Love, Sex and War Quiz!

In 2018, I hosted a 44-question quiz entirely on the theme – Love, Sex and War on Valentine’s Day! A year later, sharing ten questions from the quiz. Let’s get cracking!  

Questions  (Scroll down for the answers) 

1. The symbolism of rose colours is deep in tradition. Depending on what one wishes to convey, a colour of rose can be used. What does the Lavender coloured-rose symbolise? 

2. Sex is a 1992 coffee table book written by this American singer. Its release coincided with the launch of her fifth studio album, Erotica. Who is the singer? 

3. The wars of Diadochi were a series of wars fought between the generals, and successors of this King over the rule of his vast empire. It took place for nearly fifty years (between 322 BCE and 275 BCE) after the demise of which King? 

4. Which Spanish city’s name is derived from the Latin word meaning ‘strength/capacity’? 

5. George Orwell used the term ‘nonhostile belligerency’ to describe this in 1945. It was popularised in the US in 1947 by Bernard Baruch (advisor to the US President) by another name, something that was used for a long time. What two-word term did Baruch popularise? 

6. Diana Gabaldon won the Romance Writers of America award for this novel in 1991. She went on to write seven more parts in the series and was adapted to television in 2014. The story is of WW II – nurse Claire Randell and her time travel to 18th century Scotland. Which novel? 

7. During WW I, what did the young women from Vryjacka Banja (Serbia) decide to do to protect their own loves after hearing the tragic story of Relja and Nada which resulted in Nada dying due to heartbreak from her unfortunate love? (This practice is banned in many places around Europe.) 

8. Mary Westmacott wrote six novels under the genre of ‘romance’ – Giant’s Bread, Unfinished Portrait, Absent in the Spring, The Rose and the Yew Tree, A Daughter’s a Daughter and The Burden. Mary Westmacott was a pseudonym used by the author who was more famous in another genre. Which author? 

9. Ernst __________ was a German-born physician known for his work for developing an intrauterine device (IUD) and for his studies of the role of women’s urethra in orgasm. Which body part is named after him? 

10. The story of this club started in the 1930s when Ettore Solimani, the guardian of _____’s Tomb, began gathering the first letters people left at the grave and moved by this phenomenon, he started replying, thus becoming the first ______’s secretary. Which club and in which city is it located? (2 points) 





  1. Love at first sight/enchantment
  2. Madonna
  3. Alexander the Great
  4. Valencia from Valentia
  5. Cold War
  6. Outlander
  7. Fixing padlocks with names of the loved ones.
  8. Agatha Christie
  9. G-spot or Gräfenberg spot
  10. Juliet and Verona

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