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Definition of quiz noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. quizzes)
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  1. 1an informal test given to students a reading comprehension quiz see also pop quiz
  2. 2a competition or game in which people try to answer questions to test their knowledge a general knowledge quiz a television quiz show The magazine publishes a quiz once a month. More Aboutexams Exam is the usual word for an important and formal written, spoken, or practical test at school or college, especially one that you need to do in order to get a qualification. Examination is a very formal word. A test is something that students might be given in order to see how much they have learned. A very short informal test is called a quiz. Quiz also means a contest in which people try to answer questions:a trivia quiz a quiz show
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: quiz