Short And Simple English Tests - Superstitions

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Short And Simple English Tests - Superstitions - Quiz

This quiz tests superstition-related vocabulary and conditional sentences.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is this called?  

    Correct Answer
    horseshoe
  • 2. 

    This is a __________

    • A.

      Shamrock

    • B.

      Four-leaf clover

    • C.

      Clover

    Correct Answer
    B. Four-leaf clover
    Explanation
    A four-leaf clover is a type of clover that is believed to be lucky. It is different from a regular clover because it has four leaves instead of the usual three. A shamrock is a type of clover with three leaves, so it is not the same as a four-leaf clover. Therefore, the correct answer is four-leaf clover.

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  • 3. 

    Who is she?

    Correct Answer
    fortune teller
    fortune-teller
    Explanation
    The correct answer for "Who is she?" is "fortune teller" or "fortune-teller". This suggests that the person being referred to is someone who predicts or foretells the future. The term "fortune teller" or "fortune-teller" is commonly used to describe individuals who claim to have the ability to foresee events and provide insights into a person's future.

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  • 4. 

    What is this?

    • A.

      Leather

    • B.

      Ladder

    Correct Answer
    B. Ladder
    Explanation
    The given options are "leather" and "ladder". The word "ladder" is the correct answer as it is the only option that matches the question prompt. The question asks for the identification of an object, and out of the two options, "ladder" is the only one that fits this description.

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  • 5. 

    If you _______ under a ladder, you ________ get married that year.

    • A.

      Walked ; had not

    • B.

      Walked ; would not

    • C.

      Had walked ; will not

    • D.

      Would walk ; was not

    Correct Answer
    B. Walked ; would not
    Explanation
    Walking under a ladder is considered to be bad luck, and according to superstition, if you walk under a ladder, you will have bad luck or negative consequences. In this case, the superstition is being used as a metaphor for not getting married that year. Therefore, if you walked under a ladder, it is believed that you would not get married that year.

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  • 6. 

    Complete the sentence. Only write the words needed, separated by a comma.  If I __________ you I __________ not whistle at the sea because it will create a storm.

    Correct Answer
    were, would
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were, would." This is because the sentence is in the subjunctive mood, indicating a hypothetical or unreal situation. "Were" is used instead of "was" to show an unreal condition, and "would" is used to express the hypothetical outcome or result of not whistling at the sea.

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  • 7. 

    What is this?

    Correct Answer
    crystal ball
    Explanation
    A crystal ball is a spherical object made of crystal or glass that is believed to have mystical or supernatural powers. It is often used in fortune-telling or divination practices, where the person gazing into the ball is able to see images or gain insights into the future or other realms. The answer "crystal ball" accurately describes the object being referred to in the question.

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  • 8. 

    If a bat ______ around your house three times on Halloween, death _____ very soon to come.

    • A.

      Flies ; is

    • B.

      Had flown ; will

    • C.

      Flies ; will

    Correct Answer
    A. Flies ; is
    Explanation
    If a bat flies around your house three times on Halloween, it is believed that death is very soon to come. This is likely based on superstitions and folklore surrounding bats and their association with death and the supernatural. The belief is that the bat's presence and actions are a sign or omen of impending death.

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  • 9. 

    Rewrite the following sentence! Be sure to not leave out words when giving the answer. She would have thought twice before breaking mirror if she had known that she couldn't get married for 7 years. Had she_______________________________________________________________________________

    Correct Answer
    known that she couldn't get married for 7 years, she would have thought twice before breaking the mirror.
    Had she known that she couldn't get married for 7 years, she would have thought twice before breaking the mirror.
    Had she known that she couldn't get married for 7 years, she would have thought twice before breaking the mirror
    known that she couldn't get married for 7 years, she would have thought twice before breaking the mirror
    Explanation
    The correct answer is: Had she known that she couldn't get married for 7 years, she would have thought twice before breaking the mirror. This answer correctly rewrites the original sentence by starting with "Had she known" and maintaining the same structure and meaning of the sentence.

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  • 10. 

    What is this creature?

    • A.

      Ghoul

    • B.

      Ghost

    • C.

      Gourd

    • D.

      Goblin

    Correct Answer
    D. Goblin
    Explanation
    GHOUL - an evil spirit in stories that takes bodies from graves (=place in the ground where dead people are buried) and eats them
    GHOST - the spirit of a dead person that some people think they can feel or see in a place
    GOURD - a type of pumpkin
    GOBLIN - a small ugly creature in children's stories that likes to trick people

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