Valentine's Day Trivia and Answers

If you're a romantic and a lover, Valentine's day trivia is right up your alley. TriviaQN has the flowers, the kisses and the ring to tie up your curiosity. With our trivia questions you're bound to put your knowledge to the ultimate test.

Hard

What is Valentine's Day referred to as in Finland?

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Answer: Friends Day
More information: On 14 February, the Finnish celebrate Ystävänpäivä or "Friends Day", which is designed to recognize all of a person's friends.

Medium

Cupid is described as having which ailment, according to Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"?

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Answer: Blindness
More information: Shakespeare describe Cupid as being blind as a metaphor for true love being based on inward qualities, not looks.

Medium

V-Day is also celebrated on 14 February. What is the purpose of this holiday?

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Answer: To end violence against women and girls
More information: V-Day is a global movement established in 1998 by author Eve Ensler to promote a cessation of violence against women and girls.

Hard

What is the name of the pagan festival that used to be held during the same period as Valentine's Day?

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Answer: Lupercalia
More information: Lupercalia was a festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture. It was held on the ides of February, i.e. the middle of that month.

Medium

Which city receives Valentine's Day cards annually addressed to the fictional "Juliet" of Shakespeare fame?

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Answer: Verona
More information: Verona, Italy is the setting of William Shakespeare's timeless "Romeo and Juliet" (1595), and to this day the city still receives thousands of Valentine's addressed to "Juliet"!

Medium

The first-known Valentine's love letter was written in which language?

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Answer: French
More information: Charles, the Duke of Orléans, was French royalty who wrote this letter to his wife while imprisoned by the English in 1415. Unfortunately this same wife died during his 24-year captivity.

VeryHard

What type of tree did the jailer's daughter who befriended Saint Valentine plant to commemorate his life?

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Answer: Almond
More information: After Valentine's execution the jailer's daughter, Julia, planted an almond tree with pink blossoms near his grave.

VeryHard

Which of the following former quarterbacks celebrates his birthday on Valentine's Day?

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Answer: Drew Bledsoe
More information: Drew Bledsoe was born on the 14th of February, 1972.

Hard

Which world-changing invention was patented on Valentine's Day, 1876?

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Answer: Telephone
More information: Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone on 14 February 1876, though a similar, controversial patent was also filed that same day by another inventor, Elisha Gray.

Hard

According to legend, what liquid does Cupid use when whetting his arrows?

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Answer: Blood
More information: Traditionally Cupid's arrows were sharpened on a stone whetted with blood. But his current, more-friendly representation is due to marketing efforts.



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