Q. 1 Fill in the blanks.
After the dead of St Patrick’s Day is a welcome sign of , a day for wearing for the Irish and
Q. 2 The story of St Patrick’s Day goes back to …
3rd century Britain 4th century Britain 5th century Britain 6th century Britain.
Q. 3 St Patrick’s real name is Maewyn Succat. What happened to him when he was 16 years old?
he decided to fight the English. he decided to travel around the world.
he was kidnapped by Irish marauders. he became King of Ireland.
Q. 4 What was Maewyn Succat’s job in Ireland? He was .
Q. 5 How long did he stay in Ireland before a vision directed him to escape?
He stayed years in Ireland.
Q. 6 Back in Britain, Maewyn Succat had another vision. What did it beckon (= signal) him to do?
This vision beckoned him to .
Q. 7 Consequently, Maewyn Succat became .
Q. 8 When did he return to Ireland? He returned to Ireland in AD.
Q. 9 In his autobiography The Confessio Patrick wrote about …
teaching the Irish how to read. teaching the Irish how to grow cereals.
converting the Irish to Christianity. showing the Irish how to defeat the English.
Q. 10 One popular myth has Patrick driving away the out of Ireland.
Q. 11 What did St Patrick do the teach the Holy Trinity?
He sang a song. He drew a picture on the ground.
He painted a sign on a wall. He used the shamrock.
Q. 12 What does March 17 correspond to? It corresponds to the .
Q. 13 In what year? It was in AD.
Q. 14 Fill in the blanks.
Since then Irish Christians have marked the anniversary as a holiday. Beginning in Irish Catholics would
close and attend to honour the feast of St Patrick and it was time to celebrate. St Patrick’s Day falls
within Lent, the season before when Catholics give up their as penance. The feast of St Patrick was a
one-day reprieve when Irish men could down a pint or two of ale. This custom really took off.
Q. 15 Where and when did the first St Patrick’s Day in colonial America occur?
The first St Patrick’s Day in colonial America occurred in in .
Q. 16 Which other city followed and when?
followed in .
Q. 17 Fill in the blanks.
During the s, when Ireland was starving from the , millions were forced to leave. The mass
sent the Irish to , and . As the Irish settled in their new countries they
brought along all customs and invented a few more.
Q. 18 What was the traditional Irish meal?
The traditional Irish meal was .