History Quiz / Famous Irish People

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Quiz Updated Mar 17, 2016

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Clue Person % Correct
Actor who played James Bond in four films between 1995-2002.Pierce Brosnan
86.2%
Novelist best known for his 1897 novel 'Dracula'.Abraham 'Bram' Stoker
78%
Founder of a famous brewery in Dublin first introduced in the 18th century.Arthur Guinness
77.3%
Author of 'Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man', 'Ulysses' and 'Finnegans Wake'.James Joyce
77%
Writer and playwright of 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' and 'The Importance of Being Earnest'.Oscar Wilde
70.4%
Singer-songwriter and ordained priest who tore up a picture of Pope John Paul II live on TV in 1992.Sinéad O'Connor
66.2%
Author of 'Gulliver's Travels' and 'A Tale of a Tub'.Jonathan Swift
58.3%
Singer with 'The Boomtown Rats' who founded 'Band Aid' in 1984 and organised 'Live Aid' in 1985 for famine relief.Bob Geldof
56.8%
Irish revolutionary politician and signatory of the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921, shot dead by ambush in 1922.Michael Collins
46.9%
Clue Person % Correct
Republican politician, president of the Sinn Féin political party since 1983.Gerry Adams
41.3%
Manchester United international footballer, European Footballer of the Year 1968.George Best
39.3%
Poet who was the first Irish author awarded Nobel Prize in Literature, penned poem, 'Sailing to Byzantium'. W.B. Yeats
33.1%
Actress in the 1930-40s films 'Jamaica Inn', 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame', and 'How Green Was My Valley'.Maureen O'Hara
31.6%
17th century chemist best known for his law regarding the relationship between the absolute pressure and volume of a gas.Robert Boyle
27.5%
Twice World Champion snooker player nicknamed 'The People's Champion' and 'The Hurricane'.Alex Higgins
25.9%
First female President of Ireland 1990-1997.Mary Robinson
24%
Explorer who led three British Antarctic expeditions in the early 1900s.Ernest Shackleton
22.2%
Politician and founder of the Irish Parliamentary Party (Home Rule Party) in 1882.Charles Parnell
13.3%
 
Number % Answered
18 (all)
3.2%
16-17
5%
14-15
7.5%
12-13
11.2%
10-11
15.6%
8-9
17.3%
6-7
15.7%
4-5
11.4%
2-3
8.3%
1-1
4.8%

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