The_Kiss_-_Gustav_Klimt_-_Google_Cultural_Institute.jpgFree quiz questions about St.Valentine's Day.

It's the day of love and pre-ordained spending predicated on a fear of losing one's petty grasp on "love". There have also been a couple of massacres and Captain Cook's last Valentine Card was a bloody one. Here is a set of quiz questions with Feb 14th as a theme.

 

    1. Which Rodgers and Hammerstein musical opened on Broadway in 1951 and includes a character named Anna singing the song 'Hello Young Lovers'?

      The King and I

      Anna sings this song when she tells the wives of the King of Siam about her late husband, and sympathises with the plight of Tuptim, the Burmese slave girl.

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    1. Which song was a number two UK chart hit for Tom Jones in 1968 and includes lyrics where the singer appears to confess murder, specifically a stabbing?

      Delilah

      The lyrics include "I felt the knife in my hand and she laughed no more".

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    1. Which famous British explorer was killed on St. Valentine's Day 1779 by natives of the Sandwich Islands, now known as Hawaii?

      Captain James Cook

      He was trying to kidnap the King of Hawaii but the locals beat and stabbed him to death on the beach,

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    1. In which 1987 film does an casual affair result in Glenn Close killing and boiling a pet rabbit?

      Fatal Attraction

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    1. Oliver Mellors was the title character of which banned novel, first publishedi n 1928?

      Lady Chatterley’s Lover

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    1. Which Oscar-winning actress nearly married Kiefer Sutherland in 1991, but called off the wedding three days before it was due to happen when she found out he’d been seeing a go-go dancer?

      Julia Roberts

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    1. The 1929 St Valentine’s Day Massacre took place in which US city?

      Chicago

      7 members of the North Side Gang were shot dead in a warehouse by gangsters said to be under Al Capone.

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    1. In which century did William Shakespeare write `Romeo And Juliet`?

      16th

      Believed to have been written between 1591 and 1595, the play was first published in a quarto version in 1597

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    1. In which Shakespeare play does Titania fall in love with a weaver?

      A Midsummer Night's Dream

      Titania is Queen of the fairies. The weaver is called Bottom and has been given the head of a Donkey by Puck

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    1. Which play by William Shakespeare begins with the lines "Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,…"?

      Romeo and Juliet

      Line is from the Prologue which is spoken by the Chorus (not an actual character)

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    1. Which Austrian painter's most famous works include a 1908 painting titled which uses oil paints and gold leaf titled 'The Kiss'?

      Gustav Klimt

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    1. Which Romantic poet of the early 19th century was described by one of his lovers, Lady Caroline Lamb, as "mad, bad and dangerous to know"?

      Lord Byron

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    1. What was the surname of the German gynaecologist who the erogenous area known as the "G-spot" is named after?

      Gräfenberg

      full name Ernst Gräfenberg

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    1. Which poet wrote a 1794 song which begins with the lines "Oh my Luve's like a red, red rose - That's newly sprung in June"?

      Robert Burns

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    1. What fruit are you said to be if you are accompanying a courting couple?

      Gooseberry

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    1. What are the surnames of Shakespeare’s two ‘star-cross’d lovers’

      Montague and Capulet

      Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet

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    1. Which former star of the TV show 'Neighbours' had her only number one hit in the UK Singles Chart in 2002 with the single 'Kiss Kiss'?

      Holly Valance

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    1. What was the name of the 1989 British film where Pauline Collins plays a bored housewife from Liverpool who travels to Greece to find love?

      Shirley Valentine

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    1. What was the Soviet cosmonaut who was the the first woman to fly in space?

      Valentina Tereshkova

      On Vostok 6 in 1963

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    1. In which 1993 film does a boy write to a woman called Annie, asking her to meet his father at the Empire State building on St. Valentine’s Day

      Sleepless In Seattle

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    1. Which 1980 film includes the story of the 'Saint Valentine Day Massacre of Boxing' which was a 1951 fight between boxers Sugar Ray Robinson and Jake LaMotta?

      Raging Bull

      Robert De Niro won an Oscar for playing LaMotta

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