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ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU complete these proverbs?

Last updated on: June 14, 2012 18:52 IST


Answer these questions and test your proverb power! Illustration: Uttam Ghosh

'A rolling stone gathers no moss.'

'A leopard doesnt change its spots.'

'A fool and his money are soon parted.'

We're guessing you've heard these and several other English proverbs in your time.

In the following pages, we bring you some of the more popular ones -- complete the sentences and see how many you manage to get right.

Answers are provided upon submission of results on each page and you can draw your own conclusions about your performance!

Complete the proverb: A stitch in time...
1) saves nine
2) according to your cloth
3) keeps you in line

ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU complete these proverbs?


Complete the proverb: The proof of the pudding...
1) will make itself known
2) depends on the chef
3) is in the eating

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ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU complete these proverbs?


Complete the proverb: In the land of the blind...
1) the blind lead the blind
2) the one-eyed man is king
3) no one is better than the rest

Tags: YOU

ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU complete these proverbs?


Complete the proverb: When in Rome...
1) do as the Romans do
2) visit the amphitheatre
3) live life Rome-size

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ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU complete these proverbs?


Complete the proverb: Better be the head of a dog...
1) than the shell of a tortoise
2) than the tail of a lion
3) than the tail

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ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU complete these proverbs?


Complete the proverb: If life deals you lemons...

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ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU complete these proverbs?


Complete the proverb: Procrastination is...
1) the thief of time
2) for the lazy
3) a waste of valuable minutes

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ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU complete these proverbs?


Complete the proverb: When poverty comes in at the door...
1) it's time to concede defeat
2) you can't live on love and fresh air
3) love goes out the window

Tags: YOU

ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU complete these proverbs?


Complete the proverb: Lightning never strikes...
1) a straight and tall tower
2) the same place twice
3) the righteous

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ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU complete these proverbs?


Complete the proverb: Honey catches more...
1) sweetness
2) flies than vinegar
3) bees than butter

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ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU complete these proverbs?


Complete the proverb: It is always darkest...
1) before the dawn
2) before the light at the end of the tunnel
3) when you're alone

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ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU complete these proverbs?


Complete the proverb: Marry in haste...
1) repent at leisure
2) and life will go to waste
3) to save face

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ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU complete these proverbs?


Complete the proverb: People who live in glass houses...
1) should break down the invisible walls
2) should keep up appearances
3) shouldn't throw stones

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ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU complete these proverbs?


Complete the proverb: Every ass likes...
1) the look of another
2) to hear himself bray
3) to prove himself the wisest

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ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU complete these proverbs?


Complete the proverb: Absence makes...
1) for loneliness
2) the heart grow fonder
3) for a peaceful existence

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ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU complete these proverbs?


Complete the proverb: Don't dig your grave...
1) with your own knife and fork
2) for fear of falling in
3) when one foot is in it already

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ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU complete these proverbs?


Complete the proverb: Give someone enough rope...

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ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU complete these proverbs?


Complete the proverb: The pen is...
1) dipped in indelible ink
2) mightier than the sword
3) a weapon unto its wielder

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ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU complete these proverbs?


Complete the proverb: The road to hell is...
1) paved with good intentions
2) the realm of the devil
3) riddled with fire

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ENGLISH QUIZ: Can YOU complete these proverbs?


Complete the proverb: There is no fool...
1) who does not think he is a wise man
2) like an old fool
3) who favours silence

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