Wales Quiz

Wales Quiz - Questions and Answers


A trivia quiz celebrating all things about the country of Wales/Cymru. Don't worry, you don't need to know any Welsh!


Wales Quiz - Questions


1. What is the capital of Wales?

2. Which mountain in North Wales marks the highest point in the country?

3. Which mythical creature adorns the national flag of Wales?

4. What is unofficially considered the national sport of Wales?

5. Who is the patron saint of Wales?

6. Which yellow flower, that blooms in Spring, is closely associated with the Welsh?

7. Similarly - which vegetable is a Welsh symbol dating back to the 5th century, when the patron saint recommended Welsh soldiers wore them in their caps so they could recognise each other in battles against the Saxons?

8. The Welsh language (Cymraeg) is a member of which wider language group, also including Gaelic and Cornish?

9. Which weapon was famously wielded by Welsh archers during the English victory over the French at Agincourt in 1415?

10. The founder of which major American university is buried in Wrecsam, North Wales?

11. Which farm animal does Wales famously have over 10 million of?

12. Which legendary British king is closely associated with Wales, with some suggesting he held his court at Caerleon?

13. Per square mile, Wales is said to have more of which type of building than any other country in the world?

14. After Cardiff, which city is the second most populous in Wales?

15. Several large bridges span which major river between Monmouthshire in Wales, and Gloucestershire in England?

16. Which Welsh politician served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during much of the First World War?

17. Similarly, which Welsh politician as well-known as the founder of the National Health Service (NHS)?

18. Which Welsh singer of the 1970s is famous for hits such as "It's Not Unusual" and "Delilah"?

19. Which Welsh leader was the last native to hold the title of "Prince of Wales", during his short-lived rebellions in the late-14th and early-15th centuries?

20. Which Welsh 20th-century pioneer of Analytical Philosophy won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950?

21. Which Swansea-born poet is well-known for works such as "Do not go gentle into that good night"?

22. Which large island off the coast of North Wales is known as Ynys Môn in Welsh?

23. Which naturalist, born in Monmouthshire in 1823, developed a theory of Evolution by Natural Selection entirely independently of Charles Darwin?

24. Which footballer transferred to Real Madrid in the summer of 2013 for a then-world record fee of £86million?

25. Which actor from Port Talbot won an Oscar for his portrayal of serial killer Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs?

26. By what name is the rugged, semi-urbanised area of South Wales including towns such as Rhondda and Merthyr Tydfil colloquially known?

27. In which county would one find the western-most point of Wales?

28. Which sea lies to the west of Wales?

29. What name is given to the series of cultural festivals held across Wales, containing performances of art, music and literature?

30. How many national parks can be found across Wales?

31. By what name were Celtic priests historically known in Wales?

32. Which actor of the mid-20th century was well-known for his Shakespearean performances, and his repeated marriages to fellow actress Elizabeth Taylor?



Wales Quiz - Answers


1. What is the capital of Wales? Cardiff/Caerdyff

2. Which mountain in North Wales marks the highest point in the country? Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa

3. Which mythical creature adorns the national flag of Wales? Dragon/Y Ddraig

4. What is unofficially considered the national sport of Wales? Rugby/Rygbi

5. Who is the patron saint of Wales? Saint David/Dewi Sant

6. Which yellow flower, that blooms in Spring, is closely associated with the Welsh? Daffodil/Cennin Pedr

7. Similarly - which vegetable is a Welsh symbol dating back to the 5th century, when the patron saint recommended Welsh soldiers wore them in their caps so they could recognise each other in battles against the Saxons? Leek/Cennin

8. The Welsh language (Cymraeg) is a member of which wider language group, also including Gaelic and Cornish? Celtic

9. Which weapon was famously wielded by Welsh archers during the English victory over the French at Agincourt in 1415? Longbow

10. The founder of which major American university is buried in Wrecsam, North Wales? Yale (Elihu Yale)

11. Which farm animal does Wales famously have over 10 million of? Sheep/Defaid

12. Which legendary British king is closely associated with Wales, with some suggesting he held his court at Caerleon? King Arthur

13. Per square mile, Wales is said to have more of which type of building than any other country in the world? Castle/Castell

14. After Cardiff, which city is the second most populous in Wales? Swansea/Abertawe

15. Several large bridges span which major river between Monmouthshire in Wales, and Gloucestershire in England? River Severn/Afon Hafren

16. Which Welsh politician served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during much of the First World War? David Lloyd George

17. Similarly, which Welsh politician as well-known as the founder of the National Health Service (NHS)? Aneurin Bevan

18. Which Welsh singer of the 1970s is famous for hits such as "It's Not Unusual" and "Delilah"? Tom Jones

19. Which Welsh leader was the last native to hold the title of "Prince of Wales", during his short-lived rebellions in the late-14th and early-15th centuries? Owain Glyndwr

20. Which Welsh 20th-century pioneer of Analytical Philosophy won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950? Bertrand Russell

21. Which Swansea-born poet is well-known for works such as "Do not go gentle into that good night"? Dylan Thomas

22. Which large island off the coast of North Wales is known as Ynys Môn in Welsh? Anglesey

23. Which naturalist, born in Monmouthshire in 1823, developed a theory of Evolution by Natural Selection entirely independently of Charles Darwin? Alfred Russell Wallace

24. Which footballer transferred to Real Madrid in the summer of 2013 for a then-world record fee of £86million? Gareth Bale

25. Which actor from Port Talbot won an Oscar for his portrayal of serial killer Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs? Anthony Hopkins

26. By what name is the rugged, semi-urbanised area of South Wales including towns such as Rhondda and Merthyr Tydfil colloquially known? The Valleys

27. In which county would one find the western-most point of Wales? Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro

28. Which sea lies to the west of Wales? The Irish Sea/Môr Iwerddon

29. What name is given to the series of cultural festivals held across Wales, containing performances of art, music and literature? Eisteddfods

30. How many national parks can be found across Wales? 3 - Snowdonia, Brecon Beacons, Pembrokeshire Coast

31. By what name were Celtic priests historically known in Wales? Druids

32. Which actor of the mid-20th century was well-known for his Shakespearean performances, and his repeated marriages to fellow actress Elizabeth Taylor? Richard Burton


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