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Streeeetch Your Mind!

Streeeetch Your Mind!

The “Mother” Quiz

1. ___ is the mother of good luck.
a. Diligence b. Experience
c. Intelligence d. Arrogance

2. ___ is the mother of wisdom.
a. Diligence b. Experience
c. Intelligence d. Necessity

3. ___ is the mother of invention.
a. Diligence b. Experience
c. Intelligence d. Necessity

4. He that would the ___ win, must with the mother first begin.
a. battle b. argument
c. lottery d. daughter

5. “Like mother, like daughter” means ___.
a. If you admire the mother you will also admire the daughter.
b. Daughters tend to do the same things as their mothers.

6. “Tied to one’s mother’s apron strings” means ___.
a. A person likes cooking.
b. A person has a fetish for his or her mother’s clothing.
c. A person is dependent on his or her mother.
d. A person has very strict ideas about what is proper behavior.

7. “Every mother’s son (of someone)” means ___.
a. Absolutely everyone with no exception
b. Anyone who is underage
c. All who are immature
d. Anyone who is living at home

8. “Old enough to be someone’s mother” means ___.
a. A person is as old as someone’s parents (too old for a relationship).
b. A person is old enough to have children.
c. A person is well matched emotionally with another person.
d. A person ought to act more mature.

9. Children are the ___ that hold a mother to life. (Sophocles)
a. stitches b. anchors
c. pillars d. glue

10. Every beetle is a gazelle in the ___ of its mother. (Moorish Proverb)
a. mind b. view
c. eyes d. heart

11. A ___ son is the heaviness of its mother. (Bible, Proverbs)
a. foolish b. friendly
c. frank d. fiendish

12. The ideal mother, like the ideal ___, is fiction. (Milton B. Sapirstein, Paradoxes of Everyday Life, 1955)
a. house b. job
c. marriage d. vacation

13. A mother is glad to get the loveliest child ___. (Emerson)
a. dressed b. ready
c. home d. asleep

14. No woman can call herself ________ unless she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother. (Margaret Sanger, Parade, Dec.1, 1963)
a. happy b. open
c. free d. modern

15. What mother sings to the cradle goes all the way ___ to the coffin. (Henry Ward Beecher, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit, 1887)
a. down b. after
c. on d. in

16. Who takes the child by the ___ takes the mother by the heart. (Danish Proverb)
a. storm b. hand
c. shirttails d. arm

17. Men are what ___ mothers made them. (Emerson)
a. some b. other
c. their d. many

18. Only mothers can think of the ___ because they give birth to it in their children. (Maxim Gorky)
a. future b. past
c. present d. possible

19. Motherly love begins with oneness and _______ to separateness. (Erich Fromm)
a. ends b. leads
c. results d. depends

20. A motherless son is a fish ___low water. (Burmese Proverb)
a. out b. over
c. in d. on

Keys: 1. a; 2. b; 3. d; 4. d; 5. b; 6. c; 7. a; 8. a; 9. b; 10. c; 11. a; 12. c; 13. d; 14. c; 15. a; 16. b; 17. c; 18. a; 19. b; 20. c