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Quiz Yourself on St. Patrick's Day History
What city is home to the first St. Patrick's Day parade?

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1. What city is home to the first St. Patrick's Day parade?
   Dublin
   Belfast
   New York City
   Boston
   Philadelphia
2. Many Irish immigrants came to America during the 1700s and played a role in the American Revolution, including which signer of the Declaration of Independence?
   Thomas Jefferson
   George Washington
   John Adams
   Lewis Carroll
   Charles Carroll
3. Who was the first Irish-American president?
   Andrew Jackson
   John F. Kennedy
   Ronald Reagan
   Chester Arthur
   Thomas Jefferson
4. What is credited with the second wave of Irish immigration to America?
   Jobs
   Potato blight
   Shipping
   Civil war
   Independence
5. Thomas Meagher, who organized the Irish Brigade during the Civil War, escaped from where in 1852?
   British prison
   Sinking ship
   Australia
   Canada
   Runaway train
6. Who was the first president to attend a St. Patrick's Day Parade?
   Dwight Eisenhower
   John F. Kennedy
   James Polk
   Harry Truman
   Theodore Roosevelt
7. What city dyes its river green for St. Patrick's Day?
   Chicago
   Philadelphia
   New York
   Boston
   San Francisco
8. St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17 during what Christian season?
   Assumption
   Christmas
   Epiphany
   Pentecost
   Lent
9. In what century did Saint Patrick live?
   10th
   5th
   16th
   20th
   1st
10. What began to emerge as a symbol of Irish nationalism in the 17th century?
   Shamrock
   Leprechaun
   Green
   Celtic Cross
   Blarney Stone