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Questions

1. “To the victor go the spoils.”

2. “Can a leopard change his spots?”

3. “A heart of gold.”

4. “The blind leading the blind.”

5. “Money is the root of all evil.”

6. “The serpent tempted Adam and Eve to eat the apple.”

7. “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”

8. “Robbing Peter to pay Paul.”

9. “No man is an island.”

10. “Flies in the ointment.”

Answers

1. False—This was written by William Learned Marcy in his Life of Jackson.

2. True—See Jeremiah 13:23.

3. False—However, the concept is there in verses such as Proverbs 17:3 that speak of gold refining as a symbol of heart purity.

4. True—See Luke 6:39.

5. False—But this is another trick question. 1 Timothy 6:10 says, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.”

6. False—Genesis 3 only says that they ate from the fruit of the tree of knowledge.

7. True—While many people attribute this to Abraham Lincoln, who did say it in a speech about the Civil War, Jesus said this first in Mark 3:25.

8. False—In spite of the biblical names, this isn’t in Scripture. But you may recognize a name associated with an early reference of this phrase. It appeared in Wycliffe’s Select English Works in 1380, just a few years before he published the first English Bible.

9. False—John Donne wrote this in the 15th century.

10. True—See Ecclesiastes 10:1, KJV.