Here’s some more Expat Living trivia for you! This time around, we’re getting your hearts fluttering with 20 questions about Valentine’s Day, dating, love and romance. Will you score like Casanova or will our quiz give you the cold shoulder?
#1 True or false: 13 February, the day before Valentine’s Day, is sometimes referred to as “Galentine’s Day”.
#2 Who said “Where there is love there is life”: Mahatma Gandhi, Buzz Lightyear or Kim Kardashian?
#3 Which American company, founded in 1910, is synonymous with gift cards?
#4 What’s the name of the monk who is known for inventing champagne? (Hint: he gives his name to a champagne brand.)
#5 Which of the following foods is not traditionally considered an aphrodisiac: oysters, strawberries, bagels, chillies?
#6 Who did Hermione Granger marry?
#7 Is Valentine’s Day a public holiday in any country?
#8 Which movie’s tag line reads, “Before Sam was murdered he told Molly he’d love and protect her forever.”
#9 “Wo ai ni” is “I love you” in which language?
#10 Is the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous kiss closest to six hours, 18 hours, or two and a half days?
#11 What is rose hip?
#12 Which Italian city is the setting for Romeo and Juliet?
#13 Google.com is the world’s most-visited website. The second most-visited website was launched on Valentine’s Day 18 years ago. What is it?
#14 The Beatles had four number one hits with the word “love” in the title; they were “She Loves You”, “PS I Love You”, “Can’t Buy Me Love” and which 1967 song?
#15 What does an open angle bracket followed by the number 3 symbolise in a text message?
#16 Which weapon-toting Greek god is often portrayed as the son of Venus and Mars?
#17 People of which profession are said to receive the most Valentine’s Day cards?
#18 Gustav Klimt’s famous oil and gold leaf painting of a couple embracing is called what?
#19 Which gangster is thought to have been behind the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre in Chicago in 1929?
#20 What does the O in XOXOXO mean?
What am I?
(If you can answer correctly on the first clue, you get 10 points, but you lose a point for each additional clue you require after that.)
- I’m a famous romantic film. (10)
- In the first draft of my screenplay, the two main characters didn’t end up together. This was later changed. (9)
- Tom Hanks turned down my male lead role. (8)
- Molly Ringwald was offered my female lead role but had to decline due to scheduling; later, she was able to play the character in a stage production of me. (7)
- My soundtrack album features Harry Connick Jr and others. (6)
- I’m set in New York. (5)
- My tag line is, “Can two friends sleep together and still love each other in the morning? (4)
- One of my most famous scenes includes the line, “I’ll have what she’s having.” (3)
- My stars are Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal. (2)
- I am “When who met who”? (1)
All the answers!
#1 True (the term derives from a 2010 episode of the TV show Parks and Recreation)
#4 Dom Perignon
#6 Ron Weasley
#9 Chinese (Mandarin)
#10 Two and a half days
#11 The fruit of the rose plant
#14 “All You Need is Love”
#15 A heart
#18 The Kiss
#19 Al Capone
Bonus: When Harry Met Sally