Complete These Phrases and We'll Guess If You're More Right-Brained or Left-Brained

By: Teresa McGlothlin

Complete These Phrases and We'll Guess If You're More Right-Brained or Left-Brained
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About This Quiz

You might think you know if you are more right-brained or more left-brained, but do you know for sure? When's the last time you had yourself checked? After you complete the phrases we give you, we will let you know where you stand these days. All you have to do is fill in the blanks! 

Many phrases we use have unique origins. As we see how you complete them, we will begin to get a good sense of your right-brained or left-brained abilities. You might be creative, like someone who uses their right-brain more, but are you more balanced than others with your skills? Seeing the way you choose words to complete our phrases will tell us which half of your brain rules your life. 

When you see each sentence we've given you, keep in mind that we have left a word out for you to fill in. If you are feeling up for an adventure, you can choose the word you like rather than the one you've heard before. After 35 phrases, we will be armed with enough information about your brain to make the call about the side of your brain that dominates your life. 

Are you right-brained or are you left-brained? Don't be a "fish out of ______." Let's find out! 



If you need to start over, you are going "_______ to square one."
Tacked
Back
Moving
Track

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I tried to get into yoga, but it wasn't "my cup of ______."
Cocoa
Tea
Water
Milk

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Leon was tired, so he decided to "______ the sack."
Eat
Meet
Hit
Lose

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Grandpa is quite the joker. He's always "pulling your ______."
Leg
Nose
Earlobe
Finger

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"Once in a ______ moon," Carly is on time for work.
New
Blood
Blue
Full

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You'll never produce great work by "cutting ______."
Tape
Corners
Ribbon
Lace

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Before hitting the stage, you might hear someone tell you to "______ a leg."
Make
Break
Shake
Fake

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During a thunderstorm, you might say that it's "raining _____ (and) ______."
Cats and dogs
Fire and brimstone
Buckets and tears
Arms and legs

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I'm sorry if I offended you. I didn't mean to "______ you the wrong way."
Burn
Picture
Hurt
Rub

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Maria loved the idea, so she "______ on the bandwagon."
Jumped
Sat
Sang
Ate

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Everyone has a co-worker who might not be the "sharpest _______ in the shed."
Nail
Knife
Tool
Mower

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As the youngest employee, Bob always felt that he got the "short end of the ______."
Stick
Bread
Meal
Inheritance

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Sheldon was getting nervous about his paper because it was coming "down to the ______."
Semester
Wire
Tacks
Limit

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Jennifer really loved her car, but it was getting a little "______ in the tooth."
Set
Drilled
Short
Long

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If you have experience, you "know the ______."
Brooms
Ropes
Kettles
Stuff

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Making a cake from a mix is as "_____ as pie."
Easy
Moist
Sweet
Flaky

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Although she pretended to be sad, she was crying "______ tears."
Fake
Synthetic
Crocodile
Rainy

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Barb loved her new job so much, she was as "______ as a clam."
Closed
Happy
Delicate
Enchanted

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Jonathan was always quiet; he was a "man of _______ words."
Foul
Sharp
Few
New

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Successful people have learned how to "roll with the ______."
Tide
Yeast
Toilet paper
Punches

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Don't be shy. Go ahead and "break the ____!"
Chair
Bed
Ice
Glass

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Macy wanted to get started, but she didn't want to "______ the gun."
Jump
Fire
Shoot
Own

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Carolyn cannot keep secrets. She always "lets the cat out of the ______."
Cage
House
Cabinet
Bag

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I'm going to "go out on a _____" here and say that you are intelligent.
Branch
Curb
Date
Limb

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Alex was visibly angry and "foaming at the ______."
Mouth
Fountain
Sink
Shower

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No longer wanting to ignore the problem, Jake decided to address the "______ in the room."
Dragon
Shark
Elephant
Bully

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When traveling, it's always "better to be safe than ______."
Alone
Sorry
Lost
Risky

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The business was in trouble. It was "in the ______."
Black
Kitchen
Bed
Red

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Mary did not want to "______ a scene" at the restaurant, but there was a hair in her dinner.
Draw
Make
Act
Imagine

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I didn't mean to open a "can of ______" when I mentioned the problem.
Figs
Worms
Cheese
Crickets

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