Irish History Live

Revision Quiz: Great Famine and Jewish Holocaust

1. The Penal Laws in Ireland discriminated against:
  • Catholics
  • Church of Ireland Protestants
  • Jews

2. Catholics were permitted to sit in Parliament as a result of the Catholic Emancipation Act introduced in:

  • 1828
  • 1829
  • 1830

3. The Great Famine was one of the longest-running famines in European history.

  • True
  • False

4. The greatest suffering during the Irish famine occured in the:

  • West of Ireland
  • East of Ireland
  • South of Ireland
  • North of Ireland

5. Who was most likely to die during the famine?

  • Upper classes
  • Businessmen and shopkeepers
  • Cottiers, rural and town labourers, priests and doctors

6. Chances of survival was greater for:

  • Men
  • Women

7. Chances of survival was greater for :

  • Very old
  • Very young
  • Those in their thirties

8. At one point during the Irish famine, the state was responsible for feeding how many people daily?:

  • Around 1 million people
  • Around 2 million people
  • Around 3 million people

9. The public relief schemes employed around:

  • 250,000 workers
  • 500,000 workers
  • 750, 000 workers

10. The German state was under Nazi control from:

  • 1933
  • 1934
  • 1935

11. The Nuremberg Laws, which stripped Jews of their citizenship, were introduced in

  • 1933
  • 1935
  • 1937

12. What was Kristallnacht?

  • The nationwide boycott of Jewish businesses
  • Laws that made sexual relations with non-Jews illegal
  • Night of attacks against Jewish homes, businesses, and synagogues.

13. When was Kristallnacht?

  • 14/15 October 1838
  • 9/10 November 1838
  • 30/31 December 1839

14. Professor Liam Kennedy argues that the policies pursued by the British government during the famine years in Ireland should be classified as ‘genocide’.

  • True
  • False

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