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Knowth: Quiz


Question 1: All tours begin at the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre in Donore, ________.
FingalCounty MeathIrelandCounty Wexford

Question 2: It contains three recesses and basin stones into which the ________ remains of the dead were placed.
BurialSacrificeHuman sacrificeCremation

Question 3: However, major full scale excavations began on the site in 1962 and were undertaken by Professor George Eogan of ________.
University College DublinQueen's University BelfastVrije Universiteit BrusselUniversité catholique de Louvain

Question 4: Also the alignments of ancient monuments can change due to ________.
Milankovitch cyclesGeologic time scaleSolar variationClimate change

Question 5: After a brief military interlude with the Normans invasion of ________, Knowth fell into the hands of the monks at Mellifont abbey.
IrelandWalesNorthern IrelandIrish people

Question 6: ________ • Giant's Causeway (Northern Ireland)
Brú na BóinneSkellig MichaelKnowthSkellig Islands

Question 7: In the late ________ and early Christian period, it became a hill fort with encircling ditches and souterrains added.
Iron Age ChinaLa Tène cultureIron AgeAncient Near East

Question 8: The eastern passage leads to a cruciform chamber, not unlike that to be found at ________.
NewgrangeBrú na BóinneKnowthDowth

Question 9: Because of the east-west orientation of the passages at Knowth, suggestions of astronomical alignment with the spring and summer ________ exist.

Question 10: Knowth (pronounced /ˈnaʊθ/; Irish: Cnobha) is a Neolithic passage grave, an ancient monument of Brú na Bóinne in the valley of the River Boyne in ________.
Irish peopleNorthern IrelandIrelandWales


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