Test the Nation hits Ireland

Looks like RTE has decided to run with an Irish version of the highly popular and successful BBC Quiz programme. The channel is advertising a three hour long Test the Nation for Monday 5th June, which will put questions to a studio audience- as well as registered viewers nationwide- about events which occurred in Ireland in the past 20 years. Visit the website to register, where you can also take a mock test to get a flavour for the type of questions which will be expected on the night.

  • páid

    the usual Donnybrook derivativism. Copy the BBC, only later, worse, and at greater expense. Oh! and pack in the ads as well.

    And if we joined in the BBC one, well that would be an attack on our unique way of looking at the world wouldn’t it?

  • Alan

    We should have a Slugger team in the studio – what a multi-coloured, many faceted, bunch of competitive gob-sh*tes we would be.

    We could even use De Honte to agree a joint answer that no-one could ever agree with. Indeed we would need a clause in the contract that any one of us could disown any answer at any time, even if we suggested it in the first place.

    Cynicism seems to be in the Belfast air this morning – I wonder why ?

  • GavBelfast

    Nationwide = what? Like it was on You’re A Star?

    This term “Ireland” when it excludes NI is ignorant and offensive to nationalists and unionists alike.

  • Keith M

    Gav “This term “Ireland” when it excludes NI is ignorant and offensive to nationalists and unionists alike.”

    Can I suggest that you don’t ever read the Irish Constitution!

    As a pro-union person, I don’t find the term “Ireland” for this country the slightest bit offensive, though I prefer to use “The Republic of Ireland” or simply “The Republic” to avoid confusion.

  • Cahal

    “Can I suggest that you don’t ever read the Irish Constitution! ”

    Maybe he should read the link first. The term nation clearly refers to the whole of Ireland in this instance. For example in the instructions for taking part it states that:

    To recap, you should now have a text that looks like this:

    TTN F 35 B A B KE or TTN M 42 B A A Fermanagh

    Remember to leave a space between each item.

    Now send the text message to 53539.
    From Northern Ireland, send the text to 60030

  • GavBelfast

    Q7 is interesting – have they not realised the Constitution says éire doesn’t have a special place for the “one true church” any more?

    😉

  • Keith M

    52/70 for me. How did everyone else do?