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.

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

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.

Easy

Which of the following isn't another name for Saint Patrick's Day?

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Answer: All Saints' Eve
All Saints' Eve is not another name for Saint Patrick's Day. It is rather an alternative name for for Halloween. The following are alternative names for Saint Patrick's Day: Feast of Saint Patrick, Lá Fhéile Phádraig, Patrick's Day, (St) Paddy's Day and (St) Patty's Day.

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.

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

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.

Hard

What year did the first Saint Patrick's Day parade take place in Russia?

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Answer: 1992
Russia's first ever Saint Patrick's Day parade was held in the city of Mexico in 1992.

Easy

Saint Patrick's Day has a very famous traditional symbol? What is this symbol?

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Answer: The Shamrock
St. Patrick's Day is widely represented by the Shamrock. This is a three-leafed plant that according to legend was used by Saint Patrick in explaining the concept of the Christian Holy Trinity to pagans from Ireland.

Medium

In the United States, it is traditional to plant what seeds on St. Patrick's Day?

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Answer: Pea seeds
It's a common tradition in America for people to plant pea seeds on St. Patrick's Day. According to this tradition, planting the peas brings good fortune to the planter.



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