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Sayings Quiz: Mixed 8

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. Don't bite the hand that feeds you

"Don't bite the hand that feeds you"
  1. is a saying that led to the development of cutlery
  2. is advice not to harm your employer
  3. is a humorous exchange between horses
more about this saying: Don't bite the hand that feeds you

2. Poor men go to heaven as soon as rich

The implication of the saying "Poor men go to heaven as soon as rich" is that heaven is a place of
  1. equality
  2. inequality
  3. first come first served
more about this saying: Poor men go to heaven as soon as rich

3. Practice makes perfect

Anthony told his daughter that "practice makes perfect" to encourage her to
  1. do her piano exercises
  2. do her homework
  3. make her bed
more about this saying: Practice makes perfect

4. Rules are made to be broken

The saying "Rules are made to be broken" invites us to
  1. use our intelligence in following rules
  2. rely on the intelligence of those who made the rules
  3. break all rules
more about this saying: Rules are made to be broken

5. Silence means consent

If "silence means consent" and you say nothing when a friend suggests robbing a bank, it means that you
  1. agree
  2. disagree
  3. haven't decided
more about this saying: Silence means consent

6. 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

7. The early bird catches the worm

If "the early bird catches the worm", it's best to start new projects
  1. on a Monday morning
  2. shortly after midnight
  3. at the earliest practicable moment
more about this saying: The early bird catches the worm

8. The end justifies the means

The government says that "the end justifies the means," so killing one thousand people to save one million people will
  1. be acceptable
  2. be unacceptable
  3. have no meaning
more about this saying: The end justifies the means

9. The pen is mightier than the sword

If "the pen is mightier than the sword", which of the following is most powerful?
  1. an idea
  2. a nuclear bomb
  3. a long knife
more about this saying: The pen is mightier than the sword

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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