Dylan Thomas 1 - Answers

Published: Tuesday 1st April 2014
  1. In which year was Dylan Thomas born? 1914 (27th October).
  2. In which Welsh town was Dylan Thomas born? Swansea.
  3. What was the middle name of Dylan Thomas? Marlais.
  4. In which city did Dylan Thomas die in November 1953? New York City.
  5. Who did Dylan Thomas marry in 1937? Caitlin McNamara.
  6. What was the occupation of Dylan Thomas' father? English Teacher (at Swansea Grammar School).
  7. On which newspaper did the young Dylan Thomas become a junior reporter in 1931? South Wales Daily Post.
  8. What was the name of the Swansea cafe where Dylan Thomas met with Bert Trick and others? The Kardomah.
  9. Which of Dylan Thomas' poems in 1933 became the first to be published outside Wales? "And Death Shall Have no Dominion".
  10. With which famous historian did Dylan Thomas spend time with in the Peak District in 1935? AJP Taylor.
  11. With whom did Dylan Thomas fight in 1936 for the love of Caitlin? Augustus John.
  12. Born in 1939, what was the name of Dylan Thomas' first son? Llewellyn Edouard Thomas.
  13. In which Welsh seaside village did Dylan Thomas write much of his work? Laugharne.
  14. What was the title of the semi-autobiographical collection of short stories first published in 1940 by Dylan Thomas? "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog".
  15. At which New York hotel was Dylan Thomas taken ill on November 5th 1953? Chelsea Hotel.
  16. In which fictional village is the radio play "Under Milk Wood" set? Llareggub (Bugger All backwards).
  17. In "Under Milk Wood", which character is obsessed with his music? Mr Organ-Morgan.
  18. First published in 1955, what was the title of the work describing the festive period of Dylan Thomas' youth? "A Child's Christmas in Wales".
  19. The poem "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" is an example of a VILANELLE. How many lines does this poetic form normally have? 19
  20. Which ex-US President opened the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea in 1995? Jimmy Carter.

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