March 15, 2011

St. Patrick’s Day Trivia

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On March 17th, the whole world turns a wee bit Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. How Irish are you? To gear up for the wearin’ o’ the green, try our St. Patrick’s Day trivia quiz below.

  1. According to legend, St. Patrick drove what reptiles from Ireland?
  2. What sugary breakfast cereal features a dancing leprechaun who claims it is “magically delicious?”
  3. What are the colors in the Irish flag, and what does each color stand for?
  4. Name a college sports team with the name “Irish” in it.
  5. Where is the biggest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the world?
  6. What does “Erin Go Braugh” mean?
  7. What is the name of the Irish Gryffindor student in the Harry Potter series? (Hint: He attends the Yule Ball with Lavender Brown.)
  8. What happens when you “kiss the Blarney Stone?”
  9. Almost 25% of people from what state are descended from Irish immigrants?
  10. What happens to a leprechaun if you look away?

Read on for the answers.

  1. ANSWER: Snakes.
  2. ANSWER: Lucky Charms.
  3. ANSWER: Green, white, and orange. Green is for the Catholic Nationalist tradition, Orange is for the Protestant tradition, and White is the peace that binds them.
  4. ANSWER: Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
  5. ANSWER: New York City! On March 17, 1762 Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through New York City, playing Irish music. Today, it’s grown into the world’s largest civilian parade with over 150,000 people.
  6. ANSWER: Ireland Forever.
  7. ANSWER: Seamus Finnigan.
  8. ANSWER: You get the “gift of gab” or are able talk to persuade people to do whatever you want! (Now that’s one stone I could put to good use!)
  9. ANSWER: Massachusetts.
  10. ANSWER: He disappears — taking his pot of gold with him, no doubt.

To all you Irish out there (myself included – I’m a mix of Irish, Polish, and Indian) I hope you had a great St. Paddy’s Day. And on St. Patrick’s Day. . . .everyone’s a little bit Irish anyway! Let me leave you with an Irish quote I heard a lot around my house growing up. “If you lie down with dogs, you’ll rise up with fleas.” Hmm. One to ponder. Do you have any favorite Irish quotes, or ways you celebrate St. Paddy’s Day? Drop us a line in the Comments below!

— Ratha

  1. Joey

    snakes
    lucky charms
    have no idea
    have no idea
    New York
    have no idea
    Seamus Finnigan
    have no idea
    Utah
    It runs away and takes your gold

  2. Fionna

    1#snakes
    2#luky charms
    3#Green,White,Orange
    4#Fighting Irish
    5#New York
    6#Ireland Forever
    7#Seamus Finnigan
    8#Gift of gab
    9#Massachusettes
    10#It will disapper with its gold

  3. Victoria

    1. Snakes
    2. Lucky Charms
    3. Green, Orange and White (I don’t know the rest of the question)
    4.Don’t know
    5. New York
    6.Don’t know…
    THE REST I DON’T KNOW! :D

  4. indigowizard3

    1. Snakes
    2. Lucky Charms
    3. Green, white and orange
    4. Fighting Irish
    5. New York
    6. Ireland Forever
    7. Seamus Finnigan
    8. The gift of eloquence
    9. Pennsylvania
    10. It will run away

  5. elephat81

    1.snakes
    2.lucky charms
    3.green, white ,and orange
    4.figthing irish
    5.new york
    7.Seamus Finnegan
    8.idk
    9.massachusetts
    10.it hides

  6. Hannah

    0)Snakes
    1)Lucky Charms
    2)Green, White, and Orange
    3)IDK
    4)NYC
    5)IDK
    6)IDK
    7)IDK
    8)IDK
    9)IDK

  7. ALIZIA71898

    1. SNAKES
    2. LUCKY CHARMS
    3. GREEN, WHITE, AND ORANGE
    4. NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH
    5. NEW YORK
    6. IRELAND FOREVER
    7. SEAMUS FINNIGAN
    8. YOU AQUIRE THE GIFT OF ELOQUENCE ” GIFT OF GAB”
    9. MASSACHUSETTS
    10. HE DISAPPEARS, TAKING HIS POT OF GOLD

  8. SoccerBoarder

    1. Snakes
    2. Lucky Charms
    3. (left to right) Orange, White, Green
    4. Fighting Irish form Notre Dame
    5. New YOrk City
    6. Irelan dForever
    7. Seamus Finnigan
    8. gift o eloquence
    9. new york city
    10. it runs away

  9. Andrew

    1. Snakes
    2. Lucky Charms
    3. Green, White, and Orange
    4. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
    5. New York City
    6. Ireland Forever!
    7. Seamus Finnegan
    8. The Gift Of Eloquence
    9. Boston
    10. It Takes Your Gold

  10. Ana17

    1 snake
    2 Lucky Charms
    3 green, white and orange
    4 fighting irsh
    5 New York
    6 ireland forever
    7 Seamus Finnigan
    8 give you the gift of eloquence
    9 United Kingdom
    10 run away

  11. peyton12

    1.snakes
    2.Lucky Charms
    3.orange,green,and white
    4.fighting Irish
    5.Ney York
    6.Ireland Forever
    7.Bob b
    8.you will get the gift of eloquence
    9.(America)Europe
    10.the leprechaun will dissapere.

