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HANES Y CYMRY YM MINNESOTA
HISTORY OF THE WELSH IN MINNESOTA

QUIZ - THE WELSH SETTLEMENTS IN MINNESOTA

21 10 2001 adolygiad diweddaraf - latest update.

0855 kimkat0855e List of the contents of 'The History of the Welsh in Minnesota...

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Based on "The History of the Welsh in Minnesota, Foreston and Lime Springs, Iowa, gathered by the Old Settlers. Edited by the Reverends Thomas E. Hughes and David Edwards, and Messrs. Hugh G. Roberts and Thomas Hughes. 1895".

After spending many hours looking on the net for an interactive quiz format, and subscribing to websites and downloading freeware versions which didn't work (and so getting my e-mail address added to junk mail lists all over the world) I've written a non-interactive quiz. (However I later came across the excellent free Kelly's Multiple-Choice HTML Quiz Generator - http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/quizzes/, but by that time I'd already used this format). There are twelve questions; after this section is the answer section, with the answers in red letters.


(1) In 1853 the Dakota Indians were driven from their lands and the white settlers moved in. In this same year Blue Earth County was created. But in what year did the first Welsh settlers arrive in this area?
a) 1850
b) 1853
c) 1850
d) 1865 (the same year as the Gwladfa Patagonia, the Welsh settlement in Patagonia)

(2) John E. Davis was born in Nefn, Sir Benfro ('Pembrokeshire') in 1795. At the age of 43/44 he went to the United States and eventually to Blue Earth County. What was his name in Welsh?
a) Sin Dafis
b) Sioni Hoi
c) Joni Fawr
d) Sin Dafdd

(3) John I. Davies (Ioan Idris) was born in 1821, and he went to the United States at the age of 21, and some years later to Blue Earth County. Where was he born?
a) Dolgellau
b) Y Bala
c) Tywn
d) Y Bermo

(4) David J. Davies was born in Llangristiolus in Yns Mn ('Anglesey') in 1814. At the age of 29/30 he went to America. There when he was 38/39 he and his wife became Christian missionaries to a native people. What tribe was it?
a) Lakota (Sioux)
b) Ojibwe (Chippewa)
c) Omaha
d) Ho-Chak (Winnebago)

(5) In 1867 a new township was formed in Blue Earth County. What name was given it?
a) Wales
b) Cambria
c) Brn Mawr
d) Bangor

(6) At the age of 26/27 (1854) William R. Jones went to the U.S. When 29/30 years of age he translated the Consitution of Minnesota into Welsh for the State Government. Where was he from?
a) Aberffraw
b) Aberystwth
c) Aber-gwaun
d) Abergynolwn

(7) David Dackins was born in Llanidloes. In 1862, in the American Civil War, he was captured by the Confederates at the battle of Guntown. He escaped, and crossed enemy territory eventually reaching the Union Army lines. What regiment was he in?
1) Company E, Ninth Minnesota
b) Company B, Brackett's Battalion
c) 23rd Wisconsin
d) Second regiment, Minnesota Cavalry

8) How did John S. Jones (Preri) meet his death in 1862?
a) he died as a prisoner of war in Andersonville Jail in the State of Georgia during the Civil War (1861-1865)
b) he died on the battlefield during the Civil War (1861-1865)
c) he was killed and scalped by Dakota Indians
d) he died of cold in a snowstorm

(9) What does the name Makh To in the Dakota language mean? (the city name Mankato is a distorted form of this)
a) blue earth
b) spotted tail
c) yellow medicine
d) black hill

(10) The Welsh farms in Blue Earth County had Welsh names. On which farm did Evan Evans (born 1819, Nantcwnlle, Ceredigion) live?
a) Lln Tegid
b) Pant
c) Maes-mawr
d) Preri Bach

(11) What was the name of the literary society in Blue Earth County?
a) Y Gymdeithas Ln
b) Cymdeithas Dafdd ap Gwilm
c) Y Wddorfa
d) Y Cymmrodorion

(12) John T. Williams was born in 1828 yn y Rasau, Sir Frycheiniog / Breconshire (Y Rasau is nowadays in Blaenau Gwent county). He went to work at the age of 8 (!) in the coal mines in Cendl, Pen-y-cae and Tredegar. When he was 19/20 he emigrated to the USA. What did he do there?
a) he opened a real estate office
b) He was the House Secretary on Indian Affairs in Washington
c) He was county treasurer in Blue Earth County
d) He was Sergeant-at-arms in the Senate of the State of Minnesota

 

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ANSWERS: The links are to pages in our online version of the "History of the Welsh in Minnesota"

