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Sayings Quiz: Religion

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 short prayer penetrates heaven

If "a short prayer penetrates heaven", what, according to this proverb, will happen to a long prayer?
  1. it will not penetrate heaven
  2. it will bounce back
  3. we don't know
more about this saying: A short prayer penetrates heaven

2. Even the prayers of an ant reach to Heaven

The saying "Even the prayers of an ant reach to Heaven" suggests that God
  1. does listen to elephants
  2. only listens to ants
  3. never listens to ants

3. God helps them that help themselves

Someone who wants to be successful and believes that "God helps them that help themselves" will probably
  1. wait for God's help
  2. take action
  3. take shelter
more about this saying: God helps them that help themselves

4. God moves in a mysterious way

According to the saying "God moves in a mysterious way", God's actions should
  1. mystify us
  2. surprise us
  3. not surprise us
more about this saying: God moves in a mysterious way

5. Man proposes, God disposes

The saying "Man proposes, God disposes" suggests that people have
  1. free will
  2. limited free will
  3. silly ideas
more about this saying: Man proposes, God disposes

6. 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

7. The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose

If "The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose", why would he do that?
  1. to show off
  2. to curry favour with God
  3. to disguise his intentions

8. The nearer the Church, the farther from God

The saying "The nearer the church, the farther from God" may suggest that God
  1. lives in a church
  2. lives near a church
  3. is omnipresent

9. The road to hell is paved with good intentions

The saying "The road to hell is paved with good intentions" may suggest that we should
  1. plan good actions
  2. put our good intentions into action
  3. repave the road

10. When the devil cannot come, he will send

In the saying "When the devil cannot come, he will send", what does "he will send" mean? He will
  1. get someone to do his work for him
  2. order a take-away
  3. wait until he can come

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