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Answers to the St. Patrick's Day Quiz

Answers to the St. Patrick's Day Quiz

March 09, 2010

1) When did people start wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day?
1600’s -Correct Answer!
1700’s
1800’s
1984

2) Which of these rivers is dyed green each year on St. Paddy’s Day?
River Thames
Chicago River -Correct Answer!
Hudson River

3) When was St. Patrick born?
1000 B.C.
389 A.D. -Correct Answer!
1812 A.D.

4) St. Patrick was kidnapped by pirates at age 16 and sold as a slave in Ireland.
True -Correct Answer!
False

5) What type of meat is commonly found in traditional Irish Stew?
Corned beef
Ham
Lamb -Correct Answer!

6) According to pious legend, how did St. Patrick drive the snakes out of Ireland?
Playing a flute
Water (flooding)
Pounding drums -Correct Answer!

7) What new kind of marshmallow was added to “Lucky Charms” cereal in 2008?
Hourglasses -Correct Answer!
Rainbows
Horses
Kilts

8) Which statement is NOT true?
Lent restrictions are dropped on St. Patrick’s Day.
St. Patrick’s real birth name was Maewyn Succat.
Irish Spring soap was invented in Ireland. -Correct Answer!
It’s believed that St. Patrick died on March 17, 461.

9) Irish coffee was invented in which city?
Dublin
Boston
San Francisco -Correct Answer!
Chicago

10) Which U.S. city staged the first St. Patrick’s Day celebration?
Boston -Correct Answer!
New York
Chicago
San Francisco

11) What’s the traditional occupation for a leprechaun?
Actor
Shoemaker -Correct Answer!
Jockey
Investment banker

12) The shamrock is the national flower of Ireland.
True -Correct Answer!
False

13) A pint of Guinness has fewer calories than a pint of Budweiser.
True -Correct Answer!
False

14) Kissing the Blarney Stone is supposed to give you what gift?
Gift of gab -Correct Answer!
Good luck
Strength

15) Which of these is a real movie starring Ice-T?
Menace II Leprechauns
New Jack Leprechaun
Leprechaun in the Hood -Correct Answer!
Above the Rainbow

16) Where does a leprechaun hide his pot of gold?
At the end of a rainbow -Correct Answer!
Next to a four-leaf clover
In Scrooge McDuck’s house

17) Who started the tradition of pinching someone who isn’t wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day?
St. Patrick
School teachers
Kids -Correct Answer!
Bono


We hope you enjoyed the quiz and learned a lot about St. Patrick’s Day!