Quiz: 90% Of People Don’t Know The Meanings Of These 22 Metaphors, Do You?

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Are you a metaphor connoisseur?

Speaking in metaphors can make a person sound so much smarter than they really are. See how smart you sound by acing this metaphor quiz!

 Mar 16, 2019

1 of 22What does this metaphor mean?

You have a heart of stone.
You have a loving heart.
You lack sympathy or empathy for others.
You have a bad heart.

2 of 22What does this metaphor mean?

Even though I've only seen him from afar, he is the apple of my eye.
He is someone I find annoying.
He is someone I love dearly.
He looks like an apple to me.

3 of 22What does this metaphor mean?

We must batten down the hatches.
We must prepare ourselves for the worst.
We must make cake batter.
We must play baseball.

4 of 22What does this metaphor mean?

Right before it was time to walk down the aisle, Mike got cold feet.
Mike felt ready to go.
Mike's feet got physically cold.
Mike got nervous at the last minute.

5 of 22What does this metaphor mean?

Be careful of pushing his red button. You'll regret it!
Don't aggravate him.
Don't show him love.
Don't touch his TV remote.

6 of 22What does this metaphor mean?

You have a heart of gold.
You are a compassionate person.
You are a cold hearted person.
You had a heart transplant.

7 of 22What does this metaphor mean?

Sharon has cabin fever from being snowed in all weekend.
Sharon feels restless.
Sharon feels ill.
Sharon feels calm.

8 of 22What does this metaphor mean?

My life is basically one big catch-22.
A funny and lighthearted moment.
A paradoxical and unavoidable situation.
This is a baseball term.

9 of 22What does this metaphor mean?

Between dealing school and a job, I'm drowning in the sea.
I am physically drowning in the sea.
My life is organized perfectly right now.
My life is overwhelming right now.

10 of 22What does this metaphor mean?

Don't judge a book by its cover.
Don't judge someone before getting to know them.
Befriend or date someone based on appearances.
Read a book first without looking at its title.

11 of 22What does this metaphor mean?

Okay, *someone* needs to talk about the elephant in the room.
A big topic of conversation is being avoided.
Someone brought an elephant into a room.
Someone needs to talk about the lastest gossip.

12 of 22What does this metaphor mean?

Don't beat a dead horse.
Don't keep harping on something that is already understood.
Don't stop explaining something that is understood.
Don't harm the body of a deceased horse.

13 of 22What does this metaphor mean?

I can't believe you rushed into that cave! You have the heart of a lion.
You are an angry person.
You are very brave.
You lack patience.

14 of 22What does this metaphor mean?

She is the sun of my sky.
She is someone I can forget about.
She is someone I can't live without.
She is someone I find irritating.

15 of 22What does this metaphor mean?

What's the weather like today? Yesterday it was raining cats and dogs!
It was raining really hard.
Cats and dogs were falling from the sky.
It was barely drizzling.

16 of 22What does this metaphor mean?

That theater club has a few bad apples amongst the group.
There are some untrustworthy kids but they are not all bad
All the kids are untrustworthy.
None of the kids are untrustworthy.

17 of 22What does this metaphor mean?

Megan's voice is music to his ears.
Megan uncontrollably speaks too much.
Megan has a pretty voice to him.
Megan has an ugly voice to him.

18 of 22What does this metaphor mean?

Everyone was shocked when Mary's grandma kicked the bucket.
Mary's grandma got really angry.
Mary's grandma kicked a bucket with her foot.
Mary's grandma passed away.

19 of 22What does this metaphor mean?

He finally got his Holy Grail.
He finally struck gold on a treasure hunt.
He finally achieved something he strived for.
He gave up on succeeding.

20 of 22What does this metaphor mean?

Will you choose the red pill or the blue pill?
Will you choose happiness or sadness?
Will you choose to be healthy?
Will you choose blissful ignorance or truth?

21 of 22What does this metaphor mean?

My head is spinning.
I am soothed by my thoughts.
My head is being span around.
I am overwhelmed by thoughts.

22 of 22What does this metaphor mean?

Los Angeles is a melting pot of different cultures.
Los Angeles has a clash of cultures.
Los Angeles has lots of fighting.
Los Angeles is culturally diverse.
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Are you a quiz whiz? A metaphor matador? Or maybe you're a metaphor connoisseur? Whether you've got a heart of stone or a heart of gold, take this quiz to see how well you know what these common phrases actually mean! Are these figures of speech making your head spin? Metaphors are something that writers use a lot within their poetry. Metaphors help people express themselves and their thoughts in new and creative ways that we would not have been able to do otherwise.

Socrates is one of the greatest philosophers of all time. He discussed the subject of poetry when he said, "I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean." So don't be a bad apple! Take this quiz on metaphors and see how well you do!

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