Do you know The Difference Between a Quiz and a Question ?

@EvrWonder (3575)
Canada
December 30, 2008 2:55am CST
I was talking with a friend tonight about this neat website I came across that poses questions to be answered by way of multiple choice. I thought this website would be of interest to my friend because of some of the categories that the questions were shared in but also because my friend loves learning. This particular website is a great place to learn things that you may not of known otherwise. Plus you get paid to answer and pose your own question and multiple choice answers. To my surprise my friends responded that they prefer quizzes to questions. I replied what is the difference between a quiz and a question but did not get an answer. Please tell me, what is the difference between a quiz and a question? Are they not one of the same?
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5 responses
• India
30 Dec 08
Hi friend, the word 'quiz'(noun) is defined as an informal test, a question, a practical joke, examine someone's knowledge and odd or eccentric person. From the link below you can find more including the origin of the word and is really interesting. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/quiz While 'question' is defined as : a n expression requiring reply,an interrogative sentence or phrase,a problem, subject of discussion etc The following links will give more information on meaning and use of the word http://www.thefreedictionary.com/question http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/question From these two we may conclude, while 'question' is more of a singular nature, a 'quiz' consist of more than one question and the replies are shorter than that of a question. happy new year..
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• India
30 Dec 08
Your reply to the difference between quiz and question is very good. Even I was thinking that both are one and the same. Now I have learnt a new meaning in english. Try to give some more like this. It is easy for me to understand.
@EvrWonder (3575)
• Canada
30 Dec 08
Awesome response. I thank you for your response. Nice to have you stop by and really appreciate this clarity. Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.
• India
1 Jan 09
Hi friends, happy that my response is helpful to you. If you have any such question feel free to ask and I will try my best. Thanks for your encouraging remarks and Happy new year to all here
@ShellyB (5242)
• United States
1 Jan 09
To me they are the same, with the execption that when I hear quiz I go back to school and it reminds me of quiz time. Hehe.
@EvrWonder (3575)
• Canada
6 Jan 09
I understand and is something that flashed in my mind at the time as well. Thank you for your response and Best to you in 2009! Cheers.
@ShellyB (5242)
• United States
6 Jan 09
I hope you have a great 2009
@EvrWonder (3575)
• Canada
16 Jan 09
Thank you very much ShellyB.
@dio123 (1788)
• India
22 Jan 09
I know only thing quiz are for checking general knowledge and questions for generaly asked in every where
@EvrWonder (3575)
• Canada
26 Jan 09
Thank you for your response. Your point of view is an interesting one.
@checapricorn (16049)
• United States
21 Jan 09
[i]Hi Evr, I do know if my idea is correct but base on my understanding, A quiz is a short evaluation or informal test which is composed of questions! [/i]
@EvrWonder (3575)
• Canada
26 Jan 09
Nice! Thank you for your clever response.
• Philippines
1 Jan 09
well the difference between a quiz to a question is the question includes to a quiz. for an example, the teacher told to the students that their will be a quiz or test tomorrow so you should study those lessons cause the question on the quiz will come to the lessons that we tackled for 2 days. so that is the difference between a quiz and question.
@EvrWonder (3575)
• Canada
6 Jan 09
Nice, very well said and I thank you for your response. This too makes sense to me. Thanks again. Cheers.