1. The official name of the current bridge which connects Suffield to Enfield via Route 190 is:
a. The Enfield Bridge
b. Suffield-Enfield Bridge
c. Enfield-Suffield Veterans Bridge
2. In Suffield, what is the maximum number of hens that can be kept on a ¼-acre of land? And how many additional hens can be added to each ¼-acre up to 5 acres of land?
a. 6 and 5
b. 5 and 3
c. 10 and 2
3. Which Suffield school was built by the Public Works Administration which was part of the New Deal in 1933 and a response to the Great Depression?
a. Bridge Street School
b. Spaulding School
c. Suffield High School, now McAlister Intermediate School
4. Andrew Carnegie agreed to pay $10,000 to something in Suffield. What was the donation for?
a. Fund for tobacco farmers during a particularly rough year for the crops
b. The Kent Memorial Library
c. The Connecticut Literary Institution, now The Suffield Academy
5. In Woodlawn Cemetery in Bronx, N.Y. is a mausoleum which looks somewhat like the original Kent Memorial Library on High Street. Who is buried in it?
a. Daniel Burnham, the architect of the Kent Memorial Library
b. Sydney Kent, the donor of the Kent Memorial Library
c. Warren Platner, the architect of the current library building
6. The image of a crown on gravestones in colonial graveyards symbolizes:
a. The deceased was a loyalist
b. Jesus Christ and the victory over death
c. That the deceased was rich
7. New England graveyards demonstrate the rise of secularism and the decline of the Puritan influence:
a. When urns and willows were images depicted on gravestones
b. Of a softening of views toward death
c. In conjunction with the Neoclassical and Greek revival when Americans became fascinated with classical, Roman and Greek philosophy and artifacts between 1830 to 1860.
8. There is speculation that the King House Museum may have held meetings of Freemasons. Why?
a. Dr. Alexander King, who once lived in the house, alluded to the meetings in his diaries.
b. The ceremonial tools for initiation of Freemasons were found hidden in the house.
c. Masonic symbols are inscribed on a wall in the house.
9. Why didn’t Hugh Alcorn think that the play “Arsenic and Old Lace” was funny, contrary to many people who came to watch it? The play was about a woman who ran a boarding house in Windsor, Connecticut where many of its residents died by poison.
a. Alcorn’s mother was a resident at the boarding house.
b. Alcorn was the judge who sentenced Amy Archer-Gilligan for poisoning the residents.
c. Alcorn was the State’s Attorney for Hartford County which prosecuted the case.
10. Sergeant Samuel Kent settled in Suffield in 1678. Although elected to one of the first boards of Selectman in 1681, he was brought before the court charged with “raising or abetting a mutinous and riotous behaviors.” Why?
a. He wanted all town residents to vote at a town meeting instead of just the original proprietors.
b. He wanted beer to be outlawed in the town.
c. He wanted more land to be distributed to all residents instead of the original 60 acres.
1. c. Enfield-Suffield Veterans Bridge
2. a. 6 and 5
3. c. Suffield High School, now McAlister Intermediate School
4. c. The Connecticut Literary Institution
5. b. Sydney Kent
6. b. Jesus Christ and the victory over death
7. a. b. and c.
8. c. Masonic symbols are inscribed on a wall in the house.
9. c. Alcorn was the State’s Attorney for Hartford County which prosecuted the case.
10. a. He wanted all town residents to vote at a town meeting instead of just the original proprietors.