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Quiz: How much do you know about St Patrick's Day?

From the man himself to how we celebrate him.
Mar 17th 2016, 8:30 AM 43,368 32

IT’S OUR NATIONAL holiday, but how much do you really know about it?

Here are some questions to test your St Patrick’s Day knowledge.

1. What was St Patrick's real name?
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Maewyn Sucson
Maewyn Succat
Maewyn Soffone
2. When did St Patrick come to Ireland?
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382
422
432
523
3. What colour was originally associated with St Patrick?
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Green
Blue
Red
Purple
4. Why do we celebrate St Patrick's Day on 17 March?
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It's the day he was born
It's the day he came to Ireland
It's the day he died
We flipped a coin to choose between that and 18 March
5. When did the first St Patrick's Day parade take place in New York City?
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1762
1798
1804
1822
6. Clare's oldest Patrick (Patrick 'Pakie' Wall) will be the Grand Marshall at the Ennis St Patrick's Day parade. How old is he?
Dunphy PR
92
95
97
99
7. Which country is known as the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean, and also has a public holiday on 17 March?
Belize
Dominican Republic
Montserrat
British Virgin Islands
8. Where did National Geographic vote the best place to celebrate St Patrick's Day this year?
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Boston
New York
Dublin
Sydney
9. How many pounds of dye is used to turn the Chicago River green?
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45lb
65lb
85lb
10. How many pints of Guinness are drunk globally on 17 March?
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10 million
13 million
16 million
19 million
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
You're St Patrick
Wikipedia
Well done on knowing so much about your day!
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You scored out of !
You're President Michael D Higgins
RollingNews.ie
You know so much about our national holiday you should be the President.
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You scored out of !
You're a leprechaun
Wikimedia
Dude, you're not even real.
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