The Norfolk Quiz Part II - 50 more questions

What is the body of water in the heart of Diss called? Photo: Sonya Duncan

What is the body of water in the heart of Diss called? Photo: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Test your knowledge of Norfolk with the second part of our great county quiz

Who does this King's Lynn statue depict? Photo: John Hocknell

Who does this King's Lynn statue depict? Photo: John Hocknell - Credit: Eastern Counties Newspapers

Natural Norfolk

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?

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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?

Missed the first Norfolk quiz? Here it is!

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.


Natural Norfolk

1 Heron

2 Common Tern

3 Pike

4 Piggs’ Graves crossroad at Swanton Novers

5 A ‘boom’

6 Ants

7 Rabbits

8 Coypu

9 141.1ha

10 Wensum

Towns & Villages

1 Wolferton

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.

8 Hingham

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

7 Blur

8 Mother Julian of Norwich

9 Anish Kapoor

10 Sheringham

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

4 Hansard

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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