Ireland in the twentieth century went through a number of political upheavals that often resulted in violence and murder – the legacy of this is still apparent today.
What was Sinn Féin hoping to achieve?
Complete independence for Ireland
Division of Ireland into two parts
The continuation of the United Kingdom
What was the name of the British Prime Minister?
George David Lloyd
David George Lloyd
David Lloyd George
What year was the Government of Ireland Act passed?
What did the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 achieve?
It replaced Southern Ireland with the Irish Free State
Ireland became a completely independent republic
Southern Ireland remained part of the United Kingdom
What name did the Irish Free State take in 1937?
Republic of Ireland
Why did a civil war break out in 1922?
The IRA were opposed to the Anglo-Irish Treaty
The IRA wanted to remain part of the UK
It was a war between Catholics and Protestants
In Northern Ireland which political party represented Protestants?
What happened on 'Bloody Sunday'?
British paratroopers killed 13 people on a march
The PIRA set off 21 bombs and killed 11 people
The Northern Ireland Parliament was closed
The British government realised that it couldn't solve the Northern Ireland problem on its own. Which of the attempts at a power-sharing government was signed in 1985?
The Sunningdale Agreement
The Anglo-Irish Agreement
The Good Friday Agreement
When did the Provisional IRA announce a ceasefire?
On 31 August 1994
On 13 October 1994
On 15 August 1998