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Modern History Quiz

Test your knowledge after your visit to the Modern History Galleries with our interactive quiz!

Decide whether you think the statements below are true or false. When you check your answers you might be in for a few surprises!

Tip: Some of the pictures might hold a clue!


Q.1 Henry VIII introduced the harp as a national symbol of Ireland.
 
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Q.2 In the 1500s in Ireland butter was stored in refrigerators.
 
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Q.3 Early plantations in the 1600s in the Ulster area were the planting of evergreen forests across grassland areas.
 
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Q.4 Carving sperm whale teeth was a popular past time in the 1700s
 
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Q.5 In the 1700s Ireland was a peaceful place.
 
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Q.6 Beggars in Ireland in the 1700s had to wear special badges.
 
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Q.7 200,000 people died during the great famine of the 1840s
 
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Q.8 In the 1800s there were more men than women working in factories in Belfast.
 
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Q.9 Working conditions in factories were regulated in 1833.
 
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Q.10 Belfast had a population of 25,000 people in 1901.
 
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Tip: Take a look at the Modern History Section to learn more!


Q.11 Ireland was partitioned in 1918 at the end of the First World War.
 
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Q.12 The 1920s was a time of boom and high employment in Ireland.
 
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Q.13 During the First World War more Catholics than Protestants joined up in Ireland to serve in the British Armed Forces.
 
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Q.14 5,000 British Servicemen needed artificial limbs after the First World War.
 
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Q.15 The creation of the Welfare State in the UK improved lives in Northern Ireland from 1948.
 
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