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Secondary school history test: The answers

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1. In which country did Martin Luther lead the reformation? Germany

2. Which TD introduced the controversial  Mother and Child Scheme in 1951? Noel Browne

3. Who was shot dead in Sarajevo in June 1914, sparking World War I? Archduke Franz Ferdinand

4. Name a seven-letter type of artificial island built by Celts Crannog

5. Name Christopher Columbus’ three ships The Santa Maria, the Nina and the Pinta

6. British policy towards Hitler in the 1930s was known as what? Appeasement

7. Which in what year was the Anglo-Irish treaty signed by Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith? 1921

8. Where in Ireland were Allied and Axis personnel interned during World War II? Curragh Camp, Kildare

9. What was Hitler’s plan to invade Russia called? Operation Barbarossa

10. Who produced the first printed Bible? Johannes Gutenberg

11. What is this housebuilding technique called? Wattle and daub

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12. What Renaissance artist was responsible for this statue (NO SNIGGERING!)? (For a bonus point, what is the statue called?) Michaelangelo(David)

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13. Which ethnic group in the Americas produced this mask? The Aztecs

14. What did two boys digging in a potato field in Limerick in 1868 find? The Ardagh Chalice

15. In what year were the Norse defeated by Brian Boru at the Battle of Clontarf? 1014

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