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The BIG Norfolk Quiz – 50 Questions & Answers

Love Norfolk? Live there? Think you know everything there is to know about the county? Then how high can YOU score in the BIG Norfolk quiz?

My 50-question Norfolk quiz – perfect for locals, or fans of the county!

Welcome to my 50 Norfolk quiz questions! 

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Whether you’re from Norfolk, or you just love the area, it’s time to show off what you know about the county. Norfolk is one of the best counties in England. The stunning Norfolk Broads, the amazing north Norfolk coast, and the pretty city of Norwich are all must sees on days out in England.

If you need some revision, check out the best things to do in Norfolk for a day out for some background. Or, if you’re ready, dive right in to this Norfolk trivia. Perfect if you’re looking for some unusual quiz questions about Norfolk.

The BIG Norfolk Quiz – 50 Questions & Answers

How well do YOU know Norfolk?

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Norfolk Quiz Round 1: General Norfolk Trivia

See how well you do on these general Norfolk quiz questions to warm you up…

  1. Which famous future Princess of Wales was born into the British nobility at this Norfolk estate?

2. Name the vehicle type that moves over land or water with a cushion of air that was invented in Norfolk County.

3. Britain’s largest __________ is called the Swallowtail and found in Norfolk County.

4. Woodforde’s, Panther Brewery, and Norfolk Brewhouse are three of the best breweries in the county. Norfolk has the StubbleStag with a 5.0% ABV.  What does ABV stand for?

5. What is the county town of Norfolk?

6. Norfolk was one of the wealthiest regions in England during the time of William the Conqueror.  What sheep item catalysed this prosperity?

7. If you were an ornithologist, you would delight spending time at Cley, Blakeney Point, Titchwell, and Holme in Norwich.  What is the definition of ornithology?

8. Which division of football does Norwich City Football club compete in?

9. The Norwich City Football club is also called this small songbird of the finch family?

10. The Snettisham Spectacular is when a large group of pink footed _______ appear in Norfolk County.

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Norfolk Quiz Round 2: Over or Under?

Next up in the Norfolk quiz: do you think the real answer is OVER or UNDER what’s stated?

11. Over/under 500,000 passengers through the Norfolk airport (in 2018)?

12. Over/under 1950 as the birth year for Princess Diana, when she was born?

13. Over/under population of 500,000 in Norfolk County?

14. Over / under five U.S. states using the name Norfolk?

15. According to Ratebeer.com, over/under 20 active breweries in Norfolk?

16. Pocahontas lived at Heacham Hall in Norfolk for part of her life while married to John Rolfe. Did the Disney movie Pocahontas come out over/under the year 1997?

17. Norfolk has over or under 50 miles of coastline?

18. Early British Iceni people entered into the Norfolk area over or under the year 900 A.D. / Common Era?

19. Over / under 250 miles between Norwich in Norfolk and London?

20. Seahenge – not to be confused with Stonehenge – was built in Norfolk before or after 100 A.D. / Common Era?

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Norfolk Quiz Round 3: Who am I?

See if you can tell you these famous Norfolk people are?

21. Archaeologist who discovered Tutankhamun‘s tomb; his childhood was spent primarily in Swaffham.

22. Literary editor and author, South Norfolk and Ditchingham.

23. Former motor-racing driver and now a commentator was born in King’s Lynn.

24. Helps you to keep your home clean, and also dry your hair – for a vast cost.

25. The UK’s most decorated lifeboatman, who was from Cromer.

26. English acoustic folk rock singer-songwriter who was raised in Norfolk during his childhood.

27. Folk singer and musician, who was brought up in North Norfolk.

28. Famous sports presenter on BBC Radio 4’s On the Hour, and had a TV show called Knowing Me, Knowing You.

29. Anglican rector, early topographical historian of Norfolk.

30. Actor, comedian, writer, producer, director and author who was born in London and was brought up in the village of Booton near Reepham. He now has a second home near King’s Lynn.

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Norfolk Quiz Round 4: True or False

Next up in these quiz questions about Norfolk: are these statements true or false?

31. Having airlines such as KLM and Loganair, the Norwich International Airport code is IDK?

32. Norwich City Football Club’s archrival is Liverpool Football Club?

33. Norwich was designated England’s first UNESCO City of Literature?

34. A devil dog named Black Shuck haunts East Anglia in Norfolk County?

35. The Guardian named Norwich the ‘happiest city to work in the UK’?

36. Norwich City Football club’s colors are yellow and blue?

37. Norwich City Football’s club was named the Canaries after the history of breeding the birds in the area?

38. In Babingley, a saint made a platypus into a bishop as a thank you for being saved from drowning?

39. Nigella Lawson part owns Norwich City FC?

40. Samphire grows on trees in Norfolk?

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Norfolk Quiz Round 5: Name the District

Fun round next in the Norfolk quiz: can you match the name with the Norfolk district?

  • Broadland
  • King’s Lynn and West Norfolk
  • South Norfolk
  • Breckland
  • Great Yarmouth
  • North Norfolk
  • Norwich

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Norfolk Quiz Round 6: The Final Three (FOOD)

Final round on the quiz questions on Norfolk – fill in the foodie gap!

48. ________ Crab

49. ________ Mussels

50. ________ Cockles / blues


That’s the END of the Norfolk quiz!

The answers are coming…

Stop scrolling if you’re not ready!


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Answers to the 50 Norfolk quiz questions! 

Let’s see how well you’ve done at the quiz about Norfolk shall we?

Norfolk Quiz Round 1: General Norfolk Trivia

See how well you do on these general Norfolk quiz questions to warm you up…

  1. Which famous future Princess of Wales was born into the British nobility at this Norfolk estate?

Princess Diana

2. Name the vehicle type that moves over land or water with a cushion of air that was invented in Norfolk County.

Answer: Hovercraft

3. Britain’s largest __________ is called the Swallowtail and found in Norfolk County.

Answer: Butterfly

4. Woodforde’s, Panther Brewery, and Norfolk Brewhouse are three of the best breweries in the county. Norfolk has the StubbleStag with a 5.0% ABV.  What does ABV stand for?

Alcohol by volume

5. What is the county town of Norfolk?

Answer: Norwich

6. Norfolk was one of the wealthiest regions in England during the time of William the Conqueror.  What sheep item catalysed this prosperity?

Answer: Wool

7. If you were an ornithologist, you would delight spending time at Cley, Blakeney Point, Titchwell, and Holme in Norwich.  What is the definition of ornithology?

Answer: scientific study of birds 

8. Which division of football does Norwich City Football club compete in?

Answer: The Championship / Second Division

9. The Norwich City Football club is also called this small songbird of the finch family?

Answer: Canary

10. The Snettisham Spectacular is when a large group of pink footed _______ appear in Norfolk County.

Answer: geese

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Norfolk Quiz Round 2: Over or Under?

Next up in the Norfolk quiz: do you think the real answer is OVER or UNDER what’s stated?

11. Over/under 500,000 passengers through the Norfolk airport (in 2018)?

Over: 536,578

12. Over/under 1950 as the birth year for Princess Diana, when she was born?

Over, it was 1961

13. Over/under population of 500,000 in Norfolk County?

Over (903,680)

14. Over / under five U.S. states using the name Norfolk?

Over (7)

15. According to Ratebeer.com, over/under 20 active breweries in Norfolk?

Over (46)

16. Pocahontas lived at Heacham Hall in Norfolk for part of her life while married to John Rