would like to develop on-line quizzes in pdf using the AcroTeX package, in a way that makes it possible to collect statistics for course monitoring.
WebTeach in practice: the entrance test to the Engineering faculty in Florence