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Sayings Quiz: Money 2

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 good name is better than riches

Someone who believes that "a good name is better than riches" would prefer to have
  1. no money and a bad name
  2. a lot of money and a bad reputation
  3. a good reputation and no money
more about this saying: A good name is better than riches

2. A good paymaster never wants workmen

"A good paymaster never wants workmen" could be rephrased as "An employer who pays well
  1. always needs workers"
  2. never needs staff"
  3. always has staff"
more about this saying: A good paymaster never wants workmen

3. He who pays the piper calls the tune

Mark tapped his wallet and said to his friends, "He who pays the piper calls the tune", meaning that
  1. he wondered if they'd like to go to a concert
  2. he would decide where they would eat
  3. he'd spent all his money
more about this saying: He who pays the piper calls the tune

4. If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys

"If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys" because
  1. monkeys like peanuts
  2. good workers like good wages
  3. bad workers like peanuts
more about this saying: If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys

5. Money is a good servant, but a bad master

If it's true that "money is a good servant, but a bad master", which of these would be preferable?
  1. money you own
  2. money you owe
  3. money the bank owns

6. Money isn't everything

The saying "Money isn't everything" suggests that there is more to life than
  1. everything but money
  2. health
  3. wealth
more about this saying: Money isn't everything

7. Neither a borrower nor a lender be

The saying "Neither a borrower nor a lender be" is self-evidently not a philosophy of
  1. the library system
  2. the justice system
  3. the banking system
more about this saying: Neither a borrower nor a lender be

8. Riches have wings

People say that "riches have wings" because, if you are not careful, your money can
  1. make more money
  2. fly up in the air
  3. easily leave you
more about this saying: Riches have wings

9. The rich knows not who is his friend

A wealthy person who believes that the saying "The rich knows not who is his friend" is true, cannot be sure which of his friends are
  1. sincere
  2. rich
  3. fake
more about this saying: The rich knows not who is his friend

10. You can't take it with you when you die

"You can't take it with you when you die" is a philosophy of
  1. morbidity
  2. worldliness
  3. unworldliness

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