Thursday, March 17, 2011

A St. Patrick's Day Quiz, by way of a little celebratory fact checking of the holiday

Take our St. Patrick’s Day quiz, courtesy of the Philly News

By Peter Mucha Inquirer Staff Writer

Which of the following statements are true?

1. St. Patrick wasn't born in Ireland, and first set foot there as an abducted slave.

2. St. Patrick's real birth name was Seamus Flanigan.

3. March 17 is the day St. Patrick supposedly died.

4. Ireland never had any snakes for St. Patrick to drive out.

5. The first St. Patrick's Day parade was celebrated by Irish soldiers in Boston in 1762.

6. Kissing the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle is supposed to confer the gift of gab.

7. The area best known for the confections called Irish potatoes is the Philadelphia area.

8. A shillelagh is a long-stemmed pipe.

9. Irish poet W.B. Yeats said, "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

10. Scientists using slow-motion video have proven that bubbles can flow downward in a glass of Guinness.

11. "Erin go Bragh" is the name of Ireland's version of Victoria's Secret.

12. Irish whiskey is the ingredient that supposedly helps cream float on Irish coffee.

13. "Skirts and Kidneys" is the name of a popular Dublin casino.

14. Notre Dame's nickname, the Fighting Irish, goes back to Irish soldiers in the Civil War.

15. Qantas is the Irish airline.

and here is the link to the answers

 If you enjoyed that one, I offer this as a shorter, but more serious quiz with which to finish!
the only Irish Snakes
are those found
in Celtic Knotwork!

1 comment:

  1. Being British, I consider myself honorarily Irish. Well, along with spending a fair amount of time in the country.

    80% both quizes.