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The Color Blue

written by: Eve
 
Questions related to the color of the deep sea and the clear sky.

Question 1:


What painter wrote the following lines to describe to his brother Theo how he composed a sky, "The dark blue sky is spotted with clouds of an even darker blue than the fundamental blue of intense cobalt, and others of a lighter blue, like the bluish white of the Milky Way.."?
Henri Matisse
Mark Rothko
Auguste Renoir
Vincent van Gogh

Question 2:


In what sci-fi comedy series is the Hooloovoo described as a superintelligent shade of the color blue that participated in the construction of the starship Heart of Gold?
The Island of Doctor Moreau
The War of the Worlds
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Time Machine

Question 3:


Who composed The Blue Danube waltz, which has become a sort of unofficial Austrian national anthem?
Frédéric Chopin
Johann Strauss II
Johannes Brahms
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Question 4:


The term 'blue blood' was originally used to refer to the the pale skin and prominent blue veins of nobles from this country.
Italy
Spain
France
England

Question 5:


What expression was used in the 18th century for women who cared about culture and intellectual life and disregarded fashion?
Bluestocking
Blue collar
Blue ribbon
Blue lace

Question 6:


Which of these popular types of cheese is not blue?
Gorgonzola
Gouda
Stilton
Roquefort

Question 7:


What country's National Football Team wear blue in honour of the royal House of Savoy which unified the country?
Italy
Spain
England
The Netherlands

Question 8:


What people of Africa are also known as the Blue People due to the indigo colour of their veils?
The Amhara
The Bushmen
The Hottentots
The Tuareg

Question 9:


What 'blue' movie is not correctly matched with the starring actors?
Mickey Blue Eyes - Tom Cruise, Elizabeth Hurley
Blue Thunder - Roy Sheider, Malcolm McDowell
Blue Velvet - Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper
My Blue Heaven - Steve Martin, Joan Cusack

Question 10:


Where is the color blue located on the optical spectrum?
between gray and green
between yellow and green
between black and red
between violet and green

 


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