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A Christmas quiz

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 22 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1497
  1. Jeff Aronson, clinical pharmacologist
  1. Oxford

    The origin of the word quiz is not known. Of course, that doesn't stop people hypothesising; the supposed origin of quiz was first related by B H Smart in his 1836 dictionary, Walker Remodelled: “All these words [quiz, to quiz, quizzing, etc], which occur only …

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