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Question 1: By the late 18th century, Amlwch had a population of around 10,000 and was the second largest town in Wales after ________.
SwanseaMerthyr TydfilCardiffGlamorgan

Question 2: It also used to have a station which was the northern terminus of the ________ which was open between 1864 and 1993.
Anglesey Central RailwayTalyllyn RailwayRed Wharf Bay branch lineChester and Holyhead Railway

Question 3: According to legend in the ________ the town developed on a site that had a harbour but was not visible from the sea, which helped to reduce the chance of Viking attacks.
Early Middle AgesLate Middle AgesHigh Middle AgesMiddle Ages

Question 4: It is situated on the north coast of the Isle of Anglesey, on the A5025 which connects it to ________ and to the Menai Bridge.

Question 5: It grew rapidly in the ________ near what was then the world's biggest copper mine at the nearby Parys Mountain.
18th century17th century16th century19th century

Question 6: At one time it was a busy port, with boats sailing to the ________ and to Liverpool.
Republic of IrelandJerseyIsle of ManUnited Kingdom

Question 7: At the peak of the copper mining, it is believed that Amlwch had a record of ________ to person ratio, with there being one pub for every 4 people[citation needed].
Alcoholic beveragePublic houseBar (establishment)Beer

Question 8: When ________ began to decline in the mid 1850s, shipbuilding became the main industry with many people also becoming involved in the ship repair and other maritime industries.
ZincLeadSulfurCopper extraction techniques

Question 9: Even after the decline of the copper mine some chemical industries remained and in 1953 a chemical plant to extract ________ from sea water (for use in petrol engines) was built but this closed in 2004.

Question 10: It is also home to the local ________, Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones.
Gymnasium (school)Secondary educationHigh schoolSecondary school


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