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Colour Quiz

1. Hailing from Nova Scotia, Canada, this schooner was the fastest of her time and is pictured on the back of the Canadian dime?
* Bluenose
* Blue Waves
* Bluebeak
* Blue Beauty
2. The elements that make water are what?
* Hydrogen and Oxygen
* Hydrogen, Oxygen and Nitrogen
* Helium and Oxygen
* Helium, Oxygen and Nitrogen
3. Who was the murderous husband in Charles Perrault's "La Barbe Bleue"?
* Bluebeard
* Bob Blueman
* Bluehair
* Blue Blueman
4. What are you if you're "feeling blue"?
* happy and joyful
* sad or depressed
* scared
* extremely tired
5. In art, which colour is "complementary" to blue?
* Orange
* Purple
* Green
* Red
6. In a rainbow, if you assume red to be the first colour, where is blue?
* 4th
* 5th
* last
* 2nd
7. Blue is a primary colour in both art and science. Scientifically speaking, along with blue and red, which of the following is a primary additive colour?
* Cyan
* Green
* Magenta
* Yellow
8. What 1999 movie (reminiscent of "Jaws") featured genetically-altered sharks?
Answer: (Three Words)
9. Besides blue, which other colours appear on the flag of Chad?
* Red and White
* Red and Yellow
* The flag is all blue
* Orange and Black
10. Which 1946 musical starred Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, and Joan Caulfield?
* Blue Moon
* Blue Skies
* Blue River
* Blue Monday
11. Which Major League Baseball team hails from Toronto, Ontario and won two consecutive World Series championships in 1992 and 1993: Toronto _______?
(Two words - No need to include the city)
12. Which of these is a North American shrub of the species Vaccinium australe?
* Blue Juniper
* Blue Cedar
* Blue Spruce
* Blueberry
13. Fill in the last word to this Elvis Presley hit: "Blue Suede _______".
Answer: (One Word)
14. The "blue pages" in a telephone directory in Canada contain what?
* Government listings
* Emergency services
* Unlisted phone numbers
* Commercial products and services
15. Which of these words means "blue" in Spanish?
* anaranjado
* azul
* morado
* amarillo

1) Bluenose
The "Bluenose" won the International Fisherman's Trophy race held in the 1920s and '30s four times in just seven entries. She was immortalized on the Canadian dime in 1937, although the design was changed in 2001 (many older coins, of course still being in circulation). In 1955 both the "Bluenose" and her captain, Angus Walters, were inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. The "Bluenose II," a replica of the original built to preserve heritage rather than race, was built in 1963 and sold to the province of Nova Scotia in 1971. She is now dry-docked in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, where she can be toured.
2) Hydrogen and Oxygen
3) Bluebeard
The character is thought to be based on Gilles de Rais and Comorre the Cursed, both of whom committed similar crimes.
4) sad or depressed
5) Orange
Blue and orange, red and green, and purple and yellow.
6) 5th
Always remember, "Roy G. Biv"... Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.
Our English cousins use a different system to remember... "Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain", which also commemorates the War of the Roses. (Richard, Duke of York won the first battle of St. Albans in 1455, but by the next year the queen's party was back in power and York was forced in 1459 to flee to Ireland.)
7) Green
Red, blue, and green are the primary additive colours. Magenta, cyan, and yellow are the primary subtractive colours.
8) Deep Blue Sea
9) Red and Yellow
10) Blue Skies
"Blue skies smilin' at me, nothin' but blue skies do I see. Bluebirds singin' a song, nothin' but bluebirds all day long."
11) Blue Jays
12) Blueberry
13) Shoes
14) Government listings
15) azul
"Anaranjado" is orange, "morado" is purple, and "amarillo" is yellow.


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