Test Your English # 10 - Animal Idioms

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Test Your English # 10 - Animal Idioms

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  • 1. 
    1. 'Sentimental Journey' was a War II song and the first time I sang it at rehearsal I knew it was going to be a smash hit. And, of course it was!The guys that were in the service, especially overseas, went ___ over it, and it became a huge hit for us.[Doris Day]
    • A. 

      Tiger

    • B. 

      Fowl

    • C. 

      Ape

    • D. 

      Cock-and-bull

    • E. 

      Fishy

    • F. 

      Ducky

  • 2. 
    2. It was meant to be a cheerful visit to put the spotlight on successful teachers and charter schools — an event that more cynical observers tend to call a dog and ___ show. But when Arne Duncan, the federal education secretary, arrived in Brooklyn on Tuesday for a tour of some of its schools, he was stepping into a sensitive moment in New York education politics.[The New York Times. May 18, 2010]American English
    • A. 

      Bone

    • B. 

      Flea

    • C. 

      Pony

    • D. 

      Bear

    • E. 

      Puppy

    • F. 

      Cat

  • 3. 
    3. She had never found any place in the world intimidating when she was after a story and she had the ability to ___ out facts, an uncanny instinct for the truth.
    • A. 

      Fox

    • B. 

      Weasel

    • C. 

      Monkey

    • D. 

      Ferret

    • E. 

      Grizzly

    • F. 

      Hamster

  • 4. 
    4. To have a fellow going about the farm as cross with everybody as a ___ with a sore head, with a temper as sour as verjuice and as sharp as a razor, looking as surly as a butcher's dog, is a great nuisance; and yet there may be some good points about the man, so that he may be a man for all that.[Osgood Eaton Fuller, Brave Men and Women, 2008]British English
    • A. 

      Mole

    • B. 

      Bear

    • C. 

      Dormouse

    • D. 

      Hedgehog

    • E. 

      Boar

    • F. 

      Buzzard

  • 5. 
    5. Words that are used to qualify a statement so as to make it potentially misleading are known as "___ words". The expression first appeared in Stewart Chaplin's short story 'Stained Glass Political Platform' (published in 1900 in The Century Magazine), in which they were referred to as "words that suck the life out of the words next to them, just as a ___ sucks the egg and leaves the shell." [Wiktionary/Wikipedia]
    • A. 

      Weasel

    • B. 

      Snake

    • C. 

      Fox

    • D. 

      Raccoon

    • E. 

      Rat

    • F. 

      Hare

  • 6. 
    6. The phrase "the ___'s knees", meaning "the height of excellence", became popular in the U.S. in the 1920s, along with "the cat's whiskers" (possibly from the use of these in radio crystal sets), "the cat's pajamas" (pyjamas were still new enough to be daring), and similar phrases which made less sense and didn't endure...[The alt.usage.english FAQ]clipart from http://www.buncombecounty.org/news_Detail.asp?newsID=3811
    • A. 

      Kitten

    • B. 

      Giraffe

    • C. 

      Flea

    • D. 

      Manatee

    • E. 

      Bee

    • F. 

      Chimpanzee

  • 7. 
    7. Avoiding the topic of racism is like draping a tablecloth over the ___ in the room . You can ignore it, but the ___ still exists.
    • A. 

      Whale

    • B. 

      Pig

    • C. 

      Rhino

    • D. 

      Bug

    • E. 

      Mouse

    • F. 

      Elephant

  • 8. 
    8. In sales, the proverbial ___ ___ is that salesperson or company who totally dominates their market, taking more than their fair share of business, and winning time after time. How can you compete with that?
    • A. 

      Winged horse

    • B. 

      Fat cat

    • C. 

      800-pound gorilla

    • D. 

      Lion king

    • E. 

      Malayan tiger

    • F. 

      Killer whale

  • 9. 
    9. Trains in those days did not have showers, and we had to make do with what my mother called a ___ ___, a very quick wash, in the fold-down washbasin in the compartment.Scottish English
    • A. 

      Dust bunny

    • B. 

      Barrel o' fish

    • C. 

      Puppy bath

    • D. 

      Otter's dive

    • E. 

      Cat's lick

    • F. 

      Frog jump

  • 10. 
    10.   An Irish saying about a useless fellow: "He's fit to mind ___ at a crossroads."
    • A. 

      Sheep

    • B. 

      Dogs

    • C. 

      Crickets

    • D. 

      Pussies

    • E. 

      Squirrels

    • F. 

      Mice

  • 11. 
    11. Eighteen months ago Ben didn't talk a lot. Now he is extremely sociable: he can talk the hind leg off a ___!British English
    • A. 

      Goat

    • B. 

      Dromedary

    • C. 

      Moose

    • D. 

      Donkey

    • E. 

      Newt

    • F. 

      Turtle

  • 12. 
    12. Australians call "tomato sauce", or "___ ___" in Aussie slang, what Americans call "ketchup"or "catsup".
    • A. 

      Red (kanga)roo

    • B. 

      Dead horse

    • C. 

      Laughing kookaburra

    • D. 

      Dingo blood

    • E. 

      Wombat barf

    • F. 

      Root rat

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