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Sayings Quiz: Chance

This quiz tests you on sayings about Chance or Luck.

1. Every dog has his day

"Every dog has his day" is a proverb about

a. dogs

b. people

c. dogs and people

2. Fortune knocks once at every man's door

"Fortune knocks once at every man's door" is a philosophy of

a. pessimism

b. optimism

c. brutal realism

3. He who hesitates is lost

"He who hesitates is lost" is a saying that suggests we should act on opportunities

a. only if all else is lost

b. after careful consideration

c. immediately

4. Make hay while the sun shines

If we should "make hay while the sun shines", we should buy the summer clothes we want

a. during the summer sales

b. after the summer sales

c. after the shops close

5. Opportunity only knocks once

If "opportunity only knocks once", when an opportunity arises we should

a. listen carefully

b. take it immediately

c. wait for it to come again

6. Opportunity seldom knocks twice

If "opportunity seldom knocks twice", when an opportunity comes we should

a. wait for it to knock

b. wait for it to ring the doorbell

c. take it immediately

7. Strike while the iron is hot

The saying "Strike while the iron is hot" advises us to

a. go on strike

b. use a hot iron

c. seize opportunities

8. The tide must be taken when it comes

"The tide must be taken when it comes" is a saying suggesting that we

a. wait for opportunities

b. look for opportunities

c. act on opportunities

9. Time and tide wait for no man

In relation to time, "Time and tide wait for no man" is a saying about man's

a. impotence

b. timelessness

c. impatience

10. When one door shuts, another opens

If it's true that "when one door shuts, another opens", then a new opportunity will follow any

a. rejection

b. ejection

c. dejection

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1. "Every dog has his day" is a proverb about: a) dogs b) people c) dogs and people

2. "Fortune knocks once at every man's door" is a philosophy of: a) pessimism b) optimism c) brutal realism

3. "He who hesitates is lost" is a saying that suggests we should act on opportunities: a) only if all else is lost b) after careful consideration c) immediately

4. If we should "make hay while the sun shines", we should buy the summer clothes we want: a) during the summer sales b) after the summer sales c) after the shops close

5. If "opportunity only knocks once", when an opportunity arises we should: a) listen carefully b) take it immediately c) wait for it to come again

6. If "opportunity seldom knocks twice", when an opportunity comes we should: a) wait for it to knock b) wait for it to ring the doorbell c) take it immediately

7. The saying "Strike while the iron is hot" advises us to: a) go on strike b) use a hot iron c) seize opportunities

8. "The tide must be taken when it comes" is a saying suggesting that we: a) wait for opportunities b) look for opportunities c) act on opportunities

9. In relation to time, "Time and tide wait for no man" is a saying about man's: a) impotence b) timelessness c) impatience

10. If it's true that "when one door shuts, another opens", then a new opportunity will follow any: a) rejection b) ejection c) dejection

Contributor: Josef Essberger