Try taking the Rosetta Stone St. Patrick’s Day quiz. When you’re done, see what the correct answers are below.
The Chicago River dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day. Image courtesy Ken Ilio/ Getty Images.
During which century did the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, live?
What was the first color associated with Saint Patrick’s Day before the color green?
Irish is the ____________ most reported ancestry in the United States?
Which Irish actor has portrayed the English King Henry VIII?
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
What is Saint Patrick’s original name reported to be?
What is the oldest Irish pub in the United States?
Patrick’s of Pratt Street
The Stagger Inn in Castlerea
Hibernian Pub in Raleigh
The Black Rose in Boston
What is the etymology of Dublin?
True or False: Saint Patrick was kidnapped from his homeland and taken to Ireland as a slave.
What are the colors of the flag of Ireland?
Green, orange, and purple
Green, white, and red
Green, white, and purple
Green, white, and orange
Where is the Book of Kells, an illuminated religious manuscript, kept?
Trinity College Library in Dublin
Bodleian Library in Oxford
Widener Library in Cambridge
Central Library in Dublin
Which Southern Irish county’s main town of the same name was once the capital of Ireland?
What is Ireland’s second most populated city?
What day in the life of Saint Patrick does March 17th supposedly mark?
His death day
The day he became a slave
The day he bought his freedom
What Irish musical group holds the record for Most Grammy Awards won by a group?
Mumford and Sons
How much sunshine does Ireland get each year?
Between 30 and 40 hours
Between 1100 and 1600 hours
Between 3000 and 3800 hours
Between 5600 and 6000 hours
Which Irish author wrote Ulysses?
C. S. Lewis
What location claims to be the burial place of St. Patrick?
Down Cathedral in DownPatrick
St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin
Cathedral Church of St Edan in Ferns
Westminster Cathedral in London
In myth, what type of animal does Saint Patrick banish from Ireland?
What does the Irish phrase “Éirinn go Brách” mean in English?
“In Ireland We Trust”
“Ireland is Home”
“Ireland Comes First”
In myth, what religious idea did Saint Patrick teach the Irish with a “three-leaf” clover, also called a shamrock?
The last supper
The Roman Empire
How many tourists does Ireland hope to receive in 2013?
In Ireland, how many leaves do traditional St. Patrick’s Day clovers have?
What year did Chicago first dye the river green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?