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A Quiz about Visible Colour

This quiz is all about visible light and its various hues, tints and shades. How much do you know about this everyday subject? Find out now ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Black is the darkest colour. Why?

    • Because it absorbs all light
    • Because it reflects all light
    • Because it is the colour of evil
  • The Irish for this colour is ‘bรกndearg’, literally ‘white-red’. Which colour is it?

    • Crimson
    • Cyan
    • Pink
  • The colour orange is named after the fruit. Or is it?

    • Yes, the colour is named after the fruit
    • No, the fruit is named after the colour
    • Actually they are completely separate words, and it is just coincidence that the fruit is the colour orange
  • What’s the difference between a tint and a shade?

    • A shade is a hue mixed with white, a tint is a hue mixed with black
    • A tint is a hue mixed with white, a shade is a hue mixed with black
    • And tint and a shade mean the same thing
  • Which of the following is NOT achromatic (a colour without hue)?

    • White
    • Grey
    • Yellow
    • Black
  • Which colour is evoked by the shortest wavelengths on the visible spectrum, typically 380โ€“450 nm?

    • Violet
    • Red
    • Green
  • In the measure of colour wavelength, nm stands for nanometer. How long is one nanometer?

    • One then-thousandth (1/10,000) of a metre
    • One millionth (1/1,000,000) of a metre
    • One billionth (1/1,000,000,000) of a metre
  • Visible colours are all part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Which of the following is not part of that spectrum?

    • X-rays
    • Radio waves
    • Sound waves
    • Infrared
  • Our word colour comes from which of the following?

    • Greek ฯ‡ฯฯŽฮผฮฑ (chroma)
    • Arabic ู„ูˆู† (lawn)
    • Polish odcieล„
    • Welsh lliw
    • Latin color

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