Free! Register New Player - Log In  
Idioms and Proverbs Quizzes,
Trivia and Puzzles

Idioms and Proverbs Trivia and Quizzes

  1. Home
  2. »
  3. Quizzes
  4. »
  5. Humanities Quizzes
  6. »
  7. English Trivia
  8. »
  9. Idioms and Proverbs Trivia
(Page 2)


Idiomatic and proverbial language gives us some of our most colorful phrases and most familiar wisdom. An idiom is a figure of speech that often makes no sense when taken literally; you can be in a pickle if you don't understand them! Meanwhile, a proverb is a common saying that expresses some piece of folk wisdom.

Come try our quizzes on English idioms and proverbs from around the world! After all, nothing ventured, nothing gained.   

There are 247 quizzes and 2,470 trivia questions in this category.
This hour's quick trivia quiz: Play: Idioms and Proverbs - Mixed Questions

A quiz every hour! Over 2,470 questions in rotation. Recent Scores
Trivia Questions

Free Humanities Trivia Questions for assorted purposes.
Sub-Categories With More Quizzes:
folder Alphabetical Idioms (25 quizzes, 1 new) folder Animals in Idiom (34, 1 new)
folder Body Parts in Idiom (13, 2 new) folder Colors in Idiom (12)
folder Food and Drink in Idiom (7) folder Proper Names in Idiom (4)
folder The Devil in Idiom (4)
Trivia Quizzes in category Idioms and Proverbs
31
Oh! That's Such a Cliché 10 questions

You might say this quiz "is nothing to write home about". Think you know all the answers, then "put your money where your mouth is" - "grit your teeth", "throw caution to the wind" and give it a go. Primarily British usage.
Easy
musicmonkeyman
20607 plays
32
An Idiom By Any Other Name 10 questions

Can you work out these rewritten idioms? Have fun.
Very Easy
Creedy
1338 plays
33
Origin Of Phrases 10 questions

You have heard, and no doubt used, the phrases within this quiz. But do you actually know how the phrase originated? Let's find out. The base source for my answers is "A Pig In A Poke" published 2003.
Tough
simon_templar
2727 plays
34
Wrong Turn of Phrase? 10 questions

Far from being incorrect, sometimes using 'wrong' in the right place is perfect! This quiz explores some common idiomatic expressions which include the word 'wrong'.
Easy
MikeMaster99
732 plays
35
Nothing Can Be Avoided - Murphy's Law 10 questions

"If anything can go wrong, it will". What do you know of this and related pessimistic laws and concepts?
Tough
looney_tunes
1077 plays
36
That's One For the Birds 10 questions

Can you match these bird-related idioms with the people or concepts associated with them? Have fun!
Easy
Creedy
Nov 21 16
696 plays
37
Oh no! More Clichés. Part 5 10 questions

Another chance to prove you are "a mine of information". Don't let this opportunity "slip through your fingers". Good luck!
Easy
musicmonkeyman
7119 plays
38
Speaking of Geography 10 questions

All of these idioms have something to do with a geographical feature or weather related term.
Easy
zorba_scank
1785 plays
39
Oh No! Not More Clichés 10 questions

Back with some more clichés - So put "your nose to the grindstone", "your shoulder to the wheel" and "your best foot forward", and see if you can complete this quiz in that strange position. Have fun! Contains some US, and some British usage.
Very Easy
musicmonkeyman
21945 plays
40
An Idiom By Any Other Name 2 10 questions

Here are ten more rewritten idioms for you. Can you work out which is the correct term for each question?
Very Easy
Creedy
1017 plays
41
All About Mind 15 questions

We never see our minds, but we sure have a lot of words with the word "mind" in them. Some here have to do with minds; some, rather surprisingly, don't at all. Fill in the word that completes these mind-related phrases.
Easy
Windswept
2034 plays
42
Double or Nothing 10 questions

The following are examples of people, things or events which take on a new meaning when they are combined with the word "double". Hope you enjoy.
Very Easy
Grad56
Aug 07 16
744 plays
43
A Snail's Pace 10 questions

