The Ultimate Trivia Quiz On Color

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The Ultimate Trivia Quiz On Color

This is the ultimate Trivia quiz on colors. There are many of us who can’t tell the difference between different colors or be able to show what color you get when you mix two or more together. Are you among these people? Well, do give it a shot and get to see just how well you will do.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Color depends on what characteristic of light?
    • A. 

      Its frequency

    • B. 

      Its amplitude

    • C. 

      Both of these

  • 2. 
    When the frequency of light matches the natural frequency of molecules in a material, light is
    • A. 

      Absorbed.

    • B. 

      Transmitted.

    • C. 

      Reflected.

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 3. 
    The color of an opaque object is the same as the light that is
    • A. 

      Transmitted.

    • B. 

      Absorbed.

    • C. 

      Reflected.

    • D. 

      All of these

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 4. 
    What color light is transmitted by a piece of blue glass?
    • A. 

      Red

    • B. 

      White

    • C. 

      Blue

    • D. 

      Yellow

    • E. 

      Orange

  • 5. 
    The brightest color emitted by the sun is
    • A. 

      Red.

    • B. 

      Orange.

    • C. 

      Yellow-green.

    • D. 

      Green-blue.

    • E. 

      Violet.

  • 6. 
    The solar radiation curve is
    • A. 

      A dent in the otherwise spherical sun.

    • B. 

      The path taken by the sun as it travels around the Earth.

    • C. 

      A plot of brightness of sunlight versus its frequency.

    • D. 

      A plot of the colors of sunlight versus their frequencies.

    • E. 

      A plot of light intensity versus distance from the sun.

  • 7. 
    Which will warm up quicker in sunlight?
    • A. 

      A piece of colored glass

    • B. 

      A piece of clear glass

    • C. 

      Both the same

  • 8. 
    Light shines on a pane of green glass and a pane of clear glass. The temperature will be higher in the
    • A. 

      Clear glass.

    • B. 

      Green glass.

    • C. 

      Neither – it will be the same in each.

  • 9. 
    The colored dots that make up the color on a TV screen are
    • A. 

      Red, blue, yellow.

    • B. 

      Red, blue, green.

    • C. 

      Yellow, blue, green.

    • D. 

      Magenta, cyan, yellow.

    • E. 

      Red, green, yellow.

  • 10. 
    If three primary colors of light are to shine on a white wall to produce a white spot, the primaries must be
    • A. 

      Additive.

    • B. 

      Subtractive.

    • C. 

      Multiplicative.

    • D. 

      Divisive.

  • 11. 
    Complementary colors are two colors that
    • A. 

      Look good together.

    • B. 

      Are additive primary colors.

    • C. 

      Are subtractive primary colors.

    • D. 

      Produce white light when added together.

    • E. 

      Are right for each other.

  • 12. 
    The complementary color of blue is
    • A. 

      Red.

    • B. 

      Green.

    • C. 

      Yellow.

    • D. 

      Cyan.

    • E. 

      Magenta.

  • 13. 
    Magenta light is really a mixture of
    • A. 

      Red and blue light.

    • B. 

      Red and cyan light.

    • C. 

      Red and yellow light.

    • D. 

      Yellow and green light.

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 14. 
    Colors seen on TV results from color
    • A. 

      Addition.

    • B. 

      Subtraction.

    • C. 

      Either of these

    • D. 

      Neither of these

  • 15. 
    Colors seen on the cover of our physics book result from color
    • A. 

      Addition.

    • B. 

      Subtraction.

    • C. 

      Either of these

    • D. 

      Neither of these

  • 16. 
    How many colors of ink are used to print full-color pictures?
    • A. 

      One plus black

    • B. 

      Two plus black

    • C. 

      Three plus black

    • D. 

      Four plus black

    • E. 

      Six plus black

  • 17. 
    Different colors of light correspond to different light
    • A. 

      Velocities.

    • B. 

      Intensities.

    • C. 

      Polarities.

    • D. 

      Frequencies.

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 18. 
    A mixture of red and green pigments appears
    • A. 

      Orange.

    • B. 

      Yellow.

    • C. 

      Magenta.

    • D. 

      Blue.

    • E. 

      Blackish brown.

  • 19. 
    A mixture of cyan and yellow pigments appears
    • A. 

      Orange.

    • B. 

      Green.

    • C. 

      Magenta.

    • D. 

      Blue.

    • E. 

      Blackish brown.

  • 20. 
    Look at a full-color picture in a magazine with a magnifying glass and you'll see that the inks used are
    • A. 

      Red, green, and blue.

    • B. 

      Red, green, blue, and black.

    • C. 

      Magenta, cyan, and yellow.

    • D. 

      Magenta, cyan, yellow, and black.

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 21. 
    Which interacts more with sounds of relatively high frequencies?
    • A. 

      Large bells

    • B. 

      Small bells

    • C. 

      Both the same

  • 22. 
    Which interacts more with light of relatively high frequencies?
    • A. 

      Large particles

    • B. 

      Small particles

    • C. 

      Both the same

  • 23. 
    The sky is blue because air molecules in the sky act as tiny
    • A. 

      Mirrors which reflect only blue light.

    • B. 

      Resonators which scatter blue light.

    • C. 

      Sources of white light.

    • D. 

      Prisms.

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 24. 
    A whitish sky is evidence that the atmosphere contains
    • A. 

      Predominantly small particles.

    • B. 

      Predominantly large particles.

    • C. 

      A mixture of particle sizes.

    • D. 

      Water vapor.

    • E. 

      Pollutants.

  • 25. 
    Sunsets are red, blue jays are blue; the reason's the same:
    • A. 

      Scattered sunlight – nothing new.

    • B. 

      Pigments that reflect in the blue.

    • C. 

      Aerosols and all such goo.

    • D. 

      No one knows, but it is true.