Idioms Exam Trivia Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In each of the following questions, part of the sentence is in bold. Four alternative meanings of the highlighted part of the sentence are given below the sentence. Mark as your answer that alternative meaning which you think is correct. Question: Our school is within a stone’s throw of the railway station.
    • A. 

      Very far-off

    • B. 

      With a certain radius

    • C. 

      At a short distance

    • D. 

      Within a definite circumference

  • 2. 
    For the first week, the apprentice felt like a fish out of water:
    • A. 

      Frustrated

    • B. 

      Homeless

    • C. 

      Disappointed

    • D. 

      Uncomfortable

  • 3. 
    The prices are going up by leaps and bounds.
    • A. 

      Irregularly

    • B. 

      Gradually

    • C. 

      Rapidly

    • D. 

      Systematically

  • 4. 
    Directions (Q.4 – 8): Each of these questions has an idiomatic expression followed by four options. Choose the one closest to its meaning. question: Talk shop:
    • A. 

      Talk about one’s profession

    • B. 

      Talk about shopping

    • C. 

      Ridicule

    • D. 

      Treat lightly

  • 5. 
    Wear one’s heart on one’s sleeve:
    • A. 

      Lure passionately

    • B. 

      Do the right thing

    • C. 

      Show one’s feelings

    • D. 

      Be intimate

  • 6. 
    To be above board:
    • A. 

      To have a good height

    • B. 

      To be honest in any deal

    • C. 

      To have no debts

    • D. 

      To be able to swim

  • 7. 
    To have the gift of the gab:
    • A. 

      A talent for speaking

    • B. 

      To do exactly the right thing

    • C. 

      To be cheerful

    • D. 

      To get lots of gifts

  • 8. 
    To fall flat:
    • A. 

      Retreat

    • B. 

      To meet accidentally

    • C. 

      Quarrel

    • D. 

      To be met with a cold reception

  • 9. 
    Directions (Q.9 – 10): In each of the following questions an idiomatic expression and its four possible meanings are given. Find out the correct meaning of the idiomatic expression. Question: Between the devil and the deep sea
    • A. 

      To be in a dilemma

    • B. 

      To be in a temper

    • C. 

      To choose correctly

    • D. 

      To live dangerously

  • 10. 
    The green eyed monster.
    • A. 

      The creature of the sea

    • B. 

      An animal with green eyes

    • C. 

      Personal jealousy

    • D. 

      To get into trouble