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What is your Irish quotient (IQ)? Could you be an Irish super hero!? Photo by: Getty

Test your Irish IQ with this general knowledge quiz

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What is your Irish quotient (IQ)? Could you be an Irish super hero!? Photo by: Getty

What is your Irish quotient (IQ)?

Here is your chance to prove you know it all.

Award yourself two points for every correct answer.

Get 34-40 You are an expert!

20-34 So so Irish man or woman

0-20 Sure you’re not English?

Who is the current President of Ireland?

Mary Robinson
Mary McAleese
Michael D. Higgins

How many provinces are there in Ireland?

Three
Two
Four

Which of the following is an Irish citizen?

Daniel Day Lewis
Jeremy Irons
Angela Lansbury

Who is the only member of U2 who was raised Catholic?

Who founded Trinity College Dublin?

Jonathan Swift
Queen Elizabeth I
Wolfe Tone

In Irish history, who was known as the “Big Fella”?

Michael Collins
Eamon de Valera
Padraig Pearse

What Irish playwright wrote “Juno and the Paycock”?

Brian Friel
Sean O’Casey
JM Synge

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.

Legend has it that St. Patrick drove what from Ireland?

Snakes
Wolves
Wild boar

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

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.

Which of the following term in Ireland is NOT used to describe being drunk?

Elephants
Three sheets to the wind
Mad eyed

Which of the following is the oldest political party in Ireland?

Fianna Fail
Fine Gael
Labour

What’s the largest county in Ireland?

Dublin
Donegal
Cork

Who was Michael Flatley’s co-star in Riverdance?

Barack Obama can apparently trace his Irish roots to County Offaly. What Irish county did Ronald Reagan have family roots?

County Tipperary
County Waterford
County Louth

What’s the second largest city in Ireland?

Limerick
Belfast
Galway

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

Where did Yeats famously say he would “arise and go now...?”

To bed
To Ballymore Eustace
To Innisfree

What’s the most southern city in Ireland?

Kilkenny
Galway
Cork

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Originally published in 2013.

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