Wales and the Welsh - Answers

Published: Saturday 24th February 2018A special quiz in honour of St David's Day.
  1. In which year did the first elections for the Welsh Assembly take place? 1999
  2. In which Welsh seaside town was the TV series "The Prisoner" filmed? Portmeirion.
  3. Who was the first Welsh singer to top the UK hit parade in 1958? Shirley Bassey (As I Love You).
  4. What is the Welsh name for Wales? Cymru.
  5. As at 2018 there are six cities in Wales, can you name them? Bangor,Cardiff,Newport,St Asaph, St Davids & Swansea.
  6. How many Oscars did Welsh actor Richard Burton win? None although he was nominated seven times.
  7. What is the name of the Anglo-Saxon earth works that forms much of the border between England and Wales? Offa's Dyke.
  8. Which parliamentary constancy was represented by the Welsh founder of the NHS Nye Bevan? Ebbw Vale.
  9. Which member of the Welsh band Manic Street Preachers went missing in 1995? Richey Edwards.
  10. Who in October 2000 became the inaugural First Minister of Wales? Rhodri Morgan.
  11. What was 16th Century Welsh mathematician Robert Recorde's claim to fame? He invented the equal (=) sign.
  12. Many Welsh place names start with Aber, what does this mean? River mouth or confluence of water.
  13. Which Welsh singer was once married to Roger Moore? Dorothy Squires.
  14. Which Welsh footballer was voted Italian Player of the Year in 1958? John Charles.
  15. Which is the longest river that flows entirely in Wales? River Towy.
  16. Who is the driver of Ivor the Engine? (Edwin) Jones the Steam.
  17. Which Welsh town is known as the "Town of Books"? Hay on Wye.
  18. Which Welsh songwriter is responsible for such classics as "We'll Gather Lilacs" and "Keep the Home Fires Burning"? Ivor Novello.
  19. Which Welsh comedian played Neddy Seagoon in "The Goons"? Harry Secombe.
  20. What is the name of the Welsh language TV service founded in 1982? Sianel Pedwar Cymru (S4C).

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