Quiz about In the Red Herrings
Quiz about In the Red Herrings

In the Red: Herrings Trivia Quiz


Welcome to Team Red's 100 Question Quiz: Part 2. Can you find the different shades of red hidden in the sentences?

A multiple-choice quiz by leith90. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
leith90
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
397,579
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
690
Last 3 plays: Guest 173 (10/10), Buddy1 (10/10), stephedm (10/10).
1. Many people still call Uluru by its non-aboriginal name of Ayers Rock, although since 2002, Uluru has been the preferred title.

Answer: (One Word, 4 letters)
2. Hey mate, can I borrow your car? Mine is at the mechanics.

Answer: (One word, 7 letters)
3. On 'Family Matters' Carl ethically worked as a police officer when he wasn't taking care of his three children.

Answer: (One Word, 7 letters)
4. I was very upset when I crashed my chestnut-coloured Camaro on the way to the game at the University of Chicago.

Answer: (One Word, 6 letters)
5. They all have sour grapes when I win events.

Answer: (One Word, 4 letters)
6. The ace is the highest card in all poker hands.

Answer: (One word, 8 letters)
7. I trust this used car I am buying meets road-worthiness requirements.

Answer: (One Word, 4 letters)
8. Some say that Tai Chi limits the effects of capsaicin.

Answer: (One Word, 5 letters)
9. Dissolving gems is not recommended, but a mixture of vinegar, nettles and salt might work if you want to try.

Answer: (One Word, 6 letters)
10. I prefer to use the richer rye flakes for my fruit crumble because they have more flavour.

Answer: (One Word, 6 letters)

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1. Many people still call Uluru by its non-aboriginal name of Ayers Rock, although since 2002, Uluru has been the preferred title.

Answer: Ruby

Many people still call Ulu/RU BY/ its non-aboriginal name of Ayers Rock, although since 2002, Uluru has been the preferred title.

The colour ruby is named for the gemstone and is a variety of the mineral corundum, which gets its name from the Latin 'Ruber' meaning red. The colour is a dark almost glossy red.

Uluru is Australia's famous sandstone monolith in the Northern Territory. In 1863 it was called Ayer's Rock by the white settlers but in 2002 the name was changed back to the traditional Uluru. Due to surface oxidation of its iron content, Uluru along with the surrounding soil has a high iron content and this oxidation gives it its red colour. This causes Uluru to seemingly change colour depending on time of day and the position of the sun, with the most spectacular colours being at dawn and dusk when it is a vibrant red.

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2. Hey mate, can I borrow your car? Mine is at the mechanics.

Answer: Carmine

Hey mate, can I borrow your /CAR? MINE/ is at the mechanics.

Carmine, a deep red colour, is produced by certain scale insects and is the aluminium salt of carminic acid. It is used in crimson ink, food colouring, paint and cosmetics.

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3. On 'Family Matters' Carl ethically worked as a police officer when he wasn't taking care of his three children.

Answer: Scarlet

On 'Family Matter/S' CARL ET/hically worked as a police officer when he wasn't taking care of his three children.

Scarlet is a bright red with a tinge of orange that has traditionally been associated with passion and joy.

The television show "Family Matters" ran for nine seasons from 1989 to 1998 and it told the story of the middle-class Winslow family from Chicago. Reginald VelJohnson played the patriarch Carl Winslow while Jaleel White played the Winslow's nerdy next door neighbour Steve Urkel.

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4. I was very upset when I crashed my chestnut-coloured Camaro on the way to the game at the University of Chicago.

Answer: Maroon

I was very upset when I crashed my chestnut-coloured Ca/MARO ON/ the way to the game at the University of Chicago.

The English word 'maroon' is derived from the French word for chestnut, 'marron', which can be traced back to the Medieval Greek word, 'maraon'. Even though the English word for the colour comes from the French for chestnut, the French word for the colour is 'grenat'. Dictionary.com defines maroon as 'dark brownish-red', but it also includes a reference to the British Dictionary (cited as Collins English Dictionary) definition for the colour as 'a dark red to purplish-red colour'.

Maroon is used as a school colour by many schools. The University of Chicago not only uses maroon as one of its colours, but its sports teams are called the 'Maroons' as well.

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5. They all have sour grapes when I win events.

Answer: Wine

They always have sour grapes when I /WIN E/vents.

Wine is a dark shade of red, like burgundy, and is probably something like the colour you imagine when thinking of a partially filled wine glass. Plant compounds like tannins and anthocyanidins contribute to these reddish hues, and if red drupe grapes are quickly pressed without touching the skins they can actually produce white wine instead.

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6. The ace is the highest card in all poker hands.

Answer: Cardinal

The ace is the highest /CARD IN AL/l poker hands.

Early Colonists so named the bird because of its resemblance to the vivid red robes and caps worn by Roman Catholic cardinals. The male Northern cardinal is easily recognized by his bright vibrant red colour and black area around its eyes and reddish bill. The female is pale greyish-brown or olive colour with red winged tinges and she also has a smaller black 'mask'. Both have the distinct crest, males being red and females have red on the tips.

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7. I trust this used car I am buying meets road-worthiness requirements.

Answer: Rust

I t/RUST/ this used car I am buying meets road-worthiness requirements.

The colour rust resembles iron oxide and is a red/orange/brown hybrid. While most people consider a darkroom's light to be red, it is actually more 'rust-coloured' as it sits in that area of the visible spectrum.

Rust is created by the reaction of air and moisture on iron. Iron is progressively weakened as it is attacked by the corrosive effects of the rust. Road-worthy certificates are usually required when purchasing a used car, and minimum requirements usually include such things as effective brakes, good tyres and no rust in the body of the vehicle!

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8. Some say that Tai Chi limits the effects of capsaicin.

Answer: Chili

Some say that Tai /CHI LI/mits the effects of capsaicin.

When thinking of the colour chili red one immediately imagines a vivid, vibrant red, much like the colour and flavour of the fruit. However, Pantone Colour Institute's 2007 colour of the year 'Chili Pepper' is tinged with spots of brown. In their words, the colour is 'just like the chili pepper, both dramatic and exciting'.

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9. Dissolving gems is not recommended, but a mixture of vinegar, nettles and salt might work if you want to try.

Answer: Garnet

Dissolving gems is not recommended, but a mixture of vine/GAR, NET/tles and salt might work if you want to try.

The garnet stone comes in a variety of shades, but when used to describe the colour it refers to a deep, dark red. Garnets will not dissolve in a vinegar mixture, although pearls will if left long enough.

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10. I prefer to use the richer rye flakes for my fruit crumble because they have more flavour.

Answer: Cherry

I prefer to use the ri/CHER RY/e flakes for my fruit crumble because they have more flavour.

Cherry red takes its name from the fruit, and like the fruit the colour itself varies. It can range from a vibrant red through to a deep purple-hued red. Some cherries are so dark as to be called black, but whatever its hue, cherry is found on the red spectrum.

A fruit crumble is a baked dessert which consists of steamed fruit with a crumble on top. The crumble may or may not use oats but it must have sugar and butter. Apple is the most common variation, but cherry is a special dish for Christmas.

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