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40 Fun Trivia Quiz Questions for St David's Day or Welsh Parties

Adele Cosgrove-Bray is a writer, poet and artist who lives on the Wirral Peninsula in England.

How well do you know your Welsh trivia?

How well do you know your Welsh trivia?

Are you planning a Welsh-themed party or celebrating St David's Day? This fun quiz can easily be used as part of the entertainment! It is suitable for all ages and can also be used to test people's knowledge of the beautiful country of Wales.

The answers are written in italics next to the questions.

Simply print the quiz, split your group into teams, and off you go!

Questions About Wales

1. What flower is used as an emblem of Wales? Daffodil

2. Which vegetable is used as an emblem of Wales? Leek.

3. Which three colours are used on the Welsh flag? Red, white and green

4. Name the highest Welsh mountain. Snowdon

5. On the border of England and Wales is an ancient earthwork which is also a well-known walk. What is this called? Offa's Dyke

6. Which English king was born at Pembroke Castle? Henry VII

7. On which part of the coast can Pwllheli be found? Cardigan Bay

8. Which animal is Wales famous for breeding? Sheep

9. Name the setting for the TV series called The Prisoner. Port Merrion

10. What was the ancient Roman name for Anglesey? Mona

Questions About Famous People From Wales

11. Where was Welsh singer Shirley Bassey born? Cardiff

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12. Name the Welsh boxer who won Joe Lewis's world crown? Tommy Farr

13. What was the original name of famous Welsh actor Richard Burton? Richard Jenkins

14. Which well-known Welsh entertainer is known for having women's underclothes thrown at him whenever he sings? Tom Jones

15. Name the popular Welsh TV presenter and singer who first shot to fame as a child, with her album "Voice of an Angel". Charlotte Church

16. Name the politician who was born in Port Talbot, and who became Foreign Secretary and Chancellor for Margaret Thatcher's government? Geoffrey Howe

17. Who is Wales's most famous poet and playwright? Dylan Thomas

18. Which Welsh comedian used to march around the stage holding a giant leek? Max Boyce

19. Name the Welsh singer and TV presenter who first won acclaim with "Walking in the Air"? Aled Jones

20. The TV series, Torchwood, is filmed in which Welsh city? Cardiff

Questions About St David

21. What is the Welsh name for St David? Dewi Sant

22. When is St David's Day? 1st March

23. If you were born on St David's Day, what would your star sign be? Pisces

24. Which town was St David a bishop of? Mynwyn

25. What was St David given as a surname? Waterman

26. What did St David insist that his monks do for themselves, rather than use farm animals? Pull the plough

27. Which bird is often depicted as sitting on St David's shoulder? A dove

28. What did St David allegedly do when people at the back of the crowd he was preaching to complained that they couldn't see or hear him? Levitate

29. Which group of people is St David said to be the patron saint of? Poets and vegetarians

30. Where is St David's shrine? St David's Cathedral, Pembrokeshire

Questions About Politics, Geography, and Culture

31. What is the Welsh name for Wales? Cymru

32. What was the old Latin name for Wales? Cambria

33. Where was the Prince of Wales invested as the Prince of Wales? Caernarfon

34. Name the annual Welsh festival of the arts? Eisteddfod

35. What is the name of the medieval collection of ancient Welsh folktales, some of which possibly date back to the Iron Age? The Mabinogion

36. In the 15th century, who briefly restored Welsh independence from England? Owain Glyndwr

37. What is the capital city of Wales? Cardiff

38. What infamous deed bythe romans took place on Anglesey? Slaughter of the Druids

39. Who became the first British Prime Minister in 1916? David Lloyd George

40. What are The Seven Wonders of Wales? Snowdon, the Gresford bells, Llangollen bridge, St Winefride's Well, the Wrexham steeple, and ancient Overton yew trees, and the Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall


© 2012 Adele Cosgrove-Bray


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