Quiz about the republic of Ireland

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What do you know about the Republic of Ireland? Test your knowledge of the most important facts.

1. What is the population of the Republic of Ireland?
a. About 4.6 million
b. About 5.6 million
c. About 3.6 million

2. How many Irish citizens live outside of Ireland?
a. 1 million
b. 500,000
c. 2 million


3. How many people around the world claim Irish heritage?
a. 17 million
b. 57 million
c. 70 million

4. Which language is the first official language of the Republic of Ireland?
a. English
b. Gaelige or Gaelic
c. Manx

5. What is the Gaelic name of the Republic of Ireland?
a. Éire
b. Air
c. Guinness

6. How many counties make up the Republic of Ireland?
a. 16
b. 36
c. 26

7. Which three colours make up the flag of the Republic of Ireland?
a. Green, red and white
b. Green, blue and white
c. Green, orange and white

8. In which year did Ireland officially become a republic?
a. 1921
b. 1916
c. 1905

9. In which year did the Republic of Ireland join the EU?
a. 1963
b. 1973
c. 1983

10. What is the national day of Ireland called?
a. St Peter’s Day
b. St Paul’s Day
c. St Patrick’s Day

11. What is the national symbol of the Republic of Ireland?
a. The potato
b. The leprechaun
c. The harp

12. Who was the first Irish Nobel prize winner?
a. Writer WB Yeats
b. Writer George Bernard Shaw
c. Singer and activist Bono

13. Which Irish film won an Oscar in 2012?
a. The Shore
b. The Magdalene Sisters
c. Bloody Sunday

14. Which of the following is NOT a traditional Irish sport?
a. Curling
b. Gaelic football
c. American football

15. How many times has the Republic of Ireland won the Eurovision song contest?
a. 5
b. 7
c. 9




Answers: 1. a; 2a; 3c; 4 b; 5a; 6c; 7c; 8b; 9b; 10c; 11c; 12a; 13a; 14c; 15b


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