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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?
Birds started pairing off.
Flowers began to blossom.
Wild animals started their search for a mate.
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?
Theodosius I
Nero
Claudius II
Julius Caesar

Question 3:


Cupid, one of the major symbols in St. Valentine's Day celebrations, is a mythological character, son of which goddess?
Ceres
Minerva
Vesta
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 a love song
In an ode
In a love note
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".
Ophelia
Desdemona
Gerthrude
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?
Respect rather than love
Strong and passionate desire
Attraction, suppressed due to intimidation
Love at first sight

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.
Singles Consciousness Day
Sad Single Day
Singles Awareness Day
Happy Singles 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?
Pino Greco
Al Capone
Angelo Bruno
Sam Giancana

Question 9:


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

 


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