The Ultimate Wales Quiz: 94 Questions and Answers about Wales (including 2 picture rounds)

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You will find a selection of questions about history, geography, books, general knowledge but also 2 fun picture rounds!

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Wales quiz questions and answers

Questions about Wales

In the first part of the page, you will discover all the questions about Wales. Grab a piece of paper and get started. You can also print the picture rounds.

To find out the answers, scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Round 1: Wales General Knowledge Quiz Questions

  1. What is the Welsh name of Wales?
  2. What creature is on the Welsh flag?
  3. Who is the patron saint of Wales?
  4. What is the national anthem of Wales?
  5. Wales is home to the smallest city in the UK. Which one is it?
  6. What are the official languages in Wales (1 point per language)?
  7. How many letters are there in the UK’s longest place name, located in Wales and often shortened to Llanfairpwllgwyngyll?
  8. How many countries does Wales share a border with?
  9. What does the Welsh motto “Cymru am byth” mean in English?
  10. Who is Wales First Minister (as of 2021)?

Round 2: Wales General Knowledge Multiple Choice Quiz Questions

  1. What is the capital city of Wales?
    1. Machynlleth
    2. Cardiff
    3. Bangor
    4. Swansea
  2. What is the size of Wales in square km?
    1. 15,000 square km
    2. 20,500 square km
    3. 20,735 square km
    4. 30,100 square km
  3. What is the sea between Wales and Ireland called?
    1. North Sea
    2. Bracklesham Bay
    3. Irish Sea
    4. Bristol Channel
  4. Which city is the second most populous in Wales?
    1. Newport
    2. Swansea
    3. Wrexham
    4. Buckley
  5. Which of the following is not a national park of wales?
    1. Snowdonia
    2. Pembrokeshire Coast
    3. Brecon Beacons
    4. Peak District
  6. How many cities are there in Wales?
    1. One
    2. Three
    3. Six
    4. Nine
  7. When is St David’s Day celebrated?
    1. 1st of March
    2. 17th of March
    3. 23rd of April
    4. 30th of November
  8. How many Universities are there in Wales?
    1. Two
    2. Four
    3. Eight
    4. Sixteen
  9. What is the population of Wales?
    1. 1,152,000
    2. 2,152,000
    3. 3,152,000
    4. 4,152,000
  10. What percentage of the population in Wales reported speaking Welsh daily?
    1. 6.9%
    2. 16.9%
    3. 26.9%
    4. 36.9%
  11. How many workers rallied underneath a red flag to protest during the Merthyr Rising in 1831?
    1. 7,000 to 10,000
    2. 10,000 to 13,000
    3. 13,000 to 16,000
    4. 16,000 to 19,000

Round 3: Wales Movies & TV Shows Quiz Questions

Anything about movies and TV shows filmed or set in Wales as well as actors and actresses from Wales.

  1. Which Welsh actor won an Oscar for portraying the role of Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs?
  2. Where in Wales was Prevenge filmed?
  3. In which area of Snowdonia was Wonder Woman 1984 filmed?
  4. What is the name of the fictional town in Wales where “Keeping Faith” is set?
  5. The movie Submarine was based on the novel of which Welsh author?
  6. In which studios in Cardiff was “His Dark Materials” filmed?
  7. Which actress from Swansea is married to Michael Douglas?
  8. Which Welsh actor played the role of Burt Munro in the film The World’s Fastest Indian?
  9. Who is the main lead in Hinterland, a crime drama set in Aberystwyth, Wales?
  10. What is the movie name of the biopic of Port Talbot opera star Paul Potts?

Round 4: Welsh History Quiz Questions

  1. What was the Welsh capital before Cardiff?
  2. Where was the 30,000-year-old skeleton, the earliest evidence of humans living in Wales was found?
  3. Which part of Wales was occupied 2000 years ago by the Silures Tribe?
  4. Who was the Princess of Wales in 1990?
  5. When were Wales and England officially united?
  6. Who was the first person to unite Welsh lands from the north to the south under one leader?
  7. Who was the leader of the first protest of the Rebecca Riots, a series of protests against conditions in the rural areas of Wales between 1839 and 1843?
  8. During his rebellion in the early 15th Century, where did Owain Glyndŵr hold his first Parliament?
  9. Did Wales vote to remain or leave during the Brexit Referendum?
  10. Who was the only UK Prime Minister to have spoken Welsh as his first language?

