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Factoids Quiz 63 St. George's Day

A 2012 survey showed that 25% of English people do not know that St.George is their patron saint. It's time to put that right! 12 Questions.

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St George is believed to have been a brave Roman soldier in the Guard of which Roman the Emperor?

  • Galerius
  • Numerian
  • Maximian
  • Diocletian

Question 2 Photo

St George resigned his military post and protested against Diocletian's persecution and torture of which people?

  • Pagans
  • Persians
  • Christians
  • Egyptians

Question 3 Photo

On which date did Diocletian have St George dragged through the streets of Nicomedia, Turkey, and beheaded?

  • 23rd of April 303
  • 15th May 290
  • 29th August 297
  • 3rd January 310

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Who was the original owner of the symbol we now consider to be St George's Cross?

  • St.Edmund
  • St.Paul
  • St. Ambrose
  • St.Crispin

Question 5 Photo

St George is often identified with honour, bravery and which other English ideal?

  • Stamina
  • Loyalty
  • Fortitude
  • Gallantry

Question 6 Photo

St George was adopted as the Patron Saint of England because the story in 'The Golden Legend' was similar to an Anglo-Saxon legend depicting the slaying of which creature?

  • Phoenix
  • Dragon
  • Behemoth
  • Minotaur

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As what did mediaeval mythology depict the meaning of killing of a dragon?

  • Driving away evil spirits
  • Killing a king
  • Healing the sick
  • Defeating a Pagan god in battle

Question 8 Photo

Before the cult of St. George was brought back from the Crusades by Richard I, which of the Whuffings, East Anglia's ruling family, was the top choice for England's patron saint?

  • Edmund the Martyr
  • Wehha
  • Boniface of Dommoc
  • Ealdwulf

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In 1222, April 23 was selected and named St George's Day in recognition of which event in his history?

  • The conversion of Diocletian's wife to Christianity
  • His death
  • His first protest against Diocletian
  • His birth

Question 10 Photo

Which playright died on St George's Day, 23 April?

  • John Heywood
  • George Macropedius
  • William Shakespeare
  • John Marston

Question 11 Photo

Of which of the following social groups is St.George also the patron Saint?

  • Scouts and Guides
  • The Masons
  • Salvation Army
  • Womens' Institute

Question 12 Photo

By tradition, what do the English wear in their button holes to mark St.George's Day?

  • Red carnation
  • White heather
  • Red rose
  • Red poppy