AbstractReviews the book, by Donald R. Gorham (1956). Proverbs tests, and their close relatives the fables, have been used by psychology and psychiatry for at least 50 years. Gorham's versions have received a reasonable degree of validation and standardization. In the "clinical" forms of the Proverbs Test, the examinee writes what each of the proverbs means. Three well-equated "clinical" forms permit lengthening the test, or retesting without repetition of content.