St. Patrick's Day Quiz
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Think you’ve got what it takes to outsmart those savvy leprechauns? Or at least win that trivia game at the bar? Test your St. Patty’s Day knowledge with this quiz.
By Kristen Clark,
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Question 1 of 10
Why is St. Patrick’s Day celebrated on March 17?Correct
Although rooted in religious aspects early on, this day now celebrates Irish pride with parades, green beer and green clothing.Incorrect
Question 2 of 10
St. Patrick was born around the fifth century. Which of the following statements is true about his life?Correct
Saint Patrick was born in Britain, kidnapped when he was 16 and brought to Ireland. He escaped but eventually returned to Ireland and worked to bring Christianity to the Emerald Isle.
P.S. – St. Patrick never eradicated snakes from Ireland. They were long gone from the island before he was born, due to the last ice age and Ireland’s climate being too cold for these legless reptiles.Incorrect
Question 3 of 10
“Erin go Bragh” – this traditional Irish saying means the following:Correct
Question 4 of 10
Leprechauns are known for being:Correct
Folklore has it that these mischievous pranksters live solitary lives, and if captured by humans they will grant three wishes for their freedom.Incorrect
Question 5 of 10
It’s a known fact that celebrators of St. Patrick’s Day gather on March 17 to imbibe. How much to be exact?Correct
It is estimated that people will drink about 13 million pints of Guinness on March 17, about two times more than any other day.Incorrect
Question 6 of 10
How did the tradition of wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day start?Correct
Many people immigrated to the U.S. from this small island at the turn of the 20th century.Incorrect
Question 7 of 10
Why are shamrocks associated with St. Patrick’s Day?Correct
The shamrock has three leaves and it grows all over Ireland so residents were familiar with the plant.Incorrect
Question 8 of 10
The Chicago River is dyed green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day before the annual parade is held. How much dye is needed to color this body of water?Correct
A non toxic dye turns the Chicago River green for about five hours.Incorrect
Question 9 of 10
The first St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in 1737 were held in which city?Correct
History has it that a group of elitist Irish immigrant men had a celebratory dinner on March 17 in 1737 to honor Saint Patrick, “the Irish Saint.”Incorrect
Question 10 of 10
Corned beef is a common entree eaten by Americans celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. How did it get its name?Correct
Originally, this phrase was coined by the British. Ireland became the hub for corned beef back in the 1600s as they had a lower salt tax than the British as well as plenty of cattle. However, most Irish back in the day were unable to a afford this meal so it was mostly exported.Incorrect