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Sayings Quiz: Mixed 6

1. Cold hands, warm heart

If Judy says "cold hands, warm heart" when referring to Paul, she means that

a. it is cold outside but warm inside

b. Paul seems aloof but is actually kind

c. Paul's hands warm her heart

2. 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

3. Empty vessels make the most noise

"Empty vessels make the most noise" is a saying that really refers to

a. people

b. ships

c. containers

4. Fair exchange is no robbery

If "fair exchange is no robbery" and you agree to give me your watch in return for my mobile phone, that is

a. theft

b. a donation

c. equitable

5. Give the devil his due

If we should "give the devil his due", we should praise even our enemy

a. when payment is overdue

b. when he does something praiseworthy

c. under no circumstances

6. He that complies against his will, is of his own opinion still

"He that complies against his will, is of his own opinion still" because he

a. was forced

b. agreed

c. complied

7. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em

The saying "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" encourages us

a. never to compete with others

b. to be friendly with everyone

c. to recognize our limitations

8. If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys

"If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys" because

a. monkeys like peanuts

b. good workers like good wages

c. bad workers like peanuts

9. Slow help is no help

The saying "Slow help is no help" suggests that delayed assistance is

a. not welcome

b. very welcome

c. better than nothing

10. The tide must be taken when it comes

"The tide must be taken when it comes" is a saying suggesting that we

a. wait for opportunities

b. look for opportunities

c. act on opportunities

NB: you can also print this quiz on paper.

1. If Judy says "cold hands, warm heart" when referring to Paul, she means that: a) it is cold outside but warm inside b) Paul seems aloof but is actually kind c) Paul's hands warm her heart

2. 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

3. "Empty vessels make the most noise" is a saying that really refers to: a) people b) ships c) containers

4. If "fair exchange is no robbery" and you agree to give me your watch in return for my mobile phone, that is: a) theft b) a donation c) equitable

5. If we should "give the devil his due", we should praise even our enemy: a) when payment is overdue b) when he does something praiseworthy c) under no circumstances

6. "He that complies against his will, is of his own opinion still" because he: a) was forced b) agreed c) complied

7. The saying "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" encourages us: a) never to compete with others b) to be friendly with everyone c) to recognize our limitations

8. "If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys" because: a) monkeys like peanuts b) good workers like good wages c) bad workers like peanuts

9. The saying "Slow help is no help" suggests that delayed assistance is: a) not welcome b) very welcome c) better than nothing

10. "The tide must be taken when it comes" is a saying suggesting that we: a) wait for opportunities b) look for opportunities c) act on opportunities

Contributor: Josef Essberger