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Quiz: How well do you remember the 1798 rebellion from the Junior Cert?

Just the 222 years ago.

THE JUNIOR CERT is not going ahead this year but those who’ve studied up their History might know that today’s date is a significant one.

24 May is the day the 1798 rebellion began in Ireland, beginning months of battles and a resurgence of revolutionary activity across the country.

So how much do you know about it from what’s taught in schools?

Formed with the intention of reforming the Irish parliament, the Society of United Irishmen was founded in 1791, but where?
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Dublin
Cork

Galway
Belfast
What were the laws that discriminated against Catholics and Presbyterians that contributed to the discontent felt by the revolutionaries?
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Succession Laws
Repression Laws

Penal Laws
Gaelic Laws
The rebels who fought in the 1798 rebellion were referred to as what?
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Spikemen
Pikemen

Strikemen
Fightmen
Two years ahead of the rebellion, Wolfe Tone sailed on board a French fleet with about 15,000 soldiers but failed to land where due to stormy weather?
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Bantry Bay
Galway Bay

Sheephaven Bay
Dublin Bay
What Irish county was the scene of the most intense rebel activity during the 1798 Rising?
Cork
Tipperary

Meath
Wexford
Pitchcapping was a form of torture used by the British military and involved pouring what hot substance onto the rebels?
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Metal
Tar

Water
Manure
Which famous ballad commemorates the early victories by Father John Murphy and his men?
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The Lonesome Boatman
The Wind That Shakes the Barley

Poulaphouca
Boolavogue
Where were the Wexford rebels were finally defeated?
Vinegar Hill
Salthill

Sugar Loaf Mountain
Sauce Valley
What was the name of the French general who landed in Killala, Co. Mayo with 1,000 troops in August 1798?
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General Yoann Huget
General Jean Humbert

General Alexandre Dumas
General Jean-Luc Picard
Wolfe Tone died in prison in November 1798, where is he buried?
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Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin
Bodenstown Graveyard, Kildare

Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin
Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris
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