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The Annual Bumper Secondary School Christmas Test

Gather the family. No fighting!

IT’S TIME TO wake up those brains and brush away the stuffing crumbs, Quality Street wrappers and Pringles tins.

History, Geography, English, Science, Maths and Irish… they’re all here to bring you right back to the world of school uniforms and Christmas tests.

Be warned, it’s harder than last year’s.

Good luck and you may turn your paper over… NOW!

1. Who wrote the novel Roll Of Thunder Hear My Cry?

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2. What was the code name given to Germany’s plan to invade the USSR in World War II?

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3. Name three natually occurring noble gases

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4. What made Muiris sick at the races in the book Fiche Bliain Ag Fás?

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5. What is the name of the igneous rock found at the Giant’s Causeway?

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6. How long is the third side of a right-angled triangle, if the length of the hypotenuse is 13cm, and the length of one other side is 12cm?

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7. What Shakespeare play does this quote come from?

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8. Who wrote the pamphlet ‘An Argument on Behalf of the Catholics of Ireland’ in 1791?  Answer

9. The SI unit of energy is the…

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10. What does ‘modh coinníollach’ mean?

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11. Name the country marked with X on the map

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12. Calculate the mean of the following set of numbers: 25, 28, 31, 35, 43, 48

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13. How old is Seamus Heaney’s brother in Mid Term Break?

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14. Who was the first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland?

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15. What are the muscles between the ribs called?

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16. Translate this sentence:

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17. The Mardyke bridge is in which Irish city?

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18. Is this angle acute or obtuse?

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19. In To Kill A Mockingbird, who is Scout’s father?

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20. Which Easter Rising leader was commander of the Irish Citizen Army?

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21. Which of these is the symbol for a variable resistor?

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22. What is the second line (in Irish) of the Irish National Anthem?

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23. What country’s flag is this?

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24. What is the volume of this sphere?

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25. Which poet yearned to “live alone in a bee-loud glade”?

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26. Name three of the five US presidents who were in office while the Vietnam War was ongoing

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27. What is the name of this process?

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28. What is the poem An Spailpín Fánach about?

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29. What is this layer of the earth’s crust called?

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30. What’s missing in this quadratic equation solution?

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Emer McLysaght

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