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Quiz about Colourful Alternatives IV
Quiz about Colourful Alternatives IV

Colourful Alternatives IV Trivia Quiz

Once again we explore the shades of the rainbow (plus). Be careful when matching - some shades fit more than one colour, so make sure all the shades match a colour correctly at the same time.

A matching quiz by reedy. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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3 mins
Match Quiz
Quiz #
Dec 03 21
# Qns
Very Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Last 3 plays: Guest 72 (7/10), Guest 81 (1/10), Guest 73 (8/10).
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. Amber  
2. Burnt umber  
3. Canary  
4. Cerulean  
5. Coral  
6. Jet  
7. Lilac  
8. Pearl  
9. Ruby  
10. Shamrock  

Select each answer

1. Amber
2. Burnt umber
3. Canary
4. Cerulean
5. Coral
6. Jet
7. Lilac
8. Pearl
9. Ruby
10. Shamrock

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Amber

Answer: Orange

Amber is the name for fossilized tree resin that is used largely as jewelry or other decorative objects.

Amber can vary in shade, ranging between more yellow and more orange, but as a specific shade on the colour wheel, it is considered as being halfway between the two.
2. Burnt umber

Answer: Brown

Umber is a name given to dark brown pigments first used by humans (found in cave drawings) that is created from earth elements that contain iron oxide and manganese oxide. Burnt umber is what you get when heat is applied to raw umber, dehydrating the iron oxides and changing to the more reddish hematite.

Burnt umber can be described as a dark dusky brown or dark reddish brown.
3. Canary

Answer: Yellow

Canaries are small songbirds of the finch family that originally were named after the Canary Islands (which were actually named for dogs). The colour associated with 'canary yellow' came through the breeding of domestic canaries. In the wild, natural canaries are a greenish-yellow colour.

The shade of canary yellow can be described as pure (or mostly pure) yellow.
4. Cerulean

Answer: Blue

The term 'cerulean' is only used as a reference to the shade of blue. It's origin derives from the Latin word 'caeruleus', which means 'dark blue, blue, or blue-green'. And it is believed that 'caeruleus' came from the word 'caelum', meaning 'heaven, sky'.

As a colour shade, cerulean is described as a deep sky-blue colour.
5. Coral

Answer: Pink

Coral is the name for many types of marine invertebrate within the class Anthozoa of the phylum Cnidaria. They have no specific or singular colour associated with them.

But, as a shade of the colour wheel, coral is described as a representation of the colours of those cnidarians known as precious corals.
6. Jet

Answer: Black

Jet is a form of lignite, the lowest rank of coal, and is considered a gemstone. But where most gemstones are of mineral origin, jet is derived from wood that has undergone a change due to pressure over a long period of time.

As a colour shade, jet is described as a deep black colour, referring to the geological material jet.
7. Lilac

Answer: Purple

Lilacs (Syringa vulgaris) are a species of flowering plant in the olive family Oleaceae. It is known for its scented purple flowers that bloom in the spring.

As a colour shade, lilac is described as a pale violet tone representing the average colour of most lilac flowers. Some describe it as a dark mauve or light blue.
8. Pearl

Answer: White

A pearl is a hard, glistening object produced by shelled mollusks, such as oysters. They are sought after for their beauty and are largely used as jewelry.

Pearl as a colour shade is described as a pale tint of off-white.
9. Ruby

Answer: Red

Rubies are gemstones that are a variety of the mineral corundum and come in various shades of red. They are considered to be quite valuable and amongst the cardinal gems (along with amethysts, sapphires, emeralds, and diamonds). The term 'ruby' is derived from the Latin word 'ruber', which means red.

As you might have supposed, ruby red is described as the deep red colour of a ruby.
10. Shamrock

Answer: Green

A shamrock is any number of plants that produce a trefoil leaf. It became known as the symbol of Ireland after St. Patrick used it to explain the Trinity (concept of God) of the Christian church.

Shamrock as a shade of green is described as a dark, matte green colour.
Source: Author reedy

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