Posted by: Jack Henry | April 21, 2022

Editor’s Corner: Thursday Quiz Day!

Good morning!

A lot of you keep telling me you like quizzes—so I’m afraid the rest of you have to suffer. Well, maybe not so much. This is a different kind of quiz than I usually pop on you. This one isn’t about language rules. This one is a test of your knowledge of English-language idioms. I found the quiz on Dictionary.com. They say, “It’s not for the faint of heart.” Get it? Those dictionary.com folks are so punny!

You’ve taken these quizzes before. You know the score. Just take the test, note your answers, and then scroll down to see how many you got right. Remember, I did not create the quiz, so any arguments, complaints, or general dissatisfaction will be summarily dismissed because, as my granny used to say, “It ain’t got nothin’ to do with me.”

1. What does “apple of one’s eye” mean?

  • Something is stuck in your eye
  • Someone has green eyes
  • Someone who is very special

2. Which of the following expressions means to get married?

  • To tie the knot
  • To make hay
  • To sit on the fence

3. Choose the sentence that uses “puppy love” correctly.

  • We fell in PUPPY LOVE immediately.
  • It’s only PUPPY LOVE; it won’t last.
  • The dogs PUPPY LOVED one another.

4. True or false? The expression “ride or die” is a reference to Bonnie and Clyde.

  • True
  • False

5. What does “match made in heaven” mean?

  • A couple has died at the same time
  • A couple is perfectly suited to one another
  • A couple is very virtuous

6. Which of the following expressions means to be nervous?

  • To have butterflies in one’s stomach
  • To put all your eggs in one basket
  • To cut someone some slack

7. True or false? “Lovebirds” does not refer to a specific kind of bird.

  • True
  • False

8. What does “to carry a torch for” mean?

  • To lead the way
  • To still love someone after a relationship ends
  • To fall in love with someone

Answers:

  1. What does “apple of one’s eye” mean?
  • Someone who is very special
  1. Which of the following expressions means to get married?
  • To tie the knot
  1. Choose the sentence that uses “puppy love” correctly.
  • It’s only PUPPY LOVE; it won’t last
  1. True or false? The expression “ride or die” is a reference to Bonnie and Clyde.
  • True
  1. What does “match made in heaven” mean?
  • A couple is perfectly suited to one another
  1. Which of the following expressions means to be nervous?
  • To have butterflies in one’s stomach
  1. True or false? “Lovebirds” does not refer to a specific kind of bird.
  • False
  1. What does “to carry a torch for” mean?
  • To still love someone after a relationship ends

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