The Irish 20 Questions Quiz

The Irish 20 Questions Quiz

  1. Ireland is part of the United Kingdom. True or false? (False, it’s an independent country since early 1920s )

  1. Which colour is associated with Ireland? (green)

  1. Which day is Ireland’s national day? (17th March)

  1. What did Saint Patrick use to explain Christianity to the Irish people? (A shamrock)

  1. What is the unit of currency (money) in Ireland? (Euro)

  1. What is the capital of Ireland? (Dublin)

  1. What are the colours of the Irish flag?

  1. What is the main religion in Ireland? (Catholicism)

  1. What is the most popular drink in pubs, and one of Ireland’s most famous exports? (Guinness)

  1. Is Ireland a rich or a poor country? (today it is one of the richest in Europe)

  1. Which famous rock band from Dublin became the “Richest Rock Celebrities of 2006”, beating even The Rolling Stones? (U2)

  1. What two languages are spoken in Ireland? (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)

  1. What colourful Saint Patrick’s Day celebration takes place in Chicago in the United States? (the large river running through the city is turned green by putting dye into it!)

  1. What are the 3 most popular sports in Ireland? (football, rugby and golf)

  1. What percentage of people in the United States have Irish ancestors? (10%)

  1. Do you know the names of two very traditional sports that are not well known in other countries? (hurling, which is a bit like hockey, and Gaelic football, a bit like a mixture of football and rugby).

  1. Name 2 famous Irish writers (W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw, Frank McCourt )

  1. What does Erin go Bragh mean? (Ireland Forever)

  1. What is the approximate population of Ireland? (4.3 million)

  1. What is the name of Ireland’s President (Mary McAleese)

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