Choose the meaning of each idiom by answering the following multiple choice questions.
#1. Your Boss: Unless you are not thinking out of the box, you won’t survive in this job.
a) It is necessary to sit in a box and then come out of it to think.
b) You must not exercise your imagination but focus on facts only.
c) You have to use your creativity to think differently.
#2. The ministers met but did not discuss anything about the elephant in the room!
a) There was an elephant in the room when ministers met but they didn’t see it.
b) An elephant is causing some problem.
c) Ministers are ignoring discussion on some vital problem.
#3. The decision to close two manufacturing plants of the company is just the tip of the iceberg. Employees must not be surprised if the company is closed next year.
a) The problem is more severe than what it appears to be.
b) Manufacturing plants are situated near a glacier.
c) Company is going to venture in a different business
#4. Teacher: Maths is not your cup of tea John. You are better in humanities.
a) Teacher doesn’t like John drinking tea in the class.
b) It is difficult for John to do well in maths.
c) John is a master in maths
#5. Jimmy: Gosh! I had a deja vu last night. It was so real. I’m surprised, how close it was.
Johnny: What are you saying, friend? Did you have a bad dream last night? Did you dream of some African tribe named deja vu? Huh. Scary man.
Jimmy actually wanted to say that:_______
a) He had experienced something similar already that was happening in his present.
b) Jimmy really belongs to some tribe in Africa, named, deja vu.
#6. If you are cutting a long story short, you are actually _______
a) Tearing apart the paper in which you have written something.
b) Deleting few lines of what you have written.
c) Directly discussing the essential details.
#7. If you are going through thick and thin, you are actually_______
a) Are losing and gaining weight.
b) Having several experiences in life.
c) Walking on thin and thick roads.
#8. If you are taking the bull by the horns, you are________
a) Preventing yourself from an attacking bull.
b) Ready to face a difficult problem.
c) Saving your friend from being hit by a bull.
#9. The program ended without a hitch.
a) You were not shown the movie ‘Hitch’ at the end of the program.
b) You faced lots of problem in completing the program.
c) The program finished exactly as planned and expected.
#10. John: Hey, what about your date with Linda?
Peter: Nothing dude! She just showed me the cold shoulder!
John: Did she actually show you her shoulder!!
a) Linda was disinterested in a date with Peter.
b) When Peter met Linda, she refused to recognize him and didn’t talk to him.
c) Linda actually showed her shoulders to Peter.