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Autumn is a season of brilliant COLOR!  Pleasing to the eye and to the mind,

COLORS are all around us, something we often take for granted. 

Take this month's trivia test to see how much you know about COLORS -

Streeeetch that mind!

(Answers appear when you hover over the paint splotch

by each question... but NO FAIR PEEKING!

Answers are also given at the end of the questions,

in case some turkey cleaned up the paint spills)

 

1. B) A red flag1.  For the ancient Romans, what object was a signal for the commencement of a battle?

A) A white dove

B) A red flag

C) A ship with a yellow sail

D) A blue kite

 

2. B) Green2.  The flag of Libya is the only national flag that is one solid color. What color is it?

A) Red

B) Green

C) Blue

D) Orange

 

3. A) Relax3.  What do performers do in the "green room" of a TV studio, theatre, or concert hall?

A) Relax

B) Rehearse

C) Watch the performance

D) Audition

 

4. C) Love4.  In the West, it is tradition that the bride carries or wears something blue. What does blue represent in this case?

A) Peace

B) Freedom

C) Love

D) Commitment

 

5. B) Purple5.  In Thailand, what color does a widow wear to mourn her husband's death?

A) Black

B) Purple

C) Yellow

D) Fuchsia

 

6. C) Yellow and black6.  What is the most striking color combination, in terms of visibility?

A) Red and white

B) Black and white

C) Yellow and black

D) Yellow and red

 

7. D) Red7.  What color is most commonly found on national flags?

A) Green

B) Yellow

C) Blue

D) Red

 

8. A) Soak a bunch of special snails8.  Cleopatra loved purple and ordered her slaves to attain one ounce of beautiful purple dye. What did they have to do in order to obtain the dye?

A) Soak a bunch of special snails

B) Stomp on piles of grapes

C) Strain pounds of special sea algae

D) Crush millions of violets

 

9. C) Green9.  By mixing blue and yellow paint, one would create which color?

A) Brown

B) Dark blue

C) Green

D) Red

 

10. B) Red, orange, yellow – Young children tend to like warm colors; adults generally like cool ones.10.  What colors are preferred by children under the age of eight?

            A) Purple, pink, violet

            B) Red, orange, yellow

            C) Blue and green

            D) Black and white

 

11. D) The shell fish they eat – The saying “You are what you eat” really applies to flamingos.  If it were not for their diet of carotenoid-rich shellfish, flamingos would be white.11.  What makes flamingos pink?

A) The strong ultraviolet rays of their tropical climate

B) Melanin

C) Oil spills

D) The shell fish they eat 

 

12. C) For camouflage – The zebra’s contrasting stripes replicate the effect of moonlight and provide perfect camouflage at night.12.  Why are zebras striped?

A) They just evolved that way

B) To maintain a balanced body temperature

C) For camouflage

D) To distinguish them from domestic horses

 

13. B) Hindi – The term is taken from the Hindi word for “dust”.  In 1857, during the Great Indian Mutiny, a British Military Officer, Sir Harry Lundsden, noticed that patrol troops whose white uniforms were dusty managed to escape the bullets of Indian snipers.13.  What language does the work “Khaki” come from”?

A) Swahili

B) Hindi

C) German

D) Arabic

 

14. B) Emerald – The word “emeraude” was used to designate green if it occurred in the arms of nobility.  Since 1915, emerald has been one of the eighteen standardized greens in the American textile industry.14.  In medieval times, what jewel was so highly prized in English heraldry that is was used to designate a certain color?

A) Sapphire

B) Emerald

C) Ruby

D) Topaz

 

15. A) Blue – Blue eyes are caused by the blue light being diffused by the iris, just as it is in a sky that is blue.15.  If a person has no melanin pigmentation of the iris, what color eyes does s/he have?

A) Blue

B) Green

C) Brown

D) Hazel

 

16. D) Brown and green – Brown is associated with brown rice, breads and eggs, and wholesome cereals and is extensively part of what we eat and consider healthy.  Green is the color of leafy vegetables, which are considered a rich source of vitamins.16.  What are considered the most healthy food colors?

A) Blue and red

B) Yellow and purple

C) Orange and red

D) Brown and green

 

17. D) Pink – Pink was going to be a regular color, but in a competition with aqua and purple, it lost.  There are pink M&M’s though.  Some brides have them at their weddings, and you can find them during Easter and other holidays where pink and other special colors are sold.17.  Which of the following is not a traditional color of an M&M candy?

