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How to play Valentine’s Day Trivia Game

Whether you’re playing in groups or by yourself, the Trivia Game is so fun and easy to play!

Playing by yourself

There are 40 Questions in this Valentine’s Day Trivia Quiz (with answers!). You’ll be seeing questions with multiple choices for answers.

Choose the answer that you think is correct or most fitting, then click on ”Show Answer” to see the correct answer.

Keep track of how many questions you got correct and see how well you did!

Playing in Teams

While the concept is the same as playing on your own (answer as many questions correctly as you can), you would need to set some ground rules if playing with a lot of people.

  1. Split all players into teams. Preferably in even numbers, otherwise you have to play in Round Robin.

  2. Assign one player to be the quizmaster or game master. This person is in charge of asking questions and managing the players throughout the game.

  3. Once everyone is ready, the game can begin. The quizmaster then begins to read out the answer.

  4. The first group to yell out their team name or get the quiz master’s attention gets a chance to answer. If the team gets the answer wrong, the other team gets a chance to answer or steal.

❗️ Note: Decide on how long each team gets to answer. The team stealing should get half of that time to answer.

At the end of it all, the team with the most correct answers wins!

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Valentine’s Day Trivia Questions for Everyone

Here you’ll find some Valentine’s Trivia Questions that are fit for anyone and everyone! These are some of the facts that most people may probably have heard about one way or another 😉

1. What is the origin of Valentine’s Day?

  • Greek
  • Romans
  • Egyptians
  • Pagans
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Romans

The day derives from Lupercalia, a Roman festival.

2. When was the earliest record of handing out Valentine’s Day cards?

  • 1430
  • 1415
  • 1400
  • 1200
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1415

Charles Duke, from Orleans, wrote to his wife whilst being imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1415

3. Where did the word “Valentine” come from”?

  • Valor
  • Vacatio
  • Vacuus
  • Valde
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Valor

The word Valor comes from the Latin word “Valorem” which is “strength, moral worth,” and a hint of “courage” is added later on.

4. Other than Valentine’s Day, what’s another holiday famous for giving out flowers?

  • New Year’s Day
  • Chinese New Year
  • Mother’s Day
  • Teacher’s Day
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Mother’s Day

Flowers represent life and fertility, which is why giving them to mothers is appropriate.

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5. Which Roman emperor ordered the death of St. Valentine?

  • Valentinian II
  • Theodosius II
  • Constantius II
  • Claudius II
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Claudius II

Most scholars believe that Valentine’s Day was intended to honor a priest, Valentine, who defied the order of Emperor Claudius II. Emperor Claudius believed that single men made better soldiers, so Valentine, seeing the injustice of this, continued to marry young lovers in secret.

6. Who created the first Valentine’s Day box of chocolates?

  • Milton Hershey
  • Richard Cadbury
  • Pietro Ferrero
  • Sint-Niklaas
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Richard Cadbury

In 1861, John Cadbury’s son, Richard Cadbury, helped increase sales by packing Cadbury chocolates in the world’s first heart-shaped candy box for Valentine’s Day

7. Which U.S. President lost both his wife and mother on Valentine’s Day?

  • William Howard Taft
  • William McKinley
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Woodrow Wilson
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Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt lost his first wife on February 14, 1884, due to kidney failure. He also lost his mother due to typhoid fever

8. A heart was carved into what as Valentine’s gift in Old Ireland?

  • Turnips
  • Leather
  • Trees
  • Spoons
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Spoons

It was important for a girl’s father to see that the suitor was capable of woodwork which was a good way to provide for his family.

9. When did the diamond industry begin to promote themselves as gifts for Valentine’s Day?

  • 1920s
  • 1940s
  • 1950s
  • 1980s
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1980s

While it isn’t clear which company exactly started it, it was around this time when several companies began promoting diamonds and jewelry.

10. What is Cupid’s name in Greek mythology?

  • Eros
  • Hermes
  • Eryx
  • Peitho
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Eros

While Eros is Cupid’s Greek counterpart, Aphrodite is Venus’

11. What chemical in one’s brain is also known as the love hormone?

  • Serotonin
  • Oxytocin
  • Dopamine
  • Endorphins
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Oxytocin

Levels of oxytocin often increase during hugging and/or orgasm.

12. Which state in America produces the reddest roses?

  • California
  • Washington
  • Florida
  • New Jersey
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California

California produces about 60% of all the roses for Valentine’s Day.

13. What is the highest-grossing romance movie between the following?

  • Titanic
  • Forrest Gump
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Beauty and the Beast (live-action)
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Titanic

While Titanic is also one of the most tragic films, it is the top-grossing romance film with $2.19 billion.

14. In what year did Hallmark release its first Valentine’s Day product?

  • 1820
  • 1900
  • 1913
  • 1916
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1916

The offer to make Valentine’s Day cards happened in 1913, but it was only in 1916 did the actual production start.

15. Where can you find St. Valentine?

  • Greece
  • Madrid
  • Rome
  • Paris
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Rome

The skull of St. Valentine is on display in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome.

Valentine’s Day Trivia for Kids

It’s a good thing to help kids understand more about the things that happen around them! So why not try to get them to learn more about Valentine’s Day? 🥰

1. Which Valentine’s Day treat had a different purpose when it first came out?

  • Candy Hearts
  • Chocolates
  • Flowers
  • Cards
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Candy Hearts

It was initially made by Oliver Chase in 1847 as medical lozenges.

2. Cupid is the son of which Roman God?

  • Diana
  • Mars
  • Venus
  • Mercury
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Venus

Venus is the Roman God of love, which makes sense.

3. Which is the flower associated with Valentine’s Day?

  • Lily
  • Rose
  • Carnation
  • Sunflower
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Rose

The red rose is said to be the favorite flower of Venus, a Roman God.

