Irish Quiz
Ireland is part of the United Kingdom. True or false?   <ul><li>False, it's an independent country since the early 1920s  ...
Which colour is associated with Ireland?   <ul><li>green   </li></ul>
Which day is Ireland's national day?   <ul><li>17th March </li></ul><ul><li>St Patrick’s Day   </li></ul>
What is the unit of currency in Ireland?   <ul><li>Euro   </li></ul>
What are the colours of the Irish flag?
What is the main religion in Ireland?   <ul><li>Catholicism:   </li></ul><ul><li>About 94% of the people of Ireland are Ro...
In which century did the potato famine take place? <ul><li>In the 19th century. Between 1845 – 1952. </li></ul><ul><li>The...
Which famous rock band from Dublin became the &quot;Richest Rock Celebrities of 2006&quot;, beating even The Rolling Stone...
What two languages are spoken in Ireland?   <ul><li>English and ‘Gaelic’,  a language which used to be spoken throughout t...
In which city do they dye the river green on Saint Patrick’s Day?   <ul><li>Chicago! </li></ul>
What are the 3 most popular sports in Ireland?   <ul><li>football, rugby and golf   </li></ul>
What percentage of people in the United States have Irish ancestors?   <ul><li>10% </li></ul>
Name 2 famous Irish writers   <ul><li>W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw, Frank ...
What is the name of Ireland's President   <ul><li>Mary McAleese </li></ul><ul><li>She was born in Belfast. She’s a Catholi...
What is the approximate population of Ireland?   <ul><li>4.3 million   </li></ul>
Search for these words on the Net: <ul><li>The Troubles </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Collins </li></ul><ul><li>Sinn Fein </li...
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  1. 1. Irish Quiz
  2. 2. Ireland is part of the United Kingdom. True or false? <ul><li>False, it's an independent country since the early 1920s </li></ul><ul><li>The Irish War of Independence began in 1919 and ended in 1921. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Which colour is associated with Ireland? <ul><li>green </li></ul>
  4. 4. Which day is Ireland's national day? <ul><li>17th March </li></ul><ul><li>St Patrick’s Day </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is the unit of currency in Ireland? <ul><li>Euro </li></ul>
  6. 6. What are the colours of the Irish flag?
  7. 7. What is the main religion in Ireland? <ul><li>Catholicism: </li></ul><ul><li>About 94% of the people of Ireland are Roman Catholics, and less than 4% are Protestants. Protestant groups include the Church of Ireland (Anglican) and the Presbyterian and Methodist denominations. </li></ul>
  8. 8. In which century did the potato famine take place? <ul><li>In the 19th century. Between 1845 – 1952. </li></ul><ul><li>The Irish population fell by between 20 and 25% due to death for starvation or diaspora mainly to the USA. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Which famous rock band from Dublin became the &quot;Richest Rock Celebrities of 2006&quot;, beating even The Rolling Stones? <ul><li>U2 </li></ul>
  10. 10. What two languages are spoken in Ireland? <ul><li>English and ‘Gaelic’, a language which used to be spoken throughout the country before the English language arrived, and is still spoken in some areas and taught in schools. </li></ul>
  11. 11. In which city do they dye the river green on Saint Patrick’s Day? <ul><li>Chicago! </li></ul>
  12. 12. What are the 3 most popular sports in Ireland? <ul><li>football, rugby and golf </li></ul>
  13. 13. What percentage of people in the United States have Irish ancestors? <ul><li>10% </li></ul>
  14. 14. Name 2 famous Irish writers <ul><li>W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw, Frank McCourt </li></ul>
  15. 15. What is the name of Ireland's President <ul><li>Mary McAleese </li></ul><ul><li>She was born in Belfast. She’s a Catholic. Her family was forced to leave Belfast by Loyalists. She’s a British citizen. </li></ul><ul><li>She is the second woman president in Ireland. </li></ul>
  16. 16. What is the approximate population of Ireland? <ul><li>4.3 million </li></ul>
  17. 17. Search for these words on the Net: <ul><li>The Troubles </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Collins </li></ul><ul><li>Sinn Fein </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Ireland </li></ul>

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