Statistics for History of Ireland Quiz

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  • This quiz has been taken 6,711 times
  • The average score is 12 of 17

Answer Stats

Hint Answer % Correct
According to tradition, what saint introduced Christianity to Ireland in the year 432?St. Patrick
94%
What crop failed in the 1840s, causing the Great Irish Famine?Potatoes
93%
What country received nearly 4 million Irish immigrants in the 1800s?United States
93%
What famous ocean liner was christened in Belfast in 1911?RMS Titanic
91%
What Dublin brewery opened in 1759?Guinness
87%
What group of people migrated to Ireland starting around 500 BC?The Celts
80%
What group of people first raided the island in 795 - and later settled in Dublin?The Vikings
80%
The IRA were terrorists to some and freedom fighters to others. What do
the letters IRA stand for?
Irish Republican Army
77%
What English king added "King of Ireland" to his titles in 1542?Henry VIII
76%
What was the nickname for the violence in Northern Ireland that started in the 1960s?The {Troubles}
75%
What did Ireland legalize in 2019 that was already legal in most European countries?Abortion
69%
What Irish novelist published "Ulysses" in 1922?
(it was censored in Ireland until the 1960s)
James Joyce
66%
What English leader brutally reconquered Ireland from 1649 - 1651, earning the
eternal hatred of many Irish people?
Oliver Cromwell
58%
What stick-based Irish sport has roots that go back at least 2000 years?Hurling
44%
What group, founded in 1795, is a Masonic-style organization devoted
to the Protestant cause?
{Orange} Order
39%
What was the name of the small area around Dublin that was under direct
English control during the Middle Ages?
The {Pale}
25%
What 19th century leader, nicknamed "The Liberator", campaigned for
Catholic rights and Irish independence?
Daniel O'Connell
18%

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