The Luck O' The Irish

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Erin go bragh, leprechauns, shamrocks, etc., all have to do with St. Patrick's Day. How much do you know about this Irish holiday?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many leaves on a shamrock?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    B. 3
    Explanation
    OK, that was an easy one.

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  • 2. 

    What type of character is this?

    • A.

      Mythological

    • B.

      Fairy

    • C.

      Leprechaun

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    This character can be classified as mythological because it belongs to the realm of mythology and folklore. It can also be considered a fairy because fairies are often depicted in mythology and folklore. Additionally, it can be categorized as a leprechaun, which is a specific type of mythical creature in Irish folklore. Therefore, all of the above options are correct.

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  • 3. 

    According to Irish lore, what is supposedly found at the end of a rainbow?

    • A.

      Bricks of silver

    • B.

      Pretty lady

    • C.

      Pot of gold

    • D.

      Nothing

    Correct Answer
    C. Pot of gold
    Explanation
    According to Irish lore, it is believed that a pot of gold is found at the end of a rainbow. This mythological idea has been popularized in various stories and legends, suggesting that leprechauns, mischievous fairies, hide their pots of gold at the rainbow's end. The pot of gold represents wealth and good fortune, and finding it is considered a symbol of luck and prosperity.

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  • 4. 

    What is the name of the stone in Ireland that tourists go to kiss?

    • A.

      A rolling stone

    • B.

      Rosetta Stone

    • C.

      Blarney Stone

    • D.

      Sharon Stone

    Correct Answer
    C. Blarney Stone
    Explanation
    The Blarney Stone is a famous stone in Ireland that tourists visit to kiss. It is believed that kissing the stone will give you the gift of eloquence and persuasive speech. The stone is set in the wall of the Blarney Castle in County Cork, and visitors have to lean backwards over a parapet to kiss it. It has become a popular tourist attraction and a symbol of Irish folklore and charm.

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  • 5. 

    According to Irish legend, what does kissing the Blarney Stone supposed to bring?

    • A.

      Good luck

    • B.

      Skill of flattery

    • C.

      A lot of money

    • D.

      A rash

    Correct Answer
    B. Skill of flattery
    Explanation
    Kissing the Blarney Stone is believed to bring the skill of flattery according to Irish legend. It is said that those who kiss the stone will be blessed with the ability to speak eloquently and persuasively, allowing them to charm and flatter others effectively. This legend has made the Blarney Stone a popular tourist attraction in Ireland, with visitors hoping to acquire the gift of flattery by kissing the stone.

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  • 6. 

    What is the date of St. Patrick's Day?

    • A.

      March 1

    • B.

      March 15

    • C.

      March 17

    • D.

      March 31

    Correct Answer
    C. March 17
    Explanation
    St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17th. It is a cultural and religious holiday that commemorates the death date of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. This day is observed with parades, wearing green attire, and various festivities around the world, particularly in Ireland and among Irish communities.

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  • 7. 

    Which city in Wisconsin kicks off the week of St. Patrick's Day by changing their name to "New Dublin?"

    • A.

      New London

    • B.

      Milwaukee

    • C.

      New Berlin

    • D.

      Chippewa Falls

    Correct Answer
    A. New London
    Explanation
    New London, Wisconsin, kicks off the week of St. Patrick's Day by changing their name to "New Dublin." This means that during that week, the city temporarily renames itself to celebrate and embrace Irish culture and traditions.

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  • 8. 

    What color signifies St. Patrick?

    • A.

      Red

    • B.

      Yellow

    • C.

      Green

    • D.

      Blue

    Correct Answer
    D. Blue
    Explanation
    St. Patrick's--blue; St. Patrick's Day--green

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  • 9. 

    Which musical has an Irish tone to it?

    • A.

      Camelot

    • B.

      Cabaret

    • C.

      Oliver

    • D.

      Finian's Rainbow

    Correct Answer
    D. Finian's Rainbow
    Explanation
    Finian's Rainbow is the correct answer because it is a musical that has an Irish tone to it. The story is set in the fictional village of Rainbow Valley in the southern United States, but it incorporates Irish folklore and music into its plot. The characters often sing Irish-inspired songs and the overall tone of the musical has a distinct Irish flavor.

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  • 10. 

    What is St. Patrick the patron saint of?

    • A.

      Ireland

    • B.

      The Irish

    • C.

      Good luck

    • D.

