English- Idioms And Their Meaning Test

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English- Idioms And Their Meaning Test

Just like in any other language, English also has several many idioms. If you have been studying English, you must have come across some of these idioms. This test features these idioms, and your goal is to tell what do they mean. So, are you ready to test your knowledge?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Read the sentences carefully. Then, choose the meaning of the highlighted idiom. Choose the letter of the correct answer. After Mike missed three shots and passed the ball to the other team, the boys suspected that he could be the team’s Achilles’ heel.
    • A. 

      A weakness

    • B. 

      Valuable member

    • C. 

      Successful person

    • D. 

      Someone who performs well under pressure

  • 2. 
    Read the sentences carefully. Then, choose the meaning of the highlighted idiom. Choose the letter of the correct answer. Ever since the famous band started wearing colorful bracelets, those have been selling like hotcakes. The product is selling ____.
    • A. 

      Slowly

    • B. 

      Quickly

    • C. 

      Not selling at all

    • D. 

      In an average pace

  • 3. 
    Read the sentences carefully. Then, choose the meaning of the highlighted idiom. Choose the letter of the correct answer. Even though Eric was caught ruining his mom’s garden, he shed crocodile tears to get her sympathy.
    • A. 

      Honest tears

    • B. 

      Regretful tears

    • C. 

      Insincere tears

    • D. 

      Apologetic tears

  • 4. 
    Read the sentences carefully. Then, choose the meaning of the highlighted idiom. Choose the letter of the correct answer. Cindy auditioned for the dance workshop several times until she got accepted. She then remembered the saying, “No pain, no gain.”
    • A. 

      Give up easily

    • B. 

      Find another dream

    • C. 

      Disregard your goals

    • D. 

      Work hard to see results

  • 5. 
    Read the sentences carefully. Then, choose the meaning of the highlighted idiom. Choose the letter of the correct answer. Ben is giving his older brother the cold shoulder because he was annoyed of his teasing.
    • A. 

      Ignoring someone

    • B. 

      Acknowledging someone's presence

    • C. 

      Speaking about someone not around

    • D. 

      Spending precious time with someone

  • 6. 
    Analyze the statements carefully. Put a check mark if it contains bias.
    • A. 

      My father is the best man for the job.

    • B. 

      It's best to listen to both parties before deciding.

    • C. 

      Dog lovers would often say that cats are unfriendly pets

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 7. 
    Identify what propaganda device is present in the statements. "Eat only the freshest to get the best!"
    • A. 

      Glittering Generalities

    • B. 

      Card Stacking

    • C. 

      Name-calling (stereotyping)

    • D. 

      Plain folks

  • 8. 
    Identify what propaganda device is present in the statements. Well-known personalities often endorse politicians.
    • A. 

      Bandwagon

    • B. 

      Testimonials

    • C. 

      Plain folks

    • D. 

      Card Stacking

  • 9. 
    Identify what propaganda device is present in the statements. Regular Filipinos use and choose Brand X over any other brand.
    • A. 

      Bandwagon

    • B. 

      Card stacking

    • C. 

      Glittering generalities

    • D. 

      Testimonials

  • 10. 
    Identify the subject in the given sentence. The boy ate the apple.
    • A. 

      Ate the apple

    • B. 

      The boy

    • C. 

      Boy

    • D. 

      Apple

  • 11. 
    Identify the predicate in the given sentence. The young lady waited for the sale.
    • A. 

      The young lady

    • B. 

      Young lady

    • C. 

      Waited for the sale

    • D. 

      Sale

  • 12. 
    What is the complete subject in the given sentence? My loving mother prefers to shop online.
    • A. 

      My loving mother

    • B. 

      Loving mother

    • C. 

      Prefers to shop online

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 13. 
    What is the simple subject in the given statement? Someone from the building delivered my package.
    • A. 

      Someone

    • B. 

      Someone from the building

    • C. 

      My package

    • D. 

      Package

  • 14. 
    Put a check mark if the sentence contains a compound predicate.
    • A. 

      Boy makes a "to buy" list and finds discount

    • B. 

      Thrifty people plan their shopping trips.

    • C. 

      Mr. Leon owns and manages an online store.

    • D. 

      The aspiring chef cooks, sells, and delivers his products.

    • E. 

      They are planning to open a new branch.

  • 15. 
    Which verb is in simple tense?
    • A. 

      Watch

    • B. 

      Have watched

    • C. 

      Is watching

  • 16. 
    Which verb is in simple tense?
    • A. 

      Has painted

    • B. 

      Painted

    • C. 

      Has been painting

  • 17. 
    Which verb is in simple tense??
    • A. 

      Will sing

    • B. 

      Will have sung

    • C. 

      Was singing

  • 18. 
    Complete the sentences by changing the verbs in the parenthesis in its correct simple tense. My family (go) _________ to church every Sunday.
    • A. 

      Went

    • B. 

      Go

    • C. 

      Goes

    • D. 

      Going

  • 19. 
    Complete the sentences by changing the verbs in the parenthesis in its correct simple tense. My aunt (visit) ______________ us from the US last year.
    • A. 

      Visited

    • B. 

      Visiting

    • C. 

      Visits

  • 20. 
    My sister (bring) __________ bibingka yesterday.
    • A. 

      Bringing

    • B. 

      Brought

    • C. 

      Bringed

  • 21. 
    Choose the correct present form of the verb for the sentence given. Every morning, a crowd of children (gather) __________ to watch the yo-yo show.
    • A. 

      Gather

    • B. 

      Gathers

    • C. 

      Gathering

    • D. 

      Gathered

  • 22. 
    Choose the correct present form of the verb in the parenthesis for the given sentence. The African elephant, together with the chimpanzees, (perform) ____________ at the circus daily.
    • A. 

      Performs

    • B. 

      Perform

    • C. 

      Performing

    • D. 

      Performed

  • 23. 
    Choose the correct present form of the verb in the parenthesis for the given sentence. Mumps (be) _____________ contagious.
    • A. 

      Are

    • B. 

      Is

    • C. 

      Were

    • D. 

      Was

  • 24. 
    Complete the sentences by changing the verbs in the parenthesis in its correct simple tense. My family (go)___________ to church every Sunday.
  • 25. 
    My aunt (visit) ___________us from the US last year.
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