St Davids Day Quiz 2 - Answers

Published: Saturday 25th February 2017A celebration of all things Wales and Welsh for St David's Day.
  1. What colours are on the flag of St David? Yellow & Black (Yellow cross on black background).
  2. Which Welshman designed Lady Diana's wedding dress? David Emanuel (with his then-wife Elizabeth).
  3. Who was the last native Welshman to hold the title "Prince of Wales"? Owain Glyndwr.
  4. What are the six cities that are located in Wales ? Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Bangor, St Asaph and St Davids.
  5. Which South Wales town was represented in Parliament by the founder of the Labour Party, Kier Hardie? Merthyr Tydfil.
  6. Cardiff was voted the Capital of Wales in 1955, which two other towns did it beat to this honour? Caernarfon and Aberystwyth.
  7. What miracle, according to legend, did St David perform on St Paulinus? He restored his sight.
  8. In which Welsh town would you find a statue of comedian Tommy Cooper? Caerphilly.
  9. In which Welsh town would you find the World's largest Camera Obscura? Aberystwyth.
  10. Welsh actor Richard Burton never won an Oscar but on how many occasions was he nominated? Seven (Best Actor - 6, Supporting Actor - 1).
  11. Who in 1959, became the first Welsh artist to have a UK number one single? Shirley Bassey ("As I Love You").
  12. Which privateer, born in South Wales became Governor of Jamaica in 1674? Henry Morgan.
  13. Which is the longest river that flows entirely in Wales? River Towy.
  14. Which Welsh football player was voted Italy's Player of the Year in 1958? John Charles.
  15. Which Welshman was Surveyor General of India from 1830 to 1843? Sir George Everest (he had a mountain named after him).
  16. In the well known rugby song what is "Sosban Fach"? Little Saucepan.
  17. Which mathematical symbol was invented by Welsh physicist Robert Recorde? The Equals sign (=).
  18. What are the three National Parks that can be found in Wales? Snowdonia, Brecon Beacons and Pembrokeshire Coast.
  19. Which village stands on the site of St David's miracle of raising the land to form a small hill? Llanddewi Brefi.
  20. The city of St Davids is located in which Welsh county? Pembrokeshire.

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