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Sayings Quiz: Mixed 5

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. 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

3. Revenge is a dish best served cold

"Revenge is a dish best served cold" is a proverb suggesting that payback is most satisfying when exacted
  1. immediately
  2. never
  3. at a later date
more about this saying: Revenge is a dish best served cold

4. Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours

When Wanda said to Mary "scratch my back and I'll scratch yours", she meant
  1. if you attack me I'll attack you back
  2. if you help me with my homework I'll help you with yours
  3. don't expect me to help you in return

5. Seeing is believing

You might say "seeing is believing" if you are selling a house and want potential buyers
  1. to look at some photos of the property
  2. to visit the property
  3. to put down a deposit sight unseen
more about this saying: Seeing is believing

6. The best things in life are free

"The best things in life are free" is a saying suggesting that
  1. the best thing of all is freedom
  2. money cannot buy life's best things
  3. you should help yourself to what you want
more about this saying: The best things in life are free

7. 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

8. We must learn to walk before we can run

If "we must learn to walk before we can run", what must we learn to do before we can write?
  1. run
  2. crawl
  3. read

9. You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs

"You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs" could suggest that to gain one thing you may have to
  1. give up another
  2. buy it
  3. heat it gently

10. Zeal, when it is a virtue, is a dangerous one

If it is true that "zeal, when it is a virtue, is a dangerous one", then zeal must
  1. be a good quality
  2. be a bad quality
  3. not exist

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