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Her history, much do you really know? *Note: Not for those who think Ireland is about drinking and leprechauns under rainbows...

Question 1:What does IRA stand for?
I Ran Away
Irish Revolutionary Army
Irish Royal Army
Irish Republican Army
Irish Rifle Association

Question 2:Kathleen ni Houlihan is:
a character in an Irish play
a personification of Ireland
a bar in Dublin
a woman in Irish politics

Question 3:Michael Collins had the same name as his father.
I don't know
Um...I don't think so
Who KNOWS this stuff?

Question 4:What group preceded the IRA?
Sinn Fein

Question 5:Easy...Eamon de Valera was
Who's that? What treaty?
He DESIGNED it, of course he was pro-treaty
Anybody knows he

Question 6:"Dubh Linn" means what?
Black pool
black city
It doesn't mean anything
Something in Irish

Question 7:"Eire" came from what?
An ancient Celtic god
the Irish word for Ireland
I don't know what Eire is
It doesn't come from anything
An ancient Celtic goddess

Question 8:The Claddagh ring symbolizes what?
Love, loyalty, friendship
Nothing. It's just a decoration.
marriage status (depends on how you wear it)
Loyalty to the Crown

Question 9:An Irish breakfast consists of what?
Oysters and Guinness
Whatever is available at the local Spar
Eggs, ham (bacon), beans, black and white pudding, tomato, sausage, brown bread
Irish coffee, eggs, black and white pudding, ham, tomato, potato pancakes
Irish coffee, ham, sausage, beans, potato cakes, brown bread

Question 10:Oliver Cromwell is famous for:
Sacking Ireland, forcing Catholics to flee to hell or Connaught
Reforming England
I don't know who he is
Portraying the devil
leading a revolt against the British

Question 11:Who was the only person ever to have ruled a united Ireland?
Eamon de Valera
Brian Boru
Daniel O'Connell
Dermot MacMurrough
Queen Maeve

Question 12:Name the 6 counties in the North.
Derry, Antrim, Down, Armagh, Tyrone, Monaghan
Armagh, Antrim, Belfast, Down, Leitrim, Tyrone
Tyrone, Donegal, Antrim, Derry, Armagh, Belfast
Antrim, Tyrone, Belfast, Down, Armagh, Monaghan
Derry, Antrim, Down, Armagh, Tyrone, Fermanagh

Question 13:Name the southernmost province in Irish history:

Question 14:Bloody Sunday occurred when?
Easter Sunday, 1973
Easter Sunday, 1916
January 28, 1916
November 28, 1920
January 30, 1972

Question 15:Easy...NINA stood for:
No Irish Needed Anymore
It's only a name, it doesn't stand for anything
Northern Ireland Nationalism Association
No Irish Need Apply
Northern Ireland Newspaper Application

Question 16:"Tain Bo Cuailgne" is a story about:
The Tame Bull Of Coolney
The Bull Of Coolney
The White Bull Of Cooley
The Ulster Cycle
The Cattle-raid Of Cooley

Question 17:Who was the Bishop of Clonfert who made a voyage overseas (supposedly discovering America)?
St. Columcille
St. Ciaran
St. Kevin
St. Brendan
St. Patrick

Question 18:What has "not enough timber to hang a man, nor water to drown him, nor no earth to bury him?"
the Burren
Kilmainham Gaol
Croagh Patrick
Dublin Castle dungeons
Ireland during the Famine

Question 19:Who signed the Proclamation?
Thomas J. Clarke, Sean MacDiarmada, Thomas MacDonagh, P.H. Pearse, Eamonn de Valera, James Connolly, Joseph Plunkett
Thomas J. Clarke, Sean MacDiarmada, Thomas MacDonagh, P.H. Pearse, Eamonn Ceannt, James Connolly, Joseph Plunkett
Michael Collins, Arthur Griffith, Lloyd George
Thomas J. Clarke, Sean MacDiarmada, Thomas MacDonagh, P.H. Pearse, Eamonn Cavanaugh, Joseph Plunkett
Michael Collins, Eamon de Valera, British Parliament members

Question 20:Why did Elizabeth I found Trinity College?
To educate the Irish
She wanted to go to school
the Irish asked her to
She wanted a Protestant stronghold in Dublin
To civilize the Irish

Question 21:Who's the bass guitarist for U2?
Larry Mullen Jr.
Adam Clayton
Phil Lynott
The Edge

Question 22:What does "An bhfuil Gaeilge agat" mean?
I speak Irish
Do you speak Irish?
Does anyone present speak Irish?
I don't know what language that even is
None of the given

Question 23:"An Spideal" is Irish for what?
A town name
I don't know

Question 24:Londonderry is called what by most Catholics?
Londonderry (trick question!)
The City
It isn't called anything different

Question 25:Which act declared Ireland completely under the Crown?
Act Of The Union
Kilkenny Statutes

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