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Quiz: How much do you know about the 1916 Rising?

Commemorations took place at the GPO and around the country today.

Kilmainham Gaol where the 1916 leaders were executed.
Kilmainham Gaol where the 1916 leaders were executed.

COMMEMORATIONS TOOK PLACE today at the General Post Office on O’Connell Street and elsewhere to mark the anniversary of the 1916 Rising.

Although a military failure, the rebellion – and the subsequent execution of its leaders – swayed public opinion to the cause of Irish freedom.

But how much do you know about these six days that ultimately led to Irish independence? 

On what date did the Easter Rising start?
April 21
April 24

April 27
April 29
As commanders assumed posts in premises around Dublin and elsewhere, which leader declared the Republic by reading the 1916 Proclamation outside the GPO?
Padraig Pearse
Thomas Clarke

James Connolly
Jim Larkin
The only woman to enter the GPO with initial insurgents on Easter Monday, what was her name?
Rosie Hackett
Constance Markievicz

Elizabeth O'Farrell
Winifred Carney
As the rebels secured posts, British troops rallied. What was the name of the gunboat they sailed up the River Liffey to shell Liberty Hall?
The Unicorn
The Titanic

The Helga
The Olga
Which was the only town - other than Dublin - to see significant fighting during the Rising?
Ashbourne, Co Meath
Ballydehob, Co Cork

Ashford, Co Wicklow
Birr, Co Offaly
Constance Markievicz and Michael Mallin commanded which garrison during Easter week?
The Four Courts
Jacob's Biscuit Factory

The Mendicity Institution
St. Stephen's Green
How many men and women took part in the Rising?

Who commanded the British forces during the fighting?
General Sir John Maxwell
David Lloyd George

General James Quirke
Brigadier General William Lowe
Which rebel leader was married the night before his execution in Kilmainham Jail after the rebellion was defeated?
Thomas McDonagh
Joseph Plunkett

James Connolly
Willie Pearse
Finally, which famous song commemorates the events of Easter week?
Get Out Ye Black and Tans
The Foggy Dew

The Groggy Few
Kelly The Boy From Killane
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