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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
Bluebonnets are a type of flower belonging to the genus Lupinus and are found widely in the southwestern part of the United States. They have been designated as the state flower of Texas.
Yellow fever is an acute viral disease spread by the bite of a female mosquito carrying the infection. It is most common on the continents of Africa and South America and visitors to this region are required to take a yellow fever vaccination prior to their travel.
Red tape refers to excessive and frequently unnecessary paper work or regulations. It is used derogatorily to denote the practice of delaying decision making especially by bureaucratic and government organisations by encumbering each task with complex rules and regulations.
Blackmail is a form of extortion where money or other favours are coerced from a person under threat of divulging some information that may cause the person harm either on the personal or professional front.
Purple prose is a term used to criticize writing that uses excessively flowery language.
The term 'pink slip' is used to refer to the practice of firing an employee. Initially used mainly in America, it is now used globally to denote the termination of employment.
A person who is good at gardening is said to have a green thumb. In England, a similar expression is calling someone green fingered.
The White House is the official residence of the President of the United States of America. It is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in the country's capital of Washington DC.
Peach blossoms have special meaning in Chinese culture. They symbolize growth, prosperity, love and long life and are hence one of the symbols of the Chinese New Year.
Gray beard is a term sometimes used to refer to an older man. The graying of hair has been traditionally considered as a sign of ageing though in recent times it is not uncommon to see young people with prematurely graying hair.