Saint Valentine's Day Quiz

Published: Thursday 28th January 2010
  1. Saint Valentine is the patron saint of lovers, but what other group of people is he also patron saint?
  2. Traditionally lovers send cards on this day, who sent the first recorded Valentine's card?
  3. Which English author's poem "Parliament of Fowls", was said to first associate Saint Valentine with lovers?
  4. Cupid is often associated with Valentine's Day but who was Cupid?
  5. If you were in Wales on St. Valentine's day you might give your lover some "SWSUS", what would that be in English?
  6. Who wrote the poem that starts with the line, "My love is like a red,red rose"?
  7. What fruit is known as "The Love Apple"?
  8. Who were Shakespeare's "Star-crossed lovers"?
  9. Originally entitled "Francesca da Rimini", by what name is the sculpture by Rodin better known?
  10. Who played the title role in the film , "Shirley Valentine"?
  11. The singer Dickie Valentine had two UK number ones in the 1950s, can you name either of them?
  12. Who had members of a rival gang killed on St. Valentine's Day in 1929?
  13. Which famous explorer was killed on St. Valentine's Day by natives in the Sandwich Islands?
  14. Which actor from the 1920s was known as "The Latin Lover"?
  15. Which Valentine was the first woman in space?
  16. Who had hits with the following songs,(i)Heart of Glass, (ii) Heart of Gold, (iii) Heart Full of Soul, (iv) Here in my Heart and (v) Total Eclipse of the Heart
  17. What was the name of the round sweets which had short messages embossed on them?
  18. The author P G Wodehouse died on St. Valentine's Day in 1975, what did the initials PG stand for?
  19. The play "The Importance of Being Earnest" premiered on February 14th 1895 at the St. James Theatre in London. Who wrote it?
  20. Kevin Keegan, the famous English football player and manager was born on St. Valentine's Day in 1951, for what club did he begin his professional playing career?
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