What Do You Know About The Color Purple?

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What Do You Know About The Color Purple? - Quiz

People don't usually give a lot of thought to colors even though we are surrounded by them. We use blue for boys, pink for girls, red for stop, green for go, etc. But what about more rare colors like purple? How much do you know about this combination of red and blue?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The first way of making purple dye came from the extraction of mucus from a sea ______.
    • A. 

      Whale

    • B. 

      Dugong

    • C. 

      Snail

    • D. 

      Turtle

  • 2. 
    How many flags across the world have the color purple in it?
    • A. 

      56 official flags.

    • B. 

      Only 3

    • C. 

      About two dozen since the dye has gone down in price over time.

    • D. 

      One.

  • 3. 
    When was the first inexpensive synthetic purple dye invented?
    • A. 

      New Year's Day of 1922

    • B. 

      1856

    • C. 

      It wasn't-- Snails were bred by the masses in order to lower the price of the dye.

    • D. 

      1854, at the start of the Crimean war in order to differentiate troops from eachother.

  • 4. 
    The color purple throughout history has represented...
    • A. 

      Poverty.

    • B. 

      Arrogance and the need to prove worth to others.

    • C. 

      Royalty and Power

    • D. 

      Gold.

  • 5. 
     A historical figure that was famous for sporting the color purple was ________________.
    • A. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • B. 

      Shakespeare

    • C. 

      Julius Caesar

    • D. 

      Edgar Allan Poe

  • 6. 
    Remember that snail from earlier? The dye that was extracted was called Tyrian purple. What was the name of the snail the dye came from?
    • A. 

      Phoenician mollusk

    • B. 

      Tyrian snail

    • C. 

      Bolinus brandaris

    • D. 

      Cornu aspersum

  • 7. 
    What does the phrase "purple cow" mean?
    • A. 

      Something that must be done synthetically just like the synthetic dyes used today.

    • B. 

      Something that is impossible.

    • C. 

      Implication of a psychedelic experience

    • D. 

      Something that stands out from the rest and is entirely unique.

  • 8. 
    Where did purple get its name?
    • A. 

      The Latin word "purulente"

    • B. 

      An extinct breed of porpoise that was thought to have purple eyes.

    • C. 

      The Greek word "porphyra".

    • D. 

      A slang word made by the poor to mean "pompous"

  • 9. 
    Politically, a purple state is....
    • A. 

      A state that is primarily third party.

    • B. 

      A state that has a fairly equal amount of democratic and republican support.

    • C. 

      When a judge must dismiss a case based on the lack of a nonpolitically-biased attorney.

    • D. 

      When scientists are granted more funding from the government, a celebratory "purple state" is thrown to honor the wonders of science.

  • 10. 
    Which is not a shade of purple?
    • A. 

      Eggplant

    • B. 

      Heliotrope

    • C. 

      Purple Pizzazz

    • D. 

      Fuchsia

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