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Roses are red, violets are blue, this quiz about colors was made just for you

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 12:01 am

OK, stop your complaining. I’m really very glad you like them. So here is another quiz — and it’s an easy one.

With all the talk about the greening of America and emphasis on “going green,” it seemed logical to do a quiz all about color. So that’s what this is; it’s all about various colors. Good luck and give yourself the usual 5 points for a correct answer. A score of 80 is what you ought to get on this one.

1. In the well-loved song, what fly somewhere over the rainbow?

2. The Beatles had a huge hit with a song that had the lyrics, “We all live in a (blank) (blank).”

3. We almost all cried over this book by Anna Sewall that told us of the fate of a horse. The name of the horse and the book, please.

4. Who were the White Russians?

5. Who is the outstanding Fort Wayne actor who just co-starred locally with her husband in “The Lion in Winter”?

6. Name the beautiful waltz by Johann Strauss II about a river.

7. It was called the Black Death when it devastated Europe in the 14th century. What was the cause of death?

8. He played Ben Cartwright, the father, in TV”s long-running Western, “Bonanza.” His name, please, with an extra “e.”

9. Name the poet who wrote “My love is like a red, red rose.” Former students, you should know this; it was the poster example of a simile.

10. It was first a book by Alice Walker, winning the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for fiction, then a movie.

11. We’ve just recently gone through the season when this song by Irving Berlin and popularized by Bing Crosby in a movie of the same name, was repeatedly played. Its title?

12. “It’s not easy being (blank),” lamented Kermit on the Muppet Show.

13. It is a body of water that lies between Africa and Asia. What is its name? (Remember what this quiz is about.)

14. Name the Man in Black who walked the line.

15. He starred in the film, “Blue Hawaii” and made the song a tremendous hit. Who was he?

16. She made a hit as Sue Ann Nivens, then was a Golden Girl, and now is still starring on television, even though she was born on Jan. 17, 1922. Her name?

17. In 1966 Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale formed a militant party in Oakland, Calif. What was its name?

18. A person who has a really lovely garden in which everything seems to flourish we say has a (blank) (blank). Fill in the blanks.

19. With which European country do we associate the House of Orange?

20. It was a very popular, funny film (I embarrassed my husband because I laughed so hard) about Inspector Clouseau, and the great song had the same title. Its name?

You think you deserve a bonus? OK. When you leave France to get to England, you pass by — or at least see — the (blank) cliffs of Dover. Fill in the blank.

Answers: 1. blue birds; 2. yellow submarine; 3. “Black Beauty”; 4. Those with tsarists sympathies following the 1917 Russian Revolution; 5. Kate Black; 6. “The Blue Danube”; 7. bubonic plague; 8. Lorne Greene; 9. Robert Burns; 10. “The Color Purple”; 11. “White Christmas”; 12. green; 13. the Red Sea; 14. Johnny Cash; 15. Elvis Presley; 16. Betty White; 17. the Black Panthers; 18. a green thumb; 19. the Netherlands; 20. “The Pink Panther.”

Bonus: White. Your score?

Betty E. Stein is a retired teacher.