Quiz: Emerald Isle 101

1) Rounded to the nearest million, the population of the Republic of Ireland is:

-¡ 4 million

-¡ 6 million

-¡ 9 million

2) After returning home from enslavement as a herdsman in Ireland, St. Patrick had a vision, described in his Confessio, that the people of Ireland called out to him:

-¡ “We appeal to you, holy servant boy, to come and walk among us.”

-¡ “Come remove the serpents from our fields of joy.”

-¡ “Come, your flock languishes for want of your stick.”

3) The “Ire” in Ireland refers to:

-¡ Aerie, meaning a bird’s nest or stronghold built on a cliff.

-¡ The wrath of Thor, a god of storms and thunder.

-¡ The goddess Eire.

Answers: 1. 4 million; 2. "We appeal to you, holy servant boy, to come and walk among us"; 3. The goddess Eire.

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