St. Patrick's Day Trivia

How much do you know about the luckiest day of the year? Test your knowledge of leprechauns, good luck traditions, and more!

Points available: 10


What mythical character did the writer W.B. Yeats like writing about?

  • A) Leprechauns
  • B) Fairies and ghosts
  • C) Trolls
  • D) Mermaids

According to legend, what are leprechauns really?

  • A) Shoemakers
  • B) Thieves
  • C) Midgets
  • D) Magicians

According to legend, where are babies and brides taken when fairies kidnap them?

  • A) Into the mountains
  • B) Into fairy mounds
  • C) Into underground caves
  • D) Under bridges

What does kissing the Blarney Stone do for you?

  • A) Give you soft lips from the dew on the stone
  • B) Give you good luck in love
  • C) Make you less shy
  • D) Heal warts

Why do leprechauns wear green?

  • A) Because they like the color
  • B) As camouflage
  • C) Because they consider it lucky
  • D) Because it is the only color of dye they know how to make

In what city was the first American St. Patrick's Day parade held?

  • A) Boston
  • B) New York
  • C) Philadelphia
  • D) Washington, D.C.

Which two US rivers are dyed green every St. Patrick's Day?

  • A) American and Colorado
  • B) Chicago and San Antonio
  • C) Green and Tennessee
  • D) Snake and Ohio

What was St. Patrick's real name?

  • A) Miles Shallob
  • B) Michael O'Shaunessey
  • C) Marcus Stough
  • D) Maewyn Succat

According to legend, how did St. Patrick drive the snakes out of Ireland?

  • A) With fire and smoke
  • B) Flooding the land
  • C) Pounding drums
  • D) All of the above

Who started the tradition of pinching anyone who doesn't wear green on St. Patrick's Day?

  • A) Members of the church
  • B) Children
  • C) Parents
  • D) No one knows