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Sayings Quiz: Mixed 3

1. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

If you have something and you say "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush", you

a. want more of the thing you have

b. are happy with the thing you have

c. like birds

2. Barking dogs seldom bite

The proverb "Barking dogs seldom bite" suggests that people who say they are going to do something bad to us usually

a. sound like a dog barking

b. bite us

c. do nothing

3. Cleanliness is next to godliness

The saying "cleanliness is next to godliness" is

a. a humorous way of suggesting that it is good to be clean

b. a religious belief that you need to be clean to be close to God

c. a humorous way of suggesting that religious people are clean

4. 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

5. Easy come, easy go

The saying "easy come, easy go" suggests that we are least likely to lose something we

a. find

b. are given

c. work hard for

6. United we stand, divided we fall

If it is true that "united we stand, divided we fall", we should

a. co-operate

b. multiply

c. take turns at standing

7. Variety is the spice of life

Someone who believes that "variety is the spice of life" is most likely to

a. have the same job until retirement

b. like spicy foods

c. change jobs quite often

8. Waste not, want not

The saying "Waste not, want not" might be described as a

a. green philosophy

b. red philosophy

c. blue philosophy

9. You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink

"You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink" suggests that

a. horses don't like water

b. people have free will

c. people prefer authority

10. Zeal without prudence is frenzy

"Zeal without prudence is frenzy" seems to recommend that zealous people should be

a. prudent

b. imprudent

c. frenzied

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1. If you have something and you say "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush", you: a) want more of the thing you have b) are happy with the thing you have c) like birds

2. The proverb "Barking dogs seldom bite" suggests that people who say they are going to do something bad to us usually: a) sound like a dog barking b) bite us c) do nothing

3. The saying "cleanliness is next to godliness" is: a) a humorous way of suggesting that it is good to be clean b) a religious belief that you need to be clean to be close to God c) a humorous way of suggesting that religious people are clean

4. 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

5. The saying "easy come, easy go" suggests that we are least likely to lose something we: a) find b) are given c) work hard for

6. If it is true that "united we stand, divided we fall", we should: a) co-operate b) multiply c) take turns at standing

7. Someone who believes that "variety is the spice of life" is most likely to: a) have the same job until retirement b) like spicy foods c) change jobs quite often

8. The saying "Waste not, want not" might be described as a: a) green philosophy b) red philosophy c) blue philosophy

9. "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink" suggests that: a) horses don't like water b) people have free will c) people prefer authority

10. "Zeal without prudence is frenzy" seems to recommend that zealous people should be: a) prudent b) imprudent c) frenzied

Contributor: Josef Essberger