Irish Potato Famine Lesson for Kids: Causes & Facts - Quiz & Worksheet


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In the 1800s, potatoes were important to the people of Ireland because they were a source of food and _____.

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1. A famine is something that happens when a large group of people don't have _____.

2. The Irish Potato Famine was caused by a disease called potato _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test what you know about the Irish Potato Famine with this worksheet/quiz combo. Questions will cover topics like why potatoes were important to the Irish in the 1800s and what the word 'famine' means.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Find out what you know about these important points:

  • The main cause of the Irish Potato Famine
  • The worst years of the famine
  • What disease Irish people got during the famine

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important facts from the Irish Potato Famine lesson
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about the worst years of the famine
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about what a famine is and how it was caused in Ireland during the 1800s

Additional Learning

More information is available from the lesson called Irish Potato Famine Lesson for Kids: Causes & Facts. You'll be covering these ideas:

  • The importance of potatoes in Ireland
  • The reasons for the Irish Potato Famine
  • Some of the effects of the famine on the people living in that country