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An unbent beam of light, the Moody Blues' colour of satin on certain nights, or angelic purity. All quizzes here relate to "white" in many different and original ways.
6 White quizzes and 60 White trivia questions.
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  All White on the Night   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz covers ten Funtrivia categories, and explores the different associations of the word 'white'. Enjoy!
Easier, 10 Qns, poshprice, Aug 04 14
Easier
poshprice
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  The Color White - A Match Game   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
See if you can make the best match for these people, places, and things related to white. Good luck!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, PootyPootwell, Jan 31 21
Very Easy
PootyPootwell gold member
Jan 31 21
1112 plays
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  The Color White    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's a quiz about the color white. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, JsusFreak, Oct 24 14
Average
JsusFreak
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  White's All Right   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to my last quiz on colours. This time, it's ten questions on the colour white for you. Have fun!
Tough, 10 Qns, Creedy, Aug 04 14
Tough
Creedy gold member
1722 plays
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  The Great White Part 10: Neutral Noise    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For the final installment of the Great White, let's have a look at a mixed portfolio of white things - white noise, if you so wish. Everything is possible in this white extravaganza.
Average, 10 Qns, WesleyCrusher, May 18 19
Average
WesleyCrusher editor
May 18 19
423 plays
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  It's All White!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz contains ten questions, all related to the colour 'white'. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, angikar, Dec 27 19
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angikar
Dec 27 19
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trivia question Quick Question
Music: The singer of which Yuletide classic was once quoted as saying that "a jackdaw with a cleft palate could have sung it successfully"?

From Quiz "All White on the Night"





White Trivia Questions

1. Who was the author of the novel 'The White Tiger', which won the Booker Prize for Fiction (Man Booker Prize) in 2008?

From Quiz
It's All White!

Answer: Aravind Adiga

'The White Tiger' was the debut novel authored by the Indian-Australian writer Aravind Adiga. It depicts the journey of the protagonist Balram Halwai, who is born into a poor family in rural India, and his struggles as he becomes an entrepreneur. The novel is set in the Indian cities of Delhi and Bangalore. The contrast between the conditions of the upper class and the lower class in India is a key theme of the novel.

2. "Three Colours: White" was the middle entry in a movie trilogy by Krzysztof Kieslowski. What were the other two colors?

From Quiz The Great White Part 10: Neutral Noise

Answer: Blue and Red

Kieslowski's "Three Colours" trilogy was themed around the ideals of the French Revolution. The first installment, "Blue" was about liberty, the second, "White" about equality and finally "Red" was about fraternity. In each case, the topic is approached from a very unusual angle - in particular, "White"'s protagonist is promoting equality through deception and revenge. Question submitted by WesleyCrusher.

3. Music: The singer of which Yuletide classic was once quoted as saying that "a jackdaw with a cleft palate could have sung it successfully"?

From Quiz All White on the Night

Answer: White Christmas

Bing Crosby was the one who sang the original version of the classic Christmas song, "White Christmas", which was written by Irving Berlin, and was first released in July 1942. The lyrics to this nostalgic song described the white Christmases of the past, and spoke of a yearning for each and every Christmas to be equally as magical. Surprisingly, (given the song's eventual popularity), it did not perform very well during its initial release, but by October of 1942, it had hit the coveted number one spot on the "Your Hit Parade" chart. Moreover it managed to stay at the top spot for four months, and also spent eleven weeks at the top of the "Billboard" charts.

4. Most early scientists believed that white was the basic colour, and other colours were formed by something being added to it, until which great thinker came along?

From Quiz White's All Right

Answer: Isaac Newton

Newton showed that this was incorrect when he passed white light through two prisms. The belief was that if white was a basic colour, and colours appeared after a light was shone through the first prism, then more colours should appear when the light was shone through the second prism. When the light remained a single colour, Newton stated that the prism only separated the colours already in the light. Well, one supposes the finding was important to science.

5. What is the street address for the White House?

From Quiz The Color White

Answer: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Anyone who lives in the U.S.A should know this by now.

6. In business, a friendly investor that acquires a corporation fairly with support of the board of directors is also known as what?

From Quiz It's All White!

Answer: White Knight

A white knight investor may acquire a company mostly in two kinds of situations. Firstly, when another investor attempts a hostile takeover of the corporation, the board of directors can approach a white knight investor to launch a counterbid. Secondly, when a corporation is deep in debt, the white knight investor may acquire the corporation to turn it around and make it profitable. The second type is more commonly executed, and an example of this second kind is JPMorgan acquiring Bear Stearns in 2008.

