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Sayings Quiz: Truth

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 truths are not to be told

According to the saying "All truths are not to be told", there are some things that are true that we don't need to
  1. believe
  2. think about
  3. express
more about this saying: All truths are not to be told

2. Dying men speak true

The saying "Dying men speak true" suggests that when somebody is near death you should
  1. believe what they say
  2. not believe what they say
  3. ignore what they say
more about this saying: Dying men speak true

3. Facts are stubborn things

What does the saying "Facts are stubborn things" imply that we should do with facts?
  1. accept them
  2. ignore them
  3. rephrase them
more about this saying: Facts are stubborn things

4. Many a true word is spoken in jest

The saying "Many a true word is spoken in jest" suggests that we can sometimes find truth in
  1. the spoken word
  2. lies
  3. comedy
more about this saying: Many a true word is spoken in jest

5. The Devil sometimes speaks the truth

"The Devil sometimes speaks the truth" in order to
  1. enlighten us
  2. confuse us
  3. look bad
more about this saying: The Devil sometimes speaks the truth

6. There is truth in wine

If "there is truth in wine", somebody is most likely to lie when they are:
  1. not drunk
  2. half drunk
  3. completely drunk
more about this saying: There is truth in wine

7. Truth has no answer

The saying "Truth has no answer" suggests that facts
  1. cannot be ignored
  2. cannot be an answer
  3. are not always true
more about this saying: Truth has no answer

8. Truth is stranger than fiction

According to the saying "Truth is stranger than fiction", which of these is likely to contain the most unbelievable events?
  1. cowboy films
  2. reality TV shows
  3. TV news shows
more about this saying: Truth is stranger than fiction

9. Truth needs no colours

If you believe the saying "Truth needs no colours", you will state the truth
  1. as flamboyantly as possible
  2. as truly as possible
  3. as simply as possible
more about this saying: Truth needs no colours

10. Truth will out

If it is true that "truth will out", then lies
  1. cannot last
  2. will out too
  3. eventually become truth
more about this saying: Truth will out

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