WHAT IS LOVE?
Baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me, no more

Ah, the lyrical poetry of Haddaway is at the forefront of the mind on this 2021 Valentines Day.
Wherever you are in the World I hope you have a soothing, peaceful and loving day with a special person or whatever else your heart desires, (as long as it’s legal).

Is your lovin’ knowledge up to the test? All of these questions have the theme of love, so to paraphrase an old poet, ‘If quizzes be the food of love, play on.’

Love shouldn’t be difficult, but this quiz might be! There are 14 questions to celebrate the 14th February...

QUESTIONS

1. We all know that Saint Valentine is the patron saint of love, but what else is he known as the saint for?

2. Who had a hit with ‘Love Shack’ in 1989?

3. In which city are the remains of St. Valentine kept in Whitefriar Street Church?

4. Which legendary Benedictine monk invented champagne?

5. We didn’t always associate the heart with love, in medieval times, what organ of the body was thought to produce the feeling of love?

6. Which Roman god has features of a plump baby with a bow and arrow?

7. Al Capone ordered the Valentine’s Day massacre in 1929 in which US city?

8. Who played Shirley Valentine in the movie of the same name?

9. In which city will you find Juliet’s Balcony?

10. If you are born on 14th February, what star sign are you?

11. Bridal roses are what colour?

12. Which monumental building was given as a symbol of love in memory of Emperor Shah Jahan’s wife?

13. What is sometimes called a love apple? (Hint-it’s a fruit)

14. The most famous lovers in the world are Romeo and Juliet, but what were their surnames?

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ANSWERS

1. We all know that Saint Valentine is the patron saint of love, but what else is he known as the saint for?
BEE-KEEPERS

2. Who had a hit with ‘Love Shack’ in 1989?
THE B52s

3. In which city are the remains of St. Valentine kept in Whitefriar Street Church?
DUBLIN

4. Which legendary Benedictine monk invented champagne?
DOM PERIGNON

5. We didn’t always associate the heart with love, in medieval times, what organ of the body was thought to produce the feeling of love?
LIVER

6. Which Roman god has features of a plump baby with a bow and arrow?
CUPID

7. Al Capone ordered the Valentine’s Day massacre in 1929 in which US city?
CHICAGO

8. Who played Shirley Valentine in the movie of the same name?
PAULINE COLLINS

9. In which city will you find Juliet’s Balcony?
VERONA

10. If you are born on 14th February, what star sign are you?
AQUARIUS

11. Bridal roses are what colour?
WHITE (They symbolise purity, innocence and humility)

12. Which monumental building was given as a symbol of love in memory of Emperor Shah Jahan’s wife?
TAJ MAHAL (Her name was Mumtaz Mahal)

13. What is sometimes called a love apple? (Hint-it’s a fruit)
TOMATO (It is meant to contain aphrodisiac properties)

14. The most famous lovers in the world are Romeo and Juliet, but what were their surnames?
ROMEO MONTAGUE and JULIET CAPULET  (1 point for each answer)

Maximum score – 15 points

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