pop quiz
noun Date: circa 1960 an unscheduled or unannounced quiz

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pop quiz — n AmE a short test that a teacher gives without any warning, in order to check whether students have been studying …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pop quiz — pop ,quiz noun count AMERICAN a short test given to students without any preparation to check that they have been studying …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pop quiz — pop′ quiz′ n. cvb a short test given to a class by a teacher, without prior warning or announcement • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • Pop quiz — A pop quiz is a quiz or test given to the class without prior warning or announcement. The practice is commonly used by teachers in high schools and undergraduate programs in the United States.Uses* To regain a class s focus on a certain subject… …   Wikipedia

  • pop quiz — noun a quiz given without prior warning • Hypernyms: ↑quiz * * * ˈpop quiz [pop quiz] noun (NAmE) a short test that is given to students without any warning …   Useful english dictionary

  • pop quiz — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms pop quiz : singular pop quiz plural pop quizzes American a short test given to students without any preparation to check that they have been studying …   English dictionary

  • pop quiz — /ˈpɒp kwɪz/ (say pop kwiz) noun a test, usually in a classroom situation, of which the participants have not been given prior warning. {originally US; pop1 + quiz} …   Australian English dictionary

  • pop quiz — noun A quiz or test given without warning or prior announcement …   Wiktionary

  • pop quiz — noun (C) AmE a short test which is given without any warning in order to check that students have been studying …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Pop Secret — is a brand of popcorn produced by Weaver Popcorn Company for General Mills, introduced in 1986. Nineteen different varieties of popcorn are produced under the imprint, including light popcorn, cheddar cheese popcorn, and kettle corn. [… …   Wikipedia

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