ST. PATRICK'S DAY QUIZ

 

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?

Ireland

Iceland

Britain

 

St. Patrick was the patron saint of ____.
a. England
b. United States
c. Ireland

 

St. Patrick's Day marks the date of St. Patrick's _____.
a. birth
b. death
c. anniversary

 

The shamrock has _____ leaves.
a. four
b. three
c. five

 

Leprechauns are little make-believe _____ that live in Ireland.
a. fairies
b. cupids
c. angels


If you catch a leprechaun, you can make him tell you where he hides his ______.
a. money
b. silver
c. gold


Leprechauns wear suits of _______.
a. blue
b. green
c. yellow
 

 

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, means:

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":

1. Dublin
2. Wexford
3. Cork
4. Waterford

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:

    1.    Ryan's Daughter
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:

    1.    Frank McCourt
2. Ian Dunkirk
3. Bertie Ahern
4.
Gerry Adams

 

 

In November 1995, the people of Ireland narrowly passed a referendum legalizing:

    1.    Same-sex marriages
2. Abortion
3. Divorce
4. Marijuana

 

With 27,136 square miles of land, the Republic of Ireland is approximately half the size of this U.S. state:

1.    Montana
2. California
3. Louisiana
4. Arkansas

 

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