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QUIZ: Test your knowledge of Ireland's favourite crop

Just how familiar are you with the noble spud?

AS YOU ARE in doubt aware, it is National Potato Day.

Sit back, and test your knowledge of the most wonderful crop in the world.

1. First off, what is a potato?
A tuber
A fruit

A type of small dog
A feeling
2. Did Sir Water Raleigh introduce the potato into Ireland and Great Britain?
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Yes, without a doubt.
No, it's disputed.
3. Who eats the most potatoes per capita?
Ireland (duh)
United States

Belarus
Czech Republic
4. And who produces the most spuds?
Russia
United States

Brazil
China
5. Which of these is NOT a variety of potato?
Home Guard
Records

Monaghan Gold
Maris Piper
6. What is this variety called?
Jonathan
Queens

Rooster
Golden Wonder
7. What's wrong with this poor sick potato?
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Common scab
Late blight

Dry rot
Ah it's just a headcold, he'll be fine
8. Keoghs asked Irish people if they would include potatoes in their death-row meal. How many said yes?
Pretty much all of them (91%)
A slim majority (52%)

A dedicated few (25%)
Basically no one (1%)
9. How many packs of Tayto are sold every minute?
29
1584

525
1100
10. Who voiced Mr Potato Head in Toy Story?
Don Rickles
Tom Hanks

Jim Varney
Tim Allen
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
You got 10/10. You're a regular Joe Spud Murphy.
You've a potato expert, just like the founder of Tayto.
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You scored out of !
You got 9/10. You're a regular Joe Spud Murphy.
You've a potato expert, just like the founder of Tayto.
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You scored out of !
You got 8/10. You're a regular Joe Spud Murphy.
You've a potato expert, just like the founder of Tayto.
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You scored out of !
You got 7/10.
You need to pay a bit more attention to your potatoes.
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You scored out of !
You got 6/10.
You need to pay a bit more attention to your potatoes.
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You scored out of !
You got 5/10.
You need to pay a bit more attention to your potatoes.
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You scored out of !
You got 4/10.
You urgently need to eat more potatoes.
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You scored out of !
You got 3/10.
You urgently need to eat more potatoes.
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You scored out of !
You got 2/10.
You urgently need to eat more potatoes.
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You scored out of !
You got 1/10.
Do you even know what a potato is?
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You scored out of !
You got 0/10.
Do you even know what a potato is?
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Nicky Ryan

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