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Sayings Quiz: Justice

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. A just war is better than an unjust peace

If the saying "A just war is better than an unjust peace" is right, which of the following is preferable?
  1. just a war
  2. no war, under an unjust rule
  3. war for a valid reason

2. Comparisons are odious

If "comparisons are odious", then comparing two people is
  1. useful
  2. fragrant
  3. pointless
more about this saying: Comparisons are odious

3. Fair exchange is no robbery

If "fair exchange is no robbery" and you agree to give me your watch in return for my mobile phone, that is
  1. theft
  2. a donation
  3. equitable
more about this saying: Fair exchange is no robbery

4. Give credit where credit is due

"Give credit where credit is due" suggests that we should express approval or admiration whenever it is
  1. merited
  2. asked for
  3. unwarranted
more about this saying: Give credit where credit is due

5. Give the devil his due

If we should "give the devil his due", we should praise even our enemy
  1. when payment is overdue
  2. when he does something praiseworthy
  3. under no circumstances
more about this saying: Give the devil his due

6. Ignorance of the law is no excuse

If "ignorance of the law is no excuse", a judge is most likely to find someone not-guilty if he can prove that
  1. he didn't know that what he did was wrong
  2. he didn't do what he was accused of
  3. he thought the law did not apply to him
more about this saying: Ignorance of the law is no excuse

7. Share and share alike

If I "share and share alike", and I have nine guests at my birthday party, how will I divide my birthday cake?
  1. give 10% to each person present
  2. give 9% to each person and keep the rest
  3. give the boys bigger portions than the girls
more about this saying: Share and share alike

8. There are two sides to every question

If "there are two sides to every question", this saying
  1. must be true
  2. may be true
  3. cannot be true
more about this saying: There are two sides to every question

9. There's one law for the rich, and another for the poor

A society where "there's one law for the rich, and another for the poor" could be described as
  1. democratic
  2. fair
  3. unfair

10. What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander

"What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander" is a saying about
  1. cookery
  2. birds
  3. fairness

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