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Quiz about Colours of Death
Quiz about Colours of Death

Colours of Death Trivia Quiz


My colleague Mike De'ath (MD) has taken the day off to get ready for Halloween and I get to take over dispensing his strangely coloured pills. Unfortunately he only leaves incomplete notes to help me get it right. Help me sort out this nightmare.

A multiple-choice quiz by suomy. Estimated time: 20 mins.
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Author
suomy
Time
20 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
399,300
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
252
Question 1 of 10
1. The notes detail six people (three women (Annie Brackett, Judith Myers and Laurie Strode) and three men (Bob Simms, Terence Wynn and Wesley Rhoads)), six medical issues (depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, insomnia, pain relief and weight loss) and six lots of coloured pills for dispensing (described in MD's notes as deathly black, oozing orange, pestilent pink, putrid purple, ghostly white and sickly yellow).

The following comments in the notes should help you sort out the mess:

1. The woman being hounded by the black dog (i.e. has depression) gets pills of the same colour.
2. The pestilent pink pills perhaps predictably are given to one of the three women, although this was not Annie.
3. Terence has the weight issue however there is nothing pestilent or sickly about his pills.
4. The oozing orange pills go to a man but this does nothing to help with loss of sleep or weight.
5. The two women prescribed alliterative pills are trying to solve diabetes and sleep issues.
6. The sickly yellow pills don't reduce weight or blood pressure.
7. Bob does not receive the ghostly white pills.
8. Annie does not pop the purple pills as she sleeps well at night.
9. One of the men has the blood pressure problem. It is not Wesley, who gets the sickly yellow pills.
10. Neither Judith nor Wesley have diabetes.

(Drawing a suitable grid chart may help.)

First question: Which problem are the sickly yellow pills for?
Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Who is depressed? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. What is Bob's ailment? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Who is the putrid purple pill popper?

Answer: (First name only)
Question 5 of 10
5. What is Wesley's problem? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. What colour of pill goes with the weight loss? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Who gets the oozing orange pills?

Answer: (First name only)
Question 8 of 10
8. Who is the diabetic?

Answer: (First name only)
Question 9 of 10
9. Who receives the ghostly white pills?

Answer: (First name only)
Question 10 of 10
10. What pill colour goes with high blood pressure? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The notes detail six people (three women (Annie Brackett, Judith Myers and Laurie Strode) and three men (Bob Simms, Terence Wynn and Wesley Rhoads)), six medical issues (depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, insomnia, pain relief and weight loss) and six lots of coloured pills for dispensing (described in MD's notes as deathly black, oozing orange, pestilent pink, putrid purple, ghostly white and sickly yellow). The following comments in the notes should help you sort out the mess: 1. The woman being hounded by the black dog (i.e. has depression) gets pills of the same colour. 2. The pestilent pink pills perhaps predictably are given to one of the three women, although this was not Annie. 3. Terence has the weight issue however there is nothing pestilent or sickly about his pills. 4. The oozing orange pills go to a man but this does nothing to help with loss of sleep or weight. 5. The two women prescribed alliterative pills are trying to solve diabetes and sleep issues. 6. The sickly yellow pills don't reduce weight or blood pressure. 7. Bob does not receive the ghostly white pills. 8. Annie does not pop the purple pills as she sleeps well at night. 9. One of the men has the blood pressure problem. It is not Wesley, who gets the sickly yellow pills. 10. Neither Judith nor Wesley have diabetes. (Drawing a suitable grid chart may help.) First question: Which problem are the sickly yellow pills for?

Answer: Pain Relief

Clue 1 tells us it was not for depression, clue 5 indicates that it is not diabetes or insomnia, and clue 6 removes high blood pressure and weight loss from the options. So that leaves pain relief.
2. Who is depressed?

Answer: Annie

Clue 1 tells us that it is a woman and the pills are black. Clue 5 tells us that the other two women receive alliterative pills for diabetes and insomnia. Clue 2 indicates that pestilent pink is one and clue 4 discounts oozing orange since that goes to a man, leaving putrid purple as the other. Clues 2 and 8 tell us that Annie gets neither the pink nor purple pills so that means she gets the black ones and is depressed.
3. What is Bob's ailment?

Answer: High Blood Pressure

Clues 1 and 5 tell us that the three women account for the depression, diabetes and insomnia. Clue 3 tells us that it is not a weight issue. Clue 9 states that Wesley receives the sickly yellow pills and we've worked out in answer to Q1 that these are for pain relief. So that leaves high blood pressure.
4. Who is the putrid purple pill popper?

Answer: Judith

Clue 1 tells us that a woman receives the black pills. Clue 5 tells us that other two women receive alliterative pills for diabetes and insomnia. Clue 8 advises that the purple pill is for insomnia but excludes Annie. Neither does Annie receive the pink pills (per clue 2) or orange pills (per clue 4) (and hence gets none of the alliterative pills) and therefore must receive the black pills. Since, according to clue 10, Judith does not have diabetes, she must suffer from insomnia and hence (by clue 8) is the putrid purple pill popper.
5. What is Wesley's problem?

Answer: Pain

Clue 9 tells us that he gets the sickly yellow pills and we have worked out in answer to Q1 that these are for pain relief.
6. What colour of pill goes with the weight loss?

Answer: Ghostly White

Clue 1 tells us that the black pills are for depression. Clue 4 discounts oozing orange and we have worked out in answer to Q1 that the sickly yellow ones are for pain relief. Clue 5 tells us that two women receive alliterative pills for diabetes and insomnia. Clue 2 tells us that pestilent pink is one of these and clue 4 implies that putrid purple is the other. So that leaves ghostly white as the answer.
7. Who gets the oozing orange pills?

Answer: Bob

Clue 4 tells us that a man receives the oozing orange pills but not for weight issues. Terence is therefore discounted as clue 3 indicates he is the one taking weight loss pills. Clue 9 informs us that Wesley gets the sickly yellow ones so that leaves Bob to receive the oozing orange pills.
8. Who is the diabetic?

Answer: Laurie

Clue 5 tells us that one of the women is a diabetic. We know from solving Q2 that it is not Annie and from clue 10 that it is not Judith so that leaves Laurie.
9. Who receives the ghostly white pills?

Answer: Terence

We know from clues 1 and 5 that it is not a woman. Clues 7 and 9 respectively tell us that it is not Bob or Wesley so that leaves Terence.
10. What pill colour goes with high blood pressure?

Answer: Oozing Orange

Clue 1 links the black pills to depression. The sickly yellow pills don't deal with blood pressure according to clue 6. Clue 5 tells us that two of the alliterative pills go to two women and are for diabetes and insomnia. Clue 2 indicates that pestilent pink is one and clue 4 implies putrid purple is the other. We worked out that the ghostly white pills are for weight loss when answering Q6. That leaves the oozing orange pills for the high blood pressure.

To summarise:

Annie Brackett swallows deathly black pills for her depression;
Bob Simms tackles his high blood pressure with oozing orange pills;
Judith Myers takes putrid purple pills for her insomnia;
Laurie Strode gets the pestilent pink pills for diabetes;
Terence Wynn has ghostly white pills to help his weight fade away;
and Wesley Rhoads is issued sickly yellow pills for pain relief.
Source: Author suomy

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