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Puzzle vs. Quiz

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Puzzlenoun

Anything that is difficult to understand or make sense of.

‘Where he went after he left the house is a puzzle.’;

Quiznoun

(dated) An odd, puzzling or absurd person or thing.

Quiznoun

A competition in the answering of questions.

‘We came second in the pub quiz.’;

Puzzlenoun

A crossword puzzle.

Quiznoun

(education) A school examination of less importance, or of greater brevity, than others given in the same course.

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Puzzlenoun

A jigsaw puzzle.

Quizverb

To hoax; to chaff or mock with pretended seriousness of discourse; to make sport of, as by obscure questions.

Puzzlenoun

A riddle.

Quizverb

To peer at; to eye suspiciously or mockingly.

Puzzlenoun

(archaic) Something made with marvellous skill; something of ingenious construction.

Quizverb

(transitive) To question closely, to interrogate.

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Puzzlenoun

The state of being puzzled; perplexity.

‘to be in a puzzle’;

Quizverb

(transitive) To instruct by means of a quiz.

Puzzleverb

(transitive) To perplex (someone).

Quizverb

To play with a quiz.

Puzzleverb

(intransitive) To think long and carefully, in bewilderment.

‘We puzzled over the curious-shaped lock, but were unable to discover how the key should be inserted.’;

Quiznoun

A riddle or obscure question; an enigma; a ridiculous hoax.

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Puzzleverb

(transitive) To make intricate; to entangle.

Quiznoun

One who quizzes others; as, he is a great quiz.

Puzzlenoun

Something which perplexes or embarrasses; especially, a toy or a problem contrived for testing ingenuity; also, something exhibiting marvelous skill in making.

Quiznoun

An odd or absurd fellow.

Puzzlenoun

The state of being puzzled; perplexity; as, to be in a puzzle.

Quiznoun

An exercise, or a course of exercises, conducted as a coaching or as an examination.

Puzzleverb

To perplex; to confuse; to embarrass; to put to a stand; to nonplus.

‘A very shrewd disputant in those points is dexterous in puzzling others.’; ‘He is perpetually puzzled and perplexed amidst his own blunders.’;

Quizverb

To puzzle; to banter; to chaff or mock with pretended seriousness of discourse; to make sport of, as by obscure questions.

‘He quizzed unmercifully all the men in the room.’;

Puzzleverb

To make intricate; to entangle.

‘They disentangle from the puzzled skein.’; ‘The ways of Heaven are dark and intricate,Puzzled in mazes, and perplexed with error.’;

Quizverb

To peer at; to eye suspiciously or mockingly.

Puzzleverb

To solve by ingenuity, as a puzzle; - followed by out; as, to puzzle out a mystery.

Quizverb

To instruct in or by a quiz. See Quiz, n., 4.

Puzzleverb

To be bewildered, or perplexed.

‘A puzzling fool, that heeds nothing.’;

Quizverb

To conduct a quiz. See Quiz, n., 4.

Puzzleverb

To work, as at a puzzle; as, to puzzle over a problem.

Quiznoun

an examination consisting of a few short questions

Puzzlenoun

a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution;

‘he loved to solve chessmate puzzles’; ‘that's a real puzzler’;

Quizverb

examine someone's knowledge of something;

‘The teacher tests us every week’; ‘We got quizzed on French irregular verbs’;

Puzzlenoun

a toy that tests your ingenuity

Quiznoun

a test of knowledge, especially as a competition between individuals or teams as a form of entertainment

‘a quiz show’; ‘a pub quiz’; ‘a sports quiz’;

Puzzleverb

be a mystery or bewildering to;

‘This beats me!’; ‘Got me--I don't know the answer!’; ‘a vexing problem’; ‘This question really stuck me’;

Quiznoun

an act of questioning someone

‘the model is to face a police quiz over claims her dogs are intimidating ramblers’;

Puzzleverb

be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide;

‘We puzzled over her sudden departure’;

Quiznoun

an informal written test or examination given to students.

Puzzle

A puzzle is a game, problem, or toy that tests a person's ingenuity or knowledge. In a puzzle, the solver is expected to put pieces together in a logical way, in order to arrive at the correct or fun solution of the puzzle.

Quiznoun

a practical joke or hoax

‘I am impatient to know if the whole be not one grand quiz’;

Quiznoun

a person who ridicules or hoaxes another

‘two ill-natured quizzes, who were suspected of writing for a very sarcastic paper’;

Quiznoun

an odd or eccentric person

‘she means to marry that quiz for the sake of his thousands’;

Quizverb

ask (someone) questions

‘four men have been quizzed about the murder’;

Quizverb

give (a student or class) an informal written test or examination.

Quizverb

look curiously or intently at (someone) through or as if through an eyeglass

‘deep-set eyes quizzed her in the candlelight’;

Quizverb

make fun of

‘is it possible he has heard of my foible and is quizzing me?’;

Quiz

A quiz is a form of game or mind sport in which players attempt to answer questions correctly about a certain or variety of subjects. Quizzes can be used as a brief assessment in education and similar fields to measure growth in knowledge, abilities, or skills.

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