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Irish Diaspora Quiz

It is St Patrick's Day on 17 March, so here is a quiz on the lasting effects of the "Irish Diaspora". 8 Questions.

 
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What is the precise definition of the "Irish Diaspora"?

  • Eviction of Irish tenents by English Landlords
  • A Disease that hit Ireland from the C18th
  • The Potato Famine
  • Mass Emigration from Ireland

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Aproximately how many people worldwide claim "Irish Descent"?

  • 40 million
  • 80 million
  • 50 million
  • 90 million

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Approximately how many people in the USA claim "Irish Descent"?

  • Over 40 million
  • Over 80 million
  • Over 50 million
  • Over 90 million

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What was the total population of Ireland (North and South) in 2011?

  • 6.8 million
  • 5.8 million
  • 6.4 million
  • 6.2 million

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Who was the first Irish, Catholic President of the USA?

  • Harry S Truman
  • Calvin Coolidge
  • John F Kennedy
  • George Bush

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How many different countries were represented in the "World Irish Dancing Championship" held in Dublin in 2011?

  • 45
  • 38
  • 41
  • 32

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Which of the following was of Irish extraction and had the family name of "Lynch"?

  • Che Guevara
  • Fidel Castro
  • Karl Marx
  • Heinrich Didier

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Which of the following is a term of derision for people born outside Ireland who make a "thing" about being Irish?

  • Bogus Bogtrotters
  • Nylon Micks
  • Imitation Irish
  • Plastic Paddies

 

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