English Idioms Quiz #1 with Answers

Do you understand common English idioms and phrases? For example, if you think something is very easy to do, you can say it is a piece of cake. In this little idiom quiz below I have selected 10 common idioms that you really need to know. Test your knowledge with this exercise! 

English Idioms Quiz #1 with Answers

1. For his alleged involvement in espionage, he is under a cloud these days.

(1) experiencing cloudy weather
(2) enjoying favourable luck
(3) under suspicion
(4) under observation

2. We have appealed to him again and again; there is no use flogging a dead horse now.

(1) repeating our request
(2) making him see reason
(3) beating about the bush
(4) wasting time in a useless effort

3. We shouldn’t look down upon the wretched of the earth.

(1) sympathise with
(2) hate intensely
(3) be indifferent to
(4) regard with contempt

4. Because of his misbehaviour, he is bound to face the music.

(1) get finished
(2) get reprimanded
(3) feel sorry
(4) listen to the music

5. The working of the factory was disrupted on account of a token strike by the workers.

(1) total strike
(2) carefully planned strike
(3) short strike held as a warning
(4) sudden call of strike

6. By opposing his proposal he fell foul of him.

(1) quarrelled with
(2) felt annoyed with
(3) agreed with
(4) got into trouble with

7. Those who work by fits and starts seldom show good results.

(1) rarely
(2) disinterestedly
(3) irregularly
(4) regularly

8. The new manager thought that he would give employees enough rope for the first six months after which he would check the work done himself.

(1) many directives and orders
(2) sufficient advice
(3) all the material they needed
(4) enough freedom for action

9. He was all at sea when he began his new job.

(1) happy
(2) sad
(3) puzzled
(4) triumphant

10. The sweeping statement by the boss left the conscientious workers disgusted.

(1) rash statement
(2) unpremeditated statement
(3) thoughtless statement
(4) generalised statement 

Idiom Quiz #1

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English Idioms Quiz #1 with Answers
Idiom Quiz #1

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