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Take our quick and simple quiz to discover your Irish brain power. IQ= Irish quotient
Give yourself three points for every correct answer--and no googling! Answers at the end.
1 What is the longest river in Ireland?
A River Shannon
B River Liffey
C River Boyne
2 In Irish history who made the famous comments “To hell or to Connaught”?
A Ian Paisley
B Queen Elizabeth
C Oliver Cromwell
3 What political party is in power at present?
A Fine Gael & Labour
B Fianna Fáil
C The Green Party
4 What river was the city of Cork city built on?
A River Lee
B River Boyne
C River Lagan
5 Who brought potatoes to Ireland?
A Arthur Guinness
B Donald Trump
C Sir Walter Raleigh
6 What is the most common meal in Ireland?
A Bacon, cabbage and spuds
B Pasta roma
C Guinness beef stew
7 Which of these three great Irish writers did not win the Nobel Prize?
A William Butler Yeats
B James Joyce
C.George Bernard Shaw
8 Why do we have no snakes in Ireland?
A The climate is too cold
B St. Patrick banished them all
C We do have snakes!
9 What weapons do Irish police carry?
10 What is U2 frontman Bono's real name?
A Gavin O'Sullivan
B Joe Dolan
C Paul Hewson
Answers:1. A, 2.C, 3. A, 4. A, 5. C,6. A, 7. B, 8.B,9 . B, 10,C.
30 Points - You’re Irish to the core--pour yourself a pint of Guinness
18-27 - Very good, maybe a half glass of Guinness for you
9-18 - Hmm not so hot, a wee drop of Guinness in a thimble for you
0-9 - You’re’ English -- have some cider
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