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The Not-Purple Quiz
Things said to be purple, but which are not really purple, are the focus of this variety quiz.
#1 "I never saw a purple ___, I never hope to see one; But I can tell you anyhow, I'd rather see than be one." Which word completes the second line of the poem?
#2 This singer is occasionally nicknamed "The Purple One", or "His Royal Purpleness".
#3 The British rock band, Deep Purple, is most associated with which of the following hit songs?
The House of the Rising Sun
Smoke on the Water
Born to Be Wild
Black Magic Woman
#4 If a member of the Roman Catholic Church has been "raised to the purple", he has become ____.
#5 The "purple _____" is a richly coloured butterfly found in central Europe and southern regions of Britain.
1 word, 7 letters.
#6 A "purple patch" in a book describes a section of excellence in the middle of quite ordinary writing.
#7 If a book is said to be "spoiled by too much purple prose", the reviewer means it is too often depressing and melancholy.
#8 In World War 2, US cryptographers used a cipher machine named "PURPLE" to encode diplomatic messages to be sent amongst the Allies.
#9 A medal awarded to United States soldiers wounded by enemy action is the Purple _____.
#10 Which of the following is not commonly associated with the colour purple?
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