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St George's Day

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St George's Day

  1. 1. ST GEORGE’S DAY
  2. 2. <ul><li>Where was St George born? </li></ul><ul><li>A: In Glastonbury, Wiltshire   </li></ul><ul><li>B: In what is now Turkey   </li></ul><ul><li>C: In the former Soviet republic of Georgia   </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>How many times did he come to England? </li></ul><ul><li>A: He never set foot in England   </li></ul><ul><li>B: He visited Dragon Hill in Berkshire and Glastonbury while on service with the Roman army   </li></ul><ul><li>C: In spirit only, to appear before Richard the Lionheart on the eve of his departure to the Crusades   </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>William Shakespeare was born and died on St </li></ul><ul><li>George's Day. But which other famous English </li></ul><ul><li>poet died on April 23rd? </li></ul><ul><li>A: William Blake   </li></ul><ul><li>B: Rupert Brooke   </li></ul><ul><li>C: John Betjeman   </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>In which of the following sports is the St </li></ul><ul><li>George's cup played for? </li></ul><ul><li>A: Golf   </li></ul><ul><li>B: Croquet   </li></ul><ul><li>C: Real tennis   </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Why did the English choose him as their patron saint? </li></ul><ul><li>A: As a dragon-slayer he had resonance for a nation which had defeated the Welsh   </li></ul><ul><li>B: Because the expansion of the empire into Africa, India and the Americas were in areas previously shown as being populated by dragons </li></ul><ul><li>C: As a soldier who protested against the Romans' torture of Christians, he was first adopted during the Crusades   </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>  What does the banner of St George mean? </li></ul><ul><li>A: The red cross of a martyr on a white background   </li></ul><ul><li>B: Red is for the rose, England's flower   </li></ul><ul><li>C: The red cross symbolises his Christian faith   </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>&quot;Follow your spirit; and, upon this charge Cry </li></ul><ul><li>God for Harry, England and St George!&quot; Where </li></ul><ul><li>does this come from? </li></ul><ul><li>A: Macbeth   </li></ul><ul><li>B: Henry V   </li></ul><ul><li>C: Henry IV, part one   </li></ul>

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