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Idioms Quiz: Animals 2

This quiz tests you on animal idioms.

1. eyes like a hawk

Which of these people would need eyes like a hawk?

a. a pilot who searches for lost people

b. a sound engineer who records music

c. a chef who makes cakes and desserts

2. kill two birds with one stone

Sandra killed two birds with one stone by going to Paris. She practiced her French before her exam and she

a. got better at speaking French

b. read a book on French history

c. went to her friend's wedding

3. let the cat out of the bag

After Julie let the cat out of the bag,

a. everybody laughed

b. we all knew

c. they ran after it

4. like a fish out of water

Pablo went to the party, but he felt like a fish out of water because

a. he was tired of eating meat and chicken

b. he'd forgotten to take his swimming shorts

c. he was the only Mexican guy there

5. quiet as a mouse

Francine is being as quiet as a mouse. Are you sure

a. mice are really that quiet?

b. she's making some noise?

c. she's in her room?

6. sick as a dog

Gerry is as sick as a dog, so he should

a. go to see a vet

b. go to a hospital

c. get a new dog

7. take the bull by the horns

The team wasn't playing well, so the coach took the bull by the horns and

a. sacked several senior players

b. told everyone he was doing his best

c. asked the players to try a bit harder

8. talk turkey

Before we could talk turkey about the deal, we had to

a. see the samples

b. pay the money

c. go to Turkey

9. the lion's share

The lion's share of the zoo's budget was spent on

a. the lions

b. the salaries

c. the tea and biscuits

10. the rat race

Harry wants to get out of the rat race because

a. he hates rats

b. he doesn't really like racing

c. he doesn't like the person he's becoming

NB: you can also print this quiz on paper.

1. eyes like a hawk - Which of these people would need eyes like a hawk?: a) a pilot who searches for lost people b) a sound engineer who records music c) a chef who makes cakes and desserts

2. kill two birds with one stone - Sandra killed two birds with one stone by going to Paris. She practiced her French before her exam and she: a) got better at speaking French b) read a book on French history c) went to her friend's wedding

3. let the cat out of the bag - After Julie let the cat out of the bag,: a) everybody laughed b) we all knew c) they ran after it

4. like a fish out of water - Pablo went to the party, but he felt like a fish out of water because: a) he was tired of eating meat and chicken b) he'd forgotten to take his swimming shorts c) he was the only Mexican guy there

5. quiet as a mouse - Francine is being as quiet as a mouse. Are you sure: a) mice are really that quiet? b) she's making some noise? c) she's in her room?

6. sick as a dog - Gerry is as sick as a dog, so he should: a) go to see a vet b) go to a hospital c) get a new dog

7. take the bull by the horns - The team wasn't playing well, so the coach took the bull by the horns and: a) sacked several senior players b) told everyone he was doing his best c) asked the players to try a bit harder

8. talk turkey - Before we could talk turkey about the deal, we had to: a) see the samples b) pay the money c) go to Turkey

9. the lion's share - The lion's share of the zoo's budget was spent on: a) the lions b) the salaries c) the tea and biscuits

10. the rat race - Harry wants to get out of the rat race because: a) he hates rats b) he doesn't really like racing c) he doesn't like the person he's becoming

Contributor: Matt Errey