Fun Proverb Trivia Questions and Answers

Everyone uses proverbs and idioms to spice up discussion or conversions once in a while. I have created this proverb trivia game for anyone to play and have fun with when bored, you can also play with family and friends to test and boast of how grounded you are with proverbs. This will also help you add more proverbs to your proverb arsenal. The deal here is for you to fill in the remaining word in each proverb that will make it complete. Click the show answer button to see the answers to the trivia game.   Grab a cup of coffee if you can and let’s get started.

1. A bad workman always blames his _______.

Tools

2. A _____ in hand is worth two in the bush.

Bird

3. Absence makes the ____ grow fonder.

Heart

4. A cat has _____ lives.

Nine

5. A chain is only as strong as its ______ link.

Weakest

6. ______ speaks louder than words.

Action

7. A drowning ____ will clutch at a straw.

Man

8. Adversity and ____ make a man wise.

Loss

9. A fool and his _____ are soon parted.

money

10. A friend in _____ is a friend indeed

need

11. A journey of ______ miles begins with a single step.

thousand

12. A leopard doesn’t change its ______.

spots

13. All _____ things come to an end.

good

14. All’s well that ___ well.

ends

15. All that _______ is not gold.

glitters

16. All’s _____ in love and war.

fair

17. Always put your best _____ forward.

foot

18. Among the blind the one-eyed man is _____.

king

19. An apple a day keeps the ______ away.

doctor

20. An _____ vessel makes much noise.

empty

21. An _____ brain is the devil’s workshop.

idle

22. An ounce of protection is _____ a pound of cure.

worth

23. A ______ is worth a thousand words.

picture

24. A Patient dog eats the ______ bone.

fattest

25. Appearances can be ______.

deceptive

26. A rolling _____ gathers no moss.

stone

27. A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what a ____ is for.

ship

28. A stitch in time _____ nine.

saves

29. As you sow, so you shall _____.

reap

30. A thing begun is ____ done.

half

31. Barking ___ seldom bite.

dogs

32. Be slow in ______, but slower in changing.

choosing

33. Beauty is in the ______ of the beholder.

eye

34. Beauty is only skin deep.

skin

35. ______ can’t be choosers.

