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Irish Trivia

written by: zombie2
 
Dedicated to St. Patrick's Day, this quiz contains some interesting facts about the Irish and this fun holiday.

Question 1:


According to the legend, leprechauns are unfriendly Irish fairies who live alone, possess hidden pots of gold and pass the time making what?
Bells
Hats
Shoes
Gold

Question 2:


In Ireland, the shamrock, a three-leaved white clover, is a sacred plant which symbolizes what?
Rebirth of spring
National liberty
Universal Peace
Good fortune

Question 3:


What are the two official national languages of Ireland?
Irish and English
Scottish and English
Gaelic and Irish
English and Latin

Question 4:


What is the main ingredient in Boxty cakes, a traditional Irish dish?
Vegetables
Raw meat
Potatoes
Sausages

Question 5:


"Blarney Stone", a block of limestone built in one of the battlements of Blarney Castle in Ireland, is said to give great eloquence to everyone who kisses it.
False
True

Question 6:


According to legends, St. Patrick, the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland, is most well known for doing what?
Driving all the snakes away from Ireland
Setting on fire all statues of pagan gods
Spreading enlightenment among people
Helping Pope Celestine deal with infidels

Question 7:


Which of the following films did not star renowned Oscar-nominated Irish actor, Liam Neeson?
Excalibur
Schindler's List
Philadelphia
Star Wars, The Phantom Menace

Question 8:


Irish Fest, the largest celebration of Irish music and culture in the world, is held annually in which location?
Wisconsin, USA
Dublin, Ireland
Massachusetts, USA
Limerick, Ireland

Question 9:


Which ancient Celtic custom, once practiced in Ireland, involved tying the bride's and groom's wrists together?
Hand Fastening
Celtic Joining
Hand Joining
Celtic Knotting

Question 10:


What famous female Irish pirate of the 1500's was condemned to death, but later pardoned by Queen Elizabeth?
Kelley McGee
Grace McGilley
Grace O'Malley
Grace Kelley

 


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