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Parliament of Ireland: Quiz


Question 1: Sessions were formally opened by the ________ by the Lord Lieutenant, who, it was written "used to sit, surrounded by more splendour than His Majesty on the throne of England".
JapanSpeech from the throneCommonwealth realmUnited Kingdom

Question 2: The main purpose of parliament in the Middle Ages was to approve taxes that were then levied by and for the ________.
Lordship of IrelandKingdom of IrelandGaelic IrelandHistory of Ireland

Question 3: The Irish parliament was therefore effectively asked to vote for its own abolition, strongly opposed by ________ who campaigned for legislative freedom for the Irish Parliament.
Henry GrattanHenry FloodRobert Stewart, Viscount CastlereaghJohn Claudius Beresford

Question 4: Eventually the crown's power shrank to a small fortified enclave around Dublin known as ________.
County MeathIrelandCounty KildareThe Pale

Question 5: However, following the death of Cromwell and the end of the ________, the Stuarts returned to the throne thereby ending the sectarian divisions relating to parliament.
MoroccoProtectorateFranceBritish Empire

Question 6: The ________ introduced in stages by the Tudor monarchs did not take hold in Ireland, but did not affect the operation of parliament until after the papal bull Regnans in Excelsis of 1570.
CrusadesProtestant ReformationCounter-ReformationEast–West Schism

Question 7: Then, during the reign of ________, who had converted to Roman Catholicism, Irish Catholics briefly recovered their pre-eminent position as the crown now favoured their community.
William III of EnglandCharles I of EnglandJames II of EnglandCharles II of England

Question 8: Part of the deal involved the concession of ________, which meant the removal of all remaining discriminatory laws against Catholics and faiths, other than the established Church of Ireland.
Penal Laws (Ireland)Catholic EmancipationCeltic ChristianityAnglo-Saxon Christianity

Question 9: In 1801, the Parliament of Ireland was abolished entirely, when the Act of Union created the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and merged the British and Irish legislatures into a single ________.
Constitution of the United KingdomPolitics of the United KingdomParliament of the United KingdomMonarchy of the United Kingdom

Question 10: At the state opening, MPs were summoned to the House of Lords from the House of Commons chamber by ________, a royal official who would "command the members on behalf of His Excellency to attend him in the chamber of peers".
Freddie ViggersHelene Hayman, Baroness HaymanLord SpeakerBlack Rod


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