General Information About Ireland

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General Information About Ireland - Quiz

One of the benefits you get when you graduate from the business college in Pharos is two certificates: one from Pharos University and another one from TU Dublin in
Ireland.
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

     Where is Ireland?

    • A.

      West Europe

    • B.

      North Europe

    • C.

      East Europe

    Correct Answer
    A. West Europe
    Explanation
    Ireland is located in West Europe. This is because geographically, Ireland is an island located to the west of the mainland of Europe. It is separated from Great Britain by the Irish Sea. Ireland is commonly considered as part of Western Europe due to its cultural, historical, and political ties with other Western European countries.

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  • 2. 

    What is the capital of Ireland?

    • A.

      London

    • B.

      Dublin

    • C.

      Belfast

    Correct Answer
    B. Dublin
    Explanation
    Dublin is the correct answer because it is the capital of Ireland. London is the capital of the United Kingdom, not Ireland. Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom but not the capital of the entire country of Ireland. Therefore, Dublin is the only option that accurately represents the capital of Ireland.

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  • 3. 

    Which one is the flag of Ireland?

    • A.

      Option 1

    • B.

      Option 2

    • C.

      Option 3

    Correct Answer
    B. Option 2
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Option 2 because the flag shown in Option 2 is the flag of Ireland. It consists of three vertical stripes of green, white, and orange. The green stripe represents the Irish Catholics, the orange stripe represents the Irish Protestants, and the white stripe represents peace between them. This flag is commonly known as the Irish tricolor and is a symbol of Irish nationalism and unity.

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  • 4. 

    What is Ireland’s currency?

    • A.

      Pound sterling

    • B.

      Euro

    • C.

      Bitcoin

    Correct Answer
    B. Euro
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Euro. Euro is the currency used in Ireland. It replaced the Irish pound in 2002 when Ireland joined the Eurozone. The Euro is also the official currency of many other European countries.

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  • 5. 

    Ireland’s population is____________.

    • A.

      Nearly 5 million

    • B.

      Nearly 50 million

    • C.

      Nearly 500 million

    Correct Answer
    A. Nearly 5 million
    Explanation
    Ireland's population is nearly 5 million, which means that it is close to reaching the 5 million mark. This suggests that the population of Ireland is relatively small compared to other countries.

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  • 6. 

    The Irish people speak _____________.

    • A.

      Irish only

    • B.

      English only

    • C.

      Both Irish and English

    Correct Answer
    C. Both Irish and English
    Explanation
    The Irish people speak both Irish and English. This is because Ireland has two official languages, Irish (Gaeilge) and English. While English is the most widely spoken language in Ireland, Irish is also spoken by a significant portion of the population, particularly in Gaeltacht regions. Bilingualism is encouraged and Irish is taught in schools, ensuring that both languages are preserved and used in daily life.

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  • 7. 

    The weather in Ireland is_____________.

    • A.

      Cold in winter and in summer

    • B.

      Cold in winter and mild in summer

    • C.

      Cold in winter and hot in summer

    Correct Answer
    B. Cold in winter and mild in summer
    Explanation
    The weather in Ireland is cold in winter and mild in summer. This means that during the winter months, the temperature in Ireland is generally cold, while during the summer months, the temperature is not extremely hot but rather moderate or mild. This suggests that Ireland experiences a relatively cool climate throughout the year, with colder winters and milder summers.

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  • 8. 

    Famous food in Ireland includes____________.

    • A.

      Shrimp, dumplings, roasted duck, and pork

    • B.

      Bacon, sausages, eggs, bread in milk, and potatoes

    • C.

      Pizza, pasta, Lasagne, Risotto, Truffles, and steak

    Correct Answer
    B. Bacon, sausages, eggs, bread in milk, and potatoes
    Explanation
    The famous food in Ireland includes bacon, sausages, eggs, bread in milk, and potatoes. This combination of ingredients is commonly known as an Irish breakfast or an Ulster fry. It is a traditional and hearty meal that is popular in Ireland. Bacon and sausages are typically made from pork, eggs are usually fried or scrambled, bread in milk is a traditional Irish dish made by soaking bread in milk and frying it, and potatoes are a staple ingredient in Irish cuisine. This answer accurately represents the traditional and well-known food items in Ireland.

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  • 9. 

    Some of the famous places in Ireland are____________.

    • A.

      The Cliffs of Moher, Grafton Street, The Ring of Kerry, and Powerscourt House and Gardens

    • B.

      Tower of London, the British Museum, Chester Zoo,and Lake District National Park

    • C.

      Colosseum, Pompeii, Leaning Tower of Pisa, and Lake Como

    Correct Answer
    A. The Cliffs of Moher, Grafton Street, The Ring of Kerry, and Powerscourt House and Gardens
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes famous places in Ireland such as the Cliffs of Moher, Grafton Street, The Ring of Kerry, and Powerscourt House and Gardens. These are well-known tourist destinations in Ireland known for their natural beauty, shopping, scenic drives, and historic houses and gardens.

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  • 10. 

    The person with the real power in Ireland is_________________. 

    • A.

      The king

    • B.

      The queen

    • C.

      The prime minister

    Correct Answer
    C. The prime minister
    Explanation
    The prime minister is the correct answer because in Ireland, the prime minister holds the most significant political power. The prime minister, also known as the Taoiseach, is the head of government and is responsible for making important decisions, leading the country, and representing Ireland internationally. The king and queen are not applicable as Ireland is a republic and does not have a monarchy.

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