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Famous Irish People - Part II

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

Question 1:

This Irish actor and environmentalist is famous for his recurring role as British spy James Bond.
Pierce Brosnan
Sean Connery
Timothy Dalton
Daniel Craig

Question 2:

This Irish modernist author wrote a landmark novel which parallels episodes of Homer's Odyssey.
Oscar Wilde
Samuel Beckett
James Joyce
iris Murdoch

Question 3:

This Irish singer-songwriter rose to fame with her debut album The Lion and the Cobra. In 1992, she infamously tore a photo into pieces, saying "Fight the real enemy".
Gemma Hayes
Dolores O’Riordan
Sinead O'Connor

Question 4:

What Irish actor rose to stardom in 1962 when he played T. E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia?
Laurence Olivier
Gabriel Byrne
Kenneth Branagh
Peter O'Toole

Question 5:

This singer-songwriter and musician, known as the Belfast Cowboy, recorded the studio albums Astral Weeks and Moondance and the live album It's Too Late to Stop Now.
John McCormack
Van Morrison
Bob Geldof

Question 6:

This poet and playwright was the first Irishman honored with the Nobel Prize in Literature. In his later years he served as an Irish Senator for two terms.
John Millington Synge
T. S. Eliot
William Butler Yeats
Brian Friel

Question 7:

This Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics wrote more than 60 plays during his lifetime, which earned him a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925.
George Bernard Shaw
Oscar Wilde
William Butler Yeats
Cyril Cusack

Question 8:

This Irish actor has played a German industrialist, credited with saving over 1,100 Jews, a Jedi master and an Irish revolutionary.
Stephen Rea
Peter O'Toole
Liam Neeson
Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Question 9:

This red-headed Irish actress often worked with director John Ford and her longtime friend John Wayne. Her autobiography, 'Tis Herself, was published in 2004 and became a New York Times Bestseller.
Geraldine Fitzgerald
Maureen O'Hara
Brenda Flicker
Vivian Lee

Question 10:

This Irish-born author published her first novel Under the Net in 1954. She was portrayed by Kate Winslet and Judi Dench in a 2001 movie.
Maureen Duffy
Muriel Spark
Sylvia Brett
Iris Murdoch


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