Flax by ChiltonC2

Champion(s):

LuskT
Giggity.


Runner(s)-Up:

MassogliaB


Quiz Description

Full Results:

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1 LuskT 419 97 15
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2 MassogliaB 358 93 15
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3 NathanL 336 88 15
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4 BoulierJ 322 84 15
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5 ShapiroA 307 79 15
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6 GoldsteinB 302 75 15
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7 UllspergerA 290 70 15
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8 FlaxmanR 283 65 15
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9 KaufmanK 279 61 15
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10 creedofhubris 266 56 15
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11 JordanG 259 52 15
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12 FrankensteinP 243 47 15
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13 minarik15 232 43 15
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14 WeikleB 228 38 15
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15 GrahamJ 223 31 15
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15 jefe 223 31 15
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17 RichmondJ 222 25 15
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18 BoyerA 183 20 15
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19 CoenM 170 15 15
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20 LaLondeM 147 11 15
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21 RaiaB 133 6 15
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22 MangaserA 95 2 15
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Questions:

Flax fibers are used to make what common textile fabric? Notably, ancient Egyptians used it for mummification and burial shrouds, but its uses today are too many to enumerate.

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linen

Flax is a member of what group of plants, distinguished by the production of flowers and fruits which contain its seeds?

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angiosperms

What actress portrayed HR director Holly Flax on the American version of The Office?

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Amy Ryan

In the Italian fairytale “Sun, Moon and Talia,” Talia’s finger is pricked by a splinter of flax, causing her to fall down as if dead. What pricks the protagonist’s finger in subsequent adaptations of the fairytale, including those by Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and the Disney film Sleeping Beauty?

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the spindle of a spinning wheel

The utilization of flax requires that the fiber be separated from the stem. This is usually accomplished through a process of submerging the stalk in water so that it rots away. What word, similar to “rotting,” is given to this process?

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retting

In horses, “flaxen” refers to the blondish color of a horse’s mane. This genetic trait is produced in horses with coats of what color, which refers to a reddish brown, like the horse seen here?

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chestnut

In these lines, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow rewrites the epitaph of what poet who died of tuberculosis at the age of 25? Lo! in the moonlight gleams a marble white, On which I read: "Here lieth one whose name Was writ in water." And was this the meed Of his sweet singing? Rather let me write: "The smoking flax before it burst to flame Was quenched by death, and broken the bruised reed."

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John Keats

What constituent country of the United Kingdom is represented by this 2014 coin featuring the flax flower?

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Northern Ireland

The Canadian flax industry was thrown into turmoil in 2010 when the EU discovered traces of a genetically modified flax seed in shipments imported to Canada. What name, derived from a 1951 science fiction novel about walking, murderous plants, was given to this variety of flax?

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Triffid

Who composed the impressionistic 1910 prelude “The Girl With the Flaxen Hair,” which remains one of his most frequently recorded pieces?

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Claude Debussy

Identify the nation whose emblem, seen here, sports blue flax flowers on its right side.

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Belarus

Identify the tool depicted in this painting, used to keep unspun fibers from being tangled. As an adjective, it has come to refer to traditionally female pursuits, or the female branch of a family.

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distaff