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?
St George resigned his military post and protested against Diocletian's persecution and torture of which people?
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
Who was the original owner of the symbol we now consider to be St George's Cross?
St George is often identified with honour, bravery and which other English ideal?
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?
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
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
Boniface of Dommoc
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 first protest against Diocletian
Which playright died on St George's Day, 23 April?
Of which of the following social groups is St.George also the patron Saint?
Scouts and Guides
By tradition, what do the English wear in their button holes to mark St.George's Day?
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