Modern Irish History quiz

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20 Questions - Developed by: Niall S - Developed on: - 877 taken

A quiz relating to modern Irish history (1900 to the present day)

  • 1
    How many days did the 1916 Easter rising last?
    How many days did the 1916 Easter rising last?
  • 2
    Who was the founder of Sinn Féin?
    Arthur Griffith
    Edward Martyn
    Michael Collins
    Gerry Adams
    Éamon de Valera
  • 3
    Where did the War of Independence (1919-1921) begin?
    Ashbourne, Co. Meath
    Soloheadbeg, Co. Tipperary
    Youghal, Co. Cork
  • 4
    Which county is not part of the state of Northern Ireland?
  • 5
    In what year did a new constitution re-establish the Irish Free State as Ireland, or Éire and separate it from the United Kingdom?
  • 6
    What was the World War II period known as in Ireland?
    The War
    The Crisis
    The Emergency
  • 7
    What area of Dublin was bombed by the Luftwaffe on 30/31 May 1941?
    North Strand
  • 8
    In what year did Ireland join the EEC (now EU)?
  • 9
    Who was the first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland?
    Terence O'Neill
    James Craig
    Edward Carson
  • 10
    Who was the first leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)?
    John Hume
    Gerry Fitt
    Alasdair McDonnell
  • 11
    What is the 1969 riot in Derry called?
    Battle of St Matthew's
    Battle at Springmartin
    Battle of the Bogside
  • 12
    Which dictator supplied weapons to the Provisional IRA?
    Idi Amin
    Saddam Hussein
    Muammar Gaddafi
  • 13
    What happened at Bloody Sunday (1972)?
    A military van carrying 6 British Army soldiers was blown up by the Provisional IRA in Lisburn
    British army soldiers shot 26 unarmed civilians during a peaceful protest march in Derry
    The Provisional IRA shot dead 3 unarmed Scottish soldiers in North Belfast
  • 14
    What is the agreement that granted a degree of power sharing between nationalists and unionists in Northern Ireland in 1998?
    New Year's Day Agreement
    Ash Wednesday Agreement
    Good Friday Agreement
  • 15
    What name is given to the economy of the Republic of Ireland between 1995 and 2000?
    Irish Lion
    Celtic Tiger
    Gaelic Lion
  • 16
    Who was the first female President of Ireland?
    Mary McAleese
    Mary Robinson
    Mary Harney
  • 17
    Who visited Ireland in 1963?
    John F. Kennedy
    Pope John Paul II
    Queen Elizabeth II
  • 18
    What Irish political party's seats dropped from 46% to 17% following the 2008 economic crash?
    Fianna Fáil
    Green Party
    Fine Gael
  • 19
    What did the passing of the referendum in 1995 allow?
    Same-sex marriage
  • 20
    What former Irish Taoiseach died in 2011?
    Garret FitzGerald
    Charles Haughey
    Jack Lynch

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