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Ireland general Knowledge

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Last updated: July 17, 2021
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1. How many counties start with the letter K?
2
1
4
3
2. Who out of the following is not any bit ethnically Irish?
Muhammad Ali
St. Patrick
Michael D. Higgins, Current president of Ireland
Ronald Reagan
St. Patrick was born in Britain. He was captured and taken to Ireland as a teenager.
3. What is the official colour of Ireland?
Maroon
Lilac
Burgundy brown
Blue
4. The Irish language, along with other celtic languages, share most grammatical similarities with which of the following groups?
Slavic Languages (Russian, Polish, etc.)
Uralic languages (Finnish, Hungarian)
Semitic languages (Hebrew, Arabic, etc.)
North Germanic languages (Icelandic, Norwegian, etc.)
They share certain rules and pronunciations in words that no other language has.
5. Which native American tribe donated $170 to the Irish during the famine in 1847?
Choctaw
Cherokee
Mohawk
Navajo
$170 would be the equivalent of around $10,000 today.
6. Who designed the current Irish flag?
Thomas Meagher
Colette Abreo
Countess Markievicz
Liam O'Doherty
7. What is the most common surname in Ireland?
Smith
Murphy
Kennedy
McLoughlin
8. What is the size ratio of the Irish flag?
1:2
5:8
2:3
None of the above
9. Where are most potatoes sold in Ireland sourced?
Galway
Dublin
Northern Ireland
None of the above
Most are sourced from the Britain, due to the general better conditions for growing potatoes there.
10. Which of the following is claimed to have originated in Ireland?
Strongest breed of horse
Smallest breed of cow
Largest breed of Duck (In Europe)
'Most useless' breed of dog
It's called the Dexter cow.
11. What potato disease kicked off the Irish potato famine?
Black dot
Gangrene
Dry rot
Blight
12. When was the last time Ireland competed in the FIFA world cup?
1994
2002
1990
1998
13. What is the national anthem?
Óró! sé do bheatha 'bhaile
Let Erin remember
Amhrán na bhFiann
Mór Chluana
14. What is the national symbol?
Patrick's shamrock
Fionn's salmon
Brigid's cloak
Brian Boru's harp
15. Which one of the following categories does Ireland fall into?
A third-world country
One of the four 'European tigers'
Country in the British Isles
A 'Half-Scandinavian' Country
'Third-world' is used to describe countries that were not aligned in the cold war, making countries like Ireland and Switzerland Third-world countries. The Irish government has officially stated that Ireland is not counted within the British Isles.
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Level 74
Jul 18, 2021
Kenya + Kazakhstan + Kyrgyzstan + Kiribati = 4
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Level 50
Jul 18, 2021
This is an ireland quiz. I asked how many COUNTIES start which k, as in, counties of Ireland. I can see how that would be misread, yes