      Leprechauns

    Correct Answer
    B. The Irish
    Explanation
    St. Patrick is considered the patron saint of the Irish because he is widely recognized for bringing Christianity to Ireland in the 5th century. He is also credited with using the three-leafed shamrock to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity to the Irish people. St. Patrick's Day, celebrated on March 17th, is a cultural and religious holiday honoring him and is widely observed by the Irish and Irish diaspora around the world.

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  • 11. 

    What is the supposed occupation of the leprechaun?

    • A.

      Shoemaker

    • B.

      Banker

    • C.

      Woodsman

    • D.

      Story teller

    Correct Answer
    A. Shoemaker
    Explanation
    The correct answer is shoemaker. A leprechaun is a mythical creature from Irish folklore, believed to be a shoemaker by trade. They are often depicted as small, bearded men wearing green clothing and a hat, and are known for their mischievous nature. In folklore, it is said that if you catch a leprechaun, they will grant you three wishes in exchange for their freedom. The occupation of shoemaker is closely associated with leprechauns in Irish mythology and popular culture.

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  • 12. 

    Where was St. Patrick born?

    • A.

      Scotland

    • B.

      Ireland

    • C.

      Britain

    • D.

      The Netherlands

    Correct Answer
    C. Britain
    Explanation
    St. Patrick was born in Britain.

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  • 13. 

    What did St. Patrick use to explain the concept of trinity to the Irish?

    • A.

      Shamrock

    • B.

      Leprechaun

    • C.

      Snake

    • D.

      Shillelagh

    Correct Answer
    A. Shamrock
    Explanation
    St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the concept of the trinity to the Irish. The shamrock, a three-leaf clover, was a visual representation that helped St. Patrick illustrate the idea of three persons in one God - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. By using the shamrock, St. Patrick was able to simplify and make the concept more understandable to the Irish people.

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  • 14. 

    Which U.S. city celebrated St. Patrick's Day in 1737?

    • A.

      New York

    • B.

      Washington, D.C.

    • C.

      Providence

    • D.

      Boston

    Correct Answer
    D. Boston
    Explanation
    Boston is the correct answer because it is widely recognized as the city that celebrated St. Patrick's Day in 1737. The city has a rich Irish heritage and has been hosting St. Patrick's Day parades since the early 18th century. Boston's celebrations are among the oldest and largest in the United States, making it a historically significant location for St. Patrick's Day festivities.

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  • 15. 

    Which was a traditional meat served in Ireland on St. Patrick's Day?

    • A.

      Cured pork

    • B.

      Corned beef

    • C.

      Salted ham

    • D.

      Fried chicken

    Correct Answer
    A. Cured pork
    Explanation
    Cured pork is the traditional meat served in Ireland on St. Patrick's Day. This is because curing pork was a common method of preserving meat in Ireland, and it became associated with the holiday over time. Corned beef, while often associated with St. Patrick's Day in the United States, is actually not a traditional Irish dish. Therefore, the correct answer is cured pork.

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  • 16. 

    What does the phrase "Erin go bragh" mean?

    • A.

      Ireland or Bust

    • B.

      Ireland Forever

    • C.

      Ireland First

    • D.

      Ireland is Best

    Correct Answer
    B. Ireland Forever
    Explanation
    The phrase "Erin go bragh" is an anglicized version of the Irish phrase "Éirinn go brách," which translates to "Ireland forever" in English. This phrase is often used as a patriotic slogan or a rallying cry to express love and loyalty towards Ireland. It signifies a strong commitment to the country and a desire for its continued prosperity and success.

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  • 17. 

    Which literary author is known for his limericks?

    • A.

      Edward Lear

    • B.

      William Butler Yeats

    • C.

      Jonathan Swift

    • D.

      James Joyce

    Correct Answer
    A. Edward Lear
    Explanation
    Edward Lear is known for his limericks. Limericks are a form of poetry that consist of five lines with a specific rhyme scheme and rhythm. Lear was a British author and artist who popularized the limerick form in the 19th century. He is best known for his book "A Book of Nonsense" which contains many humorous and nonsensical limericks. Lear's limericks often feature playful language and absurd scenarios, making him a beloved figure in the world of children's literature and poetry.

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  • 18. 

    Which food blight caused a famine in Ireland during the mid-19th century?

    • A.

      Corn

    • B.

      Wheat

    • C.

      Tomato

    • D.

      Potato

    Correct Answer
    C. Tomato
  • 19. 

    Which is NOT a color of the flag of the Irish Free State?

    • A.

      Green

    • B.

      Blue

    • C.

      White

    • D.

      Orange

    Correct Answer
    B. Blue
    Explanation
    The flag of the Irish Free State consists of three vertical stripes of green, white, and orange. Blue is not a color present in the flag.

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