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St Patrick's Day Quiz

A look at the history and traditions behind Ireland's celebrated St Patrick's Day! 10 Questions.

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What is the Irish Celtic for "St Patrick's Day"?

  • La Fhaile O’Reilly
  • La Fhaile Dermot
  • La Fhaile MaKelly
  • La Fhaile Padraig

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Saint Patrick's Day was made an official Christian feast day early in which century?

  • 15th
  • 16th
  • 17th
  • 18th

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St. Patrick is claimed to have rid Ireland of which creatures?

  • Snakes
  • Bears
  • Wolves
  • Rats

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St. Patrick is credited with bringing what to Ireland?

  • Leprachauns
  • Whiskey
  • Christianity
  • Potatoes

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St. Patrick's Day falls in Lent, but what has been exempted from Lenten restrictions for the day since the 1970s?

  • Horse racing and gambling
  • Attending church
  • Rugby and swearing
  • Eating, and drinking alcohol

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St. Patrick did not enter Ireland willingly, but was kidnapped for what purpose?

  • To spread the Christian word
  • Slavery
  • To purge the land of snakes
  • To be held for ransom

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Which distinctive tri-leaf plant, was used by St. Patrick to explain the Trinity to Irish pagans?

  • Clover
  • Virginia Creeper
  • Shamrock
  • Poison Ivy

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With which colour is St.Patrick originally associated and which still remains associated with the order of St.Patrick?

  • Blue
  • Orange
  • Green
  • Brown

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Green became associated with St.Patrick's day at a later date, and now tradition demands which penalty for nonconformists who fail to 'wear green' on the day?

  • To sit in the stocks
  • To be pinched
  • Cannot be served with alcohol
  • To be kicked in the backside

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In 1903, which Irish Member of Parliament introduced the "Bank Holiday (Ireland) Act" making St Patrick's Day an official public holiday?

  • George Wyndham
  • James Connolly
  • William O’Brien
  • James O’Mara