Skip navigation and jump to content
Welcome to Ireland's Youth Information Website
Follow us
Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Snapchat

Accessibility Options

High Contrast Text Size

Take our quiz on the European Union

Test your knowledge with these 8 questions


Written by SpunOut | View this authors Twitter page and posted in news


Funded by the European Parliament Facebook share icon


Share this article -

Think you know it all when it comes to all things European? Prove it. 

Share this article -

Q1. How many MEPs are there in the European Parliament?

Correct

Yes, there are 751 MEPs. You can find out more on the institutions of the EU here.

Incorrect

Sorry! There are actually 751 MEPs. You can find out more about what an MEP does here.

Q2. Who is the President of the European Parliament?

Correct

Well done. David Sassoli was elected as European Parliament President in July 20179

Incorrect

Oops. David Sassoli was elected as European Parliament President in July 20179. You can find out more about the work of the European Parliament.

Q3. How many member states are there in the European Union?

Correct

Yay. There are 28 member states and Ireland joined in 1973.

Incorrect

​There are actually 28 member states. Ireland joined in 1973.

Q4. How many Irish MEPs are there?

Correct

Good job. There are 11 members spread over 3 constituencies.

Incorrect

There are 11 members of the European Parliament from Ireland. The 11 are elected from 3 different constituencies: Dublin, South and Midlands North-West.

Q5. In what two cities does the Parliament sit?

Correct

You got it. The Parliament moves to Strasbourg once a month.

Incorrect

It’s Brussels & Strasbourg. The Parliament moves to Strasbourg once a month.

Q6. How many official languages does the European Union have?

Correct

​24 is correct. And Irish is one of those official languages.

Incorrect

24 is the correct answer. And Irish is one of those official answers.

Q7. What political group in the European Parliament has the largest number of MEPs?

Correct

Yes it is the EPP, with 217 MEPs.

Incorrect

The correct answer is the European People’s Party with 217 MEPs.

Q8. The Treaty of Rome sets out a number of key principles of the European Union. What are these principles?

Correct

You got it. The free movement of goods, services, capital and persons within the EU are the four freedoms at the heart of the EU.

Incorrect

Not quite! The free movement of goods, services, capital and persons within the EU are the four freedoms at the heart of the EU.

So, how did you do?

You have completed 0 of 8 questions. Please complete them all.

Thanks for trying! You’ve got some room for improvement. Check out our EU Hub for more information on the workings of European institutions and more.

Fair play. You’ve got some room for improvement, read more on our EU Hub and keep up to date with all things European.

Good job. You’ve got skills, add to them by reading more on our EU Hub.

​Awesome. You are super clued in to the working of the European Union. Keep up-to-date on even more European issues with our EU Hub.


Published Novem­ber 27th2015
Tags european parliament
Can this be improved? Contact editor@spunout.ie if you have any suggestions for this article.
{embed="universal/eu_contacts"}
Jump to related articles
Was this article helpful?

Having a tough time and need to talk?
Text SPUNOUT to 086 1800 280 to chat anonymously with a trained volunteer

Standard text rates may apply*