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Take the St. Patrick’s Day Quiz and see just how Irish you are!Today’s a “wearing ’o the green” for most of us. But just how well do you know your Irish facts?
I thought since quiz results could now identify what state you belong in, what color should be your favorite, what animal you most resemble, etc. I’d throw a St. Patrick’s Day Quiz your way. No green beer at the end for the winner, but bragging rights tonight at your favorite pub if you answer 7/10 or 70% correctly.
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1) When – and where — was the world’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade?
a. March 17, 1762, in New York City
b. March 17, 1668, in Dublin, when the city was experiencing a rebirth
c. March 17, 1842, in Canberra, Australia, which has the largest percentage of Irish descendants of any country.
2) True or false? Ireland is among the top 10 hardest-drinking countries in the world.
3) The U.S. has 313.9 million residents. How many claim Irish ancestry?
a. 3 million
b. 10.5 million
c. 34.1 million
4) In Ireland, what were the most popular baby names (girl and boy) in 2012?
a. Sinead and Tristan
b. Saoirse and Sean
c. Jack and Emily
5) True or false? St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the 5th century, was born in Ireland.
6) How many leaves does a shamrock have?
7) True or False? There aren’t that many people in Ireland with red hair?
8) What portion of the population of Britain and Ireland carries the gene for red hair?
9) What percentage of the population in South Bend, Ind. — home of the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame — is of Irish descent?
10) What does “Erin go bragh,” frequently heard on St. Patrick’s Day, mean?
a. Ireland forever
b. Long live Ireland
c. Luck of the Irish
d. Mighty Ireland
Although Australia does have the highest percentage of Irish descendants of any nation, New York City loves a parade
World Health Organization statistics rank Ireland 14th for pure alcohol consumption among adults older than 15, per capita, per year.
Irish was the nation’s second most frequently reported ancestry in 2012, trailing only German, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Patrick was born in Scotland to Roman parents. He died in Ireland on March 17 around 460.
Patrick used the three leaves of the shamrock to explain the Christian concept of the Trinity. It has been associated with Ireland ever since.
There are plenty of redheads in Ireland and plenty more who carry the ginger gene
20.4 million of Britain and Ireland (combined population 67.8 million) carry the gene for red hair, according to a 2013 study.
According to Merriam-Webster, the phrase comes from the Irish go brách or go bráth — meaning until doomsday.