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Sayings Quiz: Danger

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. Any port in a storm

If "any port in a storm" is true, then any solution in an emergency
  1. is better than no solution
  2. will lead to more trouble
  3. should be rejected until the right solution can be found
more about this saying: Any port in a storm

2. Better safe than sorry

John added the words "Better safe than sorry" when he told Mary to drive
  1. more slowly in the snow
  2. faster in the snow
  3. fast in the snow
more about this saying: Better safe than sorry

3. Don't put all your eggs in one basket

People who "don't put all their eggs in one basket", have more than one
  1. egg
  2. option
  3. basket
more about this saying: Don't put all your eggs in one basket

4. He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea

"He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea" suggests that the sea
  1. is quiet and calm, like a church
  2. is the home of God
  3. can make you feel extreme fear

5. If you play with fire you get burned

"If you play with fire you get burned" because fire is
  1. hot
  2. attractive and mesmerizing
  3. dangerous and unpredictable
more about this saying: If you play with fire you get burned

6. It is best to be on the safe side

"It is best to be on the safe side" just to
  1. be 100% sure
  2. to avoid oncoming traffic
  3. take a risk
more about this saying: It is best to be on the safe side

7. Nothing ventured, nothing gained

"Nothing ventured, nothing gained" suggests that if we never take a risk we will never
  1. venture forward
  2. get into trouble
  3. succeed
more about this saying: Nothing ventured, nothing gained

8. Out of debt, out of danger

According to the saying "Out of debt, out of danger", it's best to owe money to
  1. a bank
  2. the government
  3. nobody
more about this saying: Out of debt, out of danger

9. Out of office, out of danger

If "Out of office, out of danger" is true, who among the following is safest?
  1. a serving prime minister
  2. a serving president
  3. a retired president
more about this saying: Out of office, out of danger

10. There is safety in numbers

If you think that "there is safety in numbers", you will feel more secure
  1. surrounded by friends
  2. alone at home
  3. studying mathematics
more about this saying: There is safety in numbers

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