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atlfootr
03-17-2005, 11:58 AM
Take the quiz below and test your Irish I.Q!


1. Some areas in Ireland are known to receive this many inches of rain each year, which accounts for the brilliantly green grass that has earned Ireland the nickname the "emerald isle":

Sixty inches
Seventy inches
Eighty inches
Ninety inches


2. "Erin Go Bragh," a phrase heard often on St. Patrick's Day, means:

I Love Ireland
Ireland Forever
Brave and Free
Ireland, My Home


3. Irish tradition says that anyone who kisses the blarney stone, which is located near this town, will be blessed with the Irish "gift of gab":

Dublin
Wexford
Cork
Waterford


4. This Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet and playwright was also a senator of the Irish Free State from 1922 to 1928:

George Bernard Shaw
James Joyce
Jonathan Swift
William Butler Yeats


5. This film, shot in Ireland in 1952, was directed by John Ford:

Ryan's Daughter
The Quiet Man
The Dead
The Informer


6. Traditional Irish music has found an international audience with the popularity of such Celtic bands as:

The Chieftains
The Lads
Shannon Rovers
Sweet Honey in the Rock


7. Today, the prime minister of the Republic of Ireland is:

Frank McCourt
Ian Dunkirk
Bertie Ahern
Gerry Adams


8. In November 1995, the people of Ireland narrowly passed a referendum legalizing:

Same-sex marriages
Abortion
Divorce
Marijuana


9. With 27,136 square miles of land, the Republic of Ireland is approximately half the size of this U.S. state:

Montana
California
Louisiana
Arkansas


10. Today, this number of Americans trace their ancestry back to Ireland:

Ten million
Twenty-five million
Forty million
Sixty-five million

atlfootr
03-17-2005, 12:06 PM
The correct answers are in bold text.

1. Some areas in Ireland are known to receive this many inches of rain each year, which accounts for the brilliantly green grass that has earned Ireland the nickname the "emerald isle":

1. Sixty inches
2. Seventy inches
3. Eighty inches
4. Ninety inches


2. "Erin Go Bragh," a phrase heard often on St. Patrick's Day, means:

1. I Love Ireland
2. Ireland Forever
3. Brave and Free
4. Ireland, My Home


3. Irish tradition says that anyone who kisses the blarney stone, which is located near this town, will be blessed with the Irish "gift of gab":

1. Dublin
2. Wexford
3. Cork
4. Waterford


4. This Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet and playwright was also a senator of the Irish Free State from 1922 to 1928:

1. George Bernard Shaw
2. James Joyce
3. Jonathan Swift
4. William Butler Yeats


5. This film, shot in Ireland in 1952, was directed by John Ford:

1. Ryan's Daughter
2. The Quiet Man
3. The Dead
4. The Informer


6. Traditional Irish music has found an international audience with the popularity of such Celtic bands as:

1. The Chieftains
2. The Lads
3. Shannon Rovers
4. Sweet Honey in the Rock


7. Today, the prime minister of the Republic of Ireland is:

1. Frank McCourt
2. Ian Dunkirk
3. Bertie Ahern
4. Gerry Adams


8. In November 1995, the people of Ireland narrowly passed a referendum legalizing:

1. Same-sex marriages
2. Abortion
3. Divorce
4. Marijuana


9. With 27,136 square miles of land, the Republic of Ireland is approximately half the size of this U.S. state:

1. Montana
2. California
3. Louisiana
4. Arkansas


10. Today, this number of Americans trace their ancestry back to Ireland:

1. Ten million
2. Twenty-five million
3. Forty million
4. Sixty-five million

east tx skier
03-17-2005, 12:07 PM
I'm learning.

MasterMason
03-17-2005, 12:08 PM
I had 7 right. Do I win the couppy doll?

Professor
03-17-2005, 12:15 PM
Good quiz atlfootr. I realized it was St. Patricks Day when so many were wearing green swimsuits today. I didn't know that dental floss came in so many different green colors

Mag_Red
03-17-2005, 12:17 PM
Good quiz atlfootr. I realized it was St. Patricks Day when so many were wearing green swimsuits today. I didn't know that dental floss came in so many different green colors You just have to rub it in don't you??? :woohoo:

Professor
03-17-2005, 12:21 PM
You just have to rub it in don't you??? :woohoo:
Really sorry Mag...I think it may be this light green liquid that is flowing for free down here. It goes down cold but has a warming tendency to it...more research must be done :toast:

MasterMason
03-17-2005, 12:23 PM
Really sorry Mag...I think it may be this light green liquid that is flowing for free down here. It goes down cold but has a warming tendency to it...more research must be done :toast:


Free beer and dental floss and your posting??? Man I think you might have a problem with your priorites :noface: