What is a pop quiz?
A pop quiz is something quite common in American schools. It’s basically a quiz that is given by the teacher without prior warning – and it’s purpose is to make sure that students are keeping up with their readings and are remembering the necessary facts.
It’s almost always a short quiz that can be completed in 15 minutes or less, and it usually has a very small impact on the overall grade that a student receives for that course.
Here’s an example of it’s usage:
Pop Quiz in a Sentence
"My teacher Ms. Smith gave us a pop quiz today. It was very easy since I’ve been studying every day."