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Sayings Quiz: Looks

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. All cats are grey in the dark

The saying "All cats are grey in the dark" suggests that a pleasing physical appearance is
  1. not that important
  2. important at night
  3. neither black nor white
more about this saying: All cats are grey in the dark

2. All clouds bring not rain

If we say "all clouds bring not rain" we suggest that
  1. the clouds in the sky may be snow clouds
  2. it is not going to rain today
  3. what looks like one thing may turn out to be another
more about this saying: All clouds bring not rain

3. All that glitters is not gold

The saying "All that glitters is not gold" reminds us that something glittering
  1. is not gold
  2. is gold
  3. may not be gold
more about this saying: All that glitters is not gold

4. Appearances are deceptive

If it's true that "appearances are deceptive", how should we judge appearances? We should
  1. investigate them further
  2. believe them automatically
  3. refuse to believe them
more about this saying: Appearances are deceptive

5. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" usually means that
  1. people who behold tend to be more beautiful
  2. what one person thinks is beautiful, another may think is ugly
  3. the eye is beautiful
more about this saying: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

6. Beauty is only skin deep

Someone who says that "beauty is only skin deep" probably
  1. believes that a beautiful interior makes for a beautiful exterior
  2. feels that good skin is essential for beauty
  3. considers beauty to be unimportant
more about this saying: Beauty is only skin deep

7. Handsome is as handsome does

If you believe that "handsome is as handsome does", which of the following would you consider most "handsome"? A man who acts
  1. foolishly
  2. selfishly
  3. generously
more about this saying: Handsome is as handsome does

8. Still waters run deep

"Still waters run deep" is a saying about
  1. appearances
  2. fishing
  3. running water
more about this saying: Still waters run deep

9. Things are not always what they seem

"Things are not always what they seem" because they
  1. are always unseemly
  2. always deceive you
  3. sometimes deceive you
more about this saying: Things are not always what they seem

10. You can't tell a book by its cover

If "you can't tell a book by its cover", you can't judge a person by
  1. marrying them
  2. looking at their clothes
  3. getting to know them
more about this saying: You can't tell a book by its cover

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