Ireland votes to end blasphemy law

Q: Ireland voted overwhelmingly in a referendum last week to remove the crime of blasphemy from its constitution, in the latest move away from strongly its conservative Catholic background toward a more secular social agenda. Where is Ireland?

Circle the area on this map

Q: Irish voters also have rejected a constitutional ban on . . .

A. Abortion

B. Divorce

C. Same sex marriage

D. All of the above

Q: Irish voters also re-elected their president to another seven-year term. The president is primarily a figurehead, with the Taoiseach holding executive power. What is the Taoiseach?

A. Governor General

B. King

C. Prime minister

D. Viceroy

Q: What is the dominant language in Ireland?

A. English

B. Irish

C. Polish

Q: According to the 2016 census, 78.3 percent of Ireland’s people identified themselves as Roman Catholic. What was the next largest group?

A. Muslim

B. None

C. Protestant

D. Zoroastrian

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