Galway knowledge answers

February 26, 2014 in Quizzes


Rightyo, here are the answers to the questions I posted as part of the post General and Galway knowledge last week.

Click the link to see ’em…


  1. The Garda training college in Templemore, Co Tipperary, is celebrating what anniversary this month? A> 50th
  2. Matteo Renzi is going to be the next Prime Minister of Italy after a successful coup against his party leader, Enrico Letta. Since 2009 he has been mayor of which Italian city? A> Florence/Firenze
  3. Nominated by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, in March 2011, she is the first woman to hold the position of Attorney General in Ireland. What is her name? A> Máire Whelan
  4. Just yesterday its 13,000th episode was broadcast. It is the world’s third longest-running scripted drama series in production after British serials The Archers and Coronation Street. What is the name of this American daytime television medical drama? A> General Hospital
  5. Who holds the record for the most amount of caps for the Republic of Ireland football team? A> Robbie Keane
  6. Which team did Mayo defeat in Division 2B of the National Hurling League on Sunday? A> Fingal
  7. The Columbus Stone on Spanish Parade was gifted to Galway by which European city? A> Genoa/Genova
  8. Surrounded by the nation’s presidential palace, national bank, metropolitan cathedral and finance ministry, the Plaza de Mayo can be found in which capital city? A> Buenos Aires
  9. A song called ‘Royals’ won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year at this year’s ceremony on January 26th. It’s performed by which New Zealand-born singer? A> Lorde
  10. Europe’s richest woman, this 91 year old has an estimated worth of $33.2 billion. Her fortune comes from cosmetics company L’Oreal, which was founded by her father in 1909. What is her name? A> Liliane Bettencourt

Picture round:

Picture answers:

  1. Leonardo da Vinci
  2. Alfred Hitchcock
  3. Bob Marley
  4. Nelson Mandela
  5. Freddie Mercury
  6. George Orwell
  7. Mother Teresa / Anjezë Bojaxhiu
  8. Michael D. Higgins
  9. Arthur Ashe
  10. Grace O’Malley / Granuaile

Playoff questions:

  1. Residents around Croke Park want to meet with GAA officials over the amount of music concerts that the organisation intends hosting this year. How many in total do the GAA wish to hold? A> Eight (3 x One Direction, 5 x Garth Brooks)
  2. Who was this week announced as the next head coach of the Munster rugby team? A> Anthony Foley
  3. Which singer/songwriter wrote the hit records “Laughter in the rain”, “Is this the way to Amarillo?” and “Love will keep up together”? A> Neil Sedaka

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