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The Welsh Assembly


How much do you know about Wales?
From Taliesyn to Cerys Matthews, test your knowledge of the land of song in our interactive quiz.

 


1.
When did the last independent Welsh Parliament sit?
a) 1066
b) 1400
c) 1282
 

2.
In what year was Wales finally conquered by Edward I?
a) 1282
b) 1400
c) 1536
 

3.
In what year was Prince Charles made Prince of Wales?
a) 1969
b) 1950
c) 1970
 

4.
Who was Plaid Cymru's first MP?
a) Gwynfor Evans
b) Saunders Lewis
c) Dafydd Wigley
 

5.
What was the result of the 1979 Welsh devolution referendum?
a) Against 60%; For 40%
b) Against 51%; For 49%
c) Against 80%; For 20%
 

6.
What was the result of the 1997 Welsh devolution referendum?
a) For 80%. Against 20%
b) For 51% Against 49%
c) For 60%. Against 40%
 

7.
When was the Welsh Office established?
a) 1900
b) 1918
c) 1964
 

8.
According to the 1991 census, how many Welsh speakers are there in Wales?
a) 50,000
b) 500,000
c) 1,000,000
 

9.
How many MPs do the Conservatives have in Wales?
a) Four
b) One
c) None
 

10.
Which Government was in power when the Welsh Fourth TV Channel was set up, when the Welsh Language Act was passed and when Welsh was made part of the National Curriculum?
a) Conservative
b) Labour
c) Labour with Plaid Cymru and Liberal support
 

11.
What will be the title of the leader of the National Assembly for Wales?
a) Prime Minister
b) First Secretary
c) First Minister
 

12.
Where will the National Assembly meet?
a) Crickhowell House in Cardiff Bay
b) Cardiff City Hall
c) Cardiff Castle
 

13.
Will the Assembly have the power to change taxes?
a) Yes
b) No, not at all
c) Not taxes, only the local rates
 

14.
Who will perform the Assembly opening ceremony?
a) The Secretary of State for Wales
b) The Queen and Prince Charles
c) The elected leader of the Assembly
 

15.
How many votes will people have in the Assembly elections?
a) Just one, the same as for Westminster
b) Two - one for a local constituency and one for a party
c) Three - one for a constituency, one for a party, and one for the leader
 

16.
Will Wales still be part of the United Kingdom after the Assembly is brought in?
a) Yes
b) No - it will be an independent principality
c) No - It will be an independent republic
 

17.
What will be Assembly's relationship with Europe?
a) None - that is still the responsibility of Westminster
b) It will take over all European affairs affecting Wales
c) It will take part in Westminster's European negotiations and will implement EU policy in Wales
 

18.
In which language will the Assembly operate?
a) Both Welsh and English
b) Welsh only
c) English only
 

19.
Will Wales now have a seat at the United Nations?
a) Yes - under the name "Cymru"
b) Yes - under the name "Wales"
c) No
 

20.
Will the Assembly be able to influence education policy?
a) Yes, in most matters
b) No, not at all
c) Only in matters relating to the Welsh language
 






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