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Sayings Quiz: Mixed 1

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 bad penny always turns up

If "a bad penny always turns up", a bad person always
  1. reappears
  2. disappears
  3. turns good
more about this saying: A bad penny always turns up

2. Bad news travels fast

If friends tells you that "bad news travels fast" they
  1. are trying to comfort you
  2. want to make you cry
  3. want you to go faster
more about this saying: Bad news travels fast

3. Charity begins at home

The saying "charity begins at home" suggests that
  1. you should help people in other countries first
  2. your country should help people in other countries first
  3. you should help people close to you first
more about this saying: Charity begins at home

4. Dead men tell no tales

"Dead men tell no tales" might be used by a criminal as a reason to
  1. talk to someone
  2. kill someone
  3. frighten someone
more about this saying: Dead men tell no tales

5. Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise

"Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise" is a recommendation not to go to bed
  1. late
  2. early
  3. before getting up

6. Facts are stubborn things

What does the saying "Facts are stubborn things" imply that we should do with facts?
  1. accept them
  2. ignore them
  3. rephrase them
more about this saying: Facts are stubborn things

7. Give a thief enough rope and he'll hang himself

If "Give a thief enough rope and he'll hang himself" is true, what will happen to a bad person who is not challenged? In the end, he will get himself
  1. out of jail
  2. out of trouble
  3. into trouble

8. 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

9. If a job's worth doing it's worth doing well

If "If a job's worth doing it's worth doing well" is true, we should
  1. only do jobs that are worth a lot
  2. complete all jobs to the best of our ability
  3. always ask someone else to do our jobs

10. Jack of all trades, master of none

"Jack of all trades, master of none" is normally seen as
  1. a compliment
  2. a mild insult
  3. advice to learn many jobs
more about this saying: Jack of all trades, master of none

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