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Sayings Quiz: Modern

This quiz tests you on modern sayings.

1. Crime doesn't pay

The saying "Crime doesn't pay" suggests that you can make money by

a. stealing

b. working

c. informing

2. Garbage in, garbage out | GIGO

The saying "Garbage in, garbage out" suggests that there is a relationship between output and

a. input

b. garbage

c. throughput

3. If it ain't broke, don't fix it

The saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" implies that if your watch is running on time you should

a. take it in for maintenance

b. sell it

c. do nothing

4. 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

5. Make love not war

"Make love not war" might be said in support of

a. nuclear disarmament

b. nuclear conflagration

c. terrorism

6. Put the pedal to the metal

If you "put the pedal to the metal" you will

a. seize up

b. slow down

c. speed up

7. There's no such thing as a free lunch

If "there's no such thing as a free lunch", everything has

a. an end

b. a cost

c. a maker

8. What you see is what you get

The saying "What you see is what you get" is usually intended to

a. reassure you

b. create doubt

c. confuse you

9. When the going gets tough, the tough get going

In the saying "When the going gets tough, the tough get going", which word is used as a verb only?

a. tough

b. get

c. going

10. Would you buy a used car from this man?

If someone referred to you and said "Would you buy a used car from this man/woman?", you would probably be

a. offended

b. delighted

c. a car dealer

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1. The saying "Crime doesn't pay" suggests that you can make money by: a) stealing b) working c) informing

2. The saying "Garbage in, garbage out" suggests that there is a relationship between output and: a) input b) garbage c) throughput

3. The saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" implies that if your watch is running on time you should: a) take it in for maintenance b) sell it c) do nothing

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

5. "Make love not war" might be said in support of: a) nuclear disarmament b) nuclear conflagration c) terrorism

6. If you "put the pedal to the metal" you will: a) seize up b) slow down c) speed up

7. If "there's no such thing as a free lunch", everything has: a) an end b) a cost c) a maker

8. The saying "What you see is what you get" is usually intended to: a) reassure you b) create doubt c) confuse you

9. In the saying "When the going gets tough, the tough get going", which word is used as a verb only?: a) tough b) get c) going

10. If someone referred to you and said "Would you buy a used car from this man/woman?", you would probably be: a) offended b) delighted c) a car dealer

Contributor: Josef Essberger