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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Ireland?

Edited By: Shai Kuritzky
 As you walk along a nature trail, minding your own business, a tiny man dressed all in green, with a big smoking pipe and a giant tall hat calls to you: "Kind human," He says, "I'm in a wee bit of a jam, got my foot stuck ya see, under this blasted root. Will ya do me a kindness and free me?"

Amazed, you lift the root enough for him to escape. "Ah, what a good human ye are! I'll tell ye what, I don't just give my pot of gold to anyone, but yer a decent sort. How 'bout this, then? If you can answer most of my questions about my lovely country of Ireland, I'll let you have it, what say you? Ready?"
ireland quiz morning dew
 
 
In old Irish folklore, what benefit was associated with May morning dew?
Let a little may morning dew on your face to make your skin glow.
Wealth
Good complexion
Good digestion
Happiness
ireland quiz ireland countryside
 
 
Ireland is also known as...
The Sapphire Island
The Green Isle
The Jade Island
The Emerald Isle
ireland quiz straw doll
 
 
On St. Brigid's Day people went from house to house carrying a straw doll. What was the doll called?
Brighid is the patron of poets and bard, healers and magicians. She was especially respected when it came to prophecy and divination.
A Brideog
A Spideog
A Cross
A Bulliguard
ireland quiz irish symbols
 
 
Which of these mythical creatures does NOT exist in Irish folklore?
Centaurs never made it to Irish folklore, but fairies, which include Leprechauns, are very Irish, as well as the scary banshee. Centaurs are more Greek.
Centaurs
Fairies
Leprechauns
Banshees
ireland quiz black beer
 
 
What are the two drinks that make up a Black Velvet?
Guinness and lager
Guinness and champagne
Guinness and milk
Guinness and velvet
ireland quiz saving private ryan
 
 
The opening of Saving Private Ryan is set on Omaha beach, but where was it ACTUALLY filmed?
Ballinesker Beach, Curracloe Strand, Ballinesker, were used for the filming of the D-Day sequence in Saving Private Ryan, due to similarity to Omaha Beach in Normandy
Sandy Cove Beach
Rosslare Strand
Curracloe Strand
Golden Coast
ireland quiz angela's ashes
 
 
Who wrote 'Angela's Ashes'?
Angela's Ashes is a Memoir is a 1996 memoir by the Irish-American author Frank McCourt, with various anecdotes and stories of his childhood. It details his very early childhood in Brooklyn, New York, but focuses primarily on his life in Limerick, Ireland.
James Joyce
John Banville
William Trevor
Frank McCourt
ireland quiz riverdance girls
 
 
Who composed the music for Riverdance, the stage show?
Bill Whelan
Michael Flatley
Joseph Nate
Jeremy Clark
ireland quiz st. patrick's day
 
 
On St. Patrick's Day, Irish people are traditionally supposed to eat...
Raw Fish
Cabbage
Red Robin
Pink Bacon
ireland quiz man on mountain trail
 
 
What is the tallest mountain in Ireland?
At just a little over 1km tall (0.67 miles), Mount Carrauntoohil is the tallest mountain in Ireland.
Mount Galtymore
Mount Carrauntoohil
Mount Brandon
Mount Olympos
ireland quiz black and white abandoned house
 
 
The Great Irish Famine, which lead to mass migration and starvation, was in which decade?
This terrible famine, which happened in the 1840s, saw a 2 million population decrease in Ireland due to emigration and death by starvation.
The 1910s
The 1860s
The 1790s
The 1840s
ireland quiz irish people flag
 
 
Which of the following is true of the Irish population?
We were a bit tricky here, since Ireland has a high birth rate which lead to its population being younger. Either answer is true!
It has higher birth rates than most countries
It's older than in most countries
It's younger than in most countries
It's thinner than in most countries
Low
ireland quiz happy leprechaun with beer
 
The leprechaun sighs. "I'm sorry, you really are a sweet human, but you have much to learn about my beloved country. I bought a Guinness while you were taking my test, I think I'll drink it here awhile until you pass my test."
Medium
ireland quiz happy leprechaun
 
The leprechaun smiles broadly. "Not bad 'tall! You know some things about my beloved country, my isle of isles. But you still get enough answers right to win my pot of gold! You were close, aye, but no until you prove you know my country very well indeed!" With that, he leans back against a tree, smoking his pipe and waiting for you to try again.
High
ireland quiz leprechaun gives you pot of gold
 
The leprechaun does a happy jig and laughs out loud. "By my stars, human, you sure you're not Irish yerself? What a superb job you did answering my questions twelve. Here ye are, my pot 'o gold, don't go wasting it all in one place, now, and remember yer old wee pal! May all yer days be blessed with the warmth of the sun and the cool of morning dew." And with that, he disappears, only the heavy pot of gold in your hands is proof he was ever there...
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