K E Y - FACIT
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated to commemorate
which of the following events?
Itís the day St Patrick died.
Itís the day St Patrick was born.
Itís the day St Patrick drove snakes out of Ireland.
Which one of the following do you know as the
day St Patrick died?
March 17, BC 461
March 17, AD 100
March 17, AD 461
Where was St. Patrick born?
St. Patrick was the patron saint of ____.
b. United States
St. Patrick's Day marks the date of St. Patrick's _____.
The shamrock has _____ leaves.
Leprechauns are little make-believe _____ that live in Ireland.
If you catch a leprechaun, you can make him tell you where he hides his
Leprechauns wear suits of _______.
Some areas in Ireland are known to receive this many inches of rain each
year, which accounts for the brilliantly green grass that has earned Ireland the
nickname the "emerald isle":
1. Sixty inches
2. Seventy inches
3. Eighty inches
4. Ninety inches
"Erin Go Bragh," a phrase heard often on St. Patrick's Day,
1. I Love Ireland
2. Ireland Forever
3. Brave and Free
4. Ireland, My Home
Irish tradition says that anyone who kisses the blarney stone, which is
located near this town, will be blessed with the Irish "gift of gab":
This Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet and playwright was also a senator of
the Irish Free State from 1922 to 1928:
1. George Bernard Shaw
2. James Joyce
3. Jonathan Swift
4. William Butler Yeats
This film, shot in Ireland in 1952, was directed by John Ford:
2. The Quiet Man
3. The Dead
4. The Informer
Traditional Irish music has found an international audience with the
popularity of such Celtic bands as:
1. The Chieftains
2. The Lads
3. Shannon Rovers
4. Sweet Honey in the Rock
Today, the prime minister of the Republic of Ireland is:
2. Ian Dunkirk
3. Bertie Ahern
4. Gerry Adams
In November 1995, the people of Ireland narrowly passed a referendum
With 27,136 square miles of land, the Republic of Ireland is
approximately half the size of this U.S. state:
Today, this number of Americans trace their ancestry back to Ireland:
1. Ten million
2. Twenty-five million
3. Forty million
4. Sixty-five million
- St. Patrick's Day Quiz by Kjell WR Ė