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

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
More information: 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.

Easy

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

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Answer: He was captured
More information: 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.

VeryHard

In which country was the first Saint Patrick's Day parades begin?

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Answer: United States
More information: The first St. Patrick's Day parade is reported to have taken place in New York City, United States in 1762. It wasn't until somewhere in the 20th century that these parades started being held in Ireland.

Medium

Which of the following is one of the significances of St. Patrick's Day?

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Answer: It commemorates the introduction of Christianity to Ireland.
More information: The day is celebrated to honor the life of St. Patrick and the birth of Christianity in Ireland.

Hard

In which city was the very first St. Patrick's Day celebration observed?

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Answer: St. Augustine
More information: According to a 2017 research by Dr. Michael Francis, the first recorded celebration of St. Patrick's Day in the world was in the city of St. Augustine in the American State of Florida.

Medium

In 2015, what major water body in the State of Indiana's capital city, Indianapolis, was dyed green during the celebration of St. Patrick's Day?

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Answer: The White River
More information: Covering a distance of approximately 312 miles, the White River is one of the longest rivers in the State of Indiana. This river was dyed green in 2015 in celebration of that year's St. Patrick's Day.

Hard

When was the first time that the American city of Chicago dyed the famous Chicago River green in commemoration of Saint Patrick's Day?

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Answer: 1962
More information: 1962 was the first time that the city of Chicago in the United States dyed the Chicago River green to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day. Ever since then, the city dyes the Chicago River green every Saint Patrick's Day. The authorities use roughly around 45 pounds of green dye to convert the entire color of the river green. This beautiful spectacle is often witnessed by hundreds of thousands of people.

Easy

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

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

Hard

At the age of 16, Saint Patrick was kidnapped by pirates. What work did his captors force him to do?

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Answer: They made him tend and rear animals.
More information: After he was captured by Irish pirates, St. Patrick spent 6 years of his young life taking care of animals before he later escaped.

Easy

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

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Answer: All Saints' Eve
More information: 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.



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