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Sayings Quiz: Looks

This quiz tests you on sayings about looks.

1. All cats are grey in the dark

The saying "All cats are grey in the dark" suggests that a pleasing physical appearance is

a. not that important

b. important at night

c. neither black nor white

2. All clouds bring not rain

If we say "all clouds bring not rain" we suggest that

a. the clouds in the sky may be snow clouds

b. it is not going to rain today

c. what looks like one thing may turn out to be another

3. All that glitters is not gold

The saying "All that glitters is not gold" reminds us that something glittering

a. is not gold

b. is gold

c. may not be gold

4. Appearances are deceptive

If it's true that "appearances are deceptive", how should we judge appearances? We should

a. investigate them further

b. believe them automatically

c. refuse to believe them

5. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" usually means that

a. people who behold tend to be more beautiful

b. what one person thinks is beautiful, another may think is ugly

c. the eye is beautiful

6. Beauty is only skin deep

Someone who says that "beauty is only skin deep" probably

a. believes that a beautiful interior makes for a beautiful exterior

b. feels that good skin is essential for beauty

c. considers beauty to be unimportant

7. Handsome is as handsome does

If you believe that "handsome is as handsome does", which of the following would you consider most "handsome"? A man who acts

a. foolishly

b. selfishly

c. generously

8. Still waters run deep

"Still waters run deep" is a saying about

a. appearances

b. fishing

c. running water

9. Things are not always what they seem

"Things are not always what they seem" because they

a. are always unseemly

b. always deceive you

c. sometimes deceive you

10. You can't tell a book by its cover

If "you can't tell a book by its cover", you can't judge a person by

a. marrying them

b. looking at their clothes

c. getting to know them

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1. The saying "All cats are grey in the dark" suggests that a pleasing physical appearance is: a) not that important b) important at night c) neither black nor white

2. If we say "all clouds bring not rain" we suggest that: a) the clouds in the sky may be snow clouds b) it is not going to rain today c) what looks like one thing may turn out to be another

3. The saying "All that glitters is not gold" reminds us that something glittering: a) is not gold b) is gold c) may not be gold

4. If it's true that "appearances are deceptive", how should we judge appearances? We should: a) investigate them further b) believe them automatically c) refuse to believe them

5. "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" usually means that: a) people who behold tend to be more beautiful b) what one person thinks is beautiful, another may think is ugly c) the eye is beautiful

6. Someone who says that "beauty is only skin deep" probably: a) believes that a beautiful interior makes for a beautiful exterior b) feels that good skin is essential for beauty c) considers beauty to be unimportant

7. If you believe that "handsome is as handsome does", which of the following would you consider most "handsome"? A man who acts: a) foolishly b) selfishly c) generously

8. "Still waters run deep" is a saying about: a) appearances b) fishing c) running water

9. "Things are not always what they seem" because they: a) are always unseemly b) always deceive you c) sometimes deceive you

10. If "you can't tell a book by its cover", you can't judge a person by: a) marrying them b) looking at their clothes c) getting to know them

Contributor: Josef Essberger