Idioms And Expressions Of Home And Family

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Idioms And Expressions Of Home And Family - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    What does homely mean?

    • A.

      Comfortable

    • B.

      Wealthy

    • C.

      Cute

    • D.

      Ugly

    Correct Answer
    D. Ugly
    Explanation
    The word "homely" generally means unattractive or plain in appearance. It is often used to describe someone or something that lacks beauty or charm. Therefore, the correct answer is "ugly".

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  • 2. 

    What does take after mean?

    • A.

      to chase

    • B.

      To look or act like

    • C.

      To paricipate in

    • D.

      To leave

    Correct Answer
    B. To look or act like
    Explanation
    "Take after" means to resemble or imitate someone in terms of appearance or behavior. It suggests that a person shares similar traits or characteristics with another individual, often a family member.

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  • 3. 

    What does run in the family mean ?

    • A.

      Exercise together

    • B.

      Inherit an illness or trait from your ancestors

    • C.

      Catch an illness from your child

    • D.

      Open a family business

    Correct Answer
    B. Inherit an illness or trait from your ancestors
    Explanation
    "Run in the family" means that a particular illness or trait is passed down from one generation to another within a family. It suggests that the condition or characteristic is genetically inherited and commonly seen among family members. This phrase implies that there is a strong likelihood of individuals within the same family experiencing the same illness or displaying the same trait due to their shared genetic makeup.

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  • 4. 

    Who are your folks?

    • A.

      Parents

    • B.

      Cousins

    • C.

      Close friends

    • D.

      Relatives

    Correct Answer
    A. Parents
    Explanation
    The question is asking about the identity of someone's "folks." The term "folks" is commonly used to refer to one's parents. Therefore, the correct answer is "parents."

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  • 5. 

    What does drive home mean ?

    • A.

      Pick someone up

    • B.

      Drop someone off

    • C.

      Pizza delivery

    • D.

      Highlight an important idea

    Correct Answer
    D. Highlight an important idea
    Explanation
    "Drive home" is an idiomatic expression that means to emphasize or make something very clear and understandable. It is often used when someone wants to make sure that a point or idea is fully understood by others. Therefore, the correct answer, "highlight an important idea," accurately captures the meaning of the phrase "drive home."

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  • 6. 

    What does homebody mean?

    • A.

      A lonely person

    • B.

      An unattractive person

    • C.

      A person who enjoys spending time quietly at home

    • D.

      A unpoplar person with few friends.

    Correct Answer
    C. A person who enjoys spending time quietly at home
    Explanation
    The term "homebody" refers to an individual who prefers and enjoys spending time in the comfort of their own home rather than going out or socializing. It does not imply loneliness or unpopularity, but rather a personal preference for quiet and solitude at home.

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  • 7. 

    What does a close knit family mean?

    • A.

      A family who enjoys making sweaters together

    • B.

      A family who argues a lot

    • C.

      A family who doesn't spend very much time together

    • D.

      A family with a close emotional connection

    Correct Answer
    D. A family with a close emotional connection
    Explanation
    A close knit family refers to a family that has a strong emotional bond and connection with each other. They are supportive, understanding, and have a deep sense of trust and love. This type of family is often involved in each other's lives, communicates openly, and provides emotional support to one another. They prioritize spending quality time together and value their relationships.

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  • 8. 

    Who are empty nesters?

    • A.

      A childless couple

    • B.

      A retired couple who lives in a warm climate

    • C.

      A couple with adult children living away from home

    • D.

      Birds who lost their eggs

    Correct Answer
    C. A couple with adult children living away from home
    Explanation
    Empty nesters refer to a couple whose children have grown up and moved out of their family home to live independently. This stage of life typically occurs when the children reach adulthood and leave home for various reasons such as attending college, starting a career, or getting married. The term "empty nest" symbolizes the feeling of the home being empty without the presence of children. Therefore, the correct answer is "a couple with adult children living away from home."

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  • 9. 

    What is a family reunion?

    • A.

      A divorced couple decides to remarry

    • B.

      A large party with extended family members

    • C.

      A club of co-workers

    • D.

      A union at work

    Correct Answer
    B. A large party with extended family members
    Explanation
    A family reunion refers to a large gathering or party where extended family members come together to reconnect and spend time with each other. It typically involves relatives from different generations and branches of the family coming together to socialize, share meals, and participate in various activities. This event provides an opportunity for family members to strengthen their bonds, catch up on each other's lives, and create lasting memories.

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  • 10. 

    What does it mean to get along like a house on fire?

    • A.

      To have a wonderful, close, friendly relationship

    • B.

      To fight a lot

    • C.

      To be hot tempered

    • D.

      To dislike someone intensely

    Correct Answer
    A. To have a wonderful, close, friendly relationship
    Explanation
    The phrase "to get along like a house on fire" means to have a wonderful, close, and friendly relationship. This expression suggests that two people or groups have a strong bond and interact harmoniously, just like a house on fire spreads quickly and intensifies. It implies that their relationship is lively, warm, and enjoyable, indicating a positive and mutually supportive connection.

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