4. What is the most common symbol on Valentine’s Day?

  • Triangle
  • Square
  • Circle
  • Heart
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Heart

The heart is connected to Valentine’s Day because many people believe that it is the source of all human emotions.

5. What is a story most remembered on Valentine’s Day?

  • Macbeth
  • Hamlet
  • Romeo & Juliet
  • Edward III
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Romeo & Juliet

One of the most tragic love stories of all time by Shakespeare. They lived in Verona, Italy, so every year, thousands of Valentine’s Day cards are sent to Verona addressed to Juliet.

6. What fruit is also known as the “love apple”?

  • Pears
  • Tomato
  • Grapes
  • Cherry
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Tomato

It was because of their heart shape and was thought to be an aphrodisiac

7. What is the name of the cherub that is the symbol for Valentine’s Day?

  • Orpheus
  • Aeneas
  • Lares
  • Cupid
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Cupid

Cupid is a part of Roman mythology and is the son of Venus.

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8. What does the “X” in XOXO stand for?

  • Hugs
  • The Cross
  • Kiss
  • Rejection
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Kiss

Unclear when XOXO came together, but one of the earliest documented instances of seeing “XOXO” is in 1960.

9. Red roses are known to be a sign of love, what color symbolizes friendship?

  • Blue
  • White
  • Purple
  • Yellow
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Yellow

Yellow roses have been associated with joy and cheer because of their bright color. This is why it’s much fitting to symbolize friendship

10. What does Cupid hold?

  • Harp
  • Bow and Arrow
  • Sword
  • Heart
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Bow and Arrow

Cupid is the God of Love and is usually portrayed as a baby with wings (or cherub) that holds a bow and arrow. It is said that he shoots his arrows and can make anyone fall in love.

11. Which of the following is not usually given out on Valentine’s Day?

  • Jewelry
  • Cake
  • Fruit Baskets
  • Poetry
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Fruit Baskets

Chocolates, Cards, and Flowers are one of the most common gifts for Valentine’s Day.

12. What color symbolizes love?

  • Red
  • White
  • Pink
  • Yellow
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Red

Red is the color for passion and love.

13. What do you need to kiss for it to become a Prince?

  • Fairy
  • Frog
  • Bear
  • Fish
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Frog

Made famous by the Princess and the Frog (or The Frog Prince), the Princess had to kiss the frog in order for it to transform back to a Prince.

14. What is Shakespeare’s most romantic play?

  • Titanic
  • Romeo & Juliet
  • Macbeth
  • Pamela
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Romeo & Juliet

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is about a couple that couldn’t be together because of their families but had so much love for one another that lead to a tragic ending.

15. Which country declared Valentine’s Day an official public holiday?

  • America
  • France
  • Spain
  • None
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None

As sad as it may sound, but no country has declared Valentine’s Day as an official public holiday.

Funny Valentine’s Day Trivia Questions

Here are some Valentine’s Day Trivia questions that not many may know. Some of them can be unusual facts 😂

1. About how many greeting cards are bought each year?

  • 1 million
  • 500 million
  • 144 million
  • 231 million
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144 million

This is in the U.S alone, according to Hallmark

2. Women who buy flowers on Valentine’s Day have most likely bought them for who?

  • Her children
  • Her significant other
  • Her mother
  • Herself
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Herself

Most women that buy flowers on Valentine’s Day are for themselves, according to a study by Ispos-Insight in 2004.

3. On average, how many marriage proposals are made every Valentine’s Day?

  • 220,000
  • 100 million
  • 500,000
  • 1,000
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220,000

This is just the average number of wedding proposals on Valentine’s Day each year.

4. In medieval times, girls/women ate bizarre foods on Valentine’s Day. Why is this?

  • To make them more desirable with men
  • To meet their future partner
  • To dream about their future spouses
  • To make them look stronger
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To dream about their future spouses

One of the more famous treats in these bizarre foods is a roasted hedgehog!

5. What percentage of all Valentine’s Day cards purchases are by women?

  • 5%
  • 20%
  • 85%
  • 92%
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85%

According to the Greeting Card Association, about 85% of Valentine’s Day cards are purchased by women yearly.

6. What is normally accompanied by chocolates?

  • Bouquet of Flowers
  • Jewelry
  • Cards
  • Cake
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Bouquet of flowers

Chocolates and flowers go together so well! It’s just the perfect Valentine’s Day gift!

7. What’s one of the most famous superstitions on Valentine’s Day during Victorian Times?

  • You can’t eat the chocolates your lover gave you
  • It’s bad luck to sign a Valentine’s Day card
  • If your Valentine’s doesn’t return that love, you can never find love again
  • Giving flowers assures you of your Valentine’s love
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It’s bad luck to sign a Valentine’s Day card

It was just a superstition though, which could have been confusing to some, but useful to others.

8. What is the custom of Valentine’s Day in Japan?

  • Men had to give chocolates to their mothers-in-law too
  • Women would give men chocolates
  • Men are supposed to clean the entire house
  • Women should be the only ones moving into the house
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Women would give men chocolates

Don’t worry though, Japanese men are expected to return the favor during “White Day” on March 14.

9. What’s the most common unusual recipient of a Valentine’s Day card?

  • Pets
  • Police
  • Plants
  • Spiritual Gods
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Pets

Yes, believe it or not, pets are one of the top recipients of a Valentine’s Day card! They deserve the love too!

10. What percentage of those who buy flowers on Valentine’s day are bought by men?

  • 90%
  • 82%
  • 73%
  • 54%
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73%

While this is only an approximate, yes, those who buy flowers are 73% men, while the remaining 27% are women

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