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Marriage Trivia: The Great Quiz

Trivia about Wedding nuptials

The Marriage Trivia: The Great Big Quiz is the best way to test  your knowledge on more modern wedding practices and ceremonies with 10 quick questions. The questions include everything from wedding cakes to best men. And if you’re unable to answer them all correctly, you’ll definitely learn a few new facts.

Nobody knows the true origins of weddings and marriages. The first recorded evidence of a marriage ceremony uniting one woman and one man dates from about 2350 BC. Marriages weren’t even seen as a religious ceremony until the rise of the Roman Catholic Church. Thereafter, a blessing from a priest became necessary for the marriage to be legally recognised.

So, do you have what it takes to answer the questions correctly? Take the Marriage Trivia: The Great Big Quiz now to find out.

  • Question of

    Who married childhood friend Jason Allen Alexander in Las Vegas in 2004, only to have her marriage annulled 55 hours later?

    • Britney Spears
    • Kim Kardashian
    • Kelly Rowland
    • Miley Cyrus
  • Question of

    Why does the groom stand on the right during the wedding?

    • Because in early, more violent times, he needed his sword arm free in case of trouble
    • To allow the bride’s family to clearly identify him
    • So the best man can offer physical support if needed
    • To prevent the groom from running away
  • Question of

    Why does the wedding cake come with tiers or layers?

    • It’s an Anglo-Saxon invention resulting from wedding guests’ habit of bringing small cakes and stacking them
    • A French chef devised it to save on ingredients
    • To increase quantity without using up space on crowded tables
    • So that the cake can be cut without having to bend down
  • Question of

    What’s the average age men and women get married in Canada, according to United Nations research?

    • 31 for men, 29 for women
    • 28 for men, 25 for women
    • 32 for men, 30 for women
    • 35 for men, 32 for women
  • Question of

    Why does the groom traditionally have a best man?

    • To help him fight off resistance from the bride’s family as in Anglo-Saxon times, men sometimes stole women as wives and would ask their strongest friend along for muscle power 
    • To act as substitute and marry the bride if anything should happen to the groom
    • To pay for the drinks
    • To get him to the church on time
  • Question of

    When did bridegrooms join their wives in putting on a wedding ring?

    • During the Second World War, women gave their husbands rings as a keepsake
    • In the 1960’s as a mark of sexual equality
    • In Victorian times, as a symbol of wealth
    • In Roman times to signify ownership
  • Question of

    In which movie does Dustin Hoffman (Benjamin) persuade Katharine Ross (Elaine) to jilt her all American jock fiancé at the altar and run away with him?

    • The Graduate
    • The Wedding Planner
    • American Wedding
    • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • Question of

    What was the original purpose of the bridesmaids?

    • To fool evil spirits as they dressed like the bride and kept her safe from their attention
    • To entertain the wedding party
    • To indicate they wanted to marry next
    • To make sure the bride did not change her mind
  • Question of

    How many weddings take place annually in Las Vegas, according to Marriage License Statistics?

    • 110,000
    • 50,000
    • 250,000
    • 1,000,000
  • Question of

    Who bought the first recorded diamond engagement ring?

    • King Maximilian I of Germany before he proposed to Mary of Burgundy in 1477
    • Henry VIII
    • Richard Burton
    • King Solomon

Written by Alex Trivia


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