Thursday, March 17, 2011

St Patrick's Day Quiz

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Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Playground!
In honor of my Irish heritage, we're going to test your St. Patrick's Day knowledge today. I'm giving away a signed copy of Caught Off Guard and an advanced copy of What Might Have Been to the person who gets the most questions right.* Post your answers to the comments and I'll announce the winner tomorrow. To keep things fair, please don't discuss answers on the blog.
And for fun, tell us if you've got plans for tonight. Drinking green beer? Got your green on? Have you had to pinch anyone yet?
1. In Ireland, what does the color green stand for?

a. Spring
b. Countryside
c. Hope

2. What colors are on the Irish flag?

a. Green, white, orange
b. Blue, red, white
c. Green, red, white

3. Where was St. Patrick born?

a. Ireland
b. Britain
c. Africa

4. What did St. Patrick do?

a. He was a great explorer.
b. He was a missionary.
c. He was a war hero.

5. What is St. Patrick best known for?

a. Driving the snakes out of Ireland
b. Leading the country to war
c. Discovering Ireland

6. What is March 17th?

a. St. Patrick's birthday
b. The day St. Patrick died
c. None of the above

7. What do Irish people say about Saint Patrick?

a. He watches over them.
b. He decides if they will get into heaven one day.
c. Both of the above

8. What symbol stands for St. Patrick's day?

a. Shamrock
b. Egg
c. Snake

9. What is a shillelagh?

a. Leprechaun's outfit
b. Wooden pipe
c. Short, stout, oak club

10. According to legend, what should you never do if you catch a leprechaun?

a. Kiss him
b. Take your eyes off him
c. Tell your friends

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* if there's a tie I'll draw from everyone with the highest number of correct answers.


alinaduffer said...

Happy St. Patricks Day!

1. C- Hope
2. A- Green, white, Orange
3. B- Britain
4. B- He was a Missonary
5. A- Driving all of the snakes out of Ireland
6. B- The day St. Patrick died
7. A- He watches over them
8. A- Shamrock
9. C- Short, stout, oak club
10. B- Take your eyes off of him

Have a great day Ladies!!!

Jean Hovey said...

A, A, B, B, A, C, A, A, C, B.

I was once in Ireland on St. Patrick's day. On the way to Blarney we got in the middle of a parade by mistake. There were lots of farm implements and the Irish version of Boy and Girl Scouts.

I am not wearing green--yet. I am wearing blue flannel pajamas with moons on them. No plans, but tomorrow is my anniversary!

Playground Monitor said...

I only know he drove the snakes out of Ireland. My family is not Irish. I don't own anything green. Better stay home tomorrow or risk getting pinched.

Problem Child said...

Hey, look at that. I am wearing green. Yeah, I totally planned that.

catslady said...

1 C (I always think spring means hope - new beginnings and all that)
2 A
3 B
4 B
5 A
6 B
7 A
8 A
9 C
10B (but I wouldn't want to kiss him either lol)

Today happens to be our dinner/darts night out with friends and I definitely see some green beer in my future!

PM's Mother said...

I have spent most of this day watching the Savannah St. Patrick's Day parade on TV. This is the second largest SP Day parade in the nation. The Savannahians (sp?)go all-out for this day. Green is not my color so I'll stay at home and not get pinched.

Summer said...

C, A, B, B, A, B, C, A, C, B

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I am sporting a little bit of green, though no plans for tonight.

Angel said...

I actually wore green today, but didn't realize it was St. Patrick's Day until I was on my way to work. How fortuitous. :)

And I actually have an uncle who was born on St. Patrick's day, and yep, his name is Patrick. After 7 kids, my grandmother wasn't interested in originality. haha