Something about Quizzes – in an educational and challenging context
Something about Quizzes
A quiz is a form of game or mind sport in which the players (as individuals or in teams) attempt to answer questions correctly. Quizzes may be held on a variety of subjects (general knowledge, ‘pot luck’) or subject-specific. The format of the quiz can also vary widely. The largest quiz, according to Guinness, was the “Quiz for Life”, held at the Flanders Expo Halls in Ghent, Belgium, on 11 December 2010 with 2,280 participants.
In an educational context, a quiz is usually a form of a student assessment, but often has fewer questions of lesser difficulty and requires less time for completion than a test. A quiz is also a brief assessment to measure growth in knowledge, abilities, and/or skills. This use is typically found in the US, Canada, and some colleges in India. For instance, in a mathematics classroom, a quiz may check comprehension of a type of mathematical exercise.
Myth or Fact?
There is a well-known myth about the word “quiz”, which says that in 1791 a Dublin theater owner named James Daly made a bet that he could introduce a word into the language within twenty-four hours. He then went out and hired a group of street urchins to write the word “quiz”, which was a nonsense word, on walls around the city of Dublin. Within a day, the word was common currency and had acquired a meaning (since no one knew what it meant, everyone thought it was some sort of test) and Daly had some extra cash in his pocket. However, there is no evidence to support the story, and the term was already in use before the alleged bet in 1791.
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