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Sayings Quiz: Mixed 4

1. Faint heart never won fair lady

Jenny told Stephen "faint heart never won fair lady" to

a. encourage him

b. discourage him

c. make him faint

2. Give credit where credit is due

"Give credit where credit is due" suggests that we should express approval or admiration whenever it is

a. merited

b. asked for

c. unwarranted

3. He teaches ill, who teaches all

According to the saying "he teaches ill, who teaches all", a good teacher

a. teaches as much as possible

b. teaches as little as possible

c. doesn't teach everything

4. If the stone fall upon the egg, alas for the egg! If the egg fall upon the stone, alas for the egg!

"If the stone fall upon the egg, alas for the egg! If the egg fall upon the stone, alas for the egg!" The idea here is that

a. there are some things we just can't win

b. we should avoid falling onto hard surfaces

c. stone is harder than an egg

5. Knowledge is power

If "knowledge is power", military intelligence is

a. a waste of knowledge

b. a waste of power

c. important in winning a war

6. Let sleeping dogs lie

"Let sleeping dogs lie" is a proverb about

a. animals

b. conflicts

c. truth

7. Man does not live by bread alone

If someone says to you "man does not live by bread alone", the chances are that he is

a. hungry

b. religious

c. a baker

8. Necessity is the mother of invention

"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a proverb about

a. motherhood

b. the cause of inventions

c. the cause of poverty

9. Once bitten, twice shy

If you are "once bitten, twice shy", you

a. have learned from a mistake

b. haven't learned from a mistake

c. have learned to make the same mistake again

10. Patience surpasses learning

If "Patience surpasses learning", which of these is superior?

a. the ability to tolerate delay calmly

b. a good education

c. a surplus of education

NB: you can also print this quiz on paper.

1. Jenny told Stephen "faint heart never won fair lady" to: a) encourage him b) discourage him c) make him faint

2. "Give credit where credit is due" suggests that we should express approval or admiration whenever it is: a) merited b) asked for c) unwarranted

3. According to the saying "he teaches ill, who teaches all", a good teacher: a) teaches as much as possible b) teaches as little as possible c) doesn't teach everything

4. "If the stone fall upon the egg, alas for the egg! If the egg fall upon the stone, alas for the egg!" The idea here is that: a) there are some things we just can't win b) we should avoid falling onto hard surfaces c) stone is harder than an egg

5. If "knowledge is power", military intelligence is: a) a waste of knowledge b) a waste of power c) important in winning a war

6. "Let sleeping dogs lie" is a proverb about: a) animals b) conflicts c) truth

7. If someone says to you "man does not live by bread alone", the chances are that he is: a) hungry b) religious c) a baker

8. "Necessity is the mother of invention" is a proverb about: a) motherhood b) the cause of inventions c) the cause of poverty

9. If you are "once bitten, twice shy", you: a) have learned from a mistake b) haven't learned from a mistake c) have learned to make the same mistake again

10. If "Patience surpasses learning", which of these is superior?: a) the ability to tolerate delay calmly b) a good education c) a surplus of education

Contributor: Josef Essberger