1. Lola Sheldon was born in Suffield and was educated at the famous Miss Porter’s School in Farmington. Known as a Connecticut beauty, she married into a prominent Chicago family in 1892. Her husband, once considered the second richest man in the world, became famous for losing his fortune. At one point he lost one million dollars a day for 130 days. Who was her husband?
a. Julius Rosenwald, who built the fledgling Sears & Roebuck Company into a retail and catalog powerhouse.
b. Marshall Field, who started Chicago’s grandest department store.
c. J. Ogden Armour, a meatpacking magnate who was owner and president of Armour & Company.
2. By the 1830s, Suffield’s cigar factories were producing how many cigars annually?
a. 1 million
b. 14 million
c. 26 million
3. In 1910, a postcard advertised an event in town. Its slogan was “LIFE is just one damned thing after another. Forget your troubles and come to _? _.” What was the postcard advertising?
a. A performance of As You Like It
b. The 2nd Baptist Church Harvest Fair
c. The Suffield Agricultural Fair
4. Which house is documented as the oldest in Suffield?
a. The Gay Manse on North Main Street
b. The Alexander King House on South Main Street
c. The Captain Jonathan Sheldon House on Sheldon Street
5. Which of the following statements are correct concerning the duties of a Suffield School Resource Officer (SRO).
a. An SRO is a member of the faculty and administrative team of the school system.
b. An SRO is involved with school discipline.
c. An SRO reduces juvenile delinquency by taking a personal interest in students and their activities on a daily basis.
6. There have been several sightings of bobcats in town. It is estimated that there are 1,000 bobcats in the state. Are they listed as a protected species by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection?
7. Suffield will receive $180,000 in federal funding following the congressional approval of a $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill at the end of 2022. What will it be used for?
a. To renovate Saint Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church into low-income housing units.
b. To make the center of town more pedestrian friendly.
c. To purchase a new computer-aided dispatch and records management system for the Suffield Police Department.
8. Suffield will also receive $2 million from a federally funded Small Cities grant. How will that money be used?
a. To improve the parking lot, walkways, heat pumps and drainage issues at Maple Court, Laurel Court and Broder Place.
b. To upgrade the wastewater treatment facility.
c. To resolve septic issues in West Suffield.
9. Each year, usually in September, the annual Connecticut Firefighters Memorial Service is held near the Fallen Firefighters Memorial to honor Connecticut firefighters, past and present. Where is the memorial located?
a. In Windsor Locks.
b. At the State Capitol
c. At the Legislative Office building in Hartford
10. In addition to the Impartial Herald, which was an early Connecticut weekly published in Suffield, our town was also the site of another publication. What was it called?
a. The Connecticut Gazette
b. The Connecticut Republican Magazine
c. The Farmer’s Oracle
- c. J. Ogden Armour
- b. 14 million
- c. Suffield Agricultural Fair
- c. The Captain Jonathan Sheldon House.
- Only a. and c. are correct. An SRO is not involved with school discipline. Police Officer Randy Roman is the SRO in town.
- Yes, since 1972 there is a state law against killing or trapping bobcats for game or sport. Although their numbers are increasing, bobcats pose little risk to humans and domestic animals. They prey mostly on cottontails, deer and other wild animals. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is seeking people to observe bobcats, bald eagles, chimney swifts, wild turkeys and other wildlife and plant species in the state. Find information by googling DEEP Community Science Volunteer Opportunities.
- c. To purchase a new computer-aided dispatch and records management system for the Suffield Police Department.
- a. To improve the parking lot, walkways, heat pumps and drainage issues at Maple Court, Laurel Court and Broder Place.
- a. The Memorial is located in Windsor Locks at the Connecticut Fire Academy, on Perimeter Road. Funds are needed to preserve the Memorial, which is deteriorating.
- b. The Connecticut Republican Magazine. Luther Pratt only published four issues in 1802. It was a monthly 40-page octavo “on subjects moral, political and literary.”