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Idioms Quiz: Law 1

This quiz tests you on Law idioms.

1. a law unto themselves

Our Uncle Bernhard is a law unto himself. He

a. lives in a flat and drives to work

b. lives in a house and takes a train to work

c. lives in a caravan and rides a bicycle to work

2. a slap on the wrist

The judge gave her a slap on the wrist by sentencing her to

a. thirty years in jail

b. execution in the electric chair

c. a few hours of community service

3. a vested interest

Which type of person is most often accused of corruption involving vested interests in companies?

a. English teachers

b. dairy farmers

c. politicians

4. above board

The government officials are being investigated for corruption. If everything they've done has been above board, they'll have

a. a lot to worry about

b. nothing to worry about

c. something to worry about

5. above the law

James seemed to think he was above the law, so he was shocked when

a. he failed his law exam

b. he was released from jail

c. he was arrested for selling drugs

6. beat the rap

Sonny was arrested for robbery, but he beat the rap so now he's

a. still in jail

b. back home

c. due in court

7. by the book

When they arrested the suspected killer, the police did everything by the book. They

a. wrote down what they were doing

b. followed procedure exactly

c. read from a book while arresting him

8. caught red-handed

The guy in the apartment next door was caught red-handed

a. watching bad T.V.

b. peeping on our cute neighbour

c. cooking an awful dinner

9. cook the books | cook the accounts

He cooked the books of his business, and now he

a. has been arrested

b. can't read them

c. has to eat them

10. cover your tracks

After stealing millions of dollars from the company accounts, he covered his tracks by

a. destroying the computer files

b. telling the police he'd done it

c. flying straight to Argentina

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1. a law unto themselves - Our Uncle Bernhard is a law unto himself. He: a) lives in a flat and drives to work b) lives in a house and takes a train to work c) lives in a caravan and rides a bicycle to work

2. a slap on the wrist - The judge gave her a slap on the wrist by sentencing her to: a) thirty years in jail b) execution in the electric chair c) a few hours of community service

3. a vested interest - Which type of person is most often accused of corruption involving vested interests in companies?: a) English teachers b) dairy farmers c) politicians

4. above board - The government officials are being investigated for corruption. If everything they've done has been above board, they'll have: a) a lot to worry about b) nothing to worry about c) something to worry about

5. above the law - James seemed to think he was above the law, so he was shocked when: a) he failed his law exam b) he was released from jail c) he was arrested for selling drugs

6. beat the rap - Sonny was arrested for robbery, but he beat the rap so now he's: a) still in jail b) back home c) due in court

7. by the book - When they arrested the suspected killer, the police did everything by the book. They: a) wrote down what they were doing b) followed procedure exactly c) read from a book while arresting him

8. caught red-handed - The guy in the apartment next door was caught red-handed: a) watching bad T.V. b) peeping on our cute neighbour c) cooking an awful dinner

9. cook the books | cook the accounts - He cooked the books of his business, and now he: a) has been arrested b) can't read them c) has to eat them

10. cover your tracks - After stealing millions of dollars from the company accounts, he covered his tracks by: a) destroying the computer files b) telling the police he'd done it c) flying straight to Argentina

Contributor: Matt Errey