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Athlone: Quiz

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Question 1: Birthplace of T. P. O'Connor (1848 - 1929), journalist and ________ in the British House of Commons.
Parliamentary systemBicameralismMember of ParliamentUnicameralism

Question 2: Athlone forms part of the ________ along with Mullingar and Tullamore.
County WestmeathMidlands GatewayCounty OffalyGalway

Question 3: ________, the national bus operator, operates from beside the train station and covers most towns and cities in the country, including an hourly service to Dublin and Galway.
Commuter (Iarnród Éireann)M50 motorway (Ireland)Bus ÉireannDublin Airport

Question 4: Other popular attractions for visitors are the Glendeer Open Farm and the ________# Cruise of the Shannon.
ScandinaviaDenmarkViking AgeViking

Question 5: To protect this a ________ was constructed on the west bank in the town by Turloch Mór Ó Conor.
FortificationDefensive wallCastleCity gate

Question 6: The contemporary source was penned by the victorious commanding-officer from the ________, general lieutenant Godard van Reede, in letters written to his family-members on mainland Europe.
Dutch RepublicHistory of the NetherlandsBatavian RepublicEighty Years' War

Question 7: The original ________ was 2RN (a wordplay on the song "Come back to Erin").
Call signAustraliaMarconi StationUnited States

Question 8: Lough Ree, the largest lake on the Shannon, is a short distance upstream from Athlone to the North of the town, and is popular among ________, birdwatchers, and swimmers.
FishermanAquacultureFishingFishing industry

Question 9: Student exchanges also take part between Athlone and the German towns of ________ and Menden although they are not twinned.
MannheimTrierLudwigshafenMainz

Question 10: The ________ runs through Athlone and the town is a popular spot for people passing through on pleasure craft, many of whom stop off at the Marinas.
River BoyneRiver ShannonRiver ErneRiver Bann







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