Round 5: Welsh food Quiz Questions

  1. What type of food is bara brith, the traditional Welsh dish?
  2. What type of food is Welsh rarebit?
  3. What type of cheese is used to make Glamorgan sausage?
  4. What famous food from Wales is also called Selsig Morgannwg?
  5. What is the other name of Grandma’s bakestones in wales?
  6. What type of food is the traditional Welsh dish, Cawl?
  7. Which Welsh pancake is also known as ffroes, pancos and cramoth?
  8. What is Laverbread made of?
  9. What type of product does Halen Môn in Anglesey produce?
  10. According to the legend, which vegetable were Welsh soldiers asked to wear on their helmet?

Round 6: Wales Geography Quiz Questions

  1. How many national parks are there in Wales?
  2. What is the highest peak in Wales?
  3. What is the biggest castle in Wales?
  4. What is the largest natural lake in Wales?
  5. Wales is home to the deepest cave in Britain. What’s its name?
  6. If you are flying to VLY airport, where are you flying to?
  7. From which Welsh town can you take a ferry to Dublin?
  8. Which town is further north? Aberystwyth or Barmouth?
  9. Which Welsh beach was used as a Harry Potter filming location?
  10. Which Italian-style village was built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975?

Round 6: Welsh Music Quiz Questions

Here are questions about artists, bands or musicians from Wales as well as music venues and music festivals in Wales.

  1. Which Welsh festival is considered the largest music and poetry festival in Europe?
  2. How many theme songs Shirley Bassey has sung for the “James Bond” films?
  3. Which Welsh singer has sung “Those Were the Days” that was a chart-topper in America and the UK?
  4. Who sang the song “Total Eclipse of the Heart”?
  5. What is the name of the debut album by the Stereophonics?
  6. Who sang the songs “I Hear You Knocking”, “Girls Talk” and “Queen Of Hearts”?
  7. Who was the drummer of the Manic Street Preachers?
  8. Who was the lead singer of the Welsh band Magenta?

Round 7: Wales sport Quiz Questions

  1. How many Rugby union internationals Wales’ men won in 2020?
  2. Which country was able to beat Wales women’s football team twice in 2020?
  3. Who was named player of the year of Wales after Glamorgan’s season was disrupted by Covid-19?
  4. Which Welsh cyclist won gold medals at both the European Championships 2020 and the Track Cycling World 2020?
  5. How much did Tottenham Spurs pay Swansea City to sign Joe Rodon on a five-year contract in October?
  6. Which football club won the 2019-20 Cymru Premier title?
  7. How many gold medals has Mo Farah won?
  8. Which Welsh marathon runner became British champion at the rearranged London Marathon in October 2020?
  9. Which countries participate in the 6 nations Rugby Championship (1 point per country)?
  10. What is the largest stadium in Wales?

Round 8: Welsh literature Quiz Questions

  1. Which Welsh author wrote “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”?
  2. Which book by Gruff Rhys was released in 2015 and also is an album and movie? 
  3. Which Welsh author and travel writer is known for “A writer’s world” and “Last Letters from Hav”?
  4. Which Welsh author wrote “The Country and the City”?
  5. Which book by Welsh writer Rachel Trezise won the inaugural Dylan Thomas Prize in 2006?

Round 9: Welsh landmarks Picture Quiz

Identify the Welsh landmarks below.

Picture Quiz about Wales

Round 10: Is it in Wales? Picture Quiz

This is a fun round! You’ll find 10 photos below. Some of them feature locations in Wales, others don’t.

You need to say whether it was taken in Wales or not.

You can also score bonus points by naming the location.

Fun Picture quiz about Wales

Questions and Answers about Wales

Congrats! You made it through the entire quiz and the 10 rounds of questions! Now is time to discover how many points you scored and how much you really know about Wales!

