Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Valentines Trivia hosted by Karoline Barrett

It's Valentine's month and our host for trivia is Karoline Barrett! Her prizes for this contest are 2 copies of Bun for Your Life 2 copies of Raisin the Dead when it comes out 4/19/16 and 1 Amazon gift card - $10.00(there will be mulitple winners)







1. During the Middle Ages, people in England and France held a belief that birds started to look for their mate from February 14.

2. Fashion designer, Valentino claims to be a direct descendant of Saint Valentine, and actually believes he was Cupid in a previous life.

3. Lucille Ball once sent Desi Arnaz $20,000 worth of Belgian chocolate (his favorite) as a Valentine’s Day gift.

4. Valentine is the patron saint of beekeepers, fainting, and epilepsy, among many other things.

5. The oldest surviving valentine dates from 1560. It is a poem written by Queen Elizabeth I to Robert Dudley.


Leave answers and email below and the winners will be chosen on Saturday February 6th by 12 AM EST,. You will have three days to respond. Good Luck everyone!

19 comments:

  1. Thanks for the chance to win great prizes! I hope I have these right.

    1. True
    2. False
    3. False
    4. True
    5. False. The oldest existing Valentine card is believed to be housed in the manuscript collection of the British Library. In 1415, Charles, duke of Orléans, gave his wife a valentine while being held prisoner in the Tower of London.

    ElaineE24 at msn dot com

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  2. 1. True
    2. False
    3. False
    4. True
    5. False … oldest surviving valentine is a poem Chaucer wrote around 1375

    peggyhyndman(at(att(dot)net

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  3. 1. True
    2. False
    3. False
    4. True
    5. False, The oldest surviving Valentine Card is from 1415 and is in the British Library Manuscript Collection. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  4. How fun! My email address is: maforbes231@yahoo.com.
    1. True
    2. False
    3. False
    4. True
    5. False

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  5. 1. True
    2. False
    3. False.
    4. True
    5. False. The oldest surviving Valentine Card was a card which was written in 1415 and now resides in the British Library. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. 1. True
    2. False
    3. False (unable to wrap my mind around what $20,000 worth of chocolate would look like!)
    4. True
    5. False (I got 1415 as the year for the oldest Valentine, too)

    bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  7. 1-True 2-False 3-False 4-True 5-False
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  8. 1. True. Charcer wrote about Bird searching for a mate I'm Valentine's.
    2. False. Valentino is eccentric but but crazy.
    3. False. I searched and searched and kind find anything but a reference to chocolates at Valentine's Day at the Lucy and Desi museum.
    4. True. Also love, young people, and married couples.
    5. False. Several sites defer but oldest reference I found was in 1415, Charles, duke of Orléans, gave his wife a valentine while being held prisoner in the Tower of London.

    Myra Ball. Email myraball@gmx.com

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  9. 1. True. Charcer wrote about Bird searching for a mate I'm Valentine's.
    2. False. Valentino is eccentric but but crazy.
    3. False. I searched and searched and kind find anything but a reference to chocolates at Valentine's Day at the Lucy and Desi museum.
    4. True. Also love, young people, and married couples.
    5. False. Several sites defer but oldest reference I found was in 1415, Charles, duke of Orléans, gave his wife a valentine while being held prisoner in the Tower of London.

    Myra Ball. Email myraball@gmx.com

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  10. 1. true
    2. false
    3. false
    4. true
    5. false

    J_A_M_5672@yahoo.com

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  11. 1. True.
    2. False.
    3. False. Desi suffered from diverticulitis. Chocolate would have made him miserable.
    4. True.
    5. False.

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  12. 1. True
    2. False
    3. False
    4. True
    5. False
    Thanks for the chance to win. I learned several things about the history of Valentines day too so thanks for that as well!
    magicgirl2357@yahoo.com

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  13. 1. True
    2. False
    3. False
    4. True
    5. False
    Thank you for the opportunity to do a little research!!! Fun!
    stkate00@aol.com

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  14. Wow, these were interesting questions! A couple that I couldn't find are wild guesses...thanks for the opportunity to win! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com
    1 True
    2 True
    3 False
    4 True
    5 False

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  15. Very interesting contest.
    diannekc8@gmail.com

    1. True
    2. False
    3. False
    4. True
    5. False


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  16. 1) True
    2) False
    3) False
    4) True
    5) False

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  17. THE WINNERS ARE:
    Myra Ball $10 Amazon Gift Certificate
    Cathy Serada copy of Bun for Your Life
    Dianne Casey Copy of Bun for Your Life
    MaryAnn Forbes Copy of Raisin the Dead (coming 4/19)
    Elaine Klingbeil Copy of Raisin the Dead (coming 4/19

    Congratulations ladies!! I will be emailing all of you!

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    1. Thank you so very much! Thank you, thank you!

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