St George’s Day Quiz – Answers

1. Which hymn is customarilly sung on St George’s Day, or the closest Sunday to it?

A. Jerusalem

2. How did St George die?

A. He was beheaded

3. Which English playwright was born on St George’s day and subsequently died on St Georgeos day 52 days later?

A. William Shakespear

4. In which country was St George born?

A. Turkey (Cappadocia)

5. Which King of England adopted the St George’s Cross as an emblem for his soldiers?

A. Richard I (Richard the Lionheart)

6. What creature is St George said to have slain?

A. Dragon

7. St Georges is the capital of which Carribean country?

A. Grenada

8. The St Georges Cup is contested in which sport?

A. Bowls

9. In which century was St George born?

A. 3rd Century AD (C280)

10. Other than England, which other country uses the St George’s cross as part of its national flag?

A. Georgia


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