March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day, the day we celebrate the national saint of Ireland and all things Irish. To mark the occasion and join in the fun, we wrote this quiz with some light Irish myths, legends and folk tales about Patrick’s life.
Patrick remembers converting to pagan Irish for the new faith of Christianity. But did you know that St. Patrick was also a writer? Surprisingly we have his autobiography and wrote a letter in which he condemned the British for their misbehavior towards the Irish.
Now it’s time for the quiz. Go and see if you have Irish luck! See if you can get full marks with your knowledge of St. Patrick and Ireland.
Q 1. St. Patrick belongs to which nationality?
(Answer is) British
(Note: Despite his Irish ties, St. Patrick was born in Great Britain. We are not sure – some say Scotland, some Wales, some England)
Q 2. What terrible event happened to St. Patrick when he was 16 years old?
(Answer is) He was kidnapped
(Note: He was living in Britain when he was abducted by pirates and taken to Ireland as a slave. He escaped six years later, but later converted to Christianity.)
Q 3. What is the myth that St. Patrick disappeared from Ireland?
(Answer is) Snake
Note: The myth states that St. Patrick chased all the serpent’s in Ireland into the sea after they attacked him whilst himself was with fasting. There was no snakes in Ireland that time, though enough more likely due to the fact that it is an island was isolated – there have not been any snakes that time since before the last Ice of Age.)
Q 4. The color green is associated with St. Patrick’s Day. Can wearing it help you prevent it?
(Answer is) Pinch
(Note: According to legend St. Patrick, if you anyone wear green on St. Patrick’s Day, He will be invisible to leprechauns. Ans surely, they like to pinch people as soon as they see them, so wearing green helps you avoid this)
Q 5. If you could catch a leper, what would he give you as a reward for his release?
(Answer is)Three wishes
Note: The rainbow. They will give you three wishes in return for their release, though no one knows how they caught it!)
Q 6. Why is St. Patrick’s Day celebrated on March 17?
(Answer is) The day he died
(Note: March 1 is the traditional date of a saint’s death, but in fact no one knows the day or year of his death).
Q 7. Patrick is believed to have died in the year 461. Where are his remains buried?
(Answer is) Dublin
(Note: He died in the city of Saul and was buried in St.PatrickDowntown. The city name is associated with St.
Q 8. In which city was the world’s first St. Patrick’s Day celebration recorded?
(Answer is) St. Augustine, Florida
(Note: Florida is a strange place that dates back to (1801). Apparently, the festival was hosted by Irish singer Ricardo Arthur)
Q 9. In Chicago, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by changing the color of which green?
(Answer is) River
(Note: The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Chicago begins with a boat sailing on the Chicago River, releasing Dine. Thousands of people watch from over the riverbanks as the river turns into green color before the celebrations start in earnest
Q 10. Blarney Stone is believed to have magical powers. What gift do you get for kissing?
(Answer is) Eloquent
(Note: The Blarney Stone sits on the highest floor of Blarney Castle near Cork. Legend has it that if you kiss the stone, from henceforth you’ll have excellent skill with words, be able to fool people with flattery, and convince them of almost anything!. Almost anything!)