Quiz: The St. Patrick's Day History Quiz
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The St. Patrick's Day History Quiz
By: Staff
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About This Quiz

Raise a toast to the most raucous holiday on the calendar. While St. Paddy's Day has a reputation for drunken debauchery, its origin and namesake aren't so silly. Test your Irish holiday knowledge by enjoying this quiz with a pint of Guinness.

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St. Patrick's background was …
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Patrick made a daring escape from slavery to what country?
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Why did Patrick return to Ireland to convert the natives?
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What color was associated with St. Patrick?
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Patrick (supposedly) used a shamrock to explain what?
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What animal did St. Patrick drive out of Ireland?
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But come on: Driving snakes from the land was a metaphor! For what?
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Americans have long worn green on St. Paddy's Day. Why did the Irish originally find the color a bad outfit choice?
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Ireland has 4 million residents. How many Americans claim Irish heritage?
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What important St. Patrick symbol can be hard to find due to inclement growing conditions?
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What Irish establishments were traditionally closed on St. Patrick's Day?
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What does "Erin go bragh" mean?
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What was a traditional Irish St. Patrick's Day meal?
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What kind of staff did Patrick carry?
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When was the first St. Patrick's Day parade held?
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Where did the first parade take place?
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What city dyes its river green to celebrate St. Patrick?
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How much of the powder dye is dumped into the river?
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Why is St. Patrick's Day celebrated on March 17?
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When did Belfast, Northern Ireland, have its first St. Patrick's Day parade?
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According to some sources, Patrick's given name was …
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