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Quiz about In Living Colour
Quiz about In Living Colour

In Living Colour Trivia Quiz


No, it's not about a rock band or a TV show! In this quiz we'll look at ten different and unusual colours with one thing in common: animals.

A multiple-choice quiz by whoman. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
whoman
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
354,668
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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834
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which of the following phrases contains an animal which is also the word for a shade of pale orange-pink? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Some animals are so striking that it's easy to understand why they have colours named after them. Which of the following creatures gives its name to a shade of bright yellow? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. There are some animals who aren't exotically coloured, but whose names are nevertheless synonymous with a colour. What pale yellow-tan hue is also the word for a certain young animal? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Très dégoûtant! This French word for 'flea' entered the English language as a grayish red-brown or purple colour, and was supposedly Marie Antoinette's favourite shade to wear. Can you name it? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. If you're a photographer, you've probably heard the word 'sepia'. This reddish-brown colour is named after an animal, but people more often associate it with the substance (also called 'sepia') that this animal produces. Can you name the animal? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Timberwolf, Beaver, Inchworm and Manatee are all animals, but what else are they? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. You and your mate are redecorating your apartment. If your partner suggests that you paint the living room 'coral', what might be your reaction? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The color 'periwinkle' comes from a small edible snail with a violet shell.


Question 9 of 10
9. You might have to dig deep to solve the next riddle. What small brown-gray animal gives its name to the colour 'taupe'? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. William has four pet ducks. He loves them all, but his favourite duck is the one which also gives its name to a well-known bluish-green colour. Which of the following ducks fits the bill? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which of the following phrases contains an animal which is also the word for a shade of pale orange-pink?

Answer: The quick salmon jumped over the lazy frog.

The attractive colour of wild salmon comes from a diet which includes krill and shrimp, and can vary depending on how much of these marine critters the salmon consumes. The same is true of flamingos - if they didn't eat shrimp, they wouldn't be pink!
2. Some animals are so striking that it's easy to understand why they have colours named after them. Which of the following creatures gives its name to a shade of bright yellow?

Answer: Domestic canary

Canary yellow is a pure, bright yellow. In the CMYK colour model, the "Y" is canary yellow (also known as printer's yellow or pigment yellow).

Canary yellow is a popular colour for stationary, clothing, and jewellery. Diamonds that are naturally yellow are called 'canary diamonds', with the most vivid yellow stones being the most valuable. The Tiffany Diamond and the Kahn Canary Diamond are famous examples.
3. There are some animals who aren't exotically coloured, but whose names are nevertheless synonymous with a colour. What pale yellow-tan hue is also the word for a certain young animal?

Answer: fawn

Though 'fawn' can be used to describe anything fawn-coloured, it's mostly applied to soft things like clothing, upholstery and the coats of animals. In fact, fawn is a recognized standard coat-colour in some kinds of pedigreed animals. You can have a fawn cow, a fawn dog, and even a fawn rat!
4. Très dégoûtant! This French word for 'flea' entered the English language as a grayish red-brown or purple colour, and was supposedly Marie Antoinette's favourite shade to wear. Can you name it?

Answer: puce

Historical rumor has it that Louis XVI, upon seeing his wife's fancy new dress, snidely remarked that it was the colour of a flea. Whether the lady was initially insulted or not, the name 'puce' stuck. She wore the colour frequently and it became quite fashionable in the royal court.
5. If you're a photographer, you've probably heard the word 'sepia'. This reddish-brown colour is named after an animal, but people more often associate it with the substance (also called 'sepia') that this animal produces. Can you name the animal?

Answer: cuttlefish

Many of the best-known cuttlefish belong to the genus 'sepia' and the dark brown liquid which they deploy as a defense against predators can be used as a natural writing ink. Cuttlefish are truly remarkable animals. They're highly intelligent and they can change their skin colour with dazzling virtuosity. (If you've never seen a video of a 'strobing' cuttlefish, I highly recommend it.)
6. Timberwolf, Beaver, Inchworm and Manatee are all animals, but what else are they?

Answer: standard Crayola crayon colours

In 1903, there were only 8 Crayola colours: black, blue, brown, green, orange, red, violet and yellow. One hundred years later, that number had exploded to an impressive 120 distinct standard hues.

Of course all of those new hues had to be named, and Crayola rose (ha!) to the task by drawing inspiration from (among other things) animals, plants and foods. These creative names usually suggest a specific colour, but I challenge you to guess what 'Bittersweet', 'Razzmatazz' and 'Fuzzy Wuzzy' look like!

http://www.crayola.com/about-us/crayon-chronology.aspxcan
7. You and your mate are redecorating your apartment. If your partner suggests that you paint the living room 'coral', what might be your reaction?

Answer: You want to paint it pink-orange? No way!

Corals are small marine animals belonging to the phylum Cnidaria (which also includes jellyfish and sea anemones). We tend to associate coral with coral reefs, but not all corals produce reefs: some corals don't form colonies, while others lack a hard exoskeleton.

As far as interior design goes, a coral-coloured living room might be slightly overstimulating!
8. The color 'periwinkle' comes from a small edible snail with a violet shell.

Answer: False

The colour periwinkle comes not from a snail but from an herb which bears lavender flowers. The periwinkle snail and the periwinkle plant, in spite of sharing the same vernacular name, have completely different etymological origins.

The two kinds of 'periwinkle' have another thing in common: both are prolific invaders that can quickly crowd out other plants and animals, disrupting the native ecosystem.
9. You might have to dig deep to solve the next riddle. What small brown-gray animal gives its name to the colour 'taupe'?

Answer: the European mole

Pronounced 'tope', this colour gets its name from the European mole, which has the Latin name of Talpa europaea. According to Wikipedia, the colour originally referred to "the average color of the French mole". It makes one wonder how they got the average - did they use a statistically significant sample of moles?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taupe
10. William has four pet ducks. He loves them all, but his favourite duck is the one which also gives its name to a well-known bluish-green colour. Which of the following ducks fits the bill?

Answer: teal

It's actually the iridescent blue-green half-crescent around the male teal's eye that is thought to be the origin of the colour teal. As with so many other bird species, the male is colourful in order to attract mates, while the female is rather drab and thus is better camouflaged while nesting.
Source: Author whoman

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