Friday Fun: Answers from Valentine’s Trivia & Winners Announced

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Did anyone prove the old wives’ tale true? Is the first person of the opposite gender you met on Valentine’s Day going to be your future spouse? What a story if that did happen to you! Keep reading to find out the answers of last week’s Valentine’s trivia and see if you are a winner!

1) In the mid-1800s, a printer and artist named Esther Howland was among the first to produce Valentine’s Day cards in America. What state was Esther from?

  • Massachusetts
  • Virginia
  • Vermont
  • New York

2) True or False: Handmade paper Valentines were being exchanged in various parts of Asia in the early to mid-1400s.

False, Valentines were being exchanged in various parts of Europe

3) True or False: February 14 has long been associated with love and fertility, and it was believed that birds traditionally chose their mates on that day.

True

4) What decade did the diamond industry begin to promote Valentine’s Day as an occasion to give jewelry?

  • 1950s
  • 1960s
  • 1970s
  • 1980s

5) Fill in the Blank: An ancient Celtic tradition of involved giving hand-carved __________ as Valentine’s gifts. 

Wooden spoons

6) True or False: In the Middle Ages, it was believed that if a woman saw a robin flying overhead on that day, she would marry a farmer.

False, it was believed that if a woman saw a robin flying overhead, she would marry a sailor

7) True or False: Valentine’s Day is the second largest card-sending holiday.

True, Christmas is the largest card-sending holiday

8) How much does the average American spend on Valentines Day?

  • $50
  • $75
  • $100
  • $125

9) What is the average amount of proposals that take place each year on Valentine’s Day?

  • 90,000
  • 160,000
  • 190,00
  • 220,000

10) In which Shakespearean play does a character sing, “Good morrow / ‘Tis Valentine’s Day / All in the morning betime / And I a maid at your window / To be your valentine!?”

Hamlet

Congratulations to the winners, DONNA REPSHER, MARSHA COLE, and Susan Greenoe! Please email info info {at} suzannewoodsfisher {dot} com to claim a copy of Amish Values for Your Family.

 

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About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.

Comments

  1. Wen Dee says:

    I failed this quiz horribly, lol.

  2. Freda Mans says:

    Congrats winners!