aforisma

Test of the proverbs

Test your knowledge of proverbs and aphorisms. This nice test will ask you to complete 50 different gems of popular wisdom by guessing, for each of them, the missing word. There's no time limit in this game, therefore you can reflect on proverbs as long as you want. Of course it's not allowed to draw from external resources such as books or web sites, or your score will not be valid!

Dots ........ correspond to one or two missing words.



1 - A ........ in liberty is better than a comfit in prison
pea || bean || life || death

2 - A big tree attracts the woodsman's ........
axe || envy || interest || work

3 - An apple a day keeps the ........ away
hunger || worm || doctor || ill

4 - A bad workman always ........ his tools
likes || hides || blames || keeps

5 - A calm sea does not make a skilled ........
fish || sailor || seaman || navigator

6 - A ........ is no stronger than its weakest link
group || team || man || chain

7 - A closed mouth catches no ........
flies || lies || fishes || germs

8 - A constant guest never ........
goes || disturbs || welcomes || leaves

9 - A ........ and his money are soon parted
rich || miser || fool || spendthrift

10 - A friend in ........ is a friend indeed
need || fear || illness || poverty

11 - A friend ........ is a friend to none
of mine || in peace || to all || of God

12 - A good beginning makes a ........ ending
great || worse || better || good

13 - A guilty conscience needs no ........
trial || pity || accuser || lies

14 - A half truth is a ........ lie
whole || good || white || worse

15 - A jack of all trades is master ........
indeed || of none || of business || in everything

16 - A little knowledge is a ........ thing
safe || big || good || dangerous

17 - A ........ saved is a ........ earned
friend || coin || penny || life

18 - ........ is worth a thousand words
A glance || A picture || A hug || A moment

19 - A rolling stone gathers no ........
love || friends || dust || moss

20 - A ........ in time saves nine
stitch || patch || move || word

21 - Absence makes the heart ........
lonely || go away || grow fonder || hurt

22 - ........ most needed is least heeded
Person || Advice || Need || Word

23 - All roads lead to ........
a place || success || Rome || your home

24 - All for ........ and ........ for all
none || peace || work || one

25 - All work and no play makes Jack a ........
bored guy || dull boy || sick man || funny one

26 - All play and no work makes Jack a ........
crazy boy || happy boy || stupid boy || mere toy

27 - An eye for an eye and a ........ for a ........
hand || tooth || mouth || nose

28 - Better ........ than never
late || now || earlier || always

29 - Buy the ........ and you only cry once
eye drops || tissue || cheaper || best

30 - ........ don't make the man
Clothes || Riches || Things || Properties

31 - ........ costs nothing
Words || Courtesy || Education || Love

32 - ........ if you do, ........ if you don't
Smart || Lose || Damned || Better

33 - ........ strokes for ........ folks
Same || Bad || Different || Hard

34 - Don't cry over ........
spilt milk || your past || love || and over

35 - Winning is earning. Losing is ........
winning || trying || losing || learning

36 - United we stand, ........ we fall
together || never || divided || later


37 - The ........ is always right
first || boss || rich || customer

38 - Spare the ........, spoil the child
toy || money || child || rod

39 - ........ and ye shall find
Think || Seek || Go || Wait

40 - ........ comes before a fall
Fear || Success || Hope || Pride

41 - One man's ........ is another man's treasure
favour || mistake || bad luck || junk

42 - Necessity is the mother of all ........
troubles || inventions || things || men

43 - ........ is the best medicine
Apple || Money || Laughter || Sleep

44 - Keep your friends close and your enemies ........
far || distant || closer || also

45 - If you buy ........, you pay dearly
cheaply || too much || quickly || easily

46 - He who lives by the ........ dies by the ........
night || fire || edge || sword

47 - ........ wife, ....... life
Happy || Horny || Ugly || Heavy

48 - Give him an inch and he'll take ........
a yard || two || more || your life

49 - First deserve, then ........
give || demand || desire || obtain

50 - Don't cross your ........ till you come to them
fingers || enemies || bridges || roads


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