18 March 2022

UPDATED: Channel the luck of the Irish in this weekly Ken Behrens Quiz

| Jeremy Jones
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People gathering on St Patrick's Day at the Canberra Irish Club

Guinness: the only drink in town on Saint Patrick’s Day. Photo: File.

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Celebrate with our Weekly Ken Behrens Quiz with an Irish spin.

  1. It is Saint Patrick’s Day, which of these is not a real saint? St. Bibiana: The Patron Saint of Hangovers; St Giles: The Patron Saint of Gin and Tonics; or St Vitus: The Patron Saint of Oversleeping.
  2. Is today the anniversary of St Patrick’s birth or death?
  3. Which country drinks the most amount of beer per year?
  4. The AFL season starts this Thursday. How many goals does Lance Franklin need to reach 1000 career goals?
  5. Google, now Alphabet, bought what media site for $1.65 billion in 2006?
  6. What famous Irish location can be seen in movies Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, The Princess Bride, and The Mackintosh Man?
  7. In which suburb would you find the Canberra Irish Club, Little Billy’s and Meating Room?
  8. Which mall has more stores and services: Westfield Belconnen or The Canberra Centre?
  9. Gaelic is spoken in Ireland and which other country?

    People gathering on St Patrick's Day.

    From left, Paul, Zachary, Emma and Melissa attend the Irish Club every St Patrick’s Day and maintained the tradition again this year. Photo: Michelle Kroll, Region Media.

  10. A five-lined funny poem is named after which Irish city?
  11. The Hindu festival of Holi takes place this week. The festival marks the beginning of what season in India?
  12. Which Irish band is responsible for the song ‘The Boys are Back In Town’?
  13. Which popular Canberra pub changed its status from being an Irish Pub on Saint Patrick’s Day 2021?
  14. ‘Talk Like That’, ‘My People’ and ‘Paradise’ are singles by which Australian artists performing at Stage 88 this Saturday?
  15. Which cartoon character has Bluto as his arch-rival?
  16. Ireland is known as which Isle?
  17. Cordwainer is an old name for which occupation?
  18. A Tweet from UNO has clarified the rules around the +2 and +4 cards. According to UNO, are you allowed to stack +2 and +4 cards on top of each other, leading to a +6?
  19. The RMS Titanic was built in which Irish city?
  20. Who is the Chancellor of the Australian National University?


  1. St Giles: The Patron Saint of Gin and Tonics
  2. Death
  3. Czech Republic
  4. Five
  5. YouTube
  6. Cliffs of Moher
  7. Weston
  8. The Canberra Centre
  9. Scotland
  10. Limerick
  11. Spring
  12. Thin Lizzy
  13. PJs
  14. The Presets
  15. Popeye
  16. Emerald
  17. Shoemaker
  18. No
  19. Belfast
  20. Julie Bishop

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