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Quiz: How much do you know about the north?

No, the north, not the North.

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WHAT, ON PAPER at least, appeared like a relatively straightforward event became a flashpoint in north-south relations on the island of Ireland this week.

It was the ceremony to mark the centenary of partition and the creation of Northern Ireland, which President Michael D Higgins declined an invitation to.

While it has served as inspiration for this week’s quiz, we wish to avoid causing another diplomatic incident, drawing attention away from the North and instead towards the north.

Let’s just get on with it, shall we?

Firstly, which way is north?
This way
That way

The other way
This way?

Well like... it depends on which way you're facing.
How far away is the Geographic North Pole from Malin Head?
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Half an hour if there's no traffic
Roughly 1,010km

Roughly 3,850km
Roughly 12,500km
While the Geographic North Pole is a fixed spot, the magnetic north pole moves - how much did a 2007 survey estimate it was moving per year?
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500m
1km

20km
55km
What type of penguin would you find in the Arctic?
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The gentoo penguin
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The chinstrap penguin

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The emperor penguin
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You'd actually find no penguins at all
What is the name of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's first child?
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South
East

North
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
What do the curves on The North Face's logo represent?
The three layers of protection the company's jackets offer against wind, snow, and rain.
A rock feature in Yosemite National Park.

A hill.
Do you seriously expect anyone to know that?
Is North Korea a member of the United Nations?
Alamy
Yes
No
Which of these is not on Dublin's northside?
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Ballygall
Kilternan

Tyrellstown
Sutton
The current north star is Polaris. In which constellation is it?
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Ursa Minor
Leo

Gemini
Boötes
Finally, this is the artwork of which North by Northwest?
The film
The book

The album
The hat
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You scored out of !
You are North Macedonia
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
You are North Korea
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
You are magnetic north
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
You are the North Pole
Share your result:

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