Expressions Quiz: Relationships

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests comprehension of common English expressions used when talking about Relationships.

Read each sentence and choose the answer with the closest meaning to the words in italics.

1. I went on a date with a guy from work and we hit it off.

liked each other
didn't like each other
got into a fight
a) liked each other b) didn't like each other c) got into a fight

2. Devon has been carrying a torch for Serena ever since high school.

in a relationship with
secretly in love with
promising to marry
a) in a relationship with b) secretly in love with c) promising to marry

3. Leon and Maria have been dating for years and Leon knows it's time to pop the question.

ask her to leave him
ask her if she loves him
ask her to marry him
a) ask her to leave him b) ask her if she loves him c) ask her to marry him

4. After thanking me for asking her out, Annie said I wasn't really her type.

the type of person she is
the type that attracts her
the type that she attracts
a) the type of person she is b) the type that attracts her c) the type that she attracts

5. Every time Tony visits his mother, she says it's time he tied the knot.

had a girlfriend
fathered a child
got married
a) had a girlfriend b) fathered a child c) got married

6. Before finding someone to marry, he wants to play the field.

have many sexual partners
have a career in sport
make lots of friends
a) have many sexual partners b) have a career in sport c) make lots of friends

7. Lee and Chris were an item for many years until they broke up.

were best friends
were a loving couple
were business partners
a) were best friends b) were a loving couple c) were business partners

8. According to friends, the president's marriage is on the rocks.

going well
likely to end
likely to survive
a) going well b) likely to end c) likely to survive

9. While visiting his home town, Boris had dinner with an old flame.

an old lover
an old friend
an old rival
a) an old lover b) an old friend c) an old rival

10. Soon after meeting for the first time, my parents were going steady.

becoming friendly
in business together
in a relationship
a) becoming friendly b) in business together c) in a relationship

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Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers. He is also creator of WORD UP, the world's #1 EFL board game.

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