Community and Games Quizzes

Daily Quiz: Tuesday 27th October 2020

The primary purpose of a flower?

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The primary purpose of a flower is reproduction/Pollination. Since the flowers are the reproductive organs of plant, they mediate the joining of the sperm, contained within pollen, to the ovules — contained in the ovary. Pollination is the movement of pollen from the anthers to the stigma. Flowers have specific designs which encourages the transfer of pollen from one plant to another of the same species. Many plants are dependent upon external factors for pollination, including: wind and animals, and especially insects. Even large animals such as birds, bats, and pygmy possums can be employed.

Which of these country has a flower on its national flag?

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The flag of Hong Kong depicts a white stylised five-petal Hong Kong orchid tree (Bauhinia blakeana) flower in the centre. The position of red and white on the flag symbolizes the "one country two systems" political principle applied to the region.

Cooking without me? not possible!

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Sunflower oil. Sunflowers originate from North America. Native Americans would use Sunflowers to make ointments, food, oils and even dyes and body paints. And that is over 5 thousand years ago! 1.398 kg sunflower seeds is required to make 1 litre of oil.

Red flowers mean love, what does purple flower symbolize?

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Purple is a royal colour and purple flowers symbolize dignity, tradition, and success. Presenting a purple flower bouquet means saying “I admire and adore you and you are precious to me”. It can be gifted to family members, office colleagues, and relatives when they have achieved something big.

What is floriography?

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Floriography (language of flowers) is a means of cryptological communication through the use or arrangement of flowers. During Victorian era, special meanings were assigned to various flowers to send out coded messages and allowed individuals to express feelings which could not be spoken. This practice is still alive and thriving today. Every sentiment can be expressed in one form or the other by these fragile blooms.

What is this floral headgear known as?

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An ‘ei katu is a garland of flowers you wear on/around your head, also known as flower crown or head garland. The word ‘ei in Cook Island Maori is something that you create to be worn around your head, neck or hips using shells, flowers or leaves. An ‘ei katu can be worn for celebrations, e.g weddings, birthdays, and ceremonies like hair-cuttings.

Which Country Produces Most Flowers ?

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In export market, the Netherlands is still a major junction in global cut flower trade, but the four cut flower exporters close to the equator—Colombia, Kenya, Ecuador and Ethiopia—are gathering speed. The Netherlands plays a key role in the global cut flowers trading as it has more than 40% export share i.e US$4.6 billion. When refers to the import side, Europe, USA and Japan are the major importers.

Which flower was poisoned by the Wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz?

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"And now my beauties, something with poison in it I think, with poison in it, but attractive to the eye and soothing to the smell . . . poppies, poppies, poppies will put them to sleep." —The Wicked Witch of the West, The Wizard of Oz

Can you name this spring flower?

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Anemones have this nickname because the word "anemone" derives from the Greek term anemos, meaning "winds." Anemos is related to the mythological idea that each Greek god was associated with a cardinal direction, the winds that blew in from that direction, and specific seasons and weather events, too.

Dipping me in water will bring you relief from inflammation and calm your nerves.

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Chyrsanthemums are another flower that make a great tea when steeped in hot water. Drinking this tea brings marked relief for those suffering from a fever, headache or common cold. The cooled liquid can also be applied as a compress to soothe tired eyes.

Daily Quiz: Tuesday 27th October 2020
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