Story of Wales: Quiz 4

Story of Wales - Posted 01-05-2020

As part of our Story of Wales series, we will be posting a weekly quiz every Friday over the coming weeks.

We will be challenging you with 10 questions. All the questions will have a Welsh flavour, and they’ll cover everything from Welsh history, to literature, music, geography and much more.

So, give it a go, and remember to let us know how you get on: NLW on Twitter, NLW on Facebook or NLW on Instagram

(By the way, the answers are at the bottom – no cheating!


1. In the folk tale of Gelert, who was the faithful hound’s owner?

2. The Italian-style village of Portmeirion was created by which British architect?

3. The folk song ‘Sosban Fach’ is associated with which Welsh rugby team?

4. The Great Orme, Llandudno, was mined for what metal?

5. Can you name the 2 MPS for Welsh constituencies who were Prime of the UK in the 20th Century?

6. Which Latin teacher became a naturalist and became the first warden of RSPB Ynyshir?

7. Who was the blind harpist from Wynnstay?

8. Who was the first woman to lead a political party at the Welsh Assembly?

9. The burial chamber at Bryn Celli Ddu, Anglesey, belongs to which prehistoric period?

10. Malcolm Campbell broke the world land-speed record in Bluebird, somewhere in Wales, but where?


  1. Llywelyn the Great (‘Llywelyn ap Iorwerth’ also accepted)
  2. Sir Clough Williams-Ellis
  3. Scarlets
  4. Copper
  5. David Lloyd George a James Callaghan 
  6. William Condry
  7. John Parry
  8. Kirsty Williams (Welsh Liberal Democrats) 
  9. Neolithic
  10. Pendine Sands (Carmarthenshire) 

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