Easter: 10 questions

  1. In which year did the Easter Rising take place in Ireland?
  2. And which Irish poet wrote a famous poem whose title contained that year?
  3. What four letter words is the name given to the large statues found on Easter Island?
  4. How many balls of marzipan are traditionally placed atop a Simnel cake, and what do they represent?
  5. Who were the two leads in the film “Easter Parade”?
  6. Give either of the first names of Fabergé, the famous maker of jewelled eggs used as Easter gifts by the Tsars to their wives and mothers?
  7. What Christian festival, whose name means “fiftieth” in Greek, falls fifty days after Easter Sunday, and commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles?
  8. Which given name common in France, also the SI unit of pressure, derives from the Greek word for Easter?
  9. Which Scottish football team play their home games at Easter Road?
  10. In which war did the Easter Offensive take place?

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  1. In which year did the Easter Rising take place in Ireland?
    A: 1916

  1. And which Irish poet wrote a famous poem whose title contained that year?
    A: W.B. Yeats

  2. What four letter word is the name given to the large statues found on Easter Island?
    A: Moai

  3. How many balls of marzipan are traditionally placed atop a Simnel cake, and what do they represent?
    A: 11, representing the Apostles except Judas

  4. Who were the two leads in the film “Easter Parade”?
    A: Fred Astaire and Judy Garland

  5. Give either the first or middle name of Fabergé, the famous maker of jewelled eggs used as Easter gifts by the Tsars to their wives and mothers?
    A: Carl or Peter (he was born Peter Carl but was often known by his middle name)

  6. What Christian festival, whose name means “fiftieth” in Greek, falls fifty days after Easter Sunday, and commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles?
    A: Pentecost

  7. Which given name common in France, also the SI unit of pressure, derives from the Greek word for Easter?
    A: Pascal (from Greek Pascha)

  8. Which Scottish football team play their home games at Easter Road?
    A: Hibernian

  9. In which war did the Easter Offensive take place?
    A: Vietnam War

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