A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 31, 2015
“If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?”

"If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?” is a one-line pun on the word “testicle.” “If a small quiz is a quizzical, what’s a small test?” was cited in print in 1998. “If quizzes are quizzical then what are tests?” was cited in 2002.


Google Groups: rec.climbing
How good are those shuts?
Kelly Rich
10/28/98
(...)
Q: If a small quiz is a quizzical, what’s a small test?
A: Gregory’s brain.

Boats.com
FORMULA 41 PERFORMANCE CRUISER: ELEGANT
Posted on May 3, 2002 by Staff
(...)
THE CURMUDGEON’S OBSERVATION
If quizzes are quizzical then what are tests?

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of Comic Quotes
By Geoff Tibballs
London: Constable & Robinson Ltd.
2004
Pg. ?:
If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?

Google Books
25 March 2004, Stillwater (OK) Journal, “Gamboling” by Lawrence Gibbs, pg. 4, col. 3:
If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?

Urban Dictionary
quizzical
If quizzes are quizzical what are tests?; an enigma
This thing is quizzical.
by ianintgotone October 17, 2005

Urban Dictionary
quizzical
Extended version of quiz.
if a quiz is a quizzical then whats a test?
by Stephen4190 July 18, 2005

Google Books
More One Liners, Jokes and Gags
By Grant Tucker
London: The Robson Press
2013
Pg. ?:
If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests? 

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 • Permalink