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St. Patty’s Day Quiz

Question 1: If you’re out looking for a pot of gold, and you come across a leprechaun with a shillelagh, (pronounced: sha-lay’-li) that would mean he:

  1. Is carrying a big stick.
  2. Has a four-leaf clover.
  3. Is walking a pot-bellied pig.
Question 2: Which of the following animal legends is told about St. Patrick?
  1. He chased away rats by playing his flute.
  2. He could talk to the birds.
  3. He drove the snakes out of Ireland.
Question 3: Legend has it that if you kiss the Blarney Stone, you will:
  1. Have seven years' bad luck.
  2. Gain the "gift of gab."
  3. Turn green.
Question 4: The name Patrick is derived from the Latin for:
  1. "Father of his people."
  2. "Hunter of snakes."
  3. "Brilliant light."
Question 5: The expression Erin Go Braugh means:
  1. Kiss me, I’m Irish.
  2. Ireland forever.
  3. Everybody’s Irish.

Answers to the quiz

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