kwizNET Subscribers, please login to turn off the Ads!
Email us to get an instant 20% discount on highly effective K-12 Math & English kwizNET Programs!

Online Quiz (Worksheet A B C D)

Questions Per Quiz = 2 4 6 8 10

Grade 5 - English Language
4.3 Idioms and Sayings - 2

Idioms or sayings are phrases or sentences that do not exactly mean what the words say. Because of popular usage, they have special meanings understandable only to the people of that culture and region. When you use idioms and sayings, your writing becomes more interesting and often easier to understand.
Directions: Read the situation described in each question, and select the idiom/saying that you can use to explain the situation. As a homework, find and write about five more idioms or sayings.
Q 1: A person's nature will stay the same.
The leopard can not change its spots.
He is like a bull in a china shop.
He is a wolf in sheep's clothing.

Q 2: I take full responsibility.
I could eat a horse.
I am a lone wolf.
The buck stops here.

Q 3: He is not as strong as he seems.
He is a copycat.
He is the first in the pecking order.
He is a paper tiger.

Q 4: This is a huge problem.
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
I have a tiger by the tail.
I got the lion's share.

Q 5: She abandoned him in a bad situation.
She threw him to the wolves.
She is bullheaded.
She put a tail on him.

Q 6: I had to admit I was wrong.
I had to eat crow.
I could eat a horse.
I have a tiger by the tail.

Q 7: She was stunned.
She is pigheaded.
She is crying wolf.
She looked like a deer caught in the headlights.

Q 8: He is hiding from reality.
He is a quack.
He is burying his head in the sand like an ostrich.
He is acting like a big fish in a small pond.

Question 9: This question is available to subscribers only!

Question 10: This question is available to subscribers only!

Subscription to kwizNET Learning System offers the following benefits:

  • Unrestricted access to grade appropriate lessons, quizzes, & printable worksheets
  • Instant scoring of online quizzes
  • Progress tracking and award certificates to keep your student motivated
  • Unlimited practice with auto-generated 'WIZ MATH' quizzes
  • Child-friendly website with no advertisements
  • Choice of Math, English, Science, & Social Studies Curriculums
  • Excellent value for K-12 and ACT, SAT, & TOEFL Test Preparation
  • Get discount offers by sending an email to

Quiz Timer