If you're like me, you love old sayings and proverbs that are full of wisdom and clever wordplay. In this quiz, we'd like to challenge you to finish these 17 old English proverbs. Can you do it?
that came out of a broken fiddle.
produced by a broken voice.
the most important thing in life.
what separates prince and pauper.
makes for a poor student.
without making an ugly effort.
makes for the prettiest tales.
and goes, but life remains.
and goes, but strength remains.
always been and always will be.
we are merely the lesson.
is something on which you can rely.
but on its buttered side.
We're afraid you did not pass this proverb quiz. Granted, most of these sayings aren't uttered that much anymore, but they do represent an enormous amount of wisdom gained over the years and condensed into these shorter sayings. To see the full proverbs, look at the quiz answers.
You have a good knowledge of proverbs and English sayings. You probably read quite a bit and enjoy the language, so you remember these sayings. Perhaps your parents used to say them to you! That said, there is a little room for improvement. We're sure you've got an A grade in you to make it this far. If you'd like, you can retake the test. If not, you can see the full proverbs when clicking on the quiz answers.
You positively know your English proverbs! You must have a great memory as well as a keen interest in reading and the English language. Perhaps you come from a family where proverbs were used daily. If so, lucky you, as most people these days have forgotten most of these important proverbs that encapsulate so much learned knowledge. Good for you!
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