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Quiz I

  1. In the 1920s, which Tenby born artist was considered to be Britain's leading portrait painter?
  2. How many settlements in Wales have official city status?
  3. King Henry VII was born in which Welsh castle in 1457?
  4. Which Welsh town is the smallest university town in the United Kingdom?
  5. Which town in the Rhondda Valley is best known as the site of 1910 riots?
  6. David Lloyd George was a Member of Parliament for which Welsh town for fifty-five years?


  7. Which Welsh town was once the 'iron capital of the world' and was the location of the world's first locomotive-hauled railway journey in 1804?
  8. Which Welsh actor played a captured U-boat captain in the famous 'Don't tell him, Pike!' episode of Dad's Army?
  9. On which date is St. David's Day?
  10. Set in industrial 19th century Wales, who wrote the novel Rape of the Fair Country?
  11. What type of business was set up by Welsh entrepreneur Pryce Pryce-Jones in 1861 - it was the world's first of its kind?
  12. Which Welshman was Surveyor General of India from 1830 to 1843?
  13. Which British movement was formed in 1915 in Llanfair PG, Anglesey?
  14. Found on the Welsh bank of the River Wye, name the first Cistercian foundation in Wales?
  15. In some schools in the 19th century a piece of wood was hung around the necks of children who spoke Welsh during the school day - which two letters were inscribed in the wood?
  16. Name the famous author born in 1916, in Llandaff, Cardiff, to Norwegian parents?
  17. Which geological period was named after a Celtic tribe of Wales?
  18. In which Welsh town is there a statue of comedian Tommy Cooper?

Answers:

  1. Augustus John
  2. Six (Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Bangor, St Davids, and St Asaph)
  3. Pembroke Castle
  4. Lampeter
  5. Tonypandy
  6. Caernarvon
  7. Merthyr Tydfil (the town also had the first ever Labour MP, Keir Hardie)
  8. Philip Madoc
  9. March 1st
  10. Alexander Cordell
  11. The first modern mail order business
  12. Sir George Everest (in 1865, Mount Everest was named in his honour, despite his objection)
  13. The Women's Institute (WI)
  14. Tintern Abbey
  15. WN (standing for Welsh Not)
  16. Roald Dahl
  17. Silurian (after the Silures - warlike tribe of ancient Britain, occupying what is now south east Wales)
  18. Caerphilly (Tommy Cooper was born in Caerphilly in 1921)




Quiz II

  1. The Great Orme is a headland next to which town? And what type of rock is it composed of?
  2. What part of Wales is called Ynys Mon in Welsh?
  3. Dylan Thomas is buried at the churchyard of St Martin's in which town?
  4. What's the name of the open-air National Museum of History named after the Cardiff village where it is located?
  5. Can you name the village in Gwynedd which was flooded in 1965 to create a reservoir in order to supply Liverpool with water?
  6. The highest peak in south Wales is located in which county?
  7. Can you name the county town of Pembrokeshire?
  8. This Grade I listed structure was built in 1906 with the only other working British example being in Middlesbrough - what is it?
  9. In which town is the National Library of Wales?
  10. What is the name of the small round shaped boat traditionally used on Welsh rivers?
  11. Name the iconic arts centre, clad in Welsh slate with a bronze coloured dome, located in Cardiff Bay?
  12. What name is given to the Welsh vegetarian sausage with main ingredients cheese, leeks and breadcrumbs?
  13. Whose first shop was opened in Machynlleth, Powys, in 1961?
  14. Which peninsular makes up a large part of Gwynedd?
  15. Which Welsh town was the birthplace of politician Geoffrey Howe and is hometown to actors Michael Sheen and Richard Burton?
  16. In which city is the tallest building in Wales, The Tower, Meridian Quay?
  17. Who was elected leader of Plaid Cymru in March 2012?
  18. Which small island off the coast of Tenby is mainly inhabited by Cistercian monks?
  19. Her first name is Carys, and her autobiography is Seize the Day, who is she?
  20. Three questions on the Offa's Dyke Path. If starting your walk from the south, near which town does it begin and in which North Wales town does it end? And in which small market town in Powys is there a visitor centre?

Answers:

  1. Llandudno, Limestone
  2. Anglesey
  3. Laugharne
  4. St Fagans
  5. Capel Celyn
  6. Powys
  7. Haverfordwest
  8. Newport Transporter Bridge
  9. Aberystwyth
  10. Coracle
  11. Wales Millennium Centre
  12. Glamorgan sausage
  13. Laura Ashley
  14. Llyn Peninsula
  15. Port Talbot
  16. Swansea
  17. Leanne Wood
  18. Caldey
  19. Tanni Grey-Thompson
  20. Chepstow (south) and Prestatyn (north). Knighton.