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Quiz vs. Trivia

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Quiznoun

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

Trivianoun

insignificant trifles of little importance, especially items of unimportant information

‘These trivia take up too much of the day.’; ‘This trivia takes up too much of the day.’;

Quiznoun

A competition in the answering of questions.

‘We came second in the pub quiz.’;

Trivianoun

A quiz game that involves obscure facts.

‘I joined the trivia club this semester!’;

Quiznoun

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

Trivianoun

something of small importance

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Quizverb

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

Trivia

Trivia is information and data that are considered to be of little value. It can be contrasted with general knowledge and common sense.

Quizverb

To peer at; to eye suspiciously or mockingly.

Quizverb

(transitive) To question closely, to interrogate.

Quizverb

(transitive) To instruct by means of a quiz.

Quizverb

To play with a quiz.

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Quiznoun

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

Quiznoun

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

Quiznoun

An odd or absurd fellow.

Quiznoun

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

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.’;

Quizverb

To peer at; to eye suspiciously or mockingly.

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Quizverb

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

Quizverb

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

Quiznoun

an examination consisting of a few short questions

Quizverb

examine someone's knowledge of something;

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

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’;

Quiznoun

an act of questioning someone

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

Quiznoun

an informal written test or examination given to students.

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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