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Subjects : english, trivia
Instructions:
  • Answer 40 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Having something that is not satisfactory is better than having nothing at all.






2. To speak angrily to someone because they have done something wrong






3. You should try to understand someone before criticizing them.






4. Money that you save is more valuable than money that you spend right away.; It is good to save money.






5. To invent something - especially in a dishonest or very imaginative way






6. Having to make a difficult decision between two things that are equally unpleasant






7. To try to make people believe that something is not very important - or that it is not likely to happen






8. Be hopeful because difficult times always lead to better days. People sometimes say this to comfort somebody who's having problems.






9. The most important fact in a situation






10. An alcoholic drink that you drink to cure the pain in your head that was caused by drinking too much alcohol the night before






11. To exhaust the supply of: ran out of fuel.






12. To keep a promise






13. Deep and careful attention to private thoughts - especially about a moral problem






14. To respond with anger or impatience to someone's question or comment






15. A question which must be answered by reference to facts and evidence






16. Something that you say in order to warn someone not to ask too many questions about something






17. To meet someone you know when you are not expecting to meet them; to find accidentally






18. To risk losing everything by putting all your efforts or all your money into one plan or one course of action






19. Used to tell someone to drive faster or to hurry






20. To make someone feel tired and less able to argue






21. To tell someone something that is not true as a way of joking with them






22. This is what I think. I may not be correct. You should solicit additional opinions.






23. A free choice in which only one option is offered; a choice between taking the option or not; 'take it or leave it'






24. To be very attracted to someone and begin to love them






25. To appear suddenly and unexpectedly






26. To describe a situation in a particular way






27. To be very angry about something






28. Plans or hopes that have very little chance of happening






29. Something that you say which means it is possible to do anything if you are very determined to do it






30. To put up with something painful or difficult






31. To want to do something and to be able to do it






32. Practical and realistic






33. Eccentric - unconventional






34. To waste one's time in a hopeless enterprise






35. To destroy all possible ways of going back to a situation






36. To catch a person at a time of carelessness






37. When the body confronts danger and freezes - people report seeing visual images of their lives






38. 1. to do something regularly - or to enjoy something 2. to take part in a competition






39. A person that is competent with many skills but is not outstanding in any particular one






40. To be receptive to different opinions and ideas