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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.
Sean Connery
Pierce Brosnan
Daniel Craig
Timothy Dalton

Question 2:


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

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".
Enya
Sinead O'Connor
Gemma Hayes
Dolores O’Riordan

Question 4:


What Irish actor rose to stardom in 1962 when he played T. E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia?
Laurence Olivier
Kenneth Branagh
Gabriel Byrne
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.
Bob Geldof
Bono
John McCormack
Van Morrison

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.
Brian Friel
T. S. Eliot
John Millington Synge
William Butler Yeats

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.
William Butler Yeats
Oscar Wilde
Cyril Cusack
George Bernard Shaw

Question 8:


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

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.
Maureen O'Hara
Vivian Lee
Brenda Flicker
Geraldine Fitzgerald

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.
Sylvia Brett
Iris Murdoch
Maureen Duffy
Muriel Spark

 


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