Today both Michel and Smith were quizzed under oath by counsel to the Leveson Inquiry, Robert Jay.
When I quizzed them privately, two students explained that the volume of their loans was a source of profound shame.
Over 2,000 people were quizzed on their attitudes toward androids—with less than favorable results.
Charlie quizzed her with a word, and then turned to Edwin Clayhanger for support.
You will see later on in Paine's statement that I quizzed him on the same subject.
He quizzed Iris as to her Chicago visit, and wanted a detailed account of every minute she had spent there.
One never likes to be quizzed; and I, of course, thought he was quizzing me.
Thinking he was going to be quizzed McAllister would not say a word on the subject.
They chaffed him about his expectations, and quizzed him about Rosalind.
One evening Mr. Dyce came in from his office and quizzed her in the lobby.
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.