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Ireland: General Knowledge Quiz

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More than 70 million people worldwide claim Irish descent, including some 40 million in North America. How much do you know about the land that gave birth to their ancestors? Test your knowledge of my country Ireland now, and let us all know how you shaped up 🙂

  • The capital city of Ireland is

    • Dublin
    • Belfast
    • Liverpool
    • Limerick
  • There is an international frontier dividing the island of Ireland

    • True
    • False
  • The currency of the Republic of Ireland is

    • sterling
    • euro
    • punt
    • dollar
  • Which is the flag of Ireland?

    • All green
    • Green, white and red
    • Green, white and orange
    • Green cross on an orange background
  • Which is the longest river in Ireland?

    • Liffey
    • Barrow
    • Thames
    • Shannon
  • The highest mountain in Ireland is

    • Carrauntoohil
    • Mount Leinster
    • Lugnaquilla
    • Croagh Patrick
  • Ireland is part of the United Kingdom

    • True
    • False
  • The main language of the majority of people in Ireland is

    • Gaelic
    • Irish
    • English
    • Breton
  • The Great irish Famine of the 1840s took about how many lives?

    • 1,000
    • 10,000
    • 100,000
    • 1,000,000
    • 1,000,000,000
  • The Irish economy underwent rapid growth from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s. It was known as

    • The Celtic Tiger
    • The Irish Lion
    • The Eire Eagle
    • The Gaelic Leopard
  • The national saint of Ireland is

    • Saint Brendan
    • Saint Brigid
    • Saint Patrick
    • Saint Kevin
  • Ireland is reputed to have been converted to Christianity during which century?

    • 20th century
    • 10th century
    • 5th century
    • 2nd century BC
  • The Irish language belongs to which branch of the Indo-European language family?

    • Celtic
    • Slavic
    • Baltic
    • American
  • Ireland was occupied during Word War II by

    • the Germans
    • the British
    • US forces
    • none of the above
  • Ireland was incorporated in the Roman Empire for how long?

    • 1000 years
    • 100 years
    • 15 years
    • Ireland was never part of the Roman Empire
  • Ireland was occupied by the British/Normans/English for about how long?

    • 2000 years
    • 800 years
    • 124 years
    • Never
  • Which country won the Eurovision Song Contest the most times?

    • Ireland (7 wins)
    • Sweden (6 wins)
    • Portugal (1 win)
    • Malta (0 wins)

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  1. Yes, well I am DNA challenged in that area … geez 6 of 17
    Spending all that time during my youth at the Irish bars of San Francisco’s Mission District didn’t do me much good I guess. Hey, I knew about the 800 years though

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