  12. Sasha

    1.lizards
    2.lucky charms cereal
    3.green, whit, orange
    4.Fighting Irish
    5.New York
    6.Ireland Foever
    7.Bob B
    8.You will have the gift of equlence
    9. Ireland? England?
    10.It will dissaper

  13. Grace

    1. According to legend, St.Patrick drove snakes out of Ireland.
    2. Lucky Charms.
    3. The colors of the Irish flag are green, white, and orange.
    4. Fighting Irish.
    5. New York.
    6. Erin Go Braugh means Ireland forever.
    7. Seamus Finnigan.
    8. Kissing the blarney stone will give you the gift of eloquence.
    9. United Kingdom.
    10. When you look away from a leprechaun, it will run away

  14. Seasparkle

    1.snakes
    2.Lucky Charms
    3.green white and orange
    4.fighting irish
    5.new yrk
    6.Ireland forever
    7.Seamus Finnegan
    The gift of eloquence
    8. Boston
    9.it will run away

  15. afficialallstarz

    saint patricks day if u dont were green u get pinched so were green rember pinched

  16. karatescience

    though i only know that 1 is snakes, 2 is lucky charms cereal, 6 is Ireland forever, and 8 is get good luck dose not mean i am not irish, in fact i am mostly irish and i am related to the irish kings and queens of old.

  17. Kayli

    1.Snakes
    2.Lucky Charms
    3.Green,White,and Orange
    4.Fighting Irish
    5.I’m really not sure
    6.I have no idea
    7.Seamus Finnigan
    8.No idea whatsoever
    9.New York
    10.It will disappear
    Happy St.Patricks Day!

  18. ???

    1. Snakes
    2. Lucky Charms
    3. green, white, orange
    4. Notre Dame
    5. Boston or New York
    6. ?
    7. Seamus Finnigan
    8. luck
    9. MA
    10. it runs away
    i probably SHOULD know all of them, but without looking at the comments i dont know :)

  19. 32brownies

    1. snakes
    2. lucky charms
    3. green orange and white
    4. the notre dame fighting irish
    5. New YOrk
    6. Ireland forever
    7. Seamus Finnigan
    8. it will give you the gift to speak in a persuasive manner
    9. massechusetts
    10.
    he goes away

  20. Whopper24

    If you like this little joke i made, please make a post. If u dont, aw whose kidding me, you’ll love it.
    In this i will have the mind of a dog.
    1.If i like it,its mine
    2.If its in my mouth, its mine
    3.If im chewing all the pieces up, its mine
    4.If i can take it from you, its mine
    5.If i had it longer than u,its mine
    6.If its mine, it must never appear 2 be yours
    7.If it looks just like mine, its mine
    8.If i saw it first, its mine
    9.If your playing w/ something and u put it down, it automatically becomes mine
    10.if its broken,its yours.

  21. wrinkleintime

    1)snakes
    2)lucky charms
    3)green,white,orange
    4)notre dame fighting irish
    5)new york
    6)ireland forever
    7)seamus finnigan
    8)the gift of eloquence
    9)massachusetts,boston
    10)the leprachaun runs away

  22. celylove

    1)snake
    2)lucky charms
    3)green,white,orange
    4)the fighting irish???
    5)ireland
    6)u cant stop dancing
    7)seammus finnagan
    8)magic powers
    9)russia
    10)it goes away

  23. SF GIANTS FAN 283855

    1. Snakes.
    2. Lucky Charms.
    3. Green, white, and orange.
    4. Fighting Irish.
    5. I’m really not sure!
    6. I have no idea.
    7. Seamus Finnigan?
    8. No idea whatsoever.
    9. New York?
    10. It will disappear.
    HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!!!

  24. Uglybookworm

    1. Snakes.
    2. Luck Charms.
    3. Green, white, and orange.
    4. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
    5. New York.
    6. Ireland Forever.
    7. Seamus Finnigan.
    8. The Gift of Eloquence.
    9. United Kingdom.
    10. The Leprechaun will be gone or diappear.

  25. soccerchicklol

    the ceral that has a magical leprechuan is lucky charms. (its a very yummy ceral!!)

  26. soccerchicklol

    if you look away from a leprechuan it will disappear and you wouldn’t know where it went, so keep an eye on it!!!!!!!!

  27. willows2468242

    1)Snakes
    2)Lucky Charms
    3)Orange, white, and green
    4)Notre Dame Fighting Irish
    5)New York
    6)Proud to be Irish
    7)Seamus Finnigan
    8)You have good luck(I think?)
    9)Massachusettes(Boston)
    10)It steals your gold
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  28. GryffindorWolf

    snakes
    Lucky charms
    green, white, and orange
    SEAMUS FINNIGAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. Chrysanthemum98

    1. Snakes
    2. Lucky Charms
    3. Green, White, and Orange
    4. Fighting Irish of Notre Dame
    5. I have no idea. :P
    6. Ireland Forever
    7. Seamus Finnigan
    8. I dunno
    9. Massachusetts? (Sorry if I misspelled it!)
    10. He runs away

  30. Starrninjarawr

    1. According to legend, St.Patrick drove snakes out of Ireland.
    2. Lucky Charms.
    3. The colors of the Irish flag are green, white, and orange.
    4. Fighting Irish.
    5. New York.
    6. Erin Go Braugh means Ireland forever.
    7. Seamus Finnigan.
    8. Kissing the blarney stone will give you the gift of eloquence.
    9. United Kingdom.
    10. When you look away from a leprechaun, it will run away.

  31. Robyn

    1 Lizards?
    2 Lucky
    4 Fighting Irish! Notre Dame!
    7 Ireland?
    8 You can’t stop talking!
    9 Indiana
    Here’s St. Patrick info– he was a missionary to Ireland! Happy St. Patrick’s Day– especially to the Irish!

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