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Sayings Quiz: Mixed 8

1. Don't bite the hand that feeds you

"Don't bite the hand that feeds you"

a. is a saying that led to the development of cutlery

b. is advice not to harm your employer

c. is a humorous exchange between horses

2. Poor men go to heaven as soon as rich

The implication of the saying "Poor men go to heaven as soon as rich" is that heaven is a place of

a. equality

b. inequality

c. first come first served

3. Practice makes perfect

Anthony told his daughter that "practice makes perfect" to encourage her to

a. do her piano exercises

b. do her homework

c. make her bed

4. Rules are made to be broken

The saying "Rules are made to be broken" invites us to

a. use our intelligence in following rules

b. rely on the intelligence of those who made the rules

c. break all rules

5. Silence means consent

If "silence means consent" and you say nothing when a friend suggests robbing a bank, it means that you

a. agree

b. disagree

c. haven't decided

6. Still waters run deep

"Still waters run deep" is a saying about

a. appearances

b. fishing

c. running water

7. The early bird catches the worm

If "the early bird catches the worm", it's best to start new projects

a. on a Monday morning

b. shortly after midnight

c. at the earliest practicable moment

8. The end justifies the means

The government says that "the end justifies the means," so killing one thousand people to save one million people will

a. be acceptable

b. be unacceptable

c. have no meaning

9. The pen is mightier than the sword

If "the pen is mightier than the sword", which of the following is most powerful?

a. an idea

b. a nuclear bomb

c. a long knife

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

NB: you can also print this quiz on paper.

1. "Don't bite the hand that feeds you": a) is a saying that led to the development of cutlery b) is advice not to harm your employer c) is a humorous exchange between horses

2. The implication of the saying "Poor men go to heaven as soon as rich" is that heaven is a place of: a) equality b) inequality c) first come first served

3. Anthony told his daughter that "practice makes perfect" to encourage her to: a) do her piano exercises b) do her homework c) make her bed

4. The saying "Rules are made to be broken" invites us to: a) use our intelligence in following rules b) rely on the intelligence of those who made the rules c) break all rules

5. If "silence means consent" and you say nothing when a friend suggests robbing a bank, it means that you: a) agree b) disagree c) haven't decided

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

7. If "the early bird catches the worm", it's best to start new projects: a) on a Monday morning b) shortly after midnight c) at the earliest practicable moment

8. The government says that "the end justifies the means," so killing one thousand people to save one million people will: a) be acceptable b) be unacceptable c) have no meaning

9. If "the pen is mightier than the sword", which of the following is most powerful?: a) an idea b) a nuclear bomb c) a long knife

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