A mollusk of the class Gastropoda's rate of speed, or 'a snail's pace.' Can you identify the idiom written in other words?
Very Easy
Sprink1234
1653 plays
44
All You Need is Anger 10 questions

How many of these idiomatic expressions related to anger can you recognise?
Average
looney_tunes
3237 plays
45
Why Numbers? 10 questions

Put two and two together when you play this quiz on idioms relating to NUMBERS.
Easy
Plodd
1248 plays
46
Common Expressions 10 questions

The English language is full of interesting phrases that have become quite common. Do you ever wonder about their sources? If so, this quiz is for you.
Impossible
Cymruambyth
6486 plays
47
Match the Idioms 10 questions

Can you complete these well known idioms?
Very Easy
Creedy
Aug 05 16
957 plays
48
Oh No! I Dropped It! 10 questions

I've dropped ten sayings and idioms and need your help putting them with their actual meaning. Why not drop on by?
Easy
malik24
1791 plays
49
Pass or Play? Guess the Words in These Idioms 10 questions

I've just had fun making these images in Microsoft Paint. Do they help you answer the questions about these idioms and proverbs?
Very Easy
Shadowmyst2004
1266 plays
50
Oh no! More Clichés. Part 7 10 questions

Ready to grapple with some more of those dreaded clichés. "The time is ripe" to show you're "too clever by half" so "grab the tiger by the tail".
Easy
musicmonkeyman
5502 plays
51
Origins of Idioms 10 questions

Can you work out the origins of these ten well-known idioms and expressions. Good luck.
Average
Creedy
Jan 10 17
690 plays
52
Literal Idioms 10 questions

Idioms are phrases meant to be taken figuratively, rather than literally. A common English idiom, used literally, completes each of the following clues. The idiom is suggested by the clue itself.
Average
Tchochkekop
1476 plays
53
Find It In the Past 10 questions

Some of the phrases we use today may bear no resemblance to their meanings in the past. Here's a look at the origins of some of them.
Average
pollucci19
558 plays
54
Everything But the Kitchen Sink 10 questions

English is rich with phrases that make little sense with a literal translation but are nonetheless used every day! Do you recognize the idioms in this quiz? Have a ball!
Very Easy
PootyPootwell
1836 plays
55
Idiomatic Keys 10 questions

Keys have managed to find their way into different types of idioms and phrases. How many of these do you know? Take this quiz and unlock the answers.
Easy
zorba_scank
1029 plays
56
Common and Not-So-Common Sayings 20 questions

Its amazing how many sayings are spoken in everyday conversations. Here are some sayings, some you will know, some you will not. Enjoy!
Easy
Ford Escort
16671 plays
57
Oh No! Yet More Clichés 10 questions

Some more clichés for you to "get your teeth into". So "rack your brain" and those points could "be in the bag!"
Easy
musicmonkeyman
7542 plays
58
This Quiz is The End 10 questions

They say that all good things must come to an end but can you tell me what you will find at the end of each of these phrases? (source: http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/phrases-and-sayings-list.html)
Very Easy
funnytrivianna
2322 plays
59
Easy Proverbs 10 questions

This quiz is about fairly traditional proverbs the phrasings of which often have been polished through ages of use. See if you can identify the missing word in all cases.
Very Easy
flem-ish
7479 plays
60
A Piece of Cake 10 questions

A small portion cut from a baked, sweetened loaf, or 'a piece of cake'. Can you identify the idiom written in other words?
Very Easy
Sprink1234
1605 plays
Goto page: 1 2 3 4 5

This is category 4562
Last Updated Jul 15 17 5:47 AM


cool = highest rated quizzes new quizzes = added recently fun quizzes = has extra info for each qn
editor pick = Editor's Pick editor = FunTrivia Editor gold = Gold Member

Teachers / educators: FunTrivia welcomes the use of our website and quizzes in the classroom
as a teaching aid or for preparing and testing students. See our education page.

 ·  All questions, answers, and quiz content on this website is copyright FunTrivia, 2016.