Maybe we'll start to recall the old Guardian days with a quiz soon, on the Constitution, what it says and where.
Take the quiz below and see if you can match the spouse to her post-scandal statement.
The National Rifle Association board might want to quiz its communications shop.
In the 2000 campaign, he famously flubbed a quiz on world leaders and talked defiantly about “Grecians” and “nucular weapons.”
In the Redford directing ouevre, nothing would follow in the footsteps of quiz Show.
I know what a quiz you are, and I suspect you are amusing yourself at my expense.
I've got a sure-enough headache—I didn't come over to quiz you.
Again Catherine excused herself; and at last he walked off to quiz his sisters by himself.
Next day, Sunday, his friends from Sulby came to quiz and to question.
Dale was quite sure that any boy would, from this time for ever, be sent to Coventry who should quiz Hugh for his lameness.
1867, "brief examination of a student on some subject," perhaps from quiz (v.), or from apparently unrelated slang word quiz "odd person" (1782, source of quizzical). According to OED, the anecdote that credits this word to a bet by the Dublin theater-manager Daly or Daley that he could coin a word is regarded by authorities as "doubtful" and the first record of it appears to be in 1836 (in Smart's "Walker Remodelled"; the story is omitted in the edition of 1840).
The word Quiz is a sort of a kind of a word
That people apply to some being absurd;
One who seems, as t'were oddly your fancy to strike
In a sort of a fashion you somehow don't like
A mixture of odd, and of queer, and all that
Which one hates, just, you know, as some folks hate a cat;
A comical, whimsical, strange, droll -- that is,
You know what I mean; 'tis -- in short, -- 'tis a quiz!
[from "Etymology of Quiz," Charles Dibdin, 1842]
1847, "to question," quies, perhaps from Latin qui es? "who are you?," first question in oral exams in Latin in old-time grammar schools. Spelling quiz first recorded 1886, though it was in use as a noun spelling from 1867, perhaps in this case from apparently unrelated slang word quiz "odd person" (1782, source of quizzical). Cf. quisby "queer, not quite right; bankrupt" (slang from 1807). From the era of radio quiz shows comes quizzee (n.), 1940.