A) Blue

B) Red

C) Green

D) Pink

 

18. C) Yellow – Red bags have the original flavors, green bags have the sour Skittles, and the blue bags have the tropical flavors.18.  If you asked for a bag of Skittles candy in the USA, which color of bag would not be among the choices?

A) Green

B) Red

C) Yellow

D) Blue

 

And now for the latest from today’s “COLOR therapists”…

 

19. C) Violet – Throughout history, violet has been associated with royalty and the church, and color therapists think violet is absorbed through the head and beneficial to the brain.19.  Which color is thought by chromotherapists to correspond to the top of the head and therefore brain activities?

A) Green

B) Red

C) Violet

D) Yellow

 

20. C) Red20.  What color supposedly has the effect of counteracting physical fatigue?

A) Blue

B) Green

C) Red

D) Yellow

 

21. A) Blue – If you were in a room with the walls painted solid blue or in a lighter shade of blue, you body begins to produce chemicals which calm the nervous system.21.  Which color relaxes the nervous system?

A) Blue

B) Grey

C) Purple

D) Red

 

22. A) Red – Being in a red room would make someone feel anxious, but rooms with red accents make people lose track of time.  Bars and casinos often use this color to get people to stick around.22.  Which color makes people feel anxious?

A) Red

B) Orange

C) Yellow

D) White

 

23. D) Yellow – Bright yellow is by far the most annoying of all colors.  It hurts the eyes and makes people lose their tempers more easily.  Yellow is nice when used as an accent color in a room painted in a dark blue, green, purple or sometimes even red.23.  Which color makes people lose their tempers most easily?

A) Red

B) Pink

C) Purple

D) Yellow

 

24. A) Pink – Blue, green and brown are relaxing colors, but pink actually “zaps” away your energy.  Staying in a room painted pink will reduce aggressiveness to a halt, because for some strange reason, if you are in a pink room, you just don’t have enough energy to get angry!  However, after the body gets used to the surrounding color, a person can become even more aggressive than before!24.  Which color "zaps" away your energy?

A) Pink

B) Green

C) Blue

D) Brown

 

25. D) White – White is the lightest of all colors (it’s actually not a color; it’s the absence of color).  It reflects light and keeps cool, which is why summer clothing is made from white fabric.  This color makes you feel cool and refreshed.  It also makes you feel and appear clean.  This is why doctors and nurses wear this color.25.  Which color makes people feel cool and refreshed?

A) Light Blue

B) Light Purple

C) Light Green

D) White

 

26. B) Black – It’s no surprise that people are most likely to become nervous or frightened in a room painted solid black.  The color doesn’t seem to get any brighter during the day and it makes the room seem endless at night.  Grey can also cause this affect.  The color black also stands for “death” in some cultures, and this can have an affect on people as well.26.  Which color makes people most nervous or frightened?

A) Orange

B) Black

C) Brown

D) Lime Green

 

27. A) Orange – Orange is considered the most appetizing color to man.  Blue and yellow are two of the least.  Early man learned to keep away from foods that were blue, purple or black, for they would normally be poisonous.  Dark yellow foods stood out as decayed.27.  Which of the following colors is most appetizing?

A) Orange

B) Red

C) Blue

D) Yellow

 

28. A) Green – Green is the easiest color on the eye and can improve vision.  Like the color blue, it has a neutral effect on the human nervous system.  Green is a popular color in hospitals because it relaxes patients.28.  Which color can improve human vision and is used in hospitals to relax patients?

A) Green

B) Tanned-White

C) Blue

D) Yellow

 

29. A) Purple – Purple is a rare color in nature and it is sometimes considered very artificial looking for some people.  However, others find this color artistic when used for decoration.29.  Which color, in certain shades, looks the most artificial?

A) Purple

B) Yellow

C) Grey

D) Blue

 

30. A) Yes - Colors can make you work harder, the color blue, especially.  It’s easiest to study in a blue room, and it’s easiest to absorb your readings if they’re in blue print.  Working out in a blue room will give you more energy.  This is because blue has a chemical affect on the nervous system, and this helps you clear your mind and focus.  However, make sure the colors are bright and aren’t too dark, because dark colors can cause depression. 30.  Can certain colors make you work harder?

