The word dates back to the 1700s. It is believed that it initially meant an "odd, eccentric person" or a "joke, hoax". From mid-19th century) it came to mean test or exam.
Quizzes can be subject specific, like a sports quiz, or include a large variety of subjects, often called a general knowledge quiz or GK quiz. The format of a quiz also varies. Some include answer alternatives, others don't.
The quizzes at quizagogo.com always have three or four choices to each question.
In this way, our quizzes differ slightly from the traditional pub quiz or bar trivia, which often requires a written answer without any given alternatives.
There are also quizzes that can be used for educational purposes and self-assessment before a more important test, like a GeoBee or Driving Test. Such quizzes are easy to use and often less complex than a real-life test.