50 shades of the colors of the wind by Egantx7

Champion(s):

rstrata


Runner(s)-Up:

NathanL
Sometimes I wonder why I even bring the thunder.


Quiz Description

Some questions about shades of colors ...

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Questions:

The hero of a 1903 play by Baroness Emma Orczy, who saved French aristocracy from execution in the French Revolution, is associated with this shade. This shade also appears in the title of a novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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(A Study in) Scarlet (Pimpernel)

This guy is Barney's uncle. Depending on the source he either is the founder of his own rock and granite company, or is simply the president of the "Quarrel and Gravel" company for someone else.

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(Mr.) Slate

Two of this band's lesser known members are Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce. Among their hits are "I Feel Free", "White Room", and "Sunshine of Your Love". This could also name an ointment of testosterone and epitestosterone that was distributed by the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative.

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(the) Cream

This the alternative name for the 2006 Pearl Jam studio album that included "World Wide Suicide". Lots of refrigerators and stoves from the 1970s that weren't harvest gold were this color.

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Avocado

In toothed cetaceans, this fat-storing organ is generally located between the blowhole and the mouth, and is believed to be an aide in echolocation. While not spelled the same as the shade, this is the common name of brothers Andrew and Richard who founded an Institute of Industrial Research in 1913, which merged with a similar facility in 1967. The final battle in The Dark Knight Rises was filmed on the institute building's steps.

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Melon or (Carnegie-) Mellon

This lignite mineraloid is a precursor of coal. This shade also names an important magazine founded by John H. Johnson in Chicago in 1951, which went digital after its final print issue in 2014.

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Jet

In The X-Files episode "Pusher", the title villain has the ability to "push" his victims to commit self harm by repeatedly uttering this word, which is a shade of blue. In the film The Devil Wears Prada, Miranda Priestly figuratively dresses down Andy Sachs over her sweater which is this shade of blue.

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Cerulean

One 1930 song (which is just as often played as an instrumental) with this shade in its title opens with the lyrics:

You ain't never been blue, no, no, no

You ain't never been blue

This shade also appears in the name of a band that includes members Amy Ray and Emily Sailers

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(Mood) Indigo (Girls)

Vitamin B-12 has this element at its heart; an element not seen in too many other biological roles. This element is one of the minority of elements with a German name, coming from the word for "goblin". In many of the radio and print stories, this named the exclusive club that Lamont Cranston would spend time wining and dining at when he wasn't fighting crime in the guise of The Shadow. The primary pigment in Chinese porcelain since the 8th century is this color, as is that of Delftware (one of the stripes of the flag of the Netherlands is of this specific shade).

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Cobalt

Patricia Quinn is most famous for originating a character with this name both on stage (1973) and in film (1975). In the comics, this is the villainous alter-ego of Frances "Frankie" Kane a former friend and later enemy of Wally West, the third iteration of The Flash.

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Magenta (Rocky Horror (Picture) Show)

In Brideshead Revisisted, Charles and Anthony drink this liqueur, with Anthony stating "It's real green BLANK, made before the expulsion of the monks". The bartender Warren (played by Quentin Tarrantino) in Death Proof serves this drink, noting that its the "only liqueur so good they named a color after it".

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Chartreuse

According to Ovid, the fruit of this plant got its characteristic shade of red from the blood of Pyramus, who had killed himself upon suspecting that his love, Thisbe, had been eaten by a lion.

A 1986 song which includes a street with this name also titles an episode of Moonlighting which included a famous dance number to the song, and opens with these lyrics:

Why can't I lay low

Why can't I say what I mean

Why don't I stay home

And get myself into some boring routine

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(Big Man on) Mulberry (Street)