There are so many uses for a fun Irish Sayings Quiz! It can be used to add excitement to any Irish occasion, from St Patricks Day to Irish-themed birthdays, weddings, retirement parties, baby showers, pub-crawls... the possibilities are endless!
Here is one of our favorites! Fill in the blanks to 20 of the most well-known Irish sayings below. Play in a group for bragging rights, or if you want to kick it up a notch, offer prizes to the team with the most correct answers!
And speaking of correct answers - they can all be found somewhere in the pages of Irish-Expressions.com! (Or you can see them all at the bottom of this page :-).
Use our form below to download a printable version of this fun, free Irish Sayings Quiz.
1. A handful of skill is worth a bagful of _____. (Irish saying)
2. If you're lucky enough to be Irish, you're _____ enough! (Irish saying)
3. "We have always found the Irish to be a bit odd. They refuse to be _____!" Winston Churchill.
d. have (behave)
4. The older the _____ the lovelier the tune. (Irish saying)
5. Drink is a curse! It makes you shoot at your landlord and it makes you _____. (Irish saying)
a. hit him
b. fall down
6. "The Irish are one people for whom _____ is of no use whatsoever." Sigmund Freud.
7. A trout in the pot is better than a _____ in the sea! (Irish saying)
8. A good man loves is sweetheart the most, his wife the best, and his mother the _____. (Irish saying)
b. most carefully
9. "Work is the curse of the _____ class!" Oscar Wilde.
d. fourth grade
10. God invented _____ to keep the Irish from ruling the world! (Irish saying)
a. the English
c. the Emerald Isle
11. "It's summertime in Ireland when the _____ grows warmer!" Hal Roach.
d. blarney stone
12. "Only Irish coffee contains all four essential food groups; alcohol, caffeine, sugar and _____!" Alex Levine.
13. "Like the warmth of the sun and the light of the day, may the _____ of the Irish shine bright on your way." (Irish blessing)
14. "May you live as long as you want, and never _____ as long as you live." (Irish blessing)
15. There is nothing so bad it could not be _____! (Irish saying)
16. Many _____ make light work. (Irish saying)
17. As you slide down the banister of life, may the _____ never point in the wrong direction! (Irish blessing)
18. No man ever wore a scarf as warm as his _____ _____ around his neck." (Irish saying)
a. neighbor's cat
b. shot gun
c. daughter's arm
d. landlord's hands
19. If you want to know what God thinks of _____ just look at who he gives it to! (Irish saying)
d. all of the above
20. There are only three kinds of Irish men who don't understand women - you men, old men and men of _____ _____. (Irish saying)
a. middle age
c. Great Britain
A score of 17 or higher is a sign of a well-developed Irish side!
A score of 14-16 is pretty good! You are probably the life of the party on St Patricks Day!
A score of 10-13 means you should probably brush up on your knowledge of the Emerald Isle! Keep exploring Irish-expressions.com to discover Irish trivia, and many ways to express your own Irish side!
For a free printable version of this Irish Sayings Quiz, please fill in the form below.
Answers can be found at the bottom of this page.
Answers: 1-gold; 2-lucky; 3-English; 4-fiddle; 5-miss; 6-psychoanalysis; 7-salmon; 8-longest; 9-drinking; 10-whiskey; 11-rain; 12-fat; 13-luck; 14-want; 15-worse; 16-hands; 17-splingers; 18-daughter's arm; 19-all of the above; 20-middle age.
Finding creative ways to use Irish sayings is fun, easy way to express your Irish side! This Irish Sayings Quiz is a great example.
For many more ideas and examples, we encourage you to visit our section on Irish sayings here!
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