What You Don't Know About Purple?

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What You Dont Know About Purple? - Quiz

The color purple lies as an intermediate between colors red and blue. Purple is a seductive, powerful and royal color that is respected throughout history. Do you think you now the color very well? Take this test!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which one of the following is not associated with the color purple? 

    • A.

      Loyalty

    • B.

      Royalty

    • C.

      Nobility

    • D.

      Luxury

    Correct Answer
    A. Loyalty
    Explanation
    Loyalty is not typically associated with the color purple. Purple is commonly associated with royalty, nobility, and luxury due to its historical association with wealth and power. However, loyalty is often associated with the color blue, as it symbolizes trust and dependability.

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  • 2. 

    The word purple has its origin as a Latin word (pupura), which sea creature bears the name? 

    • A.

      Stocky cerith

    • B.

      Wormsnail

    • C.

      Murex

    • D.

      Hawkwing conch

    Correct Answer
    C. Murex
    Explanation
    The word "purple" originated from the Latin word "pupura". The Murex is a type of sea creature that is known for its ability to produce a purple dye. This dye was highly valued in ancient times and was often used to color clothing and textiles. Therefore, the Murex is the sea creature that bears the name associated with the word "purple".

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  • 3. 

    In Japan, the color purple signifies... 

    • A.

      Wealth and position

    • B.

      Wealth and royalty

    • C.

      Wealth and influence

    • D.

      Influence and position

    Correct Answer
    A. Wealth and position
    Explanation
    In Japan, the color purple is associated with wealth and position. In Japanese culture, purple has historically been considered a luxurious and prestigious color, often used to represent nobility and high social status. This association with wealth and position can be traced back to ancient times when purple dye was rare and expensive to produce, making it a symbol of wealth and privilege. Additionally, purple is also seen as a color of power and influence, further emphasizing its connection to high social standing.

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  • 4. 

    Why is the Forbidden City in Beijing actually called “The Purple Forbidden City”? 

    • A.

      It is a reference to a secret purple area in heaven

    • B.

      It is a reference to a secret purple area in hell

    • C.

      It is a reference to a secret purple area in the earth's core

    • D.

      It is not called The Purple Forbidden Kingdom

    Correct Answer
    A. It is a reference to a secret purple area in heaven
    Explanation
    The Forbidden City in Beijing is actually called "The Purple Forbidden City" because it is a reference to a secret purple area in heaven. This name highlights the grandeur and divine nature of the imperial palace, elevating it to a celestial realm. The color purple has historically been associated with royalty and power, further emphasizing the significance of the Forbidden City as the imperial residence of the Chinese emperors.

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  • 5. 

    Samuel L. Jackson played which Star Wars character with a purple lightsaber? 

    • A.

      Mace Windu

    • B.

      Obi-Wan Kenobi

    • C.

      Luke Skywalker

    • D.

      Jango Fett

    Correct Answer
    A. Mace Windu
    Explanation
    Samuel L. Jackson played the character Mace Windu in Star Wars, who wields a purple lightsaber. Mace Windu is a Jedi Master and one of the main characters in the prequel trilogy of Star Wars. He is known for his unique purple lightsaber, which is a rare color in the Star Wars universe.

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  • 6. 

    The Purple Finch is the State bird of which American state?  

    • A.

      New Hampshire

    • B.

      New Jersey

    • C.

      New Mexico

    • D.

      New York

    Correct Answer
    A. New Hampshire
    Explanation
    The Purple Finch is the State bird of New Hampshire.

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  • 7. 

    The perfect complimentary colour to purple in the garden is...

    • A.

      Red

    • B.

      Orange

    • C.

      Yellow

    • D.

      Pink

    Correct Answer
    C. Yellow
    Explanation
    Yellow is the perfect complimentary color to purple in the garden because it is directly opposite purple on the color wheel. Complimentary colors are those that are opposite each other on the color wheel and when placed together, they create a pleasing contrast and enhance each other's intensity. Purple and yellow create a vibrant and eye-catching combination in the garden, making them a popular choice for many gardeners.

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  • 8. 

    Which is the only nation on Earth to use the colour purple in its flag?

    • A.

      Nigeria

    • B.

      Spain

    • C.

      Dominica

    • D.

      Nicaragua

    Correct Answer
    C. Dominica
    Explanation
    Dominica is the only nation on Earth to use the color purple in its flag. The flag of Dominica consists of a green field with a centered cross of three bands of yellow, black, and white. The purple color is represented in the cross, specifically in the two outer bands. This unique use of purple sets Dominica apart from other nations and makes it the correct answer to the question.

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  • 9. 

    In Nas' song titled Purple, which drug did he term as purple? 

    • A.

      Cocaine

    • B.

      Marijuana

    • C.

      Methamphetamine

    • D.

      Ecstasy

    Correct Answer
    B. Marijuana
    Explanation
    Nas termed marijuana as purple in his song titled Purple. This suggests that he is referring to a specific strain or variety of marijuana that has a purple color. The use of color to describe drugs is common in hip-hop culture, as it helps create vivid and descriptive imagery in the lyrics.

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  • 10. 

    A purple state is when neither democrats nor republicans have overwhelming support, which is another term for this?

    • A.

      Swing state

    • B.

      Battle state

    • C.

      Ground state

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Swing state
    Explanation
    A swing state refers to a state in which both major political parties have a similar level of support, making it difficult to predict which party will win in an election. This term is often used to describe states that have a history of voting for different parties in different elections. Therefore, swing state is the correct term to describe a purple state where neither Democrats nor Republicans have overwhelming support.

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