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IRISH QUIZ

Quiz on Irish culture made by Jennifer Johnson, English teacher in IES Almenara. Thank you for your contribution, Jenny!
The population of Ireland (North & South) is...
10 million
15 million
20 million
5 million
Which of the following names is the Irish version of Juan?
Ewan
Iain
Seamus
Sean
Who is the Patron Saint of Ireland?
St Andrew
St David
St George
St Patrick
What is a "leprechaun"? /'leprako:n/
A drink
A kind of potato
A little elf
An Irish dress
Which of these four famous writers did NOT receive the Nobel prize for literature?
George Bernard Shaw
James Joyce
Samuel Beckett
Seamus Heaney
What is the Gaelic name for Ireland?
Cork
Eire
Taoisarch
Ulster
What are the colours of the Irish flag?
Green and white
Green, white and orange
Red and yellow
Red, white and blue
Which of these towns is NOT in Ireland?
Aberdeen
Derry
Galway
Limerick
The word "whiskey" is derived from the Gaelic for which of these words?
Happiness
Health
Holy water
Water of life
Which of these music groups is NOT Irish?
Oasis
The Corrs
U 2
Westlife
What is the capital of Northern Ireland?
Belfast
Cardiff
Dublin
Glasgow
What is the name of the sea between Ireland and Britain?
The Baltic Sea
The English Channel
The Irish Sea
The North Sea
Why did thousands of Irish people emigrate to the USA in the 19th century?
Because the Pope told them to take Catholicism to the USA.
Because they had nothing to eat when the potato crop failed.
Because they hated the bad weather.
Because they were offered work in New York.
What do the initials I.R.A. stand for?
Independent Republican Army
Independent Revolutionary Army
Irish Republican Army
Irish Revolutionary Army
How do you say "goodbye" in Gaelic?
Beoir
Gardaí­
Slainte
Slán
What precious stone is associated with Ireland?
Diamond
Emerald
Ruby
Sapphire
What is the "Daí­l"?
A lake
A river
The Irish parliament
The Irish Prime Minister
Which of the following is a typical Irish name?
Dai Evans
George Robinson
Iain Campbell
Paddy O'Donnell
Which of the following letters on the door indicates the Ladies' toilet in the Republic of Ireland?
F
L
M
W
In which year was Ireland split into North and South?
1911
1921
1939
1973