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Do You Like Quizzes?

Quizzes used to frighten me. Mainly because whenever I heard the word “quiz” it was preceded by the word “pop”. Pop Quiz! Those were two words I dreaded hearing my teachers say.

I attended a catholic high school and my teachers were particularly fond of giving pop quizzes. They said they wanted to make sure we were really learning the material.

Because, after all, anybody could study the words in a text book and memorize all those chapters just before taking a detailed examination.

But! If you could pass a pop quiz? In other words, pass a quick test that you had not expected and were not prepared for …? Well then! You've learned and they've done their job as a good teacher.

Agree or disagree with my teachers?

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Kasman wrote on September 5, 2017, 3:16 PM

If by 'pop' quiz you mean a quiz on popular culture then I would definitely fail. I have never been a fan of popular culture nor do I keep up with the likes of so-called 'reality shows' (which are about as far from reality as it's possible to get) nor could I tell you who the lead singer is of, well, any current popular singing group. A general knowledge quiz, however, is something different. I reckon I would do quite well in such a quiz except for those questions on 'pop culture' which, in my opinion, is mind-numbingly boring and totally trivial - chewing gum for the brain!

MegL wrote on September 5, 2017, 6:40 PM

Your teachers' definition of pop quiz is different from mine. My definition would be the same as Kasman 's. They have a point but many exams test only rote learning and I was never good at that.

lookatdesktop wrote on September 5, 2017, 9:39 PM

My math teacher in middle school would surprise the class with a pop quiz, because that way he knew who was paying attention to him in class. If we took the quiz and we were in fact paying attention to our math teacher there would be no excuse to fail that test. We got so many POP QUIZZES that nobody went to sleep in class and mostly everyone learned by being attentive to what the teacher was saying but studying after school or in study hall was something many students just did not do, either they would not study at home or sleep in study hall. So the only real chance at learning something would in fact be to actually pay attention during class or end up failing.

Kasman wrote on September 6, 2017, 4:33 PM

Now there's a teacher who knew his pupils!