A Quiz for St George’s Day

St GeorgeHere is a light hearted quiz about St George as we celebrate St George’s Day. See how you do. 

St George’s Day is celebrated in which of the following countries?

 

Canada              Croatia                    Portugal              Cyprus                  Greece     Georgia              Serbia         Bulgaria     Romania        Bosnia and Herzegovina    The Republic of Macedonia

St. George is the patron saint of which of the following?
Freemasons     Scouts     Athletes         Farmers       Shepherds

The red cross on the St. George’s cross represents martyrdom?

TRUE                             or                               FALSE

 In which year did St. George die?

303 AD (on April 23rd)               404 AD                 504 AD                      604 AD

 Which of the following died on St George’s Day?

William Shakespeare                   Rupert Brooke (World War I war poet  1887-1915)

Minnie Cauldwell  (of  CORONATION STREET) played by Margot Bryant from 1960 to 1976. Minnie was bossed around by Ena Sharples, and lived at No 5 Coronation Street, with her cat, Bobby.

Sir Billy Butlin (1899-1980) who opened his first British holiday camp at Skegness in 1936

 Which group of people brought the story of Saint George and the Dragon to western Europe?

The English Squad

Knights Templar (of the Temple of Solomon – recognised by the Pope in 1129)

Crusaders of the First Crusade (1096–1099)

In which modern-day country did the legend of Saint George and the Dragon supposedly take place?

Turkey         Palestine            Iraq     Libya

Askalon is the name of the lance used by St George to kill the Dragon. How is Askalon a connection between St George and Winston Churchill? 

Name of Churchill’s favourite cigar

Name of Churchill’s favourite landscape painting (that he painted)

Churchill’s personal aircraft during World War II

Name of Churchill’s favourite cat

The capital of which Caribbean island is called “St. George’s”?

Grenada                       St Kitt’s                     Trinidad

Which island was awarded the ‘George Cross’ after World War II?

Cyprus                 Singapore                  Malta

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One Response to A Quiz for St George’s Day

  1. ethel1410 says:

    QUIZ: ST. GEORGE – ANSWERS
    St George’s Day is celebrated in which of the following countries?
    Canada Croatia Portugal Cyprus Greece Georgia Serbia Bulgaria Romania Bosnia and Herzegovina The Republic of Macedonia
    ANSWER: All of them. (Yes, I know – a trick question, in a way.)
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    St. George is the patron saint of which of the following:
    Freemasons Scouts Athletes Farmers Shepherds
    ANSWER: St George is the PATRON SAINT of Scouts, Farmers, and Shepherds.
    Athletes (PATRON SAINT – St. Christopher) Cobblers (PATRON SAINT – Crispin and Crispinian)
    =======================
    The red cross on the St. George’s cross represents martyrdom:
    ANSWER: TRUE
    =======================
    In which year did St. George die?
    ANSWER: 303 AD (on April 23rd)
    =======================
    Which of the following died on St George’s Day:
    William Shakespeare Rupert Brooke (World War I war poet 1887-1915)
    Minnie Cauldwell (of CORONATION STREET) played by Margot Bryant from 1960 to 1976. Minnie was bossed around by Ena Sharples, and lived at No 5 Coronation Street, with her cat, Bobby.
    Sir Billy Butlin (1899-1980) who opened his first British holiday camp at Skegness in 1936
    ANSWER: William Shakespeare AND Rupert Brooke (World War I war poet 1887-1915) died on St George’s Day.
    Sir Billy Butlin died on 12 June 1980.
    Interestingly, we don’t know exactly when Minnie Cauldwell (of CORONATION STREET) died.
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    Which group of people brought the story of Saint George and the Dragon to western Europe?
    The English Squad
    Knight Templars (of the Temple of Solomon – recognised by the Pope in 1129)
    Crusaders of the First Crusade (1096–1099)
    ANSWER: Crusaders of the First Crusade (1096–1099). Yes, “The English Squad” was intended as a joke.
    =======================
    In which modern-day country did the legend of Saint George and the Dragon supposedly take place?
    Turkey Palestine Iraq Libya
    ANSWER: Modern Cyrene in Libya or the city of Lydda in the Holy Land.
    =======================
    Askalon is the name of the lance used by St George to kill the Dragon. How is Askalon a connection between St George and Winston Churchill?
    Name of Churchill’s favourite cigar
    Name of Churchill’s favourite landscape painting (that he painted)
    Churchill’s personal aircraft during World War II
    ANSWER: Askalon was a marmalade-coloured cat with white bib and socks, the favourite of Churchill in his old age.
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    The capital of which Caribbean island is called “St. George’s”?
    Grenada St Kitt’s Trinidad
    ANSWER: Grenada
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    Which island was awarded the ‘George Cross’ after World War II?
    Cyprus Singapore Malta
    ANSWER: Malta

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