7. Which outdoor activity would I likely do on white water?

From Quiz The Great White Part 10: Neutral Noise

Answer: Rafting

White water rafting generally includes a bunch of people in an inflatable boat trying to navigate a rushing waterway with paddles in their hands. There are six grades of difficulty in white water rafting, ranging from Class 1 (a bit rough every now and again) to Class 6 (there's a possibility of death or major injury). Safety equipment usually includes a helmet and life vest. Question submitted by Lones78.

8. In China, Vietnam, Korea and which other country is the colour white associated with mourning?

From Quiz White's All Right

Answer: India

This is because the colour is associated with purity and cleanliness. Whereas people from many other cultures wear black to indicate that they are in mourning, it is the reverse in these four countries. In contrast to the ones mentioned above, Japanese people wear black to indicate their sadness, and in Thailand the colour purple is the choice to portray this sorrowful emotion.

9. Which name meaning 'white' was used by Shakespeare in two different plays?

From Quiz The Great White Part 10: Neutral Noise

Answer: Bianca

The name Bianca is Italian in origin and means white. Shakespeare used this name in two of his plays. In "The Taming of the Shrew", the younger sister of the "shrew" is named Bianca. There is also a relatively minor character named Bianca in the play "Othello". She is the lover of Cassio, and unwittingly leads Othello to suspect that his wife, Desdemona, and Cassio are having an affair. The other three names also mean "white" but were not used by Shakespeare. Question submitted by zorba_scank.

10. Humanities: What unpleasant meaning does the idiomatic expression, "to be as white as a sheet" have?

From Quiz All White on the Night

Answer: To be frightened or ill

The idiom and simile, "to be as white as a sheet", relates to being either ill or frightened. Thought to date back to the very early seventeenth century, it describes the paleness of one's skin, which can often be attributed to illness. However more often than not, it refers to the draining of the blood from one's face, which is the body's natural reaction to fear. Therefore as a direct result of the similarity between the pallor caused by fear and the whiteness of bed-sheets, (which were, at the time, all white), the term was coined.

11. By what name is benevolent magic referred to?

From Quiz White's All Right

Answer: White Magic

The two opposing colours, white and black, are used in many countries to symbolise good and evil, particularly so in western civilisation where white is the colour usually associated with purity and innocence. One can't help but feel sorry for black though in this regard. It's become villainous by default.

12. In which country were the refugee government and forces under Pehr Evind Svinhufvud's first senate known as the 'Whites' during the Civil War in 1918?

From Quiz It's All White!

Answer: Finland

The Finnish Civil War in 1918 was fought between the 'Whites' led by Pehr Evind Svinhufvund, and the 'Reds', who planned to found the Finnish Socialist Workers' Republic. The Reds were backed by the Soviet Union, while the Whites were backed by the German Imperial Army. Svinhufvund was the chairman of the Senate of the Grand Duchy of Finland, composed of non-socialist parties. The military under Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, gradually conquered the entire Finnish territory, and the Republic of Finland was founded as per the Finnish constitution drafted in 1919.

13. What type of high-performance aircraft is usually built of fibreglass or composite glass construction, and is most often finished in a bright white coat?

From Quiz The Great White Part 10: Neutral Noise

Answer: Sailplane

From the first balsa/glass fibre 'sandwich' experimental sailplane, the 'Phoenix', which was designed and built at Akaflieg Stuttgart in the 1950s, fibreglass and related composites have been used to transform the performance of sailplanes. In the thirty years to the 1980s the performance of sailplanes more than doubled due to the new construction methods enabling higher aspect ratio wings and flaps capable of withstanding rough conditions at high speeds. In the 201's experimental sailplanes were achieving L/Ds of in excess of 70 - that is, if a sailplane was launched to the height of one kilometer in still, stable air, it would arrive on the ground 70 km away. Why are most sailplanes white? It was soon discovered that it was best to prevent overheating of the sailplane to preserve its structural integrity, although it's doubtful that with modern materials and curing techniques, whether that is still necessary. Certainly a thermal containing in excess of 30 - 50 all white sailplanes on a misty or cloudy day can keep the adrenaline levels high, maintaining a good lookout and separation. Question submitted by windrush

14. World: During the late 80s and early 90s, what beverage, often referred to as "the white stuff", was promoted in the UK through the use of the Accrington Stanley adverts?

