Weekly Quiz #7: 1 November to 6 November 2013

Weekly Quiz #7
1 November to 6 November 2013

RESULTS: Elinor Hickey “Misty” was second in with 16/20; Dean Turnbloom “Stoker” was third in and tied with 16/20; and James O’Leary “Pippin” was first in with 15/20. They go forward to the Monthly Quiz on 8 November 2013.

Watson used colour sparingly in his writing with only a few exceptions. Compared to imagist writers, however, he was not a “colourful” writer. “Colour in the Canon” would make a superb research paper for The Watsonian (any takers?).

This week’s quiz is concerned with those few colours. Identify the object being described by the colour and an associated word or two in the text, the story, and all the accurate page citations (5 point bonus) in the Doubleday one-volume edition of 1930 (the “W” edition).

Colour – – – – Object/Person – – – – Story – – – – Page

  1. Yellow (Nov. 1895)
  2. White (rustic)
  3. Amber (pile)
  4. White (curve)
  5. Red (bully)
  6. Green (mottled)
  7. Gray (jack-in-a-box)
  8. Gray (scraped)
  9. Green (dreaming)
  10. Brown (study)
  11. Black (insane)
  12. Glossy black (noble maybe)
  13. Purple (girt round)
  14. Red (wire)
  15. Brown (first usage)
  16. Black (smoke tree)
  17. Crimson (guilty)
  18. Gray (mist)
  19. Pink (curve)
  20. Lavender (aristocrat)

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