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Architecture of Ireland: Quiz


Question 1: The earliest date from the ________ or late Stone Age.
Cucuteni-Trypillian cultureLinear Pottery cultureNeolithicVinča culture

Question 2: It is in this style that large parts of Dublin were rebuilt, causing the city to be referred to as ________.
Mountjoy SquareLeinster HouseIrelandGeorgian Dublin

Question 3: One feature not usually found outside Ireland is the round tower, such as that at Clonmacnoise in ________.
County LaoisCounty KilkennyCounty OffalyCounty Westmeath

Question 4: Leinster House also claims this distinction, and the neoclassical ________ in County Fermanagh designed by James Wyatt bears an even greater similarity.
Florence CourtSpringhill HouseCastle CooleGiant's Causeway

Question 5: It was built despite huge public opposition, excessive costs (over £1m) and even opposition from the ________.
Catholic ChurchPope Gregory IPope John Paul IIPope

Question 6: In the early 18th century Palladian architecture swept through Ireland, the driving force behind this new fashion was the Irish architect ________.
Richard CasselsAndrea PalladioEdward Lovett PearceJohn Vanbrugh

Question 7: Newgrange in particular is more interesting in that the inner chamber uses ________ to span the roof.
CorbelEnglish Gothic architectureChinese architectureCapital (architecture)

Question 8: Other notable passage graves are Knowth and Dowth, also in the Boyne Valley near ________.
County LouthIrelandDroghedaDublin

Question 9: Dún Aengus on the ________ one of the best examples of these forts, which may have been occupied at various times, even in the mediaeval era.
Irish peopleIrelandAran IslandsIrish literature

Question 10: Cork and Galway flourished as sea ports, with the establishment of extensive quays in those cities, as well as Limerick and ________.


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