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BIG Cornwall Quiz – 50 Questions & Answers

Polperro in Cornwall

My 50-question Cornwall quiz – perfect for locals, or fans of the county!

Test your knowledge and see how well you really know Cornwall, in the south of England

Welcome to my 50 Cornwall quiz questions! 

Test your knowledge with this Cornwall quiz. Whether you’re from Cornwall , or you just love the area, it’s time to show off what you know about the county. Cornwall is one of my favourite counties to travel in, and I spent many happy childhood holidays there.

If you need some revision, check out the best things to do in Cornwall on a day out for some background. Or, if you’re ready, dive right in to these Cornish quiz questions!

You can either do this Cornwall quiz yourself, or you could use this quiz about Cornwall to play against (or with) your friends. Find out how much you know about Cornwall – let me know how you do in the comments section below!

This Cornwall quiz has five rounds of 10 questions, and a final question to finish. Featuring some brain-wracking questions about Cornwall, let’s see how much you know. 

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The answers to the Cornwall quiz are at the end of the post, so don’t scroll down too far if you don’t want to see them. Don’t forget to share your scores in the comments at the end of the post.

Enjoy…

Cornwall Quiz Questions

Days out in Cornwall

Cornwall quiz general knowledge

See how many answers you can get to these quiz questions about Cornwall…

1. What are the big plant geodomes in Cornwall called?

2. What colour is the Cornwall flag?

3. Name the World Heritage Site by UNESCO in Cornwall?

4. What’s the proper name for the Cornish language?

5. The iconic Tate gallery is in which Cornish town?

6. Cornish pixies are famous for leading you off your path – how do you break their spell?

7. The sea is said to be 4-5C more than the rest of England in Cornwall, true or false?

8. What is the collective name for the upright granite stones protruding from the ground on Bodmin Moor?

9. Which cars were designed by a Cornish man?

10. In the 1900’s, half of the world’s WHAT came from Cornwall?

St Ives Cornwall

Cornwall quiz food and drink

Can’t have a Cornish quiz without a nod to the food and drink, hey?!

11. What is an oggy?

12. What is Cornish Yarg?

13. In Cornwall does the cream come first or the jam?

14. What is the unique ingredient in Stargazy pie?

15. Name three top favourite things Cornish smugglers brought into Cornwall from France?

 16. Name two famous Cornwall delicacies made from full fat Cornish milk?

17. What bun does sycamore leaves go in?

18. What are ‘Cornish sardines’ also known as?

19. What’s the name of the cake eaten to celebrate finding these ‘Cornish sardines’?

20. Which harbour do the best crabs in Cornwall come from?

Cornwall things to do
Mud Maiden at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall.

Cornwall quiz geography

Next round in this quiz about Cornwall, let’s see how well you know the geography of the county…

21. What’s the path called that runs around Cornwall?

22. How long is the Cornwall coastline?

23. Name the only city in Cornwall?

24. Name the top 3 surfing beaches in Cornwall?

25. What is the name of the group of Islands 28 miles (45 km) off the Cornish mainland?

26. What’s the most western point of the county?

27. And the most southerly?

28. What is the highest Peak in Cornwall called?

29. Name the village on the beach in front of St Michael’s Mount?

30. Cornwall is home to 815,000 people, true or false?

Cornwall quiz picture round

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Cornwall county quiz

40. How many beaches in Cornwall?

100+?

200+?

300+?


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Cornwall quiz celebs and fame

Let’s look at some of the most famous people from Cornwall shall we?

41. Who is the duchess of Cornwall?  

42. Which famous Cornish woman was in Four Weddings and a Funeral?

43. Which famous Olympian won medals at five consecutive Olympics?

44. Which Cornish woman is in Westworld?

45. Name 3 programmes set in Cornwall?

46. Which celeb foodie is all over Padstow?

47. Scenes from which James Bond film were filmed in Cornwall?

48. Which village did Dylan Thomas describe as ‘quite the liveliest village in England’ and spent his honeymoon there?

49. Which classic series written by Kenneth Grahame was inspired by the River Fowey?

50. Which very famous kids film was filmed at The Headland Hotel in Newquay?


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Cornwall quiz

Cornwall quiz general knowledge

1. What are the big plant geodomes in Cornwall called? Eden Project

2. What colour is the Cornwall flag? Black and white 

3. Name the World Heritage Site by UNESCO in Cornwall? Mining Landscape

4. What’s the proper name for the Cornish language? Kernewek

5. The iconic Tate gallery is in which Cornish town? St Ives

6. Cornish pixies are famous for leading you off your path – how do you break their spell? Turn your coat inside out

7. The sea is said to be 4-5C more than the rest of England in Cornwall, true or false? True

8. What is the collective name for the upright granite stones protruding from the ground on Bodmin Moor? Trippet Stones

9. Which cars were designed by a Cornish man? Austin Healeys

10. In the 1900’s, half of the world’s WHAT came from Cornwall? Tin

Cornwall quiz food and drink

11. What is an oggy? A Cornish pasty

12. What is Cornish Yarg? Cheese

13. In Cornwall does the cream come first or the jam? Jam

14. What is the unique ingredient in Stargazy pie? Fish heads

15. Name three top favourite things Cornish smugglers brought into Cornwall from France? Tea, brandy, gin, rum and tobacco

 16. Name two famous Cornwall delicacies made from full fat Cornish milk? Fudge and ice cream

17. What bun does sycamore leaves go in? Cornish Saffron bun

18. What are ‘Cornish sardines’ also known as? Pilchards

19. What’s the name of the cake eaten to celebrate finding these ‘Cornish sardines’? Hevva cake

20. Which harbour do the best crabs in Cornwall come from? Newlyn

Cornwall quiz geography

21. What’s the path called that runs around Cornwall? South West Coast Path

22. How long is the Cornwall coastline? 433 miles

23. Name the only city in Cornwall? Truro

24. Name the top 3 surfing beaches in Cornwall? Watergate Bay, Sennen Cove, Fistral Beach

25. What is the name of the group of Islands 28 miles (45 km) off the Cornish mainland? Isles of Scilly 

26. What’s the most western point of the county? Lands End 

27. And the most southerly? Lizards Point

28. What is the highest Peak in Cornwall called? Brown Willy 

29. Name the village on the beach in front of St Michael’s Mount? Marazion

30. Cornwall is home to 815,000 people, true or false? False, it’s around 545,355

Cornwall quiz picture round

31. St Micheal’s Mount

32. Kynance Cove

33. Pedn Vounder Beach

34. St Ives

35. Port Isaac

36. Bedruthan Steps

37. Great Western Beach

38. Porthcurno Beach

39. Polperro Harbour

40. How many beaches in Cornwall? 300+?


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Cornwall quiz celebs and fame

41. Who is the duchess of Cornwall? Camilla 

42. Which famous Cornish woman was in Four Weddings and a Funeral? Kristen Scott Thomas 

43. Which famous Olympian won medals at five consecutive Olympics? Ben Ainslie

44. Which Cornish woman is in Westworld? Thandie Newton

45. Name 3 programmes set in Cornwall? Doc Martin, Poldark, Jamaica Inn, Wild West, Wycliffe and The Camomile Lawn

46. Which celeb foodie is all over Padstow? Rick Stein 

47. Scenes from which James Bond film were filmed in Cornwall? Die Another Day

48. Which village did Dylan Thomas describe as ‘quite the liveliest village in England’ and spent his honeymoon there? Mousehole

49. Which classic series written by Kenneth Grahame was inspired by the River Fowey? Wind in the Willows

50. Which very famous kids film was filmed at The Headland Hotel in Newquay? The Witches


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