Millions of people in many countries around the world celebrate St. Patrick day each year. But do you know the history and tradition behind this special event? Whether you want to learn more or challenge yourself, check out the following trivia St Patrick’s Day quiz questions and answers.
St. Patrick’s Day Quiz Questions And Answers
1. What is the symbol of St. Patrick?
A. Clover leaf
2. When does St. Patrick’s Day takes place each year?
A. 17th February
B. 17th March
C. 17th April
3. Saint Patrick is the patron saint of which European country?
4. Many people believe that which animal does not exist in Ireland because St. Patrick banished them away?
5. By tradition, why do people put on green clothes on St. Patrick’s Day?
A. To bring luck
B. To avoid being pinched
C. To let people know they are Irish
6. What was the name of St. Patrick at birth?
A. Maewyn Succat
B. Alden Batilde
C. Trevet Beckette
7. In which city did the first St. Patrick’s Day parade in the United States take place in 1762?
A. New York
8. Who kidnapped and took St. Patrick as a teenager from Britain to Ireland?
9. Which meaning did Saint Patrick believe a clover leaf or shamrock symbolised?
A. The Holy Trinity
C. Good Luck
10. Which city in the United States dyes the river green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day each year?
B. New York City
11. Which colour was originally associated with St. Patrick’s Day?
12. What does the name Patrick mean in Latin?
A. Life saviour
B. Father of his people
C. Brilliant light
13. How many leaves are on a shamrock?
14. Which of the following is a nickname for Ireland?
A. Island of Patrick
B. The Emerald Isle
C. Angle Island
15. According to a popular belief, what does a leprechaun hide at the end of the rainbow?
C. A pot of gold
16. Which dish is often eaten in the United States on St. Patrick’s Day?
A. Sauerkraut and sausage
B. Cabbage and corned beef
C. Ring cake
17. In which U.S. city can you visit the famous St. Patrick’s Cathedral?
A. Detroit, Colorado
B. San Diego, California
C. New York City, New York
18. Which of the following is a nickname for Saint Patrick?
19. According to Irish old stories, the walking stick of Saint Patrick once miraculously turned into what?
A. A tree
B. A cross
C. A sword
20. What is the name of the bell that was removed from Saint Patrick’s tomb 6 decades after his death?
A. The Bell of Testament
B. The Bell of God
C. The Bell of Blessing
21. The Home of Saint Patrick Festival is held each year in which city?
B. Donegal Town
C. Newry, Mourne and Down
22. The remains of Saint Patrick are said to be located in which cathedral?
A. Down Cathedral, Downpatrick
B. St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast
C. Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
23. Which of the following colours is not on the flag of Ireland?
24. When did Saint Patrick start to spread Christianity to Ireland?
A. 2nd century
B. 5th century
C. 8th century
25. What is special about 17th March or Saint Patrick’s Day?
A. It is the day when Saint Patrick was born
B. It is the day when Saint Patrick died
C. It is the day when Saint Patrick first brought Christianity to Ireland
26. Which of the following U.S. President is of Irish descent?
A. John F. Kennedy
B. Bill Clinton
C. Richard Nixon
27. When you look away from Leprechaun, what will happen?
A. He plays a trick
B. He dances
C. He disappears
28. When did green become the symbolic colour of Saint Patrick?
A. During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I
B. In the Irish Rebellion in the 18th century
C. After the first World War
29. Saint Patrick was known for banishing all snakes from Ireland. This is actually a metaphor for what?
A. To convert pagans
B. To drive British people from Ireland
C. To throw off Roman rules
30. While green clothing is a tradition on Saint Patrick’s Day, why did Irish people originally find it a bad colour for outfits?
A. It does not mix well with other colours
B. It is the colour of fairies
C. Green dyes are expensive
31. Before 1961, which establishments were traditionally closed in Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day?
32. What does the phrase “Erin go bragh” literally mean?
A. Ireland free
B. Ireland forever
C. Ireland peaceful
33. When was the first St. Patrick’s Day parade held in Belfast, Northern Ireland?
We hope the “luck of the Irish” will be always with you after trying these St. Patrick’s day quiz questions and answers. To learn more about the history and culture, make sure to check out the following Easter quiz, this Halloween trivia quiz, or this Mother’s Day quiz.