Expressions Quiz: Sleep

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

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

1. I read bedside stories to Johnny until he was fast asleep.

was going to sleep
had just gone to sleep
was sleeping deeply
a) was going to sleep b) had just gone to sleep c) was sleeping deeply

2. It was Suzie's big exam and she hadn't slept a wink the night before.

hadn't slept at all
hadn't slept enough
hadn't slept badly
a) hadn't slept at all b) hadn't slept enough c) hadn't slept badly

3. Justin wanted to have an early night for a change.

get up earlier than usual
go to bed earlier than usual
go to bed early in the morning
a) get up earlier than usual b) go to bed earlier than usual c) go to bed early in the morning

4. I wish I could sleep in whenever I felt like it.

get up late
get up early
stay up late
a) get up late b) get up early c) stay up late

5. When I was young I used to fall asleep so easily.

fall out of bed
go to sleep
suddenly wake up
a) fall out of bed b) go to sleep c) suddenly wake up

6. When he's worried, Robert tosses and turns all night long.

doesn't sleep well
sleeps very deeply
works out in bed
a) doesn't sleep well b) sleeps very deeply c) works out in bed

7. When I checked on Uncle Tom, he was dead to the world.

no longer alive
in a very deep sleep
half-asleep
a) no longer alive b) in a very deep sleep c) half-asleep

8. Billie is a light sleeper, but her boyfriend isn't.

sleeps with a light on
falls to sleep easily
is woken up easily
a) sleeps with a light on b) falls to sleep easily c) is woken up easily

9. Do you ever talk in your sleep?

speak to people in dreams
speak out loud while asleep
talk while going to sleep
a) speak to people in dreams b) speak out loud while asleep c) talk while going to sleep

10. Why are so many people sleeping rough these days?

not sleeping enough
not sleeping well
sleeping outside
a) not sleeping enough b) not sleeping well c) sleeping outside

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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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