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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: quiz 'to look at closely' (18-19 centuries), probably influenced by inquisitive

quiz

2 verb
     
quiz2 past tense and past participle quizzed, present participle quizzing [transitive]
to ask someone a lot of questions [= question]
quiz somebody about something
Four men have been quizzed about the murder, but no one has yet been charged.
quiz somebody on/over something
They quizzed me on my involvement in the scheme.

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