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Valentines Day Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Free 50 question Valentines day trivia quiz with answers

 

Valentines Day Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

What is Valentine’s Day?
A: Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine is celebrated annually on February 14.

According to legend, during his imprisonment Saint Valentine restored sight to the blind daughter of his what?
A: His judge, and before his execution he wrote her a letter signed "Your Valentine" as a farewell.

The day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of “whom”, in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished?
A: Geoffrey Chaucer.

In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed what?
A: Their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines").

Valentine's Day symbols that are used today include what?
A: The heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid.

Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to what?
A: Mass-produced greeting cards.

Saint Valentine's Day is an official feast day in what?
A: The Anglican Communion and the Lutheran Church.

 
The Valentines honored on February 14 are who?
A: Valentine of Rome and Valentine of Terni.

Who was Valentine of Rome?
A: He was a priest in Rome who was martyred in 269 and was added to the calendar of saints by Pope Galesius in 496 and was buried on the Via Flaminia.

The flower-crowned skull of Saint Valentine is exhibited in where?
A: In the Basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome.

Where are other relics found?
A: At Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church in Dublin, Ireland.

Valentine of Terni became bishop of Interamna (modern Terni) and is said to have been what?
A: Martyred during the persecution under Emperor Aurelian in 273.

He is buried on the Via Flaminia, but in a different location from whom?
A: Valentine of Rome.

Where are his relics?
A: They are at the Basilica of Saint Valentine in Terni (Basilica di San Valentino).

 
Jack B. Oruch states what?
A: "abstracts of the acts of the two saints were in nearly every church and monastery of Europe."

Where was Saint Valentine's head preserved?
A: In the abbey of New Minster, Winchester, and venerated.

J.C. Cooper, in The Dictionary of Christianity, writes what?
A: That Saint Valentine was "a priest of Rome who was imprisoned for succouring persecuted Christians."

Contemporary records of Saint Valentine were most probably destroyed during the what?
A: Diocletianic Persecution in the early 4th century.

In the 5th or 6th century, a work called Passio Marii et Marthae published a story of martyrdom for Saint Valentine of Rome, perhaps by what?
A: Borrowing tortures that happened to other saints, as was usual in the literature of that period.

The same events are also found in Bede's Martyrology, which was compiled when?
A: In the 8th century.

What does it say?
A: That Saint Valentine was persecuted as a Christian and interrogated by Roman Emperor Claudius II in person.

 
Claudius was impressed by Valentine and had a discussion with him, attempting to get him to do what?
A: Convert to Roman paganism in order to save his life.

Valentine refused and tried to do what?
A: Convert Claudius to Christianity instead.

Because of this, he was what?
A: Executed.

Before his execution, he is reported to have performed a miracle by doing what?
A: Healing Julia, the blind daughter of his jailer Asterius.

The jailer's daughter and his forty-six member household (family members and servants) came to do what?
A: Believe in Jesus and were baptized.

On the evening before Valentine was to be executed, he is supposed to have written the first "valentine" card himself, addressed to whom?
A: The daughter of his jailer Asterius, who was no longer blind, signing as "Your Valentine."

What expression was later adopted by modern Valentine letters?
A: "From your Valentine".

 
This legend has been published by whom?
A: Both American Greetings and The History Channel.

John Foxe, an English historian, states that Saint Valentine was buried where?
A: In the Church of Praxedes in Rome, located near the cemetery of Saint Hippolytus.

According to legend, what did Julia do?
A: "Julia herself planted a pink-blossomed almond tree near his grave.”

Today, the almond tree remains a symbol of what?
A: Abiding love and friendship."

In Norfolk, a character called 'Jack' Valentine knocks on the rear door of houses leaving what?
A: Sweets and presents for children.

Although he was leaving treats, many children were what?
A: Scared of this mystical person.

It has been celebrated as the day when the first work starts where?
A: In the vineyards and in the fields.

 
It is also said that birds do what on that day?
A: Propose to each other or marry.

Where does the earliest description of February 14 as an annual celebration of love appear?
A: In the Charter of the Court of Love.

The charter, allegedly issued by Charles VI of France at Mantes-la-Jolie in 1400, describes what?
A: Lavish festivities to be attended by several members of the royal court, including a feast, amorous song and poetry competitions, jousting and dancing.

Amid these festivities, the attending ladies would hear and rule on what?
A: Disputes from lovers.

The earliest surviving valentines in English appear to be those in the Paston Letters, written in 1477 by whom?
A: Margery Brewes to her future husband John Paston "my right well-beloved Valentine".

Valentine's Day is mentioned ruefully by “whom”, in William Shakespeare's Hamlet?
A: Ophelia.

In 1797, a British publisher issued The Young Man's Valentine Writer, which contained scores of what?
A: Suggested sentimental verses for the young lover unable to compose his own.

 
Printers had already begun producing a limited number of cards with verses and sketches, called what?
A: "mechanical valentines."

Paper Valentines became so popular in England in the early 19th century that they were what?
A: Assembled in factories.

Fancy Valentines were made with what?
A: Real lace and ribbons.

When was paper lace introduced?
A: In the mid-19th century.

In 1835, how many Valentine cards were sent by post in the United Kingdom, despite postage being expensive?
A: 60,000.

What kind of flowers are often sent on Valentine's Day?
A: Red roses.

In the United States, the first mass-produced Valentines of embossed paper lace were produced and sold shortly after 1847 by whom?
A: Esther Howland (1828–1904) of Worcester, Massachusetts.

 
Her father operated a large book and stationery store, but Howland took her inspiration from what?
A: An English Valentine she had received from a business associate of her father.

Intrigued with the idea of making similar Valentines, Howland began her business by what?
A: Importing paper lace and floral decorations from England.

A writer in Graham's American Monthly observed what in 1849?
A: "Saint Valentine's Day ... is becoming, nay it has become, a national holyday."

In 1868, the British chocolate company Cadbury created Fancy Boxes, a decorated box of chocolates, in the shape of a what?
A: A heart for Valentine's Day.

The U.S. Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately how many valentines are sent each year in the US?
A: 190 million.

When the valentine-exchange cards made in school activities are included the figure goes up to what?
A: 1 billion and teachers become the people receiving the most valentines.