The Wales Quiz

A quiz all about the small sub-country of Wales.
Quiz by Raz07
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Last updated: January 10, 2020
First submittedMay 18, 2018
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Question
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What mythical creature is shown on the flag of Wales?
Dragon
What sovereign country is Wales a part of?
United Kingdom
What Welsh footballer plays for Real Madrid?
Gareth Bale
What, besides English, is an official language of Wales?
Welsh
What is the name of Wales in that language?
Cymru
What is the capital of Wales?
Cardiff
What is the national vegetable of Wales?
Leek
What is unofficially considered the national sport of Wales?
Rugby Union
What legendary king supposedly had his court at the town of Caerleon?
King Arthur
Per square mile, the country of Wales is said to contain more of what type of building
than any other country in the world?
Castles
What is the second most-populous city in Wales?
Swansea
What animal does Wales notably have 10 million of - outnumbering
people by more than 3 to 1?
Sheep
What is the most common surname in Wales? Hint: it's "not unusual"
Jones
What is the highest mountain in Wales?
Snowdon
Which English king conquered Wales in 1283?
King Edward I
What weapon did Welsh soldiers famously use during the Middle Ages?
Longbow
Who is the patron saint of Wales?
Saint David
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Level 74
May 19, 2018
I liked the witty surname hint...
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Level 76
May 19, 2018
I thought that made it too simple, it's already an easy enough question.
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Level 79
Aug 18, 2018
I wouldn't have gotten it without the hint
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Level 47
Aug 23, 2018
It was very clever! I guessed Sinatra, though.
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Level 71
May 19, 2018
‘What Welsh footballer player plays ...’ Think you could shorten that a bit ;)
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Level 53
May 19, 2018
will sort it now
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Level 67
May 19, 2018
Any chance you can work in a question about Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch?
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Level 53
May 19, 2018
lol . I think it would be too hard for most people to answer.
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Level 65
May 19, 2018
Many would probably get "Llanfair", fewer "pwllgwyngll". The rest of it, no way. Nice quiz! I learned a couple of new things about Wales.
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Level 67
May 23, 2018
You could give the name and ask what it is, maybe? I just want more people to know about this amazingly named thing. :D
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Level 57
Jun 15, 2020
You could add it, but Llanfair would be a type-in, that way people who know of its existance can get it without knowing the whole thing. Btw it's not the longest name of a town, there's a New Zealandic town with an even longer one.
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Level 50
Jun 17, 2020
It's a hill
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Level 67
May 23, 2018
Sorry, it's my favorite thing little random thing about Wales. I still remember when I visited the UK more than 20 years ago, and I got my hands on a brochure for this place with a really long name... and then I opened up the brochure and the name CONTINUED. I just think it's awesome.
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Level 53
May 23, 2018
like points for how close you get to spelling it!
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Level 79
May 23, 2018
Not a single question about Fudgie, Willy, or Moby Dick?
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Level 53
May 23, 2018
i tried to keep it as simple as possible for people who didn't know much about wales
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Level 78
May 23, 2018
I don't know much about Wales but I loved your quiz. I've discovered the show "Hinterland" on Netflix - I'm enjoying seeing the stark beauty of the setting in Wales even though the subject matter is very noir - it's a really good detective drama. And then of course, there was "The Englishman Who Went up a Hill but Came Down a Mountain," one of my favorite movies. (Because of that movie I tried Evans for the surname until I reread the clue.)
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Level 53
May 23, 2018
so the only problem is that you do not allow welsh answers - eg Caerdydd; castell; etc. Ah - and who said that Edward actually CONQUERED anything. Just built a load of castles.
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Level 53
May 23, 2018
he technically conquered wales after the death of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd. Search up who conquered wales and edward should show up.
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Level 69
Jul 18, 2019
And it is the reason the heir to the throne of England is called the Prince of Wales. After Stephen de Frankton lopped off the head of Prince Llewellyn, Edward stood on the terrace at Cardiff Castle and the resentful Welsh demanded of him "We want a Prince of Wales who speaks no English!" So Edward held out his infant son over the crowd and said "Here is your Prince of Wales who speaks no English!" And it has been thus ever since.
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Level 22
Jun 24, 2020
He never conquered Snowdonia because of the mountains encircling the region, giving them protection from any invaders. This is why Owain Glyndwr (the last true prince of Wales) was able to rebel, retake and and re-unite Wales for a few years between the very end of the 1300s and the beginning of the 1400s. However, they did conquer South Wales and the coast of North Wales.
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Level 57
Jan 19, 2020
The quiz is in English, so answers are in English (unless asked specifically for an answer in a language other than the language in which the quiz is written).
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Level 57
May 23, 2018
can someone explain to me this hint for not unusual surname?
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Level 53
May 23, 2018
not unusual is part of a tom jones song
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Level 69
Aug 15, 2018
The building per square mile question - after trying every iteration of 'charity shop', followed by every iteration of 'pub', I gave up.
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Level 45
Aug 20, 2018
I thought it might've been chapel
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Level 70
Aug 18, 2018
More 'Male Voice Choirs' than any other country ....... marvellous.
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Level 76
Aug 18, 2018
I must have visited Wales at least 40 times and many of its castles but I was never aware of that statistic.
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Level 61
Aug 18, 2018
I don't know if anyone will get this reference but, "Nuke Wales!" "No we're talking about the animal" "Aye that works too, Nuke WHALES"
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Level 63
Aug 22, 2018
Yuss! I get your reference - literally!
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Level 60
Aug 18, 2018
Pedantic comment here: Wales is not a country, but a principality. Can you find another way to ask the Castles question that reflects this?
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Level 68
Aug 18, 2018
Wales is a constituent country (i.e. a country making up part of a larger sovereign nation), not a principality, so the castles question is accurate.
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Level 72
Aug 18, 2018
True - it's a constituent country (so calling it a "sub-country" at the top of the quiz is not inaccurate, though I don't see what's wrong with calling it a country). But it's also true that it's a principality. There are, undeniably, princes of Wales.
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Level 65
Aug 19, 2018
I get so tired of seeing this exchange on every quiz that mentions a constituent country in the UK.
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Level 62
Jan 12, 2020
Being a country and being a principality aren't mutually exclusive.
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Level 22
Jun 24, 2020
Wales is literally just as much a country as England, they are both constituent countries. They along with Scotland and Nr Ireland make up the sovereign country of the uk. Not a principality. Eventhough Charles was recently named the Prince, it is just a tradition that the crown made up. Besides few people in Wales recognise him as a prince.
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Level 43
Jul 7, 2020
Wales is a principality and a country. A principality can still be a country in the same way that a Kingdom can still be a country.
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Level 68
Aug 18, 2018
Enjoyed this quiz - thank you for making it (the red and green in the table adds a nice touch too)! :)
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Level 47
Aug 12, 2019
Could you please accept Eryri as an alternate answer to Snowdon? Most Welsh speakers would refer to it by its Welsh name rather than its English name. Diolch.
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Level 60
Jan 7, 2020
Could you accept Cymraeg for national language and Dewi for patron saint?
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Level 53
Jan 8, 2020
Yes, some answers will now also be accepted in welsh.
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Level 57
Jan 19, 2020
As a proud Welshman, I really appreciate this quiz
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Level 69
Mar 14, 2020
Within a 20 mile radius of where I live there must be over 10 castles, including one just 600m from my house =)
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Level 20
Jun 3, 2020
13/17
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Level 72
Jun 6, 2020
How do you start with Dragons and end up with leek?