Q.1 A Midsummer Night's Dream written by Shakespeare has these lines...
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind
And therefore is winged "XXXXX" painted blind.
Nor hath love's mind of any judgement taste;
Wings and no eyes figure unheedy haste.
And therefore is love said to be a child
Because in choice he is so oft beguiled
Who has been referred to by "XXXXX" in these lines?
Cupid. He is sometimes described as blindfolded. No wonder "Love is Blind"
Q.2 There are multiple references to different persons called Valentine, and one popular account of Saint Valentine of Rome says that he was imprisoned while performing weddings for soldiers, who were not allowed to marry.
He eventually healed the daughter of the jailer and before he was executed as a final farewell he signed a letter to her saying "Yours Valentine".
He was patron saint of Love and was also patron saint of ___________?
Beekeepers. Actually he is also patron saint of epilepsy, young people,travelers, plague & greetings.
Q.3 There are few references to St Valentine's Day before this great poet put down these lines in his 699 lines poem called "Parliament of foules" in the year 1382 and gets the credit for linking romantic love and St Valentine's day:
For this was on St. Valentine's Day,
when every bird cometh there to choose his mate.
Who was this great poet?
Geoffrey Chaucer, wrote this poem to honor the first anniversary of the engagement of King Richard II of England to Anne of Bohemia. He is much more well known for his " The Canterbury Tales" and is considered father of English literature.
Lupercalia, an ancient pastoral festival, observed between February 13 through 15, to ward of evil spirits and purify the villages.
Q.5 This is tomb in Binjaur village near Anupgarh, Rajasthan where even visitors from Pakistan were allowed to visit till Kargil war. Inside they believe is grave of two fictional Arabic lovers. Name them.
Laila Majnu. In month of June a fair is conducted where hundreds of newlyweds and lovers come to take blessings
Q.6 She was Polish and he was French. They worked together where he was her boss and were recognized worldwide for their work specifically discovery of certain elements. They got married in 1895 and he pass away in 1904. But she continued to work in the same field in the memory of the man she loved till she died of Leukemia.
Which couple are we talking about?
Marie and Pierre Curie. They discovered Polonium and Radium and were awarded Nobel prize. Marie Curie later won another Nobel to become the first one to get two Nobels.