Saint Patrick Trivia Test

I received a letter from a reader last week asking whether I had “a quiz of true facts of the real St. Patrick.” I told her I didn’t at the moment, but would soon. So here’s a brand new Saint Patrick Trivia Test, just in time for March 17.

It joins our growing collection of trivia quizzes on a variety of subjects. Take this one with your friends and family to see how much you know about the history of the Patron Saint of Ireland.

Looking for the answer key? You’ll find it on page 2 of the PDF — simply click on the download link below and then save it to your computer.

Saint Patrick Trivia Test

St. Patricks Day Quiz

  1. What was Saint Patrick’s name at birth?
    a. Lando Patrician
    b. Maewyn Succat
    c. Padwan Lucyte
  2. Where was Saint Patrick born?
    a. in Britain
    b. in Ireland
    c. In Scotland
  3. Why do we celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day on March 17?
    a. it’s his birthday
    b. it’s the day he died
    c. it’s the day he was sainted
    d. all of the above
  4. Saint Patrick used the shamrock to illustrate the concept of what?
    a. God’s providence
    b. the holy Trinity
    c. the Pythagorean theorem
    d. good luck
  5. At what age was Saint Patrick kidnapped and enslaved?
    a. age 6
    b. age 12
    c. age 16
    d. age 20
  6. What did Saint Patrick do during his captivity?
    a. watched sheep
    b. became a Christian
    c. learned the local language
    d. all of the above
  7. How long was Saint Patrick in captivity?
    a. 6 years
    b. 12 years
    c. 16 years
    d. 20 years
  8. How did Saint Patrick escape?
    a. God told him in a dream it was time to go
    b. he ran 200 miles away from his captor
    c. he convinced a captain to take him aboard
    d. all of the above
  9. According to legend, Saint Patrick did what?
    a. prayed for food for starving sailors which God answered by sending a herd of swine
    b. raised 33 people from the dead, some of whom had been deceased for many years
    c. converted druids, chiefs, and entire clans of pagans to Christianity
    d. all of the above
  10. Saint Patrick reportedly banished what from Ireland?
    a. snakes
    b. demons
    c. practitioners of magic
    d. all of the above
  11. Saint Patrick spent years training and studying before returning to Ireland as a what?
    a. priest
    b. bishop
    c. missionary
    d. monk
  12. What color was originally associated with Saint Patrick?
    a. red
    b. yellow
    c. green
    d. blue


  • https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Patrick
  • https://kids.kiddle.co/Saint_Patrick

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