(1) In 1853 the Dakota Indians were driven from their lands and the white settlers moved in. In this same year Blue Earth Copunty was created. But in what year did the first Welsh settlers arrive in this area?
a) 1850
b) 1853 See
kimkat0882e - History of the Settlements in Blue Earth County
c) 1850
d) 1865 (the same year as Gwladfa Patagonia, the Welsh settlement in Patagonia)


(2) John E. Davis was born in Nefn, Sir Benfro ('Pembrokeshire') in 1795. At the age of 43/44 he went to the United States and eventually to Blue Earth County. What was his name in Welsh?
a) Sin Dafis
b) Sioni Hoi
c) Joni Fawr
d) Sin Dafdd See kimkat0882e - History of the Settlements in Blue Earth County

(3) John I. Davies (Ioan Idris) was born in 1821, and he went to the United States at the age of 21, and some years later to Blue Earth County. Where was he born?
a) Dolgellau
b) Y Bala See kimkat0850e - Biographies of the Welsh settlers
c) Tywn
d) Y Bermo

(4) David J. Davies was born in Llangristiolus in Yns Mn ('Anglesey') in 1814. At the age of 29/30 he went to America. There when he was 38/39 he and his wife became Christian missionaries to a native people. What tribe was it?
a) Lakota (Sioux)
b) Ojibwe (Chippewa)
c) Omaha See kimkat0850e - Biographies of the Welsh settlers
d) Ho-Chak (Winnebago)

They worked among the Indians for seven years probably in the belief that they were 'civilizing' them and 'making Chrisitians out of them'. In fact they were destroying their identity and their pride as a people, and so played a vital rle in the solution of the 'Indian problem'.

(5) In 1867 a new township was formed in Blue Earth County. What name was given it?
a) Wales
b) Cambria See kimkat0882e - History of the Settlements in Blue Earth County
c) Brn Mawr
d) Bangor

(6) At the age of 26/27 (1854) William R. Jones went to the U.S. When 29/30 years of age he translated the Consitution of Minnesota into Welsh for the State Government. Where was he from?
a) Aberffraw See kimkat0850e - Biographies of the Welsh settlers
b) Aberystwth
c) Aber-gwaun
d) Abergynolwn

(7) David Dackins was born in Llanidloes. In 1862, In the American Civil War, he was captured by the Confederates at the battle of Guntown. He escaped, and crossed enemy territory eventaully reaching the Union Army lines. What regiment was he in?
a) Company E, Ninth Minnesota See kimkat0854e Milwr y Gwrthryfel 1861-1865
b) Company B, Brackett's Battalion
c) 23rd Wisconsin
d) Second regiment, Minnesota Cavalry

(8) How did John S. Jones (Preri) meet his death in 1862?
a) he died as a prisoner of war in Andersonville Jail in the State of Georgia during the Civil War (1861-1865)
b) he died on the battlefield during the Civil War (1861-1865)
c) he was killed and scalped by Dakota Indians See kimkat0873e - Rhyfel y Sioux
d) he died of cold in a snowstorm
(But other settlers died in southern jails, on the battlefield, and in the severe Minnesota winter)

(9) What does the name Makh To in the Dakota language mean? (the city name Mankato is a distorted form of this)
a) blue earth See kimkat0893e Lakota vocabulary. The English name of the county - Blue Earth - is from the name of the river - Makh To)
b) spotted tail
c) yellow medicine
d) black hill


(10) The Welsh farms in Blue Earth County had Welsh names. On which farm did Evan Evans (born 1819, Nantcwnlle, Ceredigion) live?
a) Lln Tegid
b) Pant See kimkat0850e - Biographies of the Welsh settlers
c) Maes-mawr
d) Preri Bach (i.e., 'prairie').

These were all farm names in use in the nineteenth century in Blue Earth County

(11) What was the name of the literary society in Blue Earth County?
a) Y Gymdeithas Ln
b) Cymdeithas Dafdd ap Gwilm
c) Y Wddorfa See Humphrey O. Roberts, Llan-rug kimkat0850e - Biographies of the Welsh settlers (literally - 'the science place, the knowledge place')
d) Y Cymmrodorion


(12) John T. Williams was born in 1828 yn y Rasau, Sir Frycheiniog / Breconshire (Y Rasau is nowadays in Blaenau Gwent county). He went to work at the age of 8 in the coal mines in Cendl, Pen-y-cae and Tredegar. When he was 19/20 he emigrated to the USA. What did he do there?
a) he opened a real estate office
b) He was the House Secretary on Indian Affairs in Washington
c) He was county treasurer in Blue Earth County
d) He was Sergeant-at-arms in the Senate of the State of Minnesota
Everything! See kimkat0850e - Biographies of the Welsh settlers


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