Sayings Quiz: Mixed 1

1. A bad penny always turns up

If "a bad penny always turns up", a bad person always

a. reappears

b. disappears

c. turns good

2. Bad news travels fast

If friends tells you that "bad news travels fast" they

a. are trying to comfort you

b. want to make you cry

c. want you to go faster

3. Charity begins at home

The saying "charity begins at home" suggests that

a. you should help people in other countries first

b. your country should help people in other countries first

c. you should help people close to you first

4. 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

5. Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise

"Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise" is a recommendation not to go to bed

a. late

b. early

c. before getting up

6. Facts are stubborn things

What does the saying "Facts are stubborn things" imply that we should do with facts?

a. accept them

b. ignore them

c. rephrase them

7. Give a thief enough rope and he'll hang himself

If "Give a thief enough rope and he'll hang himself" is true, what will happen to a bad person who is not challenged? In the end, he will get himself

a. out of jail

b. out of trouble

c. into trouble

8. 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

9. If a job's worth doing it's worth doing well

If "If a job's worth doing it's worth doing well" is true, we should

a. only do jobs that are worth a lot

b. complete all jobs to the best of our ability

c. always ask someone else to do our jobs

10. Jack of all trades, master of none

"Jack of all trades, master of none" is normally seen as

a. a compliment

b. a mild insult

c. advice to learn many jobs

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1. If "a bad penny always turns up", a bad person always: a) reappears b) disappears c) turns good

2. If friends tells you that "bad news travels fast" they: a) are trying to comfort you b) want to make you cry c) want you to go faster

3. The saying "charity begins at home" suggests that: a) you should help people in other countries first b) your country should help people in other countries first c) you should help people close to you first

4. "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

5. "Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise" is a recommendation not to go to bed: a) late b) early c) before getting up

6. What does the saying "Facts are stubborn things" imply that we should do with facts?: a) accept them b) ignore them c) rephrase them

7. If "Give a thief enough rope and he'll hang himself" is true, what will happen to a bad person who is not challenged? In the end, he will get himself: a) out of jail b) out of trouble c) into trouble

8. 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

9. If "If a job's worth doing it's worth doing well" is true, we should: a) only do jobs that are worth a lot b) complete all jobs to the best of our ability c) always ask someone else to do our jobs

10. "Jack of all trades, master of none" is normally seen as: a) a compliment b) a mild insult c) advice to learn many jobs

Contributor: Josef Essberger