Beggars

36. Best ______ in life are free.

things

37. Better _____ than never.

late

38. Better to be poor and _____ rather than rich and sick.

healthy

39. Better to _____ out than to rust out.

wear

40. Blood is _____ than water.

thicker

41. Birds of a ______ flock together

feather

42. Cleanliness is next to ______.

Godliness

43. Clothes do not make the man.

Clothes

44. Cowards die many times before their ______.

deaths

45. Cross the ______ where it is shallowest.

stream

46. Curiosity killed the ______.

cat

47. Curses, like ______, come home to roost.

chickens

48. Discretion is the _____ part of valor.

better

49. Don’t bite off more than you can ____.

chew

50. Don’t bite the hand that _____ you.

feeds

51. Don’t blow your own _______.

trumpet

52. Don’t cast ______ before swine.

pearls

53. Don’t count your _______ before they hatch.

chickens

54. Don’t cross a bridge until you come to it.

bridge

55. Don’t judge a book by its cover.

book

56. Don’t kill the goose that lays the ______ eggs.

golden

57. Don’t put all your ______ in one basket.

eggs

58. Don’t put the cart before the ______.

horse

59. Don’t throw the _____ with the bathwater.

baby

60. Early bird _____ the worm.

catches

61. Easy come, _____ go.

easy

62. Empty bags cannot _____ upright.

stand

63. Every cloud has a _____ lining.

silver

64. Every ____ has his day.

dog

65. Every man is the ______ of his destiny.

architect

66. Every man has his ______.

price

67. Enjoy it _____ it lasts.

while

68. Fall seven times. ______ up eight.

Stand

69. Familiarity _____ contempt.

breeds

70. Fools rush in where _____ fear to tread.

angels

71. Fortune favors the brave.

favors

72. Get out while the going (getting) is ______.

good

73. Give them an _____ and they’ll take a mile.

inch

74. God helps those who help _________.

themselves

75. Good things come to those who _________.

wait

76. Grief divided is made lighter.

Grief

77. Half a _____ is better than none.

loaf

78. Honesty is the ______ policy.

best

79. Hope for the best, prepare for the ______.

worst

80. If it ain’t broke, don’t ______ it.

fix

81. If the mountain won’t come to Muhammad, Muhammad must go to the mountain.

mountain

82. If wishes were horses, ______ would ride.

beggars

83. If you can’t beat them, _____ them.

join

84. If you ____ with fire, you’ll get burned.

play

85. If you ______, you lose.

snooze

86. Ignorance is _____.

bliss

87. It’s better to be ____ than sorry.

safe

88. It’s easy to be wise after the event.

wise

89. It’s never too late to ______.

mend

90. It’s not ______ till it’s over.

over

91. It’s no use crying over spilt ______.

milk

92. It takes two to make a ________.

quarrel

93. It takes two to _______.

tango

94. Keep your mouth shut and your ______ open.

eyes

95. ________ is the best medicine.

Laughter

96. Learn to _____ before you run.

walk

97. Let ______ dogs lie.

sleeping

98. Life begins at ______.

forty

99. _____ before you leap.

Look

100. Lightning never _______ twice in the same place.

strikes

101. Leave no ____ unturned

stone

102. Make hay while the sun _____.

shines

103. _____ doesn’t grow on trees.

Money

104. Money is the ____ of all evil.

root

105. Necessity is the mother of ______.

invention

106. Never put off until ______ what you can do today.

tomorrow

107. Never test the _____ of water with both feet.

depth

108. No ____ without pain.

gain

109. Once _____ twice shy.

bitten

110. One man’s _____ is another man’s treasure.

junk

111. One shouldn’t miss ______ for the trees.

forest

112. Out of _____, out of mind.

sight

113. Pen is mightier than ______.

sword

114. People who live in ______ houses shouldn’t throw stones at others.

glass

115. Practice _____ perfect.

makes

116. Practice what you _____.

preach

117. _____ wasn’t built in a day.

Rome

118. Silence is _____ consent.

half

119. Slow and steady _____ the race.

wins

120. Still _____ run deep.

waters

121. Strike while the ____ is hot.

iron

122. Seeing is _________.

believing

123. The _____ doesn’t fall far from the tree.

apple

124. The best-laid ____ go astray.

plans

125. The end justifies the _____.

127. The grass is _______ on the other side of the fence.

greener

128. The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

proof

129. There are more ____ than one to skin a cat.

ways

130. There is no time like the ________.

present

131. There is no _____ without fire.

smoke

132. There is safety in _______.

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133. The ______ to hell is paved with good intentions.

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134. The squeaky _____ gets the grease.

wheel

135. Time ____ for no man.

wait

136. Too many ____ spoil the broth.

cooks

137. Two heads are better than _______.

one

138. Two _____ don’t make a right.

wrongs

139. kill two ______ with one stone.

birds

140. Watch the doughnut, and not the ______.

hole

141. What goes around ______ around.

comes

142. When in Rome, do as the _____ do.

Romans

143. When the going gets ______, the tough get going.

tough

144. ______ there’s a will, there’s a way.

Where

145. Where there’s ___________ there’s fire.

smoke

146. Where one door shuts, another _______.

opens

147. While the cat’s away, the ____ will play.

mice

148. You can catch more flies with _________ than with vinegar.

honey

149. You can lead a _______ to water but you can’t make it drink.

horse

150. You can’t fit a round ____ in a square hole.

peg

151. You can’t have your ____ and eat it too.

cake

152. You can’t make an ____ without breaking eggs.

omelette

153. You can’t teach an old _____ new tricks.

dog

154. You can’t unscramble a scrambled egg.

unscramble

155. You show me the man and I’ll _____ you the rule.

show

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