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Sayings Quiz: Danger

This quiz tests you on sayings about danger.

1. Any port in a storm

If "any port in a storm" is true, then any solution in an emergency

a. is better than no solution

b. will lead to more trouble

c. should be rejected until the right solution can be found

2. Better safe than sorry

John added the words "Better safe than sorry" when he told Mary to drive

a. more slowly in the snow

b. faster in the snow

c. fast in the snow

3. Don't put all your eggs in one basket

People who "don't put all their eggs in one basket", have more than one

a. egg

b. option

c. basket

4. He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea

"He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea" suggests that the sea

a. is quiet and calm, like a church

b. is the home of God

c. can make you feel extreme fear

5. If you play with fire you get burned

"If you play with fire you get burned" because fire is

a. hot

b. attractive and mesmerizing

c. dangerous and unpredictable

6. It is best to be on the safe side

"It is best to be on the safe side" just to

a. be 100% sure

b. to avoid oncoming traffic

c. take a risk

7. Nothing ventured, nothing gained

"Nothing ventured, nothing gained" suggests that if we never take a risk we will never

a. venture forward

b. get into trouble

c. succeed

8. Out of debt, out of danger

According to the saying "Out of debt, out of danger", it's best to owe money to

a. a bank

b. the government

c. nobody

9. Out of office, out of danger

If "Out of office, out of danger" is true, who among the following is safest?

a. a serving prime minister

b. a serving president

c. a retired president

10. There is safety in numbers

If you think that "there is safety in numbers", you will feel more secure

a. surrounded by friends

b. alone at home

c. studying mathematics

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1. If "any port in a storm" is true, then any solution in an emergency: a) is better than no solution b) will lead to more trouble c) should be rejected until the right solution can be found

2. John added the words "Better safe than sorry" when he told Mary to drive: a) more slowly in the snow b) faster in the snow c) fast in the snow

3. People who "don't put all their eggs in one basket", have more than one: a) egg b) option c) basket

4. "He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea" suggests that the sea: a) is quiet and calm, like a church b) is the home of God c) can make you feel extreme fear

5. "If you play with fire you get burned" because fire is: a) hot b) attractive and mesmerizing c) dangerous and unpredictable

6. "It is best to be on the safe side" just to: a) be 100% sure b) to avoid oncoming traffic c) take a risk

7. "Nothing ventured, nothing gained" suggests that if we never take a risk we will never: a) venture forward b) get into trouble c) succeed

8. According to the saying "Out of debt, out of danger", it's best to owe money to: a) a bank b) the government c) nobody

9. If "Out of office, out of danger" is true, who among the following is safest?: a) a serving prime minister b) a serving president c) a retired president

10. If you think that "there is safety in numbers", you will feel more secure: a) surrounded by friends b) alone at home c) studying mathematics

Contributor: Josef Essberger