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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?
Spring season began.
Flowers began to blossom.
Wild animals started their search for a mate.
Birds started pairing off.

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?
Julius Caesar
Nero
Theodosius I
Claudius II

Question 3:


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

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 a love poem
In an ode
In a love song
In a love note

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


In the symbolic language of flowers, a rose of purple color given to someone on St. Valentine's Day, signifies what?
Strong and passionate desire
Love at first sight
Attraction, suppressed due to intimidation
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.
Sad Single Day
Happy Singles Day
Singles Awareness Day
Singles Consciousness 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?
Al Capone
Pino Greco
Sam Giancana
Angelo Bruno

Question 9:


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

 


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