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Sayings Quiz: Chance

Try this fun quiz to check your understanding of English sayings. To learn more about an individual saying, click on the "more about this saying" link.

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1. Every dog has his day

"Every dog has his day" is a proverb about
  1. dogs
  2. people
  3. dogs and people
more about this saying: Every dog has his day

2. Fortune knocks once at every man's door

"Fortune knocks once at every man's door" is a philosophy of
  1. pessimism
  2. optimism
  3. brutal realism

3. He who hesitates is lost

"He who hesitates is lost" is a saying that suggests we should act on opportunities
  1. only if all else is lost
  2. after careful consideration
  3. immediately
more about this saying: He who hesitates is lost

4. Make hay while the sun shines

If we should "make hay while the sun shines", we should buy the summer clothes we want
  1. during the summer sales
  2. after the summer sales
  3. after the shops close
more about this saying: Make hay while the sun shines

5. Opportunity only knocks once

If "opportunity only knocks once", when an opportunity arises we should
  1. listen carefully
  2. take it immediately
  3. wait for it to come again
more about this saying: Opportunity only knocks once

6. Opportunity seldom knocks twice

If "opportunity seldom knocks twice", when an opportunity comes we should
  1. wait for it to knock
  2. wait for it to ring the doorbell
  3. take it immediately
more about this saying: Opportunity seldom knocks twice

7. Strike while the iron is hot

The saying "Strike while the iron is hot" advises us to
  1. go on strike
  2. use a hot iron
  3. seize opportunities
more about this saying: Strike while the iron is hot

8. The tide must be taken when it comes

"The tide must be taken when it comes" is a saying suggesting that we
  1. wait for opportunities
  2. look for opportunities
  3. act on opportunities
more about this saying: The tide must be taken when it comes

9. Time and tide wait for no man

In relation to time, "Time and tide wait for no man" is a saying about man's
  1. impotence
  2. timelessness
  3. impatience
more about this saying: Time and tide wait for no man

10. When one door shuts, another opens

If it's true that "when one door shuts, another opens", then a new opportunity will follow any
  1. rejection
  2. ejection
  3. dejection
more about this saying: When one door shuts, another opens

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