St Patrick's Day Trivia and Answers

Saint Patrick's Day is a special day not just for the Irish but for so many Christians as well. Here at TQN we have compiled a fun little collection of trivia questions that should be easy peasy to anyone

Challenge yourself with a St Patrick's Day Trivia Quiz!

Hard

What was the profession of St. Patrick's father?

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Answer: Deacon
St. Patrick's father was a deacon while his grandfather was a Christian priest.

Easy

St. Patrick wrote in his Declaration that when he was 16 years what happened?

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Answer: He was captured
According to his own writings, St. Patrick said he was was captured by Irish pirates when he was 16 years old. They kept him as a slave for several years.

Easy

According to popular myths, what did St. Patrick chase out of Ireland?

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Answer: Snakes
According to legend, the reason why there are no native snakes in Ireland is because St. Patrick drove all of them into the sea. Based on the legend, Patrick was forced to banish all Ireland's snakes because they attacked him while he was fasting in the wilderness.

VeryHard

Some Irish old stories suggest that St. Patrick's walking stick once miraculously tranformed into what object?

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Answer: A tree
There are Irish legends which say that St. Patrick stuck his walking stick (made of ash wood) into the ground at a place he went to evangelize. The stick later grew into a tree.

Easy

Are the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion the only churches which venerate St. Patrick?

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Answer: FALSE
The Lutheran Church and the Esatern Orthodox Church also venerate St. Patrick.

Medium

It is customary for the Irish prime minister (Taoiseach) to give the U.S. President what symbolic gift on St. Patrick's Day?

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Answer: A shamrock bowl
In the course of celebrating Saint Patrick's Day, it is customary for the Taoiseach (Irish head of state) to pay a courtesy call on the President of the United States at the White House and present him/her with a bowl of shamrock. This tradition began as far back as in 1952.

Easy

When do Christians celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

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Answer: 17th March
17th March has been traditionally observed by some Christians across the globe as St. Patrick's Day. They believe that St. Patrick died on that day.

VeryHard

A bell was removed from St.Patrick's tomb, 60 years after he died. What is this bell called?

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Answer: The Bell of Testament
A bell together with other items (relics) was retrieved from St. Patrick's tomb by Colum Cille. The bell was described as the Bell of Testament.

Hard

Who was the first President of the United States to attend a St. Patrick's Day parade?

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Answer: Harry S. Truman
In 1984, Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, attended a St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City. In doing so, he became the first American President to ever participate in a St. Patrick's Day parade.

Medium

Under whose presidency were the waters in the fountains of the White House first dyed green in honor of Saint Patrick's Day?

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Answer: Barack Obama
In 2009, under the Presidency of Barack Obama, the waters in the fountains on the north and south lawns of the White House were dyed green to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day. This was the first time in the entire history of the White House that this was happening. Since that time, the White House fountains (especially the one on the north lawn) have been dyed green to celebrate this holiday.



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