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Quiz about When the Wind Weeps
Quiz about When the Wind Weeps

When the Wind Weeps Trivia Quiz


The wind weeps as it blows through these flowers, all of which are associated with death, mourning and remembrance. Can you match the flowers to the correct description?

A matching quiz by zorba_scank. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
zorba_scank
Time
3 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
394,277
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
411
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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QuestionsChoices
1. First adopted as a symbol for soldiers who died in battle during World War I.  
  Lily
2. Orange bloom considered the 'flower of the dead' in Mexico.  
  Carnation
3. Herb associated with remembrance and worn on Anzac Day.  
  Forget-me-not
4. Imperial flower of Japan that is associated with death in France and China.  
  Anemone
5. According to Greek myth, born out of a mixture of a dying Adonis' blood and Aphrodite's tears.  
  Chrysanthemum
6. Official symbol of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.  
  Tulip
7. In some traditions, pink varieties of this flower symbolize the tears of the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus.  
  Rosemary
8. White blooms commonly used for funerals in European cultures and associated with renewal and rebirth.  
  Poppy
9. Flower associated with rebirth in Buddhism.  
  Lotus
10. Better associated with the Netherlands, this flower was chosen to be part of the Emblem of Iran, in memory of those who died for the country.  
  Marigold





Select each answer

1. First adopted as a symbol for soldiers who died in battle during World War I.
2. Orange bloom considered the 'flower of the dead' in Mexico.
3. Herb associated with remembrance and worn on Anzac Day.
4. Imperial flower of Japan that is associated with death in France and China.
5. According to Greek myth, born out of a mixture of a dying Adonis' blood and Aphrodite's tears.
6. Official symbol of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
7. In some traditions, pink varieties of this flower symbolize the tears of the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus.
8. White blooms commonly used for funerals in European cultures and associated with renewal and rebirth.
9. Flower associated with rebirth in Buddhism.
10. Better associated with the Netherlands, this flower was chosen to be part of the Emblem of Iran, in memory of those who died for the country.

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. First adopted as a symbol for soldiers who died in battle during World War I.

Answer: Poppy

The association of poppies with death dates back to Greek and Roman mythology. However, it was after World War I, that it became a symbol of soldiers who died during the war. John McCrae's poem "In Flanders Fields" created this imagery of poppies growing over the soldiers' graves.

"In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,"
2. Orange bloom considered the 'flower of the dead' in Mexico.

Answer: Marigold

"The Day of the Dead" ("Día de Muertos") is a major Mexican holiday that honours the dead. It is celebrated over three days from 31 October to 2 November. The marigold is traditionally associated with this festival and known as the 'flower of the dead'.

Its bright orange petals are considered to symbolize the sun's rays and are used to decorate graves and altars. The strong, pungent odour of the flower is also believed to guide the spirits towards their favourite foods which are laid out as offerings.
3. Herb associated with remembrance and worn on Anzac Day.

Answer: Rosemary

The rosemary is a herb, native to the Mediterranean region. It typically has white, blue, pink or purple flowers. Its association with remembrance dates back to at least the 16th century where it was used during funerals. This symbolism also finds mention in Shakespeare's play "Hamlet" where Ophelia says, "There's rosemary, that's for remembrance".

Anzac Day is a day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand commemorating the soldiers who lost their lives in World War I originally, and later extended to all wars. Rosemary is believed to grow freely across Gallipoli, the Turkish region where the ANZAC soldiers faced the Ottoman Empire and was therefore adopted as a symbol for ANZAC Day.
4. Imperial flower of Japan that is associated with death in France and China.

Answer: Chrysanthemum

The chrysanthemum symbolizes different things in different regions. While it has been adopted by the Emperor of Japan and is part of the Imperial Seal, in Australia, it is associated with mothers or mums because of its name and given as a gift on Mother's Day.

In France, it is associated with death and funerals. Giving it as a gift on other social occasions can result in a faux pas. In China, the flower was regarded as a sign of long life and worn during funerals.
5. According to Greek myth, born out of a mixture of a dying Adonis' blood and Aphrodite's tears.

Answer: Anemone

Anemones are named after the Greek word for 'wind' and are commonly called windflowers. According to Greek myth, the flower was created when Adonis was killed by a boar and his blood mixed with Aphrodite's tears. The flower therefore became associated with the death of a loved one.
6. Official symbol of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

Answer: Forget-me-not

The flowering plant, myosotis, is colloquially called the forget-me-not. As indicated by its name, it has been a symbol of remembrance in various cultures. The Armenian Genocide, also called the Armenian Holocaust, is a dark period when around 1.5 million Armenians were killed by the Ottoman Empire between 1915 to 1923.

In 2015, the 100th anniversary of this brutal event was commemorated and the forget-me-not was selected as the symbol of this occasion. This was especially poignant as Turkey did not acknowledge this event as a genocide, even 100 years after it first occurred.
7. In some traditions, pink varieties of this flower symbolize the tears of the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus.

Answer: Carnation

The carnation is believed to have derived its name from the incarnation of Jesus, when God became man, per the Christian faith. In some traditions, legend states that these flowers first appeared on the earth when Mary shed tears watching her son carry the cross on the way to his crucifixion. The pink carnations thus came to be associated with a mother's love and tears.
8. White blooms commonly used for funerals in European cultures and associated with renewal and rebirth.

Answer: Lily

The pure white of the lily is believed to symbolize innocence and rebirth. These are one of the most commonly used funeral flowers in Europe. It is considered to symbolize a return to a state of innocence for the dead person.
9. Flower associated with rebirth in Buddhism.

Answer: Lotus

In various Asian cultures, the lotus is considered a symbol of perfection, purity and beauty. It has strong religious links with it being associated with many different Hindu deities and also being a symbol of the Buddha in Buddhism. This is attributed to the flower's ability to remain white and pure despite growing in murky surroundings. Buddhists believe that the first lotus flowers were created as footprints left by the Buddha and led to its association with rebirth in this culture.
10. Better associated with the Netherlands, this flower was chosen to be part of the Emblem of Iran, in memory of those who died for the country.

Answer: Tulip

The shape of the Emblem of Iran resembles that of a tulip. The tulip was chosen to honour the memory of those who died for the sake of the country. In traditional Iranian belief, a red tulip was said to grow over the grave of a soldier who had laid down his life for the country. The Emblem of Iran was officially adopted in 1980.
Source: Author zorba_scank

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