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style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal">1. St. Patrick's Day is used to celebrate the ______
A. Day St. Patrick was born
B. Day St. Patrick died
C. Day St. Patrick entered Ireland
D. Day St. Patrick escaped slavery
Answer: B; March 17 is assumed to be the day St. Patrick died. It is celebrated heavily inside and outside of Ireland. In Ireland it is a holy day of obligation.
2. Where in the world was the first St. Patrickâ€ s Day celebrated?
A. Dublin, Ireland
B. Liverpool, England
C. Boston, Massachusetts
D. Glasgow, Scotland
Answer: C; The earliest celebration of St Patrick's Day is said to have taken place in Boston in 1737.
3. According to legend, which animal did St. Patrick chase out of Ireland?
Answer: C; According to tradition, St. Patrick chased the snakes out to sea after they attacked him during a 40-day fast on top of a hill.
4. Which symbol is often associated with St. Patrick?
C. A golden ring
D. Palm fronds
Answer: A; St. Patrick used the shamrock to illustrate the Holy Trinity.
5. Which color was originally associated with St. Patrick?
Answer: B; The original color associated with St. Patrick was blue. The significance of blue dates back to early Irish mythology and the earliest depictions of the patron saint show him wearing 'St Patrick's blue', as it became known.
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