June 03, 2004

Quizzical

I'm a sucker for quizzes; the Guardian has a particularly good one on Saturdays, and despite knowing not very much about not very much, it's fun. There's a real art to good quiz questions; questions you know the answer to immediately aren't great, and questions where you have no idea (even after hearing the answer!) are no fun either. But questions where you suspect that the answer is in your head somewhere, or where hearing the answer makes you say "Doh!" are ideal.

Every so often I hear or read questions like that, and I always intend to remember them, but never do. So maybe a blog is a good place to jot them down; I've given them a category of their own so I can easily list them all on one page when I want to remind myself. We'll see how many accrue.

Here's the first one: What's next in this sequence of colours?

Brown, blue, pink, orange, red, yellow, green, ...

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  1. Steve Carpenter

    Grrr. I had to read this just before heading off to bed. I bet I'm going to lie there until 3am trying to work it out…

    03 Jun 2004, 22:13

  2. That's nasty. I thought it might have something to do with snooker/pool balls…..not sure I should put the answer up, might ruin it for people…or is that just my way of saying I don't know the answer :)
    If I'm right, a hint is to think about games.

    03 Jun 2004, 22:45

  3. John Dale

    I guess I didn't think very hard about how or if to post the answers to these. I'll post an answer whenever I come across another question I want to jot down, and see how that works. The answer to this question is navy blue: they're the colours on a Monopoly board, starting from Go.

    10 Jun 2004, 22:38


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