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Quiz about Think Pink
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Think Pink Trivia Quiz


We admire the many colours of this world, from its green fields to its pure white snow caps. This quiz will allow you to check out the globe through some rose coloured glasses.

A photo quiz by pollucci19. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
pollucci19
Time
5 mins
Type
Photo Quiz
Quiz #
376,324
Updated
Jan 17 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
2328
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Top 35% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. In comparison to the rest of the world pink lakes are reasonably prevalent in Australia, in particular, Western Australia. Which of the following pink lakes is *NOT* in Australia? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. The stunning pink hued rock in the picture on the left forms part of the Angel's Landing situated in the Zion National Park in southern Utah. What type of rock is it? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which city, colloquially known as the "nation's kitchen", is recognized for both its fine sake and its annual tradition of hanami during the cherry blossom season? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Viewed from the air, and at certain times, parts of the waters of Lake Bogoria (Kenya) will appear to turn pink. What is the cause of this? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which Moroccan city is often referred to as the "Rose City"? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Elafonisi Beach in Greece grabs the attention of tourists when which of its features turns pink? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. These sand dunes are part of a state park in Utah (USA). What name given to the colour of these dunes is also the name of the park? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Delhi, the home of India's Red Fort, is now called New Delhi?


Question 9 of 10
9. Takinoue Park in the town of Takinoue, Japan is famous for its Shibazakura covered hillsides. What is Shibazakura? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Lake Argyle stood as a silent witness to the Argyle Diamond Mine which produced 90% of the world's supply of pink diamonds whilst in full production. In which region of Western Australia would you find Lake Argyle? Hint



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1. In comparison to the rest of the world pink lakes are reasonably prevalent in Australia, in particular, Western Australia. Which of the following pink lakes is *NOT* in Australia?

Answer: Lake Retba

Lake Retba is in Senegal and lies north of the Cap Vert Peninsula. The colour of its waters is a result of the Dunaliella salina algae present within its body. The lake also has a very high salt content, sitting close to 40%, which has spawned a solid salt mining industry for the region. Lake Hillier sits on Middle Island in the Recherche Archipelago in Western Australia (WA) and, unlike most pink lakes, its water permanently retains its colour even when collected and viewed through a glass container. Hutt Lagoon is a part of the Hutt River Province situated in mid-Western Australia and is where the Dunaliella salina is harvested. Quairading Pink Lake, also in WA, is seen as something of a local phenomenon.

At certain times of the year parts of the lake will change to a darker shade of pink leaving the rest the same pale colour. WA plays host to another pink lake (with great originality, simply called Pink Lake), which is situated near Esperance.

The colouring here is also aided by the a very high concentration of brine shrimp within its waters.
2. The stunning pink hued rock in the picture on the left forms part of the Angel's Landing situated in the Zion National Park in southern Utah. What type of rock is it?

Answer: Sandstone

Sandstone is one of the dominant rock forms throughout this area. Shale, limestone and siltstone make up the bulk of the remaining geology. The Angel's Landing represents one of the most exhilarating hiking trails in the US National Parks system and when you experience the amazing views of the Zion Canyon from the top, the journey is worth the effort.

Whilst it is accessible throughout the year the best time to make the trek is between March and October, however, at 1488 metres it's not a stroll for the faint hearted. Previously known as the Temple of Aeolus, legend has it that when Frederick Fisher explored the peak in 1916 he was heard to comment "only an angel could land on it" and the name has stuck ever since.
3. Which city, colloquially known as the "nation's kitchen", is recognized for both its fine sake and its annual tradition of hanami during the cherry blossom season?

Answer: Osaka

Hanami means flower viewing. Whilst it is generally used to mean the appreciation of the beauty of all flowers, it is the sakura (cherry) blossom that is held most dear by the Japanese. Cherry trees will flower from March through to early May throughout Japan and their arrival is said to be able to divine the rice harvest for the year.

The Japanese will give offerings to the kami (spirits) within the cherry tree and then toast it with a drink of sake. Osaka is famous as a trading city and, as it had been a major centre for the rice trade during the Edo period, has often been referred to as "Japan's kitchen". Nowadays Osaka has continued to build on its legend as a kitchen by being recognised internationally for its prepared food. With its proximity to the ocean and easy access and broad range of ingredients the area has developed a range of regional delicacies such as octopus dumplings, pressed sushi and pan-fried buttercake it is now regarded as one of the food capitals of the world. Osaka sake is also well known around the globe.

Many believe that the secret to its high quality stems from its water supply. Osaka is situated at the base of mountains that are possessed of a plentiful supply of natural spring water which, though rich in minerals, is still pure enough for sake production.
4. Viewed from the air, and at certain times, parts of the waters of Lake Bogoria (Kenya) will appear to turn pink. What is the cause of this?

Answer: Flocks of pink flamingos

Thousands of flamingos flock to Lake Bogoria to feast upon Arthrospira fusiforms, a type of algae that the lake produces in abundant quantities. At peak times the lake is said to contain the world's largest population of lesser flamingos and, as a result, has been classified as a Ramsar site, a National Reserve and a protected area. Whilst the incessant honking of the birds can be deafening, don't be put off because the lake also has the biggest concentration of true geysers on the continent as well as a large number of alkaline hot springs.

