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How Much Do You Know About Ireland?

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  3. True or False?

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    Wrong!

    There are 32 "traditional" counties — 26 of which belong to the Republic of Ireland.

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    Kerry
    Mayo
    Shire
    Cork
    Waterford
    Limerick
  5. Which is the correct flag of Ireland?

  6. The Irish Potato Famine took place between...

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  7. Which of the following is false about Saint Patrick?

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    He is the patron saint of Ireland.
    According to legend, he drove all snakes out of Ireland.
    He was born in Ireland.
    March 17 is the date of his death.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Saint Patrick was born in Kilpatrick, near Dumbarton, in Scotland.

  8. True or False?

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Government of Ireland Act that became law in 1921 established the 6 predominantly Protestant counties as the "north," and the remaining 26 predominantly Catholic counties as the "south."

  9. Which of these Irish writers wrote "Ulysses"?

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    Oscar Wilde
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    Oscar Wilde
    W. B. Yeats
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    W. B. Yeats
    James Joyce
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    James Joyce
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    One of Ireland's most prestigious authors, Joyce is celebrated each year on June 16, or Bloomsday. The name Bloomsday is derived from the protagonist of "Ulysses," Leopold Bloom.

  10. Who is the current president of Ireland?

    Michael D. Higgins
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    Michael D. Higgins
    Mary Robinson
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    Mary Robinson
    Mary McAleese
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    Mary McAleese
  11. Irish rock band U2 wrote a song about what incident that took place on January 30, 1972?

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    U2's song "Sunday Bloody Sunday" depicts the events that took place during an anti-British protest in Northern Ireland at which British troops killed 13 unarmed marchers.

  12. Which can you find in Ireland's coat of arms?

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    Shamrock
    Unicorn
    Celtic Cross
    Harp
    Claddagh

How Much Do You Know About Ireland?

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