Ireland A Green And Orange Land

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Ireland A Green And Orange Land - Quiz

Irish history is complex and long - do you recall what you have learned?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When did Oliver cromwell size ireland's best land to distribute among his soldiers?

    • A.

      1649

    • B.

      1650

    • C.

      1710

    Correct Answer
    A. 1649
    Explanation
    Oliver Cromwell seized Ireland's best land to distribute among his soldiers in 1649.

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  • 2. 

    Who created England's first full-time, permanent army of 30.000 soldiers?

    • A.

      Queen Victoria

    • B.

      Charles I

    • C.

      Oliver Cromwell

    Correct Answer
    C. Oliver Cromwell
    Explanation
    Oliver Cromwell is the correct answer because he was the one who created England's first full-time, permanent army of 30,000 soldiers. As the Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland, Cromwell played a crucial role in establishing a professional standing army known as the New Model Army. This army was formed during the English Civil War and became a powerful military force under Cromwell's leadership.

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  • 3. 

    After killing thousands of irish people in 1649 Cromwell ordered thousands af irish people to be sold into slavery and transported to

    • A.

      America

    • B.

      Barbados

    • C.

      Spain

    Correct Answer
    B. Barbados
    Explanation
    During the 17th century, Oliver Cromwell, the leader of the English Parliament, implemented harsh measures against the Irish population. As part of these measures, after the killing of thousands of Irish people in 1649, Cromwell ordered thousands of Irish people to be sold into slavery and transported to Barbados. This decision was made in order to punish and control the Irish population, as well as to provide a source of cheap labor for the plantations in Barbados. Therefore, the correct answer is Barbados.

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  • 4. 

    Between 1649 and 1659, around a third of the entire Irish population were either killed, died of starvation or were sold into slavery. Nearly all land in Ireland owned by Catholics was taken off them and given to

    • A.

      The Irish landlords

    • B.

      English and Scottish Protestants

    • C.

      The Church of England

    Correct Answer
    B. English and Scottish Protestants
    Explanation
    During the period between 1649 and 1659, a significant portion of the Irish population suffered immense devastation, with many being killed, dying from starvation, or being sold into slavery. As a result, the ownership of land in Ireland underwent a drastic change. The Catholic landowners, who previously held most of the land, were stripped of their properties. Instead, the land was transferred to English and Scottish Protestants, indicating that they were the recipients of the confiscated Catholic land. This redistribution of land played a crucial role in altering the social and economic landscape of Ireland during that time.

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  • 5. 

    In 1695 harsh laws were enforced on Catholics who were prohibited from buying land, bringing up their kids as Catholics, it was even forbidden to receive education if you were a Catholic. Catholics were simply excluded from any influence - what were these laws called?

    • A.

      The Catholic Laws

    • B.

      The English Laws

    • C.

      The Penal Laws

    Correct Answer
    C. The Penal Laws
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Penal Laws". The Penal Laws were a set of laws enforced in 1695 that imposed harsh restrictions on Catholics in England. These laws prohibited Catholics from buying land, raising their children as Catholics, and receiving education. The Penal Laws aimed to exclude Catholics from having any influence and to suppress the practice of Catholicism in England.

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  • 6. 

    What happend between 1845 and 1849 when a disaster bred intense hatred among the Irish against English rule with more than a million dead? 

    • A.

      The Easter Rising

    • B.

      The Great Famine

    • C.

      The Division of Ireland

    Correct Answer
    B. The Great Famine
    Explanation
    Between 1845 and 1849, a devastating event known as the Great Famine occurred in Ireland. This famine was caused by a potato blight which destroyed the main food source of the Irish population, resulting in widespread starvation and disease. The British government's response to the famine was inadequate, exacerbating the suffering of the Irish people. The Great Famine led to the deaths of more than a million people and bred intense hatred among the Irish against English rule, as they felt abandoned and neglected by the British authorities during this time of crisis.

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