Advent 2018


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1. 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?
2. What colour is the Snowman’s scarf and hat in ‘The Snowman’?
3. Which Welsh actor played a captured U-boat captain in the famous ‘Don’t tell him, Pike!’ episode of Dad’s Army?
4. On which date is St. David’s Day?
5. In Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’, what was Marley’s first name?
6. In which 2016 film does a Jack Russell terrier named Max live with his owner, Katie?
7. From which tree do we get acorns?
8. What is the name of the angel who told Mary she was going to have a baby?
9. In which town is the National Library of Wales?
10. What is the opening line to ‘Let it Snow’?
11. Who wrote the ‘Tracy Beaker’ series of books?
12. What is the name of the small round-shaped boat traditionally used on Welsh rivers?
13. In which town was Jesus born?
14. What is the name of Winnie the Pooh’s donkey friend?
15. Who was the last Welsh Prince of Wales?
16. Which Welshman was Surveyor General of India from 1830 to 1843?
17. Which coin is traditionally hidden in a Christmas pudding?
18. Which British movement was formed in 1915 in Llanfair PG, Anglesey?
19. What job did Joseph, Jesus’ father, do?
20. In which Welsh town is there a statue of comedian Tommy Cooper?
21. What is the North American term for reindeer?
22. What is the height of Pen y Fan? Is it 886 m or 1286 m or 1486 m?
23. What ‘P’ is both a freshwater fish and a resting place for a bird?
24. Who played a duet with Shane McGowan on ‘Fairytale of New York’?
25. In the carol ‘Away in a Manger’, what was the Little Lord Jesus asleep on?
26. How many sides does a snowflake have?
27. What type of creature is a John Dory?
28. What were the lords doing in the ‘Twelve days of Christmas’?
29. The normal temperature range for sheep is 100-104F or 105-109 F or 110-114F?
30. Who banned Christmas in England between 1647 and 1660?
31. What is the popular name for sausages wrapped in bacon?
32. What is the ratio of sheep to people in Wales? Is it 1 sheep to 1 person(1:1) or 2:1 or 3:1?
33. What is Postman Pat’s cat called?
34. What did my true love give me on the 5th day in ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’?
35. What is preserved in ‘Rumtopf’ for the winter?
36. What are the Welsh words for ‘Father Christmas’?
37. What is the biggest fish in the ocean?
38. Who won the first FIFA World Cup in 1930?
39. What sweet food is made by bees using nectar from flowers?
40. Who wrote ‘James and the Giant Peach’?


1. Merthyr Tydfil 2. Green 3. Philip Madoc 4. 1st March 5. Jacob 6. The Secret Life of Pets 7. Oak tree 8. Gabriel 9. Aberystwyth 10. Oh the weather outside is frightful 11. Jacqueline Wilson 12. Coracle 13. Bethlehem 14. Eeyore 15 accepted answers: Llywelyn ap Gruffudd or Dafydd ap Gruffudd or Edward, son of Edward I (born in Caernarfon Castle) 16. Sir George Everest (in 1865, Mount Everest was named in his honour, despite his objection) 17. Accepted andwers: Silver Threepence or sixpence 18. The Women’s Institute (WI) 19. Carpenter 20. Caerphilly (Tommy Cooper was born in Caerphilly in 1921) 21. Caribou 22. 886 m 23. Perch 24. Kirsty MacColl 25. Crib 26. 6 sides 27. Fish 28. Leaping 29. 100-104F 30. Accepted answers: Parliament or Oliver Cromwell 31. Pigs in blankets 32. 3:1 33. Jess 34. 5 gold rings 35. Fruit 36. Siôn Corn 37. Whale shark 38. Uruguay 39. Honey 40. Roald Dahl