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Flower Power

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Flower Power game quiz
"Think flowers are passive? This quiz might change your mind. Here are ten different flowers that influenced world history."

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1. In 1455, a civil war began in England. Two different royal families were fighting for the throne. What is this conflict now called?
    The Great Royal Feud
    The Wars of the Roses
    The English Civil War
    The Internicine War


2. What flower was used by the Incas as an image of their sun god?
    Sunflower
    Magnolia
    Poinsetta
    Tiger Lily


3. This flower was immensely popular in the 17th century in the Netherlands. Demand was so high that a single specimen could cost more than six times the average Dutchman's annual wages! For years, fortunes were made and lost on this flower. The bubble burst in 1637, leaving many merchants ruined, and causing a mild economic depression throughout the country. What flower was this?
    Tulip
    Jasmine
    Hibiscus
    Blue Rose


4. The monarch of what nation sits on the 'Chrysanthemum Throne'?
    China
    Thailand
    Nepal
    Japan


5. This flower is the insignia of some Austrian and German alpine troops. It also serves as the rank insignia for Swiss Generals.
    Day Lily
    Daisy
    Edelweiss
    Marigold


6. What famous military leader had the nickname 'Corporal Violet'?
    Adolf Hitler
    Benito Mussolini
    Joseph Stalin
    Napoleon Bonaparte


7. This blooming weed played a small role in Bacon's Rebellion. (Virginia, 1676.)
British soldiers learned the hard way the consequences of ingesting the plant 'Datura Stramonium.' What is *not* one of the many aliases of this dangerous flower?
    Thorn Apple
    Jimson Weed
    Mad Hatter
    Snap Dragon


8. Many medieval individuals thought that this flower had the power to protect them from The Black Death.
    Azalea
    Pansy
    Daffodil
    Lavender


9. In much of the British Commonwealth, what flowers are worn on Remembrance Day to honor the memories of veterans of World War I?
    White Lilies
    Red Poppies
    Orchids
    Red Irises


10. This is the state flower of Ohio, in honor of an assassinated American president who considered the flower his lucky charm.
    Scarlet Carnation
    White Tulip
    Yellow Rose
    Blue Violet


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Compiled Jun 28 12