Brain Teaser – Pink

This week’s brain teaser is about the word ‘pink’.  Test your knowledge of the color pink. Need help with the answers?  Use Credo Reference Online for the answers!

1. What is the meaning of the phrase “in the pink”?

2. What are “pink elephants”?

3. Which English rock group had record albums called “Dark Side of the Moon” and “The Wall”?

4. What kind of fruit is a “pink lady”?

5. Which 1938 book by Graham Greene centres on a young hoodlum called Pinkie?

6. What are pinking shears?

7. What is the correct name for the condition called “pink eye”, in which the tissue surrounding the eye is inflamed?

8. Does Shakespeare’s line “I am the very pink of courtesy” occur in “Romeo and Juliet”, “Hamlet” or “Henry V”?

9. Who composed the theme tune for the “Pink Panther” film?

10. What is the real name of the US pop singer and songwriter who calls herself “Pink”?

How did you do?

0 – 1 Mmmm, not exactly brilliant.
2 – 5 A reasonable stab.
6 – 8 A good showing. But there’s still room for improvement!
9 – 10 You really know your stuff. Well done!

Questions set by Tony Augarde (


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