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Sayings Quiz: Will

This quiz tests you on sayings about will and willpower.

1. 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

2. He that wills the end wills the means

The saying "He that wills the end wills the means" is referring to someone who is

a. willing

b. resolute

c. mean

3. Never spur a willing horse

If you should "never spur a willing horse", you shouldn't ask a good worker to work

a. more willingly

b. like a horse

c. better

4. None so blind as those who will not see

The saying "None so blind as those who will not see" is most likely to be applied to

a. a blind person

b. an ophthalmologist

c. a racist

5. None so deaf as those who will not hear

"None so deaf as those who will not hear" is a saying that refers to

a. deaf people

b. obstinate people

c. ignorant people

6. Nothing is impossible to a willing heart

The proverb "Nothing is impossible to a willing heart" implies that someone who is ready and eager can do

a. anything

b. nothing

c. something

7. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak

In the proverb "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak", the word "flesh" refers to our

a. skin

b. physical body

c. mind

8. The wish is father to the thought

The saying "The wish is father to the thought" suggests that the way we think may depend on

a. things that are further away

b. what we want to happen

c. how our parents think

9. Where there's a will there's a way

You might say "where there's a will there's a way" to someone who says that something

a. can't be done

b. shouldn't be done

c. will be done immediately

10. 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

NB: you can also print this quiz on paper.

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

2. The saying "He that wills the end wills the means" is referring to someone who is: a) willing b) resolute c) mean

3. If you should "never spur a willing horse", you shouldn't ask a good worker to work: a) more willingly b) like a horse c) better

4. The saying "None so blind as those who will not see" is most likely to be applied to: a) a blind person b) an ophthalmologist c) a racist

5. "None so deaf as those who will not hear" is a saying that refers to: a) deaf people b) obstinate people c) ignorant people

6. The proverb "Nothing is impossible to a willing heart" implies that someone who is ready and eager can do: a) anything b) nothing c) something

7. In the proverb "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak", the word "flesh" refers to our: a) skin b) physical body c) mind

8. The saying "The wish is father to the thought" suggests that the way we think may depend on: a) things that are further away b) what we want to happen c) how our parents think

9. You might say "where there's a will there's a way" to someone who says that something: a) can't be done b) shouldn't be done c) will be done immediately

10. "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

Contributor: Josef Essberger