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A Celebration of Love - St. Valentine's Day

written by: eyez2k1ss
 
February 14th is traditionally the day on which lovers express their love and affection for each other. Find out some interesting facts about the history of this most romantic holiday.

Question 1:


Although St. Valentine's Day was declared a Church holiday as early as 496, it was not until the 14th century, in medieval England and France, that it was associated with romantic love. What was believed to occur on February 14th, to cause this association?
Wild animals started their search for a mate.
Flowers began to blossom.
Birds started pairing off.
Spring season began.

Question 2:


Saint Valentine, a kind-hearted priest who according to legends lived in Rome during the third century AD, was sentenced to death, as he disobeyed the orders of which Roman emperor?
Claudius II
Julius Caesar
Nero
Theodosius I

Question 3:


Cupid, one of the major symbols in St. Valentine's Day celebrations, is a mythological character, son of which goddess?
Minerva
Vesta
Ceres
Venus

Question 4:


According to ancient legends, the phrase "Your Valentine", popular among lovers today, derived from St. Valentine's expression of love for his sweetheart, shortly before he died. How did he express his love?
In an ode
In a love note
In a love song
In a love poem

Question 5:


This female character, depicted by Shakespeare, delivers the following line in her insane speech: "Tomorrow is Saint Valentine's Day".
Gerthrude
Ophelia
Desdemona
Lady Macbeth

Question 6:


In the symbolic language of flowers, a rose of purple color given to someone on St. Valentine's Day, signifies what?
Attraction, suppressed due to intimidation
Love at first sight
Strong and passionate desire
Respect rather than love

Question 7:


In the United States, this holiday is the humorous and somewhat sarcastic alternative to St. Valentine's Day, also celebrated on February 14, but by those without a significant other.
Happy Singles Day
Singles Awareness Day
Singles Consciousness Day
Sad Single Day

Question 8:


The day of February 14, 1929 remained in history not with its romantic atmosphere, but with one of the most publicized murders in the United States. Which famous American gangster stood behind these murders?
Sam Giancana
Angelo Bruno
Pino Greco
Al Capone

Question 9:


This holiday is the Chinese equivalent of the Western, Saint Valentine's Day.
The Night of Sevens
Qing Ming Jie
Lantern Festival
Dragon Boat

 


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