Tuesday 16 January 2018

The Great War quiz

Based on the articles in the two magazines 'Ireland At War' and the key events of the conflict, try to answer as many questions as possible.

Doreen, the Irish Guards' wolfhound
Doreen, the Irish Guards' wolfhound
Recruitment poster featuring Lord Kitchener
Francis Ledwidge
Islandbridge memorial gardens

1 On what date was Austria's Archduke Franz Ferdinand shot dead in Sarajevo?

2 What was the name of the man who shot him?

3 What was the name of Nationalist MP John Redmond's brother who died in the war?

4 Where was British general Horatio Kitchener born?

5 Where in Dublin are the War Memorial Gardens?

6 How many people died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme?

7 Who wrote the song It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary?

8 How many Irish people died in the war between 1914 and 1918?

9 What battle took place between April 22 and May 25, 1915?

10 What battle took place between July 1 and November 18, 1916?

11 Who was the German Emperor in 1914?

12 Who was the President of the USA in 1914?

13 Who became Britain's prime minister in 1916?

14 The European Union has funded a major online collection of World War I stories and memorabilia, which includes many public contributions from Ireland. What is it called?

15 Research shows more than 4,500 Dubliners died in World War I. How many of the dead hailed from Co Mayo?

16 Where was Irish war poet Francis Ledwidge born?

17 A famous painting by Fortuninio Matania depicts an Irish priest giving British troops a blessing before the Battle of Aubers Ridge. What was the priest's name?

18 What was the name of the British army regiment that contained enlisted men mainly from counties such as Mayo, Sligo and Galway?

19 On what date did WWI hostilities cease?

20 Where was the peace treaty signed?


See our dedicated  World War 1 section here.

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