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Sayings Quiz: Death

This quiz tests you on sayings about Death.

1. As soon as man is born he begins to die

The saying "As soon as man is born he begins to die" suggests that we are dying

a. throughout our entire lives

b. throughout our birth

c. from well before our birth

2. Dead men tell no tales

"Dead men tell no tales" might be used by a criminal as a reason to

a. talk to someone

b. kill someone

c. frighten someone

3. Death is a remedy for all ills

If "Death is a remedy for all ills", when we die we will have

a. many more ills

b. no more problems

c. no more solutions

4. Death keeps no calendar

It could be argued that the saying "Death keeps no calendar" is not true in the case of

a. accidental death

b. murder

c. suicide

5. Death pays all debts

If "Death pays all debts" is true, when we die all our bills are

a. cancelled for eternity

b. transferred to Death's account

c. paid to the people we owe

6. Graves are of all sizes

"Graves are of all sizes" because

a. some people are fatter than others

b. some people are richer than others

c. we can die at any age

7. Let the dead bury the dead

In the saying "Let the dead bury the dead", the word "dead" is

a. a noun

b. an adjective

c. a noun first and then an adjective

8. Look upon death as a going home

The saying "Look upon death as a going home" carries a message that is

a. pessimistic

b. optimistic

c. imperialistic

9. Nothing is certain but death and taxes

If "nothing is certain but death and taxes", we can be sure of

a. two things

b. everything

c. nothing

10. Nothing so certain as death

If there is "nothing so certain as death", we could say that dying is

a. fashionable

b. avoidable

c. inevitable

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1. The saying "As soon as man is born he begins to die" suggests that we are dying: a) throughout our entire lives b) throughout our birth c) from well before our birth

2. "Dead men tell no tales" might be used by a criminal as a reason to: a) talk to someone b) kill someone c) frighten someone

3. If "Death is a remedy for all ills", when we die we will have: a) many more ills b) no more problems c) no more solutions

4. It could be argued that the saying "Death keeps no calendar" is not true in the case of: a) accidental death b) murder c) suicide

5. If "Death pays all debts" is true, when we die all our bills are: a) cancelled for eternity b) transferred to Death's account c) paid to the people we owe

6. "Graves are of all sizes" because: a) some people are fatter than others b) some people are richer than others c) we can die at any age

7. In the saying "Let the dead bury the dead", the word "dead" is: a) a noun b) an adjective c) a noun first and then an adjective

8. The saying "Look upon death as a going home" carries a message that is: a) pessimistic b) optimistic c) imperialistic

9. If "nothing is certain but death and taxes", we can be sure of: a) two things b) everything c) nothing

10. If there is "nothing so certain as death", we could say that dying is: a) fashionable b) avoidable c) inevitable

Contributor: Josef Essberger