St. George's Day Quiz - Answers

Published: Wednesday 17th March 2010A special quiz to celebrate St. George's Day.
  1. In which country is St. George said to have been born? Roman Palestine
  2. Who did St. George replace as England's patron Saint in the 14th Century? Edward the Confessor and  Saint Edmond.
  3. In addition to being patron saint of England, he is patron of several other countries. Which FOUR of the EC is he patron Saint? Portugal Greece Bulgaria and Romania.
  4. What animal was George said to have slain? A Dragon.
  5. St. George is also patron of the Scout movement, who founded this organisation? Robert Baden-Powell.
  6. Which English royal residence houses the St. George's Chapel? Windsor Castle.
  7. Before which engagement according to Shakespeare, did Henry V make the famous speech that ends "....Cry God for Harry, England and St. George"? The siege of Harfleur (A month before Agincourt).
  8. Which medal awarded for civilian bravery has an inscription displaying George slaying the dragon? The George Cross.
  9. Why was April 23rd chosen as St. George's Day? He is believed to have died on this day in 303.
  10. In which country did George die? Turkey although he was buried in Palestine.
  11. St. Georges is the capital of which Caribbean island, known as "The Spice Island"? Grenada.
  12. Which English playwright was born on St. George's Day and died on it 52 years later? William Shakespeare.
  13. In 1992 on St. George's Day McDonald's opened up their first fast-food restaurant in which country? China.
  14. Sentenced to death on April 23rd 1969,of what crime had Sirhan Sirhan been found guilty? The assassination of Robert Kennedy.
  15. Who played George Russell, the lead character in the 1960's sit-com "George And The Dragon"? Sid James (the dragon was Peggy Mount).
  16. Off which South London high street is St. Georges Hospital located? Tooting High Street.
  17. Saint George's Church in Hanover Square, London is home to an annual music festival. Which composer, a regular at the church in his life, is celebrated? George Frideric Handel.
  18. Royal St. Georges Golf Club was home to The Open in 2011, in which English town is it located? Sandwich in Kent.
  19. St. Georges on Bermuda was the first permanent settlement on the island and was the island's capital. Which city replaced it as capital in1815? Hamilton.
  20. What colour is the cross on the flag of St. George? Red.

3 Comments

  1. Histerry says:

    Re question 7
    The answer should read Harfleur.

  2. Jack Pasha says:

    Qu.13 The first McDonalds in Chna opened in Shenzhen in 1990. I know because I lived there at the time.

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