The Ramsar Convention used to be known as the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. It is an international treaty put together to work toward the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetland areas.
5. Which Moroccan city is often referred to as the "Rose City"?

Answer: Marrakesh

Marrakesh is the jewel of Morocco thanks to its cultural and trading history. Its fond sobriquet, the Rose City, stems from the colour of its buildings, an enchanting salmon pink. The colour is not borne out of some cultural significance or philosophy.

Instead it arises from the most available building material to hand, tabia, a mixture of red mud and water gathered from the surrounding Hazou Plains. With its array of market places (souks), its myriad of musicians, hawkers and snake charmers and its range of exotic smells and sounds Marrakesh provides strong appeal to prospective tourists.
6. Elafonisi Beach in Greece grabs the attention of tourists when which of its features turns pink?

Answer: Sand

Elafonisi is located on the southeast side of Crete and, like most of the beaches in the area draws crowds because of its pure white sands. Yes I did say white but, thanks to the wonders of Mother Nature, those same white sands will appear to be pink under certain light conditions.

Whilst the light is one factor in this equation the other is the breakdown of the coral reefs and a tiny single amoeba style organism called Foraminifera in the area which are then washed up onto the shore to provide the colourful tinge. Elafonisi is not alone with this wonder; there are numerous examples around the globe including Budelli Island in Sardinia (Italy), the imaginatively named Pink Beach of Komodo National Park in Indonesia, the Great Santa Cruz Island in the Philippines and Harbor Island in the Bahamas.
7. These sand dunes are part of a state park in Utah (USA). What name given to the colour of these dunes is also the name of the park?

Answer: Coral Pink

The Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park lies between the Mount Carmel Junction and Kanab, off US Highway 89. The unusual colouring of the dunes, which are estimated to be between 10,000 and 15,000 years old, has been brought about by the constant erosion of the pink hued Navajo sandstone that surrounds the park.

The area offers many opportunities for picnics, hiking, some nature study or even trying your hand at some geological research. Alternatively, you may wish to arm yourself with a camera and take some great shots that will contrast the crystal clear blue skies where they meet with the red cliffs and then flow out to greet the unusual pink sands.
8. Delhi, the home of India's Red Fort, is now called New Delhi?

Answer: False

New Delhi is the capital of India and host of the three main arms of India's government - the executive, the legislative and the judiciary branches. It, however, is a municipality of Delhi. Delhi may sometimes be referred to as Old Delhi. Rich in history, Delhi is known to have been inhabited as far back as the sixth century BC. With a population in excess of 16 million people it ranks as the second, behind Mumbai, most populous urban agglomeration in the country.

It is the largest commercial centre in northern India with its key industries being information technology and telecommunications. Sadly it is also one of the most polluted cities in the world and it records in excess of 10,000 pollution related deaths each year. The Red Fort in Old Delhi was the residence of the Mughal Emperor until 1857.

It is considered such an important part of the country's history that the annual Independence Day Address by India's Prime Minister is conducted from its ramparts and the national flag raising ceremony is conducted outside of the fort's main gates.
9. Takinoue Park in the town of Takinoue, Japan is famous for its Shibazakura covered hillsides. What is Shibazakura?

Answer: Moss Phlox

Takinoue, which lies in the Monbetsu district of Hokkaido in Japan, is surrounded on three sides by mountains and has a population of a little over 3,000 people. On the surface this little town seems unremarkable but in Japan it is heralded for three things; (a) its mint farming industry, in particular peppermint.

The area is the only large scale producer of mint in Japan and accounts for 95% of the country's output. (b) Takinoue also specialises in turkey farming, which is also rare in Japan and, finally, (c) its Shibazakura (Pink Moss) Festival.

The pink moss, which is a type of phlox, appears in shades of purple and pink and dominates the town's hillsides from May through to early June. This surreal ground cover has drawn nature lovers from around the globe to enjoy this spectacle.

The advantage that the phlox has over its much vaunted partner, the cherry blossom, is that the flowering period is significantly longer. Here you can marvel at the phlox for five to six weeks in the one spot during the year. To savour the cherry blossoms for an equal length of time you would need to follow the season from one end of Japan across to the other.

The stunning site began when a group of people found a handful of seedlings in an orange planter box and transplanted them onto the hill. The moss now covers 100,000 square metres of land.
10. Lake Argyle stood as a silent witness to the Argyle Diamond Mine which produced 90% of the world's supply of pink diamonds whilst in full production. In which region of Western Australia would you find Lake Argyle?

Answer: Kimberley

Lake Argyle, which is part of the Ord River Irrigation Scheme, is the second largest (by volume) artificial lake in Australia. The Ord River Dam, which was responsible for the lake's creation, was completed in 1971 and is rated as one of the most efficient dams in the country.

Initially the damming of the river had some adverse impact on the environment but careful management has seen this area develop into a thriving wetland, to the point where it has received Ramsar Convention recognition in respect to the importance of the wetlands. By volume the Argyle Diamond Mine was seen as the largest producer of diamonds in the world, however, the stones that could be rated as being of gem quality were only a small portion of its output. Where it has gained fame is through its supply of the rare pink diamonds as well as a range of other naturally coloured stones. Among these are the champagne, cognac and the extremely rare blue diamond.

The mine is being wound down and is set to close by 2018.
Source: Author pollucci19

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