Quiz about Newgrange Ireland
Quiz about Newgrange Ireland

Newgrange Ireland Trivia Quiz


North of Dublin stands the mysterious and magical Newgrange. Older than the pyramids, older than Stonehenge.

A multiple-choice quiz by quogequox. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
quogequox
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
61,998
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
5
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
3 / 5
Plays
622
Last 3 plays: Guest 84 (4/5), Guest 37 (4/5), Guest 185 (3/5).
This quiz has 2 formats: you can play it as a or as shown below.
Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. What is Newgrange? Hint

temple
observatory
tomb
a whole village

2. How many years did it take to build Newgrange? Hint

70
10
40
100

3. The builders of Newgrange constructed it with such skill that the chamber deep in its bowels was lit by the morning sun on one day of the year. What day was it? Hint

St Patrick's Day
Winter Solstice
Spring Equinox
Christmas Day

4. The great Irish hero Cuchulainn is reputed to have what connection with Newgrange? Hint

he built it
he was married there
he died defending it
he was conceived there

5. How old is Newgrange? Hint

10,000 years
5000 years
4000 years
7000 years


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What is Newgrange?

Answer: tomb

Newgrange was constructed as a burial tomb. It sits atop a hill looking down into the Boyne valley. An entrance leads down a passageway into the tomb and opens into a burial chamber. Two smaller chambers lead of to either side.
2. How many years did it take to build Newgrange?

Answer: 40

Newgrange consists of 450 boulders and over one million sacks of stones. (No I don't know how big the sacks were.)
3. The builders of Newgrange constructed it with such skill that the chamber deep in its bowels was lit by the morning sun on one day of the year. What day was it?

Answer: Winter Solstice

The passage leading to the inner chamber is twenty metres long. Try booking a tour on this day!
4. The great Irish hero Cuchulainn is reputed to have what connection with Newgrange?

Answer: he was conceived there

Cuchulainn possibly the greatest of Irish heroes and defended Ireland many times. In battle he took on a hidieous form, one eye shrank the other ballooned to enormous size, and his hair stood on end dripping blood. Cuchulainn met his end when he was tricked into eating dog meat and lost his strength.
5. How old is Newgrange?

Answer: 5000 years

Newgrange was dilapidated before Stonehenge was built.
Source: Author quogequox

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