Round 1: Wales General Knowledge Quiz Answers

  1. What is the Welsh name of Wales? Cymru
  2. What creature is on the Welsh flag? Red Dragon.
  3. Who is the patron saint of Wales? Saint David
  4. What is the national anthem of Wales ? “Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau” “Land of My Fathers”
  5. Wales is home to the smallest city in the UK. Which one is it? St David’s
  6. What are the official languages in Wales (1 point per language)? Welsh and English
  7. How many letters are there in the UK’s longest place name, located in Wales and often shortened to Llanfairpwllgwyngyll? 58
  8. How many countries does Wales share a border with? 1, England
  9. What does the Welsh motto “Cymru am byth” mean in English? “Wales Forever”
  10. Who is Wales First Minister (as of 2021)? Mark Drakeford

Round 2: Wales General Knowledge Multiple Choice Quiz Answers

  1. What is the capital city of Wales? Cardiff
  2. What is the size of Wales in square km? 20735 square km
  3. What is the sea between Wales and Ireland called? Irish Sea
  4. Which city is the second most populous in Wales? Newport
  5. Which of the following is not a national park of wales? Peak District
  6. How many cities are there in Wales? Six
  7. When is St David’s Day celebrated? 1st of March.
  8. How many Universities are there in Wales? Eight.
  9. What is the population of Wales? 3,152,000
  10. What percentage of the population in Wales reported speaking Welsh daily? 16.9%
  11. How many workers rallied underneath a red flag to protest during the Merthyr Rising in 1831? 7,000 to 10,000

Round 3: Wales Movies & TV Shows Quiz Answers

  1. Which Welsh actor won an Oscar for portraying the role of Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs? Sir Anthony Hopkins.
  2. Where in Wales was Prevenge filmed? Cardiff.
  3. In which area of Snowdonia was Wonder Woman 1984 filmed? Swallow Falls near Betws-y-Coed.
  4. What is the name of the fictional town in Wales where “Keeping Faith” is set? Abercorran.
  5. The movie Submarine was based on the novel of which Welsh author? Joe Dunthorne
  6. In which studios in Cardiff was “His Dark Materials” filmed? Wolf Studios
  7. Which actress from Swansea is married to Michael Douglas? Catherine Zeta-Jones
  8. Which Welsh actor played the role of Burt Munro in the film The World’s Fastest Indian? Anthony Hopkins.
  9. Who is the main lead in Hinterland, a crime drama set in Aberystwyth, Wales? Richard Harrington.
  10. What is the movie name of the biopic of Port Talbot opera star Paul Potts? One Chance.

Round 4: Welsh History Quiz Answers

  1. What was the Welsh capital before Cardiff? Machynlleth.
  2. Where was the 30,000 year old skeleton, the earliest evidence of humans living in Wales was found? Gower Coast.
  3. Which part of Wales was occupied 2000 years ago by the Silures Tribe? South East Wales
  4. Who was the Princess of Wales in 1990? Princess Diana
  5. When were Wales and England officially united? 1543
  6. Who was the first person to unite Welsh lands from the north to the south under one leader? Rhodri Mawr.
  7. Who was the leader of the first protest of Rebecca Riots, a series of protests against conditions in the rural areas of Wales between 1839 and 1843? Thomas Rees.
  8. During his rebellion in the early 15th Century, where did Owain Glyndŵr hold his first Parliament? Machynlleth.
  9. Did Wales vote to remain or leave during the Brexit Referendum? Leave (52.5%)
  10. Who was the only UK Prime Minister to have spoken Welsh as his first language? David Lloyd George

Round 5: Welsh food Quiz Answers

  1. What type of food is bara brith, the traditional welsh dish? Fruit bread.
  2. What type of food is Welsh rarebit? Cheese on toast.
  3. What type of cheese is used to make Glamorgan sausage? Caerphilly cheese.
  4. What famous food from Wales is also called Selsig Morgannwg? Glamorgan sausage.
  5. What is the other name of Grandma’s bakestones in wales? Welsh cake.
  6. What type of food is the traditional welsh dish, Cawl? Soup / Stew
  7. Which Welsh pancake is also known as ffroes, pancos and cramoth? Crempog.
  8. What is Laverbread made of? Laver seaweed
  9. What type of product does Halen Môn in Anglesey produce? Sea Salt
  10. According to the legend, which vegetable were Welsh soldiers asked to wear on their helmet? Leek

