This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 9 °C Wednesday 20 March, 2019
Advertisement

Quiz: How much do you know from the Junior Cert history syllabus?

We’ve taken ten questions from the current syllabus to see how much you know about the past.

Image: Shutterstock

LAST WEEK, MINISTER for Educuation Joe McHugh said he would review a decision to make history an optional subject at Junior Cert level.

The subject only became optional for students up to third year in September this year, but speaking at Fine Gael’s Ard Fheis last week, McHugh said it was important for people to know about the past.

So with that in mind, we’ve taken ten questions from the current syllabus to see how much you know.

Unlike Junior Cert pupils, we’ve even given you multiple choices to answer, with four out of ten earning a pass and freedom to do your (imaginary) Leaving Cert.

Think it sounds easy? Off you go…

For what purpose was a fulacht fiadh used in Bronze Age Ireland?
Cooking
Fighting

Farming
Hunting
Who was the leader of Cumann na nGaedhael in 1932?
Eamon De Valera
W. T. Cosgrave

Eoin O’Duffy
Michael Collins
Which Italian leader was known as 'Il Duce'?
Julius Caesar
Benito Mussolini

Giuseppe Garibaldi
Silvio Berlusconi
What country lost land as a result of the Munich Conference in September 1938?
Austria
Germany

Poland
Czechoslovakia
Name the civilisation conquered by the Spanish conquistador, Hernando Cortes
Incas
Mayans

Aztecs
Toltecs
Name the political party founded by Arthur Griffith in 1905
Sinn Féin
Fianna Fáil

Fine Gael
Labour
During which decade of the twentieth century did Ireland’s first national television service, RTE, begin broadcasting?
1940s
1950s

1960s
1970s
Which building was used by the rebels as their headquarters during the 1916 Rising?
Boland’s Mills
The GPO

Kilmainham Gaol
The Royal College of Surgeons
What was decided by the Treaty of Tordesillas in 1494?
It led to the establishment of the Vatican and the state of Italy
It opened the Silk Road to merchants from Europe so they could travel to the Far East

It divided South America between Spain and Portugal
It led to the foundation of the Jesuits to promote Catholicism during the Counter-Reformation
What language did the early Christian monks use to write manuscripts such as the Book of Kells?
Celtic
Old Irish

Greek
Latin
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
Fail
Study harder next time!
Share your result:
You scored out of !
Pass
Congratulations
Share your result:

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

Read next:

COMMENTS (28)

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel

     

    Trending Tags