A) Yes
B) No

C) Depends on the lighting

D) Depends on the season of the year

 

1. B) A red flag

2. B) Green

3. A) Relax

4. C) Love

5. B) Purple

6. C) Yellow and black

7. D) Red

8. A) Soak a bunch of special snails

9. C) Green

10. B) Red, orange, yellow – Young children tend to like warm colors; adults generally like cool ones.

11. D) The shell fish they eat – The saying “You are what you eat” really applies to flamingos.  If it were not for their diet of carotenoid-rich shellfish, flamingos would be white.

12. C) For camouflage – The zebra’s contrasting stripes replicate the effect of moonlight and provide perfect camouflage at night.

13. B) Hindi – The term is taken from the Hindi word for “dust”.  In 1857, during the Great Indian Mutiny, a British Military Officer, Sir Harry Lundsden, noticed that patrol troops whose white uniforms were dusty managed to escape the bullets of Indian snipers.

14. B) Emerald – The word “emeraude” was used to designate green if it occurred in the arms of nobility.  Since 1915, emerald has been one of the eighteen standardized greens in the American textile industry.

15. A) Blue – Blue eyes are caused by the blue light being diffused by the iris, just as it is in a sky that is blue.

16. D) Brown and green – Brown is associated with brown rice, breads and eggs, and wholesome cereals and is extensively part of what we eat and consider healthy.  Green is the color of leafy vegetables, which are considered a rich source of vitamins.

17. D) Pink – Pink was going to be a regular color, but in a competition with aqua and purple, it lost.  There are pink M&M’s though.  Some brides have them at their weddings, and you can find them during Easter and other holidays where pink and other special colors are sold.

18. C) Yellow – Red bags have the original flavors, green bags have the sour Skittles, and the blue bags have the tropical flavors.

19. C) Violet – Throughout history, violet has been associated with royalty and the church, and color therapists think violet is absorbed through the head and beneficial to the brain.

20. C) Red

21. A) Blue – If you were in a room with the walls painted solid blue or in a lighter shade of blue, you body begins to produce chemicals which calm the nervous system.

22. A) Red – Being in a red room would make someone feel anxious, but rooms with red accents make people lose track of time.  Bars and casinos often use this color to get people to stick around.

23. D) Yellow – Bright yellow is by far the most annoying of all colors.  It hurts the eyes and makes people lose their tempers more easily.  Yellow is nice when used as an accent color in a room painted in a dark blue, green, purple or sometimes even red.

24. A) Pink – Blue, green and brown are relaxing colors, but pink actually “zaps” away your energy.  Staying in a room painted pink will reduce aggressiveness to a halt, because for some strange reason, if you are in a pink room, you just don’t have enough energy to get angry!  However, after the body gets used to the surrounding color, a person can become even more aggressive than before!

25. D) White – White is the lightest of all colors (it’s actually not a color; it’s the absence of color).  It reflects light and keeps cool, which is why summer clothing is made from white fabric.  This color makes you feel cool and refreshed.  It also makes you feel and appear clean.  This is why doctors and nurses wear this color.

26. B) Black – It’s no surprise that people are most likely to become nervous or frightened in a room painted solid black.  The color doesn’t seem to get any brighter during the day and it makes the room seem endless at night.  Grey can also cause this affect.  The color black also stands for “death” in some cultures, and this can have an affect on people as well.

27. A) Orange – Orange is considered the most appetizing color to man.  Blue and yellow are two of the least.  Early man learned to keep away from foods that were blue, purple or black, for they would normally be poisonous.  Dark yellow foods stood out as decayed.

28. A) Green – Green is the easiest color on the eye and can improve vision.  Like the color blue, it has a neutral effect on the human nervous system.  Green is a popular color in hospitals because it relaxes patients.

29. A) Purple – Purple is a rare color in nature and it is sometimes considered very artificial looking for some people.  However, others find this color artistic when used for decoration.

30. A) Yes - Colors can make you work harder, the color blue, especially.  It’s easiest to study in a blue room, and it’s easiest to absorb your readings if they’re in blue print.  Working out in a blue room will give you more energy.  This is because blue has a chemical affect on the nervous system, and this helps you clear your mind and focus.  However, make sure the colors are bright and aren’t too dark, because dark colors can cause depression.

 

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