Irish Quiz

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1. Population of Ireland is about:
a) 3 million b) 4 million
c) 4,8 million d) 5,6 million
2. Ireland is often called:………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
3. The island of Ireland is divided into 2 countries. What are they called?…………………………………………………………….
4. The area of Ireland is :
a) 70 283 sq.km b) 84 116 sq.km
c) 95 300 sq.km d) 100 234 sq.km
5. Ireland is composed of …………………… provinces.
6. Ireland is composed of …………………… counties.
7. The six counties of Northern Ireland are in:
a) Ulster b) Leinster
c) Connacht d) Munster
8. The national emblem of Ireland is…………………………………………………………………………………………………
9. The capital of Northern Ireland is…………………………………………………………………………………………………..
10.The Republic of Ireland is also known as:
a) Ulster b) Derry
c) Eire d) Londonderry
11.Northern Ireland is part of:
a) The United Kingdom b) The USA
c) Great Britain d) France
12.Northern Ireland is in the:
a) east of Ireland b) west of Ireland
c) south east of Ireland d) north east of Ireland
13. Lough Neagh is …………………………………………………. in Northern Ireland.
14. Who is the Patron Saint of Ireland?……………………………………………………………………………………………..
15.St. Patrick was born around:
a) 590 AD b) 390 AD
c) 690 AD d) 890 AD
16.The first St. Patrick’s Day parades took place in 1737 in:
a) Dublin, Ireland b) Boston, the USA
c) New York, the USA d) Cardiff, Wales
17.When do we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?………………………………………………………………………………………..
18.What colour do we wear on St. Patrick’s Day?………………………………………………………………………………….
19.Carrantuohill is:
a) the oldest university in Ireland b) the biggest city in Ireland
c) the highest mountain in Ireland d) the biggest lake in Ireland
20.The longest river in Ireland is called……………………………………………………………………………………………….
21.In 1800s Ireland suffered a huge famine of:
a) tomato b) rice
c) potato d) onion
22.A War of Independence was from:
a) 1919 to 1920 b) 1919 to 1921
c) 1919 to 1923 d) 1919 to 1924
23.Hurling is:
a) a sport b) an instrument
c) a ship c) a dance
24.Name one of the four winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature:…………………………………………………….
25.One of the most popular Irish bands is:
a) U2 b) the Beatles
c) Metallica c) Take That
26.The version of English spoken in Ireland is known as:
a) Scandinavian English b) Gaelic English
c) Afro English d) Hiberno English
27.University of Dublin is also known as:
a) St. Patrick’s College b) Trinity College
c) King’s College d) Dublin College
28.What is the name of the narrow sea separating the Republic of Ireland and Wales?………….

29.Who wrote Gulliver’s Travels?
a) William Butler Yeats b) Samuel Beckett
c) Jonathan Swift d) Oscar Wild
30.The national anthem was:
a) A Londonderry Air b) A Cork Air
c) A Londonderry Land d) An Irish Air

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