From Quiz All White on the Night

Answer: Milk

In 1989, a memorable, UK milk advert caught the attention of the nation, and promptly caused milk sales to soar. In the advert, two young boys were pictured with a bottle of milk, with one of them exclaiming "Milk? Ugh!", thus prompting the other to say, "My mum says Ian Rush says if you don't drink your milk you'll end up playing for Accrington Stanley." The other boy duly answered "Accrington Stanley, who are they?", leaving his friend to respond with "Exactly!". The advert then ended with the pair squabbling over the milk bottle, and cries of "Give me some". The implication was of course that, at the time, Accrington Stanley was not a well-known football club.

15. People who abuse and counter abuse computer technology are known by what names?

From Quiz White's All Right

Answer: White hats and black hats

This is believed to hark back to an association with western films in the early days of Hollywood, where the good guy always wore a white hat and the baddie always wore a black one.

16. Which President was involved in the Whitewater scandal?

From Quiz The Color White

Answer: Bill Clinton

Richard Nixon was involved in the Watergate scandal and Gerald Ford pardoned him. Daddy Bush didn't really have much to do with it all.

17. An Australian tree that has a predominantly white trunk is referred to as a what?

From Quiz The Great White Part 10: Neutral Noise

Answer: Ghost Gum

The Ghost Gum (Corymbia aparrerinja) grows up to 20 meters (65 ft) and is an evergreen tree that is native to Central Australia. The ghost gum's white trunk stands out on the red soil plains that surround it. On moonlight nights the Ghost Gums seem to glow. The tree features in Aboriginal Dreamtime stories and gained prominence with the wider public in the 20th Century through the work of famous aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira. In 1891 in Barcaldine, Queensland, a gathering of sheep shearers was held at a Ghost Gum, known as the "Tree of Knowledge". This was the place where the striking sheep shearers voted for representation, leading to the creation of the Australian Labour Party. Question submitted by em1958

18. Celebrities: Which celebrity, known as the King of Pop, was known for wearing one white glove?

From Quiz All White on the Night

Answer: Michael Jackson

There has been much speculation regarding the real reason Michael Jackson took to wearing a single, white glove. Jackson first appeared with the sparkling glove in May, 1983, during his appearance on NBC's "Motown 25", when he performed his hit single, "Billie Jean". Over the coming months, the white glove became a regular part of Jackson's wardrobe, and, like its wearer, it too began to evolve, so much so that eventually, each glove was hand-sewn with around 1,200 crystals, a task that took up to ten days to accomplish. Moreover the following year, CBS Records threw a party in Jackson's honour, (for the 1984 Grammy Awards), and 1,500 invitations were sent out on white gloves. As for his reasons for wearing the glove, many rumours have circulated over the years, including the claim that the glove was an early attempt to cover up Jackson's vitiligo, the pigment changing skin condition that eventually spread to the rest of his body.

19. In the Disney film version, what was Snow White's occupation at the end of the tale?

From Quiz The Color White

Answer: A princess

She was a beautiful princess.

20. The longest of the three major formats of which sport is characterized by white uniforms called flannels worn by the players irrespective of nationality?

From Quiz It's All White!

Answer: Cricket

Cricket has three major formats - Test cricket, which is played over five days, ODI (One-day International), where each of the two teams faces 300 deliveries (50 overs) and is played over a day, and T20, where each of the two teams faces 120 deliveries (20 overs). The test cricket format is the oldest in existence, and the kit consists of white (or creamy) trousers, shirt and a jumper. The 1992 ODI Cricket World Cup was the first ODI World Cup where players wore uniforms, even ODI used to have all-white uniforms before.

21. Television: Which popular US television series, which starred Calista Flockhart and Lucy Liu, regularly made references to soul singer Barry White, and even included two cameo appearances by him?

From Quiz All White on the Night

Answer: Ally McBeal

The television series, "Ally McBeal", centred on the daily trials and tribulations of lawyer Ally McBeal, (played by Calista Flockhart), who worked at Boston law firm, Cage and Fish. One of the firm's co-founders, John Cage, (played by Peter MacNicol), was frequently inspired by the music of Barry White, and throughout the series he regularly used it to bolster his confidence in court. White himself made two cameos on the show, the first of which was during the season two episode, "Those Lips, That Hand", while his second was in the fifth season's "Bygones".

