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Halloween

Quiz: How much do you know about the colour orange?

Autumn leaves, dusky sunsets, pumpkins… you get the idea.

WHAT COLOUR IS Hallowen?

And there you have it, the inspiration for this week’s quiz.

You might want further justification for a quiz based on nothing but the colour orange, but unfortunately you will not find that here.

Fewer questions, more answers. Let’s go.

What is the dominant wavelength of the colour orange?
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Between 1 and 2 nanometers
Between 50 and 100 metres

Between 585 and 620 nanometres
Are you serious? How is anyone expected to know that off the top of their head? Are all the questions in this quiz going to be as ridiculous as this one?
What colour are pumpkins before they turn orange?
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Green
Purple

White
Commercial pumpkins are not naturally orange, they are dyed.
In what year was the Orange Order founded?
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1175
1795

1953
2019
What is Garfield's owner called?
Homer Simpson
Jon Arbuckle

Mr Garfield
He's not named in the comic

Sam Arbuckle
What should you do when a traffic light turns amber?
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Floor it, c'mon let's go
Continue if you think you can make it

Stop unless it is not safe to
Beep your horn and wave
Their lifeboats weren't always orange, but how many lives has the RNLI saved at sea since 1824?
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~40,000
~140,000

~240,000
~5
What the hell is this?
A tomato
A persimmon

A saffron
A tangerine

An apricot
A fully grown cherry tomato
Why are carrots orange?
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High levels of carotene
High levels of Vitamin C

High levels of antioxidants
High levels of orange
Real talk: Goldfish aren't really gold, they're orange. What are they a species of?
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Salmon
Trout

Carp
Goldfish are just... goldfish, are they not?
An orange isn't really an orange. What is an orange?
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It's just an orange, seriously what more to it is there? You're really scraping the barrel with yjod one, Nicky.
An oversized mandarin

Technically an apricot
A hybrid of a mandarin and a pomelo
How many segments are there in a Terry's Chocolate Orange?
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10
20

35
50

Absolutely loads
The orange in the Irish flag represents the Protestant tradition - but the significance of the colour dates back centuries, and in particular to who exactly?
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William III
William IV

William the Conqueror
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
Now flip it: What does the orange in the Ivory Coast's flag represent?
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The Protestant tradition in Ireland.
Sand.

The country's national fruit, the apricot.
The sun.

The savannah.
This sport uses an orange ball (not all the time, but frequently). What is it?
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Ice hockey
Ringette

Bandy
Camogie
Finally, what colour is a plane's black box?
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Black
Orange
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
You are just... orange. You exist and don't exist, here now briefly and here now forever.
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
You are this orange.
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
You are this tangerine.
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
You are this apricot.
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
You are this peach.
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
You are this pumpkin.
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
You are this rotting tangerine.
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
You are a banana.
Share your result:

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