The Norfolk Quiz Part II - 50 more questions
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Test your knowledge of Norfolk with the second part of our great county quiz
1 What is a harnser?
2 Which bird forms part of the logo of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust?
3 Anglers flock to the Broads, often in winter, to catch which predatory fish?
4 The highest point in Norfolk is Beacon Hill, at West Runton. Where is the second-highest point thought to be?
5 Shy bird the bittern makes a distinctive noise; what is it?
- 1 20 of the best places to eat out in St Ives
- 2 Seven Falls, Tintwistle - a hidden gem in the Peak District
- 3 Win the full range of Bashall Spirits Gins
- 4 9 Devon pubs and bars with great beer gardens
- 5 10 great circular walks in Lancashire
- 6 15 festivals and shows happening this summer in Devon
- 7 6 waterfall walks in Derbyshire and the Peak District
- 8 Fish and chips in Cornwall you need to try
- 9 Somerset villages: 9 of the prettiest to visit
- 10 20 of the best restaurants in Hertfordshire
6 If pishamires are plaguing your picnic, what creatures are they?
7 Medieval warreners in the Norfolk Brecks would be looking after which animals?
8 What invasive rodent plagued the county until it was eradicated in the late 1980s?
9 Hickling is one the of the largest broads in Norfolk; just how big is it? A) 97.3 hectares B) 213.5 hectares C) 141.1 hectares
10 Pensthorpe Natural Park is on which Norfolk river?
Towns & Villages
1 What is the village which, until 1969, had a railway station used by royal visitors to Sandringham?
2 Which village is the birthplace of Lord Nelson?
3 According to the 2011 census, which had the larger population, Great or Little Snoring?
4 What is the body of water in the heart of Diss known as?
5 Which village boasts the largest green?
6 How many villages were evacuated in 1942 to create the Army’s Stanta training area?
7 How many Derehams are there in Norfolk?
8 Which village boasts links to an American president?
9 Which Norfolk town was the site of a battle during the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381?
10 Lord Howard of Rising owns which Norfolk landmark?
1 The masterpiece Walton Bridges was saved for the nation by Norfolk Museums Service and Ipswich and Colchester Museums. Who painted it?
2 John Crome and John Sell Cotman were painters of which group of 18th century Norfolk artists?
3 Who is depicted in the sculpture which stands outside King’s Lynn’s Customs House?
4 A Norwich theatre celebrates mits 100th birthday next year - which one?
5 One half of the duo behind TV’s Spitting Image series of the 80s lives in Norfolk. What is his name?
6 The writer of adventure yarns King Solomon’s Mines and She was born in Bradenham. What was his name?
7 Dave Rowntree, Norwich resident, was a drummer with which British band?
8 Who wrote Revelations of Divine Love, said to be the oldest book in English written by a woman?
9 Houghton Hall hopes to exhibit the works of which globally famous sculptor this year?
10 In which Norfolk town will you find The Little Theatre?
Our fine city
1 Where does the name Tombland come from? A) an Anglo Scandinavian word for open space. B) an Anglo Saxon word for graves. C) an Anglo Saxon word for timber.
2 On which sculpture will you see the word “Quincunce”?
3 Where is the Duke’s Palace Bridge?
4 How did Will Kemp travel from London to Norwich in the year 1600?
5 Where in Norwich can you find marble originally destined for London’s Westminster Cathedral?
6 Why did a helter skelter appear inside Norwich Cathedral last summer?
7 Which city building was originally to have been called Technopolis?
8 Where had Charles Dickens performed when he complained: “We had not a good hall and they were a very lumpish audience indeed”?
9 Which Norwich street was named the nation’s best new building last year?
10 In other cities they would be squares or piazzas – what are they in Norwich, and why?
1 Which root vegetable is associated with the 2nd Viscount Townshend of Raynham Hall, near Fakenham?
2 Which Disney film is linked to the Norfolk village of Heacham?
3 Which revolutionary Norfolk man began his working life making underwear in Thetford?
4 What is the surname of the printer born in Norwich in July 1752 who printed the Journals of the House of Commons from 1774?
5 What is Dorothy Jewson famous for? A) She coined the slogan ‘The Jewson lot.’ B) She was Norfolk’s first female MP. C) She set up a chain of builders’ merchants.
6 Which international charitable organisation was founded in Norwich in 1927 by Louis Marchesi?
7 How is actor Michael Caine connected to North Runcton, near King’s Lynn?
8 Which international sporting superstar lived in a bungalow in Rugge Drive, Eaton, near Norwich, in 1981?
9 How did Yarmouth woman Lorina Bulwer (1838 – 1912) express her anger? A) With interpretive dance. B) As a Norfolk dialect poem. C) In needlework.
10 Name the Norfolk vet and television presenter with a passion for minibeasts.
2 Common Tern
4 Piggs’ Graves crossroad at Swanton Novers
5 A ‘boom’
Towns & Villages
2 Burnham Thorpe
3 Little Snoring, 619 people. Great Snoring had just 143
4 The (or Diss) Mere
5 Old Buckenham
6 Six - West Tofts, Sturston, Langford, Stanford, Buckenham Tofts and Tottington
7 Two – East and West.
9 North Walsham
10 Castle Rising Castle
1 JMW Turner
2 The Norwich School of painters
3 Captain George Vancouver
4 The Maddermarket
5 Roger Laws
6 Henry Rider Haggard
8 Mother Julian of Norwich
9 Anish Kapoor
Our fine city
1 A, an Anglo Scandinavian word for open space
2 On A Homage to Thomas Browne on Haymarket. It refers to a shape which fascinated the great scientist, philosopher and writer
3 Above an entrance to Castle Mall car park. It once crossed the Wensum but was replaced in 1972
4 Morris dancing. It was the original nine days wonder
5 Aviva’s Marble Hall in Surrey Street
6 To allow people to see the roof bosses more clearly – and have fun!
7 The Forum
8 St Andrew’s Hall
9 Goldsmith Street won the Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize
10 Plains, from the Dutch word plein, introduced by the 16th century Dutch and Flemish “strangers”
1 Turnips. ‘Turnip’ Townshend introduced a new method of crop rotation
2 Pocahontas, whose eponymous heroine married John Rolfe of Heacham
3 Thomas Paine, who helped inspire American independence and the French Revolution
5 B, Norfolk’s first female MP
6 The Round Table
7 He was evacuated there during the Second World War
8 Ayrton Senna
9 C; the needleworks of art are looked after by Norfolk Museums Service
10 Jess French
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