Wales Quiz

Today is the Patron Saint's Day of Wales.

How much do you know about Wales?

1. Who is the Patron Saint of Wales?

A. Charles
B. David
C. Patrick
D. George

2. What is the capital of Wales?

A. Cardiff
B. Swansea
C. Liverpool
D. Belfast

3. Which vegetable is the national symbol of Wales?

A. Turnip
B. Leek
C. Carrot
D. Courgette

4. Which flower is the national symbol of Wales?

A. Daffodil
B. Carnation
C. Daisy
D. Lily

5. Which one is the flag of Wales?

6. Which actor is not Welsh?

A. Catherine Zeta Jones (married to Michael Douglas)
B. Anthony Hopkins (played Hannibal Lecter)
C. Richard Burton ( twice married to Elizabeth Taylor)
D. Pierce Brosnan (played James Bond)

7. The Millenium Stadium is home to which sport?

A. Badminton
B. Football
C. Rugby
D. Diving

8. Which instrument is associated with Wales?

A. Flute
B. Drums
C. Harp
D. Accordian

9. Listen to the National Anthem of Wales.  Which of the following are lines from the anthem?


Old land of the mountains, paradise of the poets,
Every valley, every cliff a beauty guards;
Through love of my country, enchanting voices will be
Her streams and rivers to me.


The hills are bare now
And autumn leaves lie thick and still
O'er land that is lost now
Which those so dearly held
And stood against him
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
Tae think again


Do you hear, in the countryside,
The roar of those ferocious soldiers?
They're coming right into your arms
To cut the throats of your sons and women!


Not in this land alone
But be God's mercies known
From shore to shore
Lord make the nations see
That men should brothers be
And form one family
The wide world over

10. Which natural record is named after a Welshman?

A. The highest mountain
B. The deepest lake
C. The longest river
D. The widest ocean

11. How do you say Wales in Welsh?

A. Sbaen
B. Lloegr
C. Cymru
D. Diolch

12. Wales is home to the place with the longest name in Europe. What is it?

A. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
B. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
C. Undautripedwarpumchwesaithwythnawdeg

Another couple of products of Wales:

Source: You Tube (Kate Jepson) Key Words Tom Jones unusual

It's not unusual - Tom Jones

It's not unusual to be loved by anyone
It's not unusual to have fun with anyone
But when I see you hanging about with anyone
It's not unusual to see me cry, I wanna die
It's not unusual to go out at any time
But when I see you out and about it's such a crime
If you should ever want to be loved by anyone
It's not unusual it happens every day no matter what you say
You'll find it happens all the time
Love will never do what you want it to
Why can't this crazy love be mine?
It's not unusual to be mad with anyone
It's not unusual to be sad with anyone
But if I ever find that you've changed at anytime
It's not unusual to find out I'm in love with you

Source: Youtube (DameShirleyBasseyVideo) Key Words: Bassey spender

Big Spender - Shirley Bassey

The minute you walked in the joint
I could see you were a
Man of distinction
A real big spender
Good looking, so refined
Say wouldn't you like to know
What's going on in my mind

So let me get right to the point
I don't pop my cork
For every guy I see
Hey big spender
Spend a little time with me
Wouldn't you like to have fun, fun, fun
Hows about a few laughs, laughs
I could show you a good time
Let me show you a good time


Anonymous said…
Hi Graham,
I send my answers: 1:d-George, 2:a-Cardiff,3: b-Leek,4: a-daffodil, 5:d-dragon, 6: d-Pierce Brosnan, 7: c- rugby, 8: b-drum, 9 a, 10 the highest mountain, 11c Cymru, 12 c

How is the name of people who were born in the place question 12???:-) :-) :-)
Ser you
Montse said…
Hi, Graham. Very interesting post. Here are my answers:

1.- David
2.- Cardiff
3.- Leek
4.- Daffodil
5.- 4th
6.- Pierce Brosnan ( he’s Irish)
7.- Rugby
8.- Harp???
9.- A
10.- The highest mountain, Everest, (George Everest)
11.- Cymru
12.- Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
Roberto said…
1)B. 2)A. 3)B.(Very strange to me,because in Spain,leek it´s only a dish). 4)A. 5)White and green with the red dragon. 6)D. 7)C. 8)C. 9)I can´t hear the song. 10)I don´t know. 11)C. 12)B. I found more famous welsh people: Richard Burton,Anthony Hopkins,Dylan Thomas,Bonnie Tyler.
Graham said…
Hilde, Montse and Roberto,

Here are the answers:

1. B David is the Patron Saint of Wales.

Charles is the current Prince of Wales.

Patrick is the Patron saint of Ireland.

George is the Patron Saint of England.

2. A Cardiff is the capital of Wales.

Swansea is another town in Wales.

Liverpool is in the North of England.

Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland.

3. B The leek is a symbol of Wales.

4. A The daffodil is the national flower of Wales.

5. D The green and white flag with the red dragon is the Welsh flag.

The first one is a Scottish flag. The second one represents Asturias. The third one is of Albania.

6. D Pierce Brosnan is Irish.

7. C They play rugby in the Millenium stadium.

8. C The harp is considered the national instrument of Wales.

9. A are the lyrics of the Welsh national anthem.

B is the Scottish.

C is the French.

D is the English.

10. A Mount Everest is named after a Welshman.

11. C Cymru is Wales in Welsh.

Sbaen is Spain.

Lloegyr is England.

Diolch is thank you.

12. B Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is the longest place name in Europe.

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is a song from The Sound of Music.

one - ten:

January - June:


And you think English pronunciation is difficult...

Just for Roberto, I will add a video of Bonnie Tyler. I can tell he is a fan. :D

Roberto said…
I´m not a fan of Bonnie Tyler,I just found in the Internet that she was born in Wales...I´m a big fan of The Cult and Motorhead,for example,but I think they came from The Midlands...
Roberto said…
Another Classic English Rock Bands that I like: Doctor Feelgood,T. Rex,The Rolling Stones,Black Sabbath,The Sex Pistols,Joy Division,The Animals,The Buzzcocks,Led Zeppellin,The Smiths,The Clash...
Graham said…

All this because I suggested that you liked Bonnie Tyler ... LOL
Roberto said…
I´m just practicing my english...