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Famous Irish People

written by: Eve
 
A quiz on Irish people who excelled in different spheres of life.

Question 1:


What Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet and dramatist contributed greatly to the "Theatre of the Absurd"?
James Joyce
Oscar Wilde
Samuel Beckett
Oliver Goldsmith

Question 2:


This Irishman, known as the frontman of a famous band, has participated in numerous global charity projects.
Rod Stewart
Sting
Roy Orbison
Bono

Question 3:


This Irish-born stage and film actor and director is famous for his film adaptations of Shakespearean plays.
Pierce Brosnan
Colin Farrell
Kenneth Branagh
Gabriel Byrne

Question 4:


Which Irish-born actress portrayed Jane in the Tarzan film series opposite Johnny Weismuller?
Geraldine Fitzgerald
Maureen O'Hara
Maureen O'Sullivan
Brenda Flicker

Question 5:


This Irish writer and poet, who became one of the most well-known personalities of his day, was a spokesman for aestheticism. He was known for his biting wit and flamboyant dress.
Oscar Wilde
Samuel Beckett
Harold Pinter
William Butler Yeats

Question 6:


Name the Irish writer who created the classic Gothic novel Dracula.
Robert Wilson
Bram Stoker
Arthur Conan Doyle
Joseph O'Connor

Question 7:


What Irish actor rose to stardom with his part in Joel Schumacher's movie Tigerland, which is set during the Vietnam War?
Colin Firth
Colin Farrell
Brendan Gleeson
Pierce Brosnan

Question 8:


This Irish singer performed with her family's band Clannad before gaining fame with her solo album Watermark in 1988.
Enya
Andrea Corr
Sinead O'Connor
Dolores O’Riordan

Question 9:


Name the Irishman directed the films My Left Foot, In the Name of The Father and The Boxer.
Pat O'Connor
David Gleeson
Martin Duffy
Jim Sheridan

Question 10:


This Irish author and satirist is best known for creating a character who was "first a surgeon and then a captain of several ships".
Daniel Defoe
Alexander Pope
John Gay
Jonathan Swift

 


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