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Northern Ireland Knowledge - Quiz

Test your knowledge of Northern Ireland, a quiz for everyone by Saints & Scholars


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    County Armagh is known as the Orchard County because we grow which fruit?  

    • A.

      Pears

    • B.

      Apples

    • C.

      Grapes

    • D.

      Plums

    Correct Answer
    B. Apples
    Explanation
    County Armagh is known as the Orchard County because it is famous for its apple orchards. The region has a long history of apple cultivation and is known for producing high-quality apples. The climate and soil conditions in County Armagh are particularly suitable for apple growing, making it a prominent fruit in the area. The abundance of apple orchards and the importance of apple production in County Armagh have earned it the nickname "Orchard County."

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  • 2. 

    What is the capital of Northern Ireland?

    • A.

      Glasgow

    • B.

      Dublin

    • C.

      Belfast

    • D.

      Armagh

    Correct Answer
    C. Belfast
    Explanation
    Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland. It is the largest city in Northern Ireland and serves as its administrative, cultural, and economic center. Belfast has a rich history and is known for its shipbuilding industry, particularly for the construction of the RMS Titanic. The city is also famous for its vibrant music scene, beautiful architecture, and political murals that reflect its troubled past.

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  • 3. 

    Which monarch is celebrating their diamond jubilee?

    • A.

      Queen Elizabeth the 2nd

    • B.

      King Henry the 8th

    • C.

      Charles 1st

    • D.

      George 3rd

    Correct Answer
    A. Queen Elizabeth the 2nd
    Explanation
    Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her diamond jubilee because she has been the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom for 60 years. The diamond jubilee is a significant milestone in a monarch's reign and is typically celebrated with various events and ceremonies. Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne in 1952 after the death of her father, King George VI. Her diamond jubilee was celebrated in 2012, marking six decades of her reign.

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  • 4. 

    What is the name of the large lake in the centre of Northern Ireland?

    • A.

      Lake Windermere

    • B.

      Lough Neagh

    • C.

      Lake Garda

    • D.

      Loch Lomand

    Correct Answer
    B. Lough Neagh
    Explanation
    Lough Neagh is the correct answer because it is the largest lake in Northern Ireland and is located in the center of the country. Lake Windermere, Lake Garda, and Loch Lomand are not located in Northern Ireland and therefore are not the correct answers.

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  • 5. 

    Which famous ship was built in Belfast in 1912?

    • A.

      Olympic

    • B.

      Titanic

    • C.

      Britannic

    • D.

      Oceanic

    Correct Answer
    B. Titanic
    Explanation
    The famous ship that was built in Belfast in 1912 is the Titanic.

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  • 6. 

    What are the main ingredients of Irish Stew?

    • A.

      Potatoes and meat

    • B.

      Tomatoes and onions

    • C.

      Cheese and pasta

    • D.

      Fish and chips

    Correct Answer
    A. Potatoes and meat
    Explanation
    Irish Stew is a traditional Irish dish that typically consists of potatoes and meat as the main ingredients. Potatoes are a staple in Irish cuisine, and they provide a hearty and filling base for the stew. The meat used in Irish Stew can vary, but commonly it includes lamb or beef. The combination of tender meat and potatoes cooked in flavorful broth makes for a delicious and comforting dish.

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  • 7. 

    Which part of the body is usually kept still in Irish Dancing?

    • A.

      Head

    • B.

      Arms

    • C.

      Legs

    • D.

      Feet

    Correct Answer
    A. Head
    Explanation
    In Irish Dancing, the head is usually kept still. This is a characteristic feature of this dance style, where the upper body remains relatively rigid while the lower body performs intricate footwork and leg movements. By keeping the head still, dancers are able to maintain balance and control, allowing the focus to be on the precise footwork and rhythmic patterns that are the essence of Irish Dancing.

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  • 8. 

    Belfast City Airport is named after which famous footballer?

    • A.

      Frank Lampard

    • B.

      David Beckham

    • C.

      Wayne Rooney

    • D.

      George Best

    Correct Answer
    D. George Best
    Explanation
    Belfast City Airport is named after George Best, a famous footballer. Best was born in Belfast and is regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time. He played for Manchester United and the Northern Ireland national team, achieving numerous accolades throughout his career. Best's skill, agility, and goal-scoring ability made him a legend in the football world, and his impact on the sport is recognized by having the airport named after him.

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  • 9. 

    What is the highest mountain in Northern Ireland?

    • A.

      Sleive Donard

    • B.

      Ben Nevis

    • C.

      Mount Snowdon

    • D.

      Everat

    Correct Answer
    A. Sleive Donard
    Explanation
    Sleive Donard is the correct answer because it is the highest mountain in Northern Ireland. Ben Nevis is actually the highest mountain in Scotland, Mount Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales, and Everest is the highest mountain in the world. Therefore, Sleive Donard is the only option that corresponds to the highest mountain in Northern Ireland.

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  • 10. 

    In which county would you find The Giant's Causeway?

    • A.

      County Armagh

    • B.

      County Fermanagh

    • C.

      County Down

    • D.

      County Antrim

    Correct Answer
    D. County Antrim
    Explanation
    The Giant's Causeway is located in County Antrim. This is a famous tourist attraction in Northern Ireland known for its unique basalt columns formed by volcanic activity. It is situated along the coast and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. County Armagh, County Fermanagh, and County Down are other counties in Northern Ireland, but they do not have the Giant's Causeway.

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