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.