So Your think You Are Irish Quiz

Objective: answer 7 questions correctly. JavaScript required!


1. What is the highest Mountain in Ireland??

Benbulben
The Twelve Bens
Carrantuohill
Sliabh Mish

2. What is the name of the Seaside Resort in County Donegal that bears the Irish name that means "The wood of the Apple"?

Rossnowlegh
Carndonagh
Rossmacintosh
Letterkenny

3. Which two of the following colleges owe much to the efforts of devoted Irishmen who helped establish them?

Georgetown and Harvard
Fordham and Notre Dame
Smith and Barnard
Columbia and William and Mary

4. The west of the USA was largely developed because of a mechanical reaper invented by an Irishman. What was his name?

John Deere
Cyrus McCormick
Seamus Corcoran
Henry Ford

5. The Statutes of Kilkenny forbade Normans to?

Fish the waters off the coast of Ireland
Wear French silk hosiery in public
Celebrate the Holy Mass in French
Marry the Irish

6. Who was the High King of Ireland from 975-1014AD?

Art MacMorrough
Hugh O'Neill
Brian Boru
Hugh O'Donnell

7. If you were to have strolled the streets of New York around 1900, you would have found many Irish working as what?

Streetsweepers
Tinkers
Policeman
Fishmongers

8. What is the most common surname in Ireland?

Murphy
McCarthy
O'Neil
O'Brien

9. Who printed the final version of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic that was read on the steps of the GPO on Easter Monday 1916?

Thomas Clarke
Eoin MacNeill
William Smith O'Brien
James Connolly

10. In response to the question, "Is there any chance the Easter Rebellion would succeed", who responded, "None whatever"?

James Connolly
Thomas Clarke
Michael Collins
Padraig Pearse