What is your Irish quotient (IQ)?
Here is your chance to prove you know it all.
Award yourself two points for every correct answer. *It will help when checking your answers if you keep a note of the number beside your answer i.e. whether the answer to question A is 1, 2, or 3.)
Get 34-40: You are an expert!
20-34: So so Irish man or woman
0-20: Sure you’re not English?
A. Who is the current President of Ireland?
- Mary Robinson
- Mary McAleese
- Michael D. Higgins
B. How many provinces are there in Ireland?
C. Who of the following is an Irish citizen?
- Daniel Day Lewis
- Jeremy Irons
- Angela Lansbury
D. Who is the only member of U2 who was raised Catholic?
E. Who founded Trinity College Dublin?
- Jonathan Swift
- Queen Elizabeth I
- Wolfe Tone
F. In Irish history, who was known as the “Big Fella”?
- Michael Collins
- Eamon de Valera
- Padraig Pearse
G. What Irish playwright wrote “Juno and the Paycock”?
- Brian Friel
- Sean O’Casey
- JM Synge
H. What is one of the daughters of Bertie Ahern, the former Irish Prime Minister, famous for?
- Being a European figure skater.
- Being arrested for possession of crack cocaine.
- Being a hugely successful author.
I. Legend has it that St. Patrick drove what from Ireland?
- Wild boar
J. In Ireland, if you were to eat “black pudding” what would you be eating?
- A dark chocolate flavored dessert
- Congealed pig’s blood sausage
- A beef flavored dish
K. In Ireland, what’s a “hot press”?
- A type of tool blacksmiths use in making horse shoes
- A boiler that is generally used to dry and store clothes
- A sexual position especially popular in steam rooms in the Aran Islands.
L. Which of the following terms in Ireland is NOT used to describe being drunk?
- Three sheets to the wind
- Mad eyed
M. Which of the following is the oldest political party in Ireland?
- Fianna Fail
- Fine Gael
N. What’s the largest county in Ireland?
O. Who was Michael Flatley’s co-star in Riverdance?
P. Barack Obama can trace his Irish roots to County Offaly. What Irish county did Ronald Reagan have family roots?
- County Tipperary
- County Waterford
- County Louth
Q. What’s the second largest city in Ireland?
R. What are Uileann Pipes?
- A major reservoir in County Cavan
- An Irish musical instrument similar to Scottish bagpipes
- A small seaside town in County Sligo
S. Where did Yeats famously say he would “arise and go now...?”
- To bed
- To Ballymore Eustace
- To Innisfree
T. What’s the most southern city in Ireland?
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D. Larry Mullen
O. Jean Butler
*Originally published in 2013.