22. White is often associated with which level of society which was once prevalent throughout Europe?

From Quiz White's All Right

Answer: Monarchism

This can be seen, for example, in the royalists who fought against the French Revolution. Their faction was known as the White Terror. In Russia, following World War I, the two opposing sides became known as the Red Army and the White Army, and the old Shah of Iran was known as "the man on the white horse". Apparently, this is a reference which is associated with dictators in this country.

23. White Day is a celebration that takes place in several countries of East and South East Asia exactly one month after which other day?

From Quiz The Great White Part 10: Neutral Noise

Answer: Valentine's Day

White Day is a follow up to Valentine's Day in a range of countries in the Far East, including China, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, and occurs on March 14 each year. While Valentine's Day in these countries is usually associated with women giving gifts of chocolate to men, White Day is supposed to be the occasion on which those men give gifts back in return. The "tradition" only dates back to the late 1970s and was largely developed by the chocolate industry. Popular White Day gifts include marshmallows, white chocolate and cookies, but can be more expensive options, such as jewellery. Question submitted by Fifiona81.

24. Animals: What torpedo-shaped fish have scientists claimed "sample bite" humans out of natural curiosity, unlike others of their species, who actually prey on them?

From Quiz All White on the Night

Answer: Great white shark

Contrary to popular belief, the great white shark does not actively prey on human beings, but rather bites them out of simple curiosity, before then releasing them. This is in stark contrast to the tiger shark, which is a known man-eater, and is far less likely to allow its prey to escape once it has been bitten. Indeed while 55-80% of those bitten by a great white survive the attack, the chances of surviving a tiger shark attack are considerably less.

25. A white ribbon is worn by people who protest which deed carried out against women?

From Quiz White's All Right

Answer: Violence

A white rose was also worn by peaceful people resisting the violence of Nazi Germany during that era in history. Both associations against violence are believed to go back to Noah and the story of the white dove. The connection seems a bit obscure somehow though, unless it's related to the calm after the storm.

26. The White Way of Delight is the given name of a place in what children's book series?

From Quiz The Color White

Answer: Anne of Green Gables

Anne Shirley gives names to the boring-sounding places in the fictional town of Avonlea, including the Lake of Shining Waters (Barry's Pond) and the White Way of Delight was called "The Avenue" by the humdrum, boring locals.

27. Where on earth would one find Witwatersrand?

From Quiz The Great White Part 10: Neutral Noise

Answer: South Africa

Witwatersrand (translated from Dutch or Afrikaans as "White Water Edge" or "White Water Ridge") is a relatively long slope in South-Africa, on a part of which the city of Johannesburg has been built. The slope and the adjacent valleys consist of a thick layer of various hard sedimentary rocks: quartzite, iron deposits and lava residues, as well as softer rocks such as shale. South of Johannesburg the Witwatersrand contains rich gold ore sources. Question submitted by JanIQ.

28. Literature: Which popular English author wrote "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", which included a talking white rabbit, who began the novel by fretting about being late?

From Quiz All White on the Night

Answer: Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll wrote "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" after telling three of his friend's daughters a story about a young girl named Alice, who went looking for an adventure. The novel was eventually published in 1865, some three years after Lewis Carroll narrated the story to the girls, and introduced the world to numerous characters that went on to delight generations of children. These included the white rabbit, who was first introduced in chapter one, and was promptly followed down the rabbit hole by Alice, who then entered the fantastical world of Wonderland.

29. Returning to a more mundane area, what is an authoritative document reporting on any major issue in business or government known as?

From Quiz White's All Right

Answer: White Paper

A white paper is usually some sort of government report, or paper for industrial and business purposes, compiled by a group of people who are thought to be experts in the various fields to which the paper is referring. The colour choice is said to indicate "clean facts and unbiased reporting". Oh blah, blah, blah. As we're all kept bamboozled by government and big business thuggery for the most part, it probably just makes the experts feel smug instead.

30. In which city can we find the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a mosque made of white marble?

From Quiz It's All White!

Answer: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is affiliated to the Malikite branch of Sunni Islam. It was constructed from 1996 to 2007, and the total expenditure was over 500 million dollars. The mosque is named after Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, erstwhile President of the UAE, under whom the project was launched. The mosque covers an area of more than 12 hectares. The main axis of the mosque is aligned 11 degrees south of true west, so that it points in the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The northeast minaret of the mosque hosts a library of Islamic texts on various topics.

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