Valentine's Day Quiz Answers

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1. b) 1868

A heart-shaped chocolate box was introduced by Richard Cadbury, the son of the confectionery company’s founder John Cadbury.

2. b) Almond tree

Julia, the daughter of St Valentine’s jailor planted an almond tree with pink blossoms near his grave. It remains a symbol of lasting friendship and love.

3. c) Simon Pegg

The Shaun of the Dead star was born on 14th February 1970 in Brockworth, Gloucestershire.

4. b) 1 billion

This makes Valentine’s Day the second largest seasonal card sending time of the year after Christmas.

5. b) 220,000

Lots of people choose this holiday to show their love and make the ultimate romantic gesture.

6. a) Heart monitor

In 2005, a group of college students launched the video-sharing website and on the same day in 1876 Alexander Graham Bell applied for his telephone patent.

7. a) 15%

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the majority of Valentine’s Day cards are purchased by women.

8. c) 73%

They might not be buying as many cards, but the majority of bouquets are bought by men.

9. b) Hugh Grant

Despite being a rom-com regular, he did not appear as part of the star-studded ensemble cast.

10. c) Amethyst

Supposedly worn by St Valentine, the gemstone is the birthstone of February and is thought to attract love.

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