Suffolk Quiz – April 2020

Suffolk Quiz – April 2020

Quiz – A little light relief for you during Covid-19 Lockdown

We’ve put together a quiz for you to have a go at, perhaps over a coffee, while we are all staying home and self-isolating. Some of the answers are in previous blogs, but some aren’t!

  1. Name the birthplace of the Suffolk artist John Constable?
  2. Which Suffolk town has been manufacturing a luxury fabric and products made from it for more than 100 years?
  3. Which Ipswich street is named after a campaigner against slavery?
  4. Which famous American artist’s home was found to contain 610 boxes that he called “time capsules”, packed full of the stuff of daily life?
  5. What are the words around the edge of the artist Maggi Hambling’s famous scallop shell sculpture at Aldeburgh?
  6. Name two famous people born in Suffolk
  7. Which notorious London villains have a long connection with which Suffolk village?
  8. Which mythical character is associated with Blythburgh church?
  9. Which famous writer chose his pen name from a Suffolk river?
  10. Which famous landscape gardener worked on three well-known Suffolk buildings and can you name one of them?
  11. What Suffolk coastal location is said to be the inspiration for several of Arthur Ransome’s children’s books?
  12. What plant is found nowhere else in the UK except for some small parts of East Anglia, mostly in Suffolk?

There’s no prize (sorry) it’s just for fun, and the answers can be found below.



Aldeburgh Scallop


  1. East Bergholt
  2. Sudbury – and the fabric is silk
  3. Wilberforce Street – or you could have had Benezet Street or Clarkson Street
  4. Andy Warhol
  5. I hear those voices that will not be drowned
  6. Sir Peter Hall CBE, Ralph Fiennes, Benjamin Britten, June Brown MBE, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey
  7. Ronnie and Reggie Kray – Bildeston
  8. Black Shuck
  9. George Orwell
  10. Capability Brown – Heveningham Hall, Ickworth House, Euston Hall
  11. Pin Mill
  12. Oxlip