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Country of Wales

written by: HowellDavies
 
This is a quiz about the land of my birth. Wales is a small country of approximately 3 million people that is part of the United Kingdom. The population have been more reluctant to emigrate than either the Scots or the Irish - hence the relatively small communities in countries such as the United States.

Question 1:


In what year did Cardiff become the capital city of Wales?
1755
1855
1955
1655

Question 2:


The Welsh football (soccer) team qualified for the World Cup finals in 1958. What were the circumstances of their entry?
Scotland dropped out due to financial pressures and Wales, being near neighbours, were invited to take their place.
They topped their qualifying group.
They won a play-off match with Israel who were grouped with various Arab nations - none of whom would play them.
All the countries that applied to enter were allowed into the competition.

Question 3:


The castles and town walls of North Wales, built under the orders of Edward I (in the late 13th and early 14th century) to suppress the Welsh, have always been regarded as an impressive sight. However, which of the castles was considered the nearest to perfect in the concentric castle design of the time?
Conwy
Beaumaris
Flint
Rhuddlan

Question 4:


Who was the first Prime Minister of the UK to be born in Wales?
Neil Kinnock
There hasn't been one
Lord Melbourne
David Lloyd George

Question 5:


What abbreviation is used for a member of the Welsh Assembly?
WAM
MP
MSP
AM

Question 6:


The Welsh term "hwyl", which means good spirit and enthusiasm, is rather similar to the Irish term "craic".
False
True

Question 7:


Under what name is Thomas Woodward better known?
Tom Jones
Edward Woodward
Tommy Dorsey
Tommy Steele

Question 8:


In the "America Bowl" at Wembley stadium in 1987, the Welsh Full Back Paul Thorburn made a guest appearance for which NFL team?
L. A. Rams
Green Bay Packers
Chicago Bears
Denver Broncos

Question 9:


The Welsh are renowned for singing. One of their popular hymns is known in Welsh as "Cwm Rhondda". By what name is it more commonly referred to in English?
The River Song
When you come home again to Wales
All Things Bright and Beautiful
Bread of Heaven

Question 10:


In which South American country is there a small population that speaks only Spanish and Welsh?
Peru
Chile
Guyana
Argentina

 


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