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Jump aboard as we set sail to the Emerald Isle – the wonderful country of the Republic of Ireland! Those of you with little knowledge of the country will only be able to tout leprechauns, four-leaf clovers, and other common clichés when it comes to Ireland. Still, in the following quiz, we’ll aim to educate you on some of the facts about the country and some of its most successful celebrity exports!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When did Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, live?

    • A.

      In the 5th century AD.

    • B.

      In the 7th century AD.

    • C.

      In the 9th century AD.

    • D.

      In the 5th century AD.

    Correct Answer
    A. In the 5th century AD.
    Explanation
    Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, lived in the 5th century AD. This is the correct answer because historical records indicate that Saint Patrick was active during this time period. He is known for his missionary work in Ireland and for bringing Christianity to the country. His exact dates of birth and death are not known, but it is widely accepted that he lived in the 5th century AD.

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  • 2. 

    Which plant is an Irish symbol?

    • A.

      The pine tree.

    • B.

      The oak.

    • C.

      The thistle.

    • D.

      The shamrock.

    Correct Answer
    D. The shamrock.
    Explanation
    The thistle is the emblem of Scotland.

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  • 3. 

    Which is the correct spelling of the famous Irish stout?

    • A.

      Guinnes

    • B.

      Guiness

    • C.

      Guinness

    • D.

      Guines

    Correct Answer
    C. Guinness
    Explanation
    The correct spelling of the famous Irish stout is Guinness.

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  • 4. 

    When did the Republic of Ireland join the Euro?

    • A.

      1997

    • B.

      1999

    • C.

      2000

    • D.

      2004

    Correct Answer
    B. 1999
    Explanation
    The Republic of Ireland joined the Euro in 1999. This was the year when the currency was officially introduced and became the sole legal tender in Ireland. Prior to this, Ireland had used the Irish pound as its currency. Joining the Euro allowed Ireland to participate in the European Union's single currency system, which aimed to promote economic integration and facilitate trade between member countries.

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  • 5. 

    What is the largest wild mammal in Ireland?

    • A.

      Irish hare

    • B.

      Red fox

    • C.

      Red deer

    • D.

      Badger

    Correct Answer
    C. Red deer
    Explanation
    The red deer is the largest wild mammal in Ireland. They are native to the country and can be found in various habitats, including forests, moorlands, and mountains. Red deer are known for their impressive size, with males (stags) weighing up to 200 kilograms and standing about 1.2 meters tall at the shoulder. They have a reddish-brown coat and impressive antlers, which they shed and regrow annually. Red deer are a majestic and iconic species in Ireland's wildlife, and their large size makes them the largest wild mammal in the country.

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  • 6. 

    What is 'Riverdance'?

    • A.

      An Irish step dancing show.

    • B.

      A strong Irish drink.

    • C.

      A county in the Republic.

    • D.

      An Irish painter's pseudo name

    Correct Answer
    A. An Irish step dancing show.
    Explanation
    Riverdance is a well-known Irish step dancing show that originated in the 1990s. It gained international fame and popularity for its high-energy performances and precise footwork. The show showcases traditional Irish dancing along with modern elements, music, and costumes. It has become a cultural phenomenon, promoting Irish culture and dance worldwide.

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  • 7. 

    Which Irish town was Oscar Wilde born in?

    • A.

      Dublin

    • B.

      Cork

    • C.

      Limerick

    • D.

      Derry

    Correct Answer
    A. Dublin
    Explanation
    Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin.

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  • 8. 

    Who wrote "Gulliver's Travels"?

    • A.

      Oscar Wilde

    • B.

      James Joyce

    • C.

      George Bernard Shaw

    • D.

      Jonathan Swift

    Correct Answer
    D. Jonathan Swift
    Explanation
    Jonathan Swift wrote "Gulliver's Travels".

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  • 9. 

    Which Irish football genius was the regional Belfast City Airport named after?

    • A.

      Johnny Giles

    • B.

      Paul McGrath

    • C.

      Damien Duff

    • D.

      George Best

    Correct Answer
    D. George Best
    Explanation
    The regional Belfast City Airport was named after George Best, an Irish football genius. Best was regarded as one of the greatest players of all time and was known for his skill, agility, and goal-scoring ability. As a native of Belfast, Best had a significant impact on Irish football and was a source of pride for the region. Therefore, it is fitting that the airport was named after him to honor his contributions to the sport and his connection to the city.

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  • 10. 

    In the folk song “Molly Malone” what is the girl's job?

    • A.

      Painter

    • B.

      Fishmonger

    • C.

      Cleaner

    • D.

      Singer

    Correct Answer
    B. Fishmonger
    Explanation
    The correct answer is fishmonger. In the folk song "Molly Malone," the girl's job is described as being a fishmonger.

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