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Where Did This Color Get Its Name?

Our world is filled with vibrant colors, but where did they get their unique names? Do you know what each of these popular colors are named for? Discover the true colors of your knowledge by hitting start! You might know more than you think!
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Which color earned its name because it was just about the same color as a French liqueur?
Teal
Chartreuse
Fuchsia

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Which greenish color earned its name from a species of duck?
Teal
Aquamarine
Jade

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The name of this color came from uniforms worn by sailors in Britain's.
Cyan
Navy
Emerald

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This color came from the French word for cherry.
Prussian blue
Crimson
Cerise

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Turquoise is a blue/green color and takes its name from which of these?
A mineral
A bird
A trea

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The color name has been around since 1590, at least, and probably has Latin roots.
Cerulean
Periwinkle
Marigold

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This color was first used by the ancient Phoenicians from the city of Tyre. The dye was so expensive that only the very wealthy could afford it, hence its name.
Gold
Royal blue
Royal purple

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This color is also called Berlin Blue, because the synthetic pigment was accidentally discovered in Berlin.
Cornflower
Cyan
Prussian blue

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This color was invented by Louis Mountbatten of the British Royal Navy during WWII
Flamenco
Blush
Mountbatten pink

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Café au lait is a pale brown shade which is named for which drink?
Milk
Coffee
Tea

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The color saffron is named for the spice which comes from the stigma of the crocus flower. Saffron is a shade of which color?
Pink
Green
Yellow

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Three of these plants give their names to shades of blue. Which is the odd one out and refers to the color green?
Fern
Iris
Periwinkle

C+, Color Confusion

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You know these vibrant hues and colors well, but you're not quite clear on where these famous shades first got their names! Worry not, even the most colorful folks on earth couldn't pass this quiz. At least you challenged your perceptions and put your knowledge on blast. You may have even learned a colorful fact or two along the way!

B+, A Colorful Knowledge

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From vibrant reds to cool blues, you know how each unique hue earned its colorful name! While most struggled to come up with an origin on these color based names, you earned near perfect marks. Keep perfecting your knowledge and next time you'll get a perfect score!

A+, Color Keen

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From the most verdant green to the iciest of blues, you're keen on how each unique color first earned its now known name. Origin stories aren't always easy to remember, but you have a true handle on these major colors and their very vibrant histories!
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1
Which color earned its name because it was just about the same color as a French liqueur?
Teal
Chartreuse
Fuchsia
2
Which greenish color earned its name from a species of duck?
Teal
Aquamarine
Jade
3
The name of this color came from uniforms worn by sailors in Britain's.
Cyan
Navy
Emerald
4
This color came from the French word for cherry.
Prussian blue
Crimson
Cerise
5
Turquoise is a blue/green color and takes its name from which of these?
A mineral
A bird
A trea
6
The color name has been around since 1590, at least, and probably has Latin roots.
Cerulean
Periwinkle
Marigold
7
This color was first used by the ancient Phoenicians from the city of Tyre. The dye was so expensive that only the very wealthy could afford it, hence its name.
Gold
Royal blue
Royal purple
8
This color is also called Berlin Blue, because the synthetic pigment was accidentally discovered in Berlin.
Cornflower
Cyan
Prussian blue
9
This color was invented by Louis Mountbatten of the British Royal Navy during WWII
Flamenco
Blush
Mountbatten pink
10
Café au lait is a pale brown shade which is named for which drink?
Milk
Coffee
Tea
11
The color saffron is named for the spice which comes from the stigma of the crocus flower. Saffron is a shade of which color?
Pink
Green
Yellow
12
Three of these plants give their names to shades of blue. Which is the odd one out and refers to the color green?
Fern
Iris
Periwinkle

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