Specialist: love

From the quiz on 10/2/15.

  1. Which Gilbert & Sullivan opera is subtitled “The Lass That Loved a Sailor”? H.M.S. Pinafore

  2. Which American alternative rock band was formed in 1989 by Eric Erlandson and Courtney Love? Hole

  3. Becky Thatcher is the love interest of which classic literary character? Tom Sawyer

  4. Which English racecourse features a fence called Valentine’s Brook? Aintree

  5. In the Simpsons episode I Love Lisa, to whom does Lisa give a train-themed Valentine’s card with the words “I Choo-Choo-Choose You”? Ralph Wiggum

  6. In Greek mythology, which sculptor falls in love with one of his own statues that Aphrodite brings to life — and for a bonus point, what name, referring to the milky whiteness of the marble, is this statue commonly given? Pygmalion; Galatea

  7. Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine are the protagonists of which classic video game? Resident Evil

  8. Davis Love III is a professional player of which sport? Golf

  9. Which explorer was killed by natives in Hawaii on Valentine’s Day, 1779? James Cook

  10. Celebrated on 25th January in honour of the Welsh patron saint of love and lovers, what is the native Welsh equivalent of St Valentine’s Day? St Dwynwen’s Day (Dydd Santes Dwynwen)

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