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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.
Nov 24th 2018, 8:30 AM 45,295 28

LAST WEEK, MINISTER for Education 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
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