31 August 2010

Answers to the quiz

  1. What was mined extensively in Cyprus in Roman times, which took its name from the country? Copper
  2. Name Jepser Christiensen's character in the James Bond films Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace? Mr White
  3. Hyacinthoides is the scientific name for what protected (in the UK) spring flowering plant? Bluebell
  4. The equal combination of green and blue light, and the C in CMYK color printing, are what? Cyan (the term cyan actually covers a range of blue-green colours depending on the context)
  5. What sea has the port city Arkhangelsk (Archangel in English) and Onega Bay? White Sea (an inlet of the Barents Sea, north west Russia, close to Finland)
  6. What is the longest river in South Africa? Orange River
  7. What comes from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree? Chocolate
  8. What semi-precious stone decorated Tutankhamun's burial mask, and is the colour of the American Robin's eggs? Turquoise
  9. What is normally green, but can be yellow too, after a French herbal liqueur, introduced by Carthusian Monks in the 1700s? Chartreuse (the liqueur and the colour both have a yellow variety - the green liqueur is coloured by the plant pigment Chlorophyll)
  10. What colour is Tyrian, a dye highly prized by the Romans? Purple (Tyrian purple dye was produced by the ancient Phoenicians of Tyre, now Lebanon, from the mucus of Mediterranean sea snails) 

These questions, and many others come from here  enjoy!

Don't feel too bad if you didn't get many right... I know I didn't


Dan said...

Ooooh so close - out of those I answered, I only got one wrong :D hehehe

Eliza said...

My effort was dismal :-)