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How Well Do You Know Irish History?

Ireland is a country rich with history and lore, but how well do you really know your Irish history? Can you answer these 12 historical questions with ease? Let's find out!
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What century did St Patrick live in?
Fifth
Sixth
Seventh

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When did Ireland become a republic?
1916
1922
1837

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Which vegetable did Oliver Cromwell (reputedly) introduce to Dublin?
Potatoes
Cabbage
Turnips

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How many years did the Great Famine last?
Eight years
Nine years
Six years

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The first President of Ireland was...?
Douglas Hyde
Sean T. O' Kelly
Eamon de Valera

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What underwhelming name did the country give WWII?
The Crisis
The Emergency
The Panic

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True or false: Condoms became legal in Ireland in 1980.
True
False

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Pick the film that WASN'T banned by the Irish government.
Natural Born Killers
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
A Clockwork Orange

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Which came first, the Penal Laws or the Land Acts?
Penal Laws
Land Acts
They came at the same time.

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Which city in Ireland has the nickname 'The Maiden City?'
Londonderry
Belfast
Dublin

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In which decade of the 19th century did the Potato Famine occur in Ireland?
1840s
1860s
1830s

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An uprising in 1916 is named after which religious festival?
Easter
St. Patrick's Day
Valentine's Day

C+, Irish History Novice

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The history of Ireland is vast and varied, so don't beat yourself up for not passing this quiz the first time around. Knowing the history of a country like Ireland is no small task. At least you gave this quiz your all and learned a thing or two along the way!

B+, Irish History Buff

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Knowing the history of a country like Ireland is no small feat. Which makes your quiz performance all the more impressive! From the potato famine to the famed uprising in 1916, you know your Irish history well!

A+, Irish History Ace

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Clearly, you take great pride in knowing the history of Ireland. Whether you're Irish yourself or simply a curious mind, you know the history of this great nation in a way that few can. From the dark days of the Potato Famine to the pub culture that the Irish know so well, you're an Irish history ace through and through.
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1
What century did St Patrick live in?
Fifth
Sixth
Seventh
2
When did Ireland become a republic?
1916
1922
1837
3
Which vegetable did Oliver Cromwell (reputedly) introduce to Dublin?
Potatoes
Cabbage
Turnips
4
How many years did the Great Famine last?
Eight years
Nine years
Six years
5
The first President of Ireland was...?
Douglas Hyde
Sean T. O' Kelly
Eamon de Valera
6
What underwhelming name did the country give WWII?
The Crisis
The Emergency
The Panic
7
True or false: Condoms became legal in Ireland in 1980.
True
False
8
Pick the film that WASN'T banned by the Irish government.
Natural Born Killers
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
A Clockwork Orange
9
Which came first, the Penal Laws or the Land Acts?
Penal Laws
Land Acts
They came at the same time.
10
Which city in Ireland has the nickname 'The Maiden City?'
Londonderry
Belfast
Dublin
11
In which decade of the 19th century did the Potato Famine occur in Ireland?
1840s
1860s
1830s
12
An uprising in 1916 is named after which religious festival?
Easter
St. Patrick's Day
Valentine's Day

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