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Sayings Quiz: Mixed 4

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. Faint heart never won fair lady

Jenny told Stephen "faint heart never won fair lady" to
  1. encourage him
  2. discourage him
  3. make him faint
more about this saying: Faint heart never won fair lady

2. 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

3. He teaches ill, who teaches all

According to the saying "he teaches ill, who teaches all", a good teacher
  1. teaches as much as possible
  2. teaches as little as possible
  3. doesn't teach everything
more about this saying: He teaches ill, who teaches all

4. If the stone fall upon the egg, alas for the egg! If the egg fall upon the stone, alas for the egg!

"If the stone fall upon the egg, alas for the egg! If the egg fall upon the stone, alas for the egg!" The idea here is that
  1. there are some things we just can't win
  2. we should avoid falling onto hard surfaces
  3. stone is harder than an egg

5. Knowledge is power

If "knowledge is power", military intelligence is
  1. a waste of knowledge
  2. a waste of power
  3. important in winning a war
more about this saying: Knowledge is power

6. Let sleeping dogs lie

"Let sleeping dogs lie" is a proverb about
  1. animals
  2. conflicts
  3. truth
more about this saying: Let sleeping dogs lie

7. Man does not live by bread alone

If someone says to you "man does not live by bread alone", the chances are that he is
  1. hungry
  2. religious
  3. a baker
more about this saying: Man does not live by bread alone

8. Necessity is the mother of invention

"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a proverb about
  1. motherhood
  2. the cause of inventions
  3. the cause of poverty
more about this saying: Necessity is the mother of invention

9. Once bitten, twice shy

If you are "once bitten, twice shy", you
  1. have learned from a mistake
  2. haven't learned from a mistake
  3. have learned to make the same mistake again
more about this saying: Once bitten, twice shy

10. Patience surpasses learning

If "Patience surpasses learning", which of these is superior?
  1. the ability to tolerate delay calmly
  2. a good education
  3. a surplus of education
more about this saying: Patience surpasses learning

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