A Wee Irish Quiz

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In honor of a favorite holiday, St. Patrick’s Day, I wrote a challenge for those who appreciate the “wearin’ of the green.” So fellow readers, test your knowledge of Irish history and culture. Good luck!

  1. What Irish plant represents the Trinity used by Christians?
  2. St. Patrick was born in Ireland. True or False?
  3. Northern Ireland uses which form of currency (Euro or Pound Sterling)
  4. Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional Irish dish. True or False?
  5. According to Irish Law, pubs in the Republic of Ireland are closed on which holiday (St. Patrick’s Day, Ash Wednesday, or Good Friday)
  6. Palm trees grow in Ireland. True or False?
  7. All Guinness is brewed in Dublin. True or False?
  8. What animal did St. Patrick drive from Ireland?
  9. Whiskey made from potatoes is called (Mead, Tater Shots, or Poteen).
  10. The Irish Wolfhound developed a dangerous reputation from which famous Sherlock Holmes Story?

Answers:

  1. Shamrock
  2. False (St. Patrick was born in Roman Britain, captured as a boy, and brought over to what is now known as Ireland as a slave)
  3. Pound Sterling
  4. False (While some in Ireland enjoy bacon and cabbage, corned beef is not usually on the menu.)
  5. Good Friday (and Christmas, too)
  6. True (Ireland has a temperate climate, suitable for palm trees)
  7. False (Guinness is brewed in over 50 countries but tastes best in Ireland)
  8. Snakes
  9. Poteen
  10. The Hound of the Baskervilles

 

How Irish are you?

7-10 Correct: Congratulations! You are well versed in all things Irish!

4-6 Correct: Not bad! You are on your way…

Less than 4: Put down the green beer and walk away. Just kidding! Read up on the Emerald Isle and you will be all set for next year!

 

May you all have a safe and fun St. Patrick’s Day! Slainte!

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