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The Great Peartree Quiz on Wales

Many of our students live temporarily or permanently in Cardiff. With Cardiff being Wales’ most beautiful and capital city and the range of different people and influences, it is a great way to get to know Wales and Welsh culture alike. Whether you have been a student at Peartree or you are a cheery pub quiz regular, this quiz will give you some tough nuts to crack and apart from that give you some insight into our glorious country!

Just start below and note your answers to check them later at the bottom of this post or play with multiple people and chose a game moderator.


1. Which is the biggest lake in Wales?
Lake Bala
Lake Vyrnwy
Llanberis Lake
Llangors Lake

2. Which is the smallest island off the Welsh coast?
Bardsey Island
Skomer Island
Ramsey Island
Holtshire Island

3. What is the longest river in Wales?
River Usk
River Taff
River Teifi
River Towy

4. Which is the best-selling Roald Dahl book?
James and the Giant Peach
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Fantastic Mr Fox

5. Which one of these Stereophonics singles made the top 10?
Local Boy In The Photograph
Hurry Up And Wait
Pick A Part That's New

6. The Manic Street Preachers won Brit Awards for Best Band and Best Album in 1997, but lost out to who for Best Single?
Spice Girls
George Michael

7. Which of these Hollywood legends did Sir Anthony Hopkins beat to win the 1991 Best Actor Oscar?
Robert de Niro
Clint Eastwood
Tom Hanks
Dustin Hoffman

8. Who’s the patron saint of Wales?
Saint Bernard
Saint David Lewis
Saint Francis of Assisi
Saint David

9. Which Welsh town was once the 'iron capital of the world' and was the location of the world's first locomotive-hauled railway journey in 1804?
Write down your answer!

10. Which British movement was formed in 1915 in Llanfair PG, Anglesey?
Write down your answer!

11. In some schools in the 19th century, a piece of wood was hung around the necks of children who spoke Welsh during the school day - what was its name?
Write down your answer!

12. Which geological period was named after a Celtic tribe of Wales?
Write down your answer!

13. What is the name of the small round shaped boat traditionally used on Welsh rivers?

14. Name the iconic arts centre, with Welsh slate and with a bronze coloured dome, located in Cardiff Bay?
Write down your answer!

15. Where was Marina Diamandis, a popular Welsh singer-songwriter, born?


Lake Bala
Bardsey Island
River Towy
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Pick A Part That's New
Spice Girls
Robert de Niro
Saint David
Merthyr Tydfil
The Women's Institute (WI)
The Welsh Not
“Silurian” after the Silures
Wales Millennium Centre

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