Round 6: Wales Geography Quiz Answers

  1. How many national parks are there in Wales? Three. Snowdonia, Brecon Beacons and Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park.
  2. What is the highest peak in Wales? Mount Snowdon
  3. What is the biggest castle in Wales? Caerphilly Castle.
  4. What is the largest natural lake in Wales? Llyn Tegid
  5. Wales is home to the deepest cave in Britain. What’s its name? Ogof Ffynnon Dddu
  6. If you are flying to VLY airport, where are you flying to? Anglesey
  7. From which Welsh town can you take a ferry to Dublin? Holyhead
  8. Which town is further north? Aberystwyth or Barmouth? Barmouth
  9. Which Welsh beach was used as a Harry Potter filming location? Freshwater West
  10. Which Italian-style village was built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975? Portmeirion

Round 6: Welsh Music Quiz Answers

  1. Which Welsh festival is considered the largest music and poetry festival in Europe? The National Eisteddfod.
  2. How many theme songs Shirley Bassey has sung for the “James Bond” films? Three.
  3. Which Welsh singer has sung “Those Were the Days” that was a chart topper in America and the UK? Mary Hopkin.
  4. Who sang the song “Total Eclipse of the Heart”? Bonnie Tyler.
  5. What is the name of the debut album by the Stereophonics? Word Gets Around.
  6. Who sang the songs “I Hear You Knocking”, “Girls Talk” and “Queen Of Hearts”?  Dave Edmunds.
  7. Who was the drummer of the Manic Street Preachers? Sean Moore.
  8. Who was the lead singer of the Welsh band Magenta? Christina Booth.

Round 7: Wales sport Quiz Answers

  1. How many Rugby union internationals Wales’ men won in 2020? 3.
  2. Which country was able to beat Wales women’s football team twice in 2020? Norway.
  3. Who was named player of the year of Wales after Glamorgan’s season was disrupted by Covid-19? Chris Cooke.
  4. Which Welsh cyclist won gold medals at both the European Championships 2020 and the Track Cycling World 2020? Elinor Barker.
  5. How much did Tottenham Spurs pay Swansea City to sign Joe Rodon on a five-year contract in October ? £11 million.
  6. Which football club won the 2019-20 Cymru Premier title? Connah’s Quay Nomads.
  7. How many gold medals has Mo Farah won? Four gold medals.
  8. Which Welsh marathon runner became British champion at the rearranged London Marathon in October 2020? Natasha Cockram.
  9. Which countries participate in the 6 nations Rugby Championship (1 point per country)?  England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales
  10. What is the largest stadium in Wales? Millennium Stadium

Round 8: Welsh literature Quiz Answers

  1. Which Welsh author wrote “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”? Roald Dahl
  2. Which book by Gruff Rhys was released in 2015 and also is an album and movie? American Interior 
  3. Which Welsh author and travel writer is known for “A writer’s world” and “Last Letters from Hav”? Jan Morris
  4. Which Welsh author wrote “The Country and the City”? Raymond Williams
  5. Which book by Welsh writer Rachel Trezise won the inaugural Dylan Thomas Prize in 2006? Fresh Apples

Round 9: Welsh landmarks Picture Quiz Answers

Here are the answers to the picture round. If you liked this round and want more, you should check out our UK Picture Quiz or this famous landmarks picture quiz.

  1. Mount Snowdon
  2. Conwy Castle
  3. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
  4. Powis Castle
  5. Castell Coch
  6. Chirk Castle
  7. Cardiff Castle
  8. Caernarfon Castle
  9. Cardiff Pierhead Building
  10. Pen Y Fan

Round 10: Is it in Wales? Picture Quiz Answers

  1. Yes. Caernarfon Castle in Snowdonia.
  2. No. Doune Castle in Scotland.
  3. No. Positano in Italy
  4. Yes. Portmeirion.
  5. Yes. Three Cliffs Bay in Wales.
  6. Yes. St Catherine’s Island
  7. Yes. Tenby.
  8. No. Brasov in Romania
  9. No. Glencoe in Scotland
  10. No. Cliffs of Moher in Ireland

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