1. What was the trouble that the mother of Joseph Seger, one of Suffield’s original proprietors, had in Hartford in the 1660s?
a. She was accused of bigamy
b. She disguised herself as a man and stowed away on a ship
c. She was accused of witchcraft
2. Lacking a minister in 1694, the Suffield townspeople offered the job to the Reverend Samuel Parris. The town was probably lucky that he refused. What was his background?
a. He practiced witchcraft
b. He was a bigamist with 20 children
c. He instigated the witchcraft craze in Salem which resulted in twenty deaths
3. A 7th generation descendent of Thomas Mighill (pronounced “my hill”), one of Suffield’s original proprietors, was Nelson A. Miles (family members changed the surname). Who was he?
a. The last Commanding General of the U.S. Army, serving through the Spanish-American War
b. In 1904, he was a presidential candidate at the Democratic Convention
c. A Civil War hero
4. John Younglove served as Suffield’s first minister beginning in 1680. His tenure was so controversial, that by 1690, Suffield residents were calling to oust him from the position although there is no clear understanding of the trouble. The problem was resolved when Younglove died in June 1690. Suffield’s lack of regard for him was shown by…
a. The 1st Congregational Church which does not acknowledge his stewardship as a minister because he was not ordained
b. Never marking his grave with a stone or slab
c. Evicting his family from the town
5. Over time the surname of a Suffield original proprietor, Joseph Trumble, became…
a. Tumblr, a descendant founded the social networking website, Tumblr
b. Thimble, a descendant discovered the Thimble Islands in Long Island Sound
c. Trumbull, two descendants became Connecticut governors
6. The Ephraim West House located at 222 South Main Street was built circa 1850. Why were decorative elements applied to the house in the 1930s, changing its outside appearance?
a. During her research on Suffield’s old houses, Delphina Clark found a set of blueprints for the house which indicated the decorative pieces. The owner of the house found the pieces in an adjoining barn and added them to the house.
b. Wallace Nutting, a well-known colonial revivalist, came to town looking to add an early Victorian house to his chain of historic house museums. Before he bought the house, Nutting encouraged the owner to add the decorative elements to the house but then Nutting decided not to buy it.
c. Decorative elements were applied to the house when they were removed from the First Congregational Church during renovations after the 1938 hurricane.
7. A group of houses in the Greek revival style still standing on South Main Street (#183-185, #195- 197) were built by Neland Loomis to house his tobacco workers. The enclave of houses was called
a. Tobacco Row
8. A town in Ohio, just west of Akron, was founded by Royal Pease, who was originally from Suffield. From 1802, the year that it was founded until 1818, it was called Peasetown when the name was changed to…
b. Suffield Township
9. The “Suffield notch” often refers to the Connecticut/Massachusetts border which cuts into Connecticut, originally caused by a surveyor error in 1642 which over the years caused more border confusion. However, “Suffield notch” is also a term used to describe something else. What is it?
a. Indian arrowheads found only in the Suffield area included an identifiable notch in the tip
b. A key characteristic of antique Suffield-made furniture omits the bottom dovetail of the rear corners of the drawers
c. The dip in the Metacomet Ridge located between Suffield and East Granby
10. The Suffield Players, the town’s well-respected theater group, made the Mapleton Hall their home in 1978 but what year did the group start?
1. c. She was accused of witchcraft but was discharged
2. c. He instigated the witchcraft craze in Salem which resulted in twenty deaths
3. a., b. and c
4. Both a. and b.
5. c. Trumbull, two descendants of Joseph became Connecticut governors
6. c. Decorative elements were applied when they were removed from the First Congregational Church during renovations after the 1938 hurricane.
7. b. Baghdad
8. b. Suffield Township
9. b. A key characteristic of antique Suffield-made furniture omits the bottom rear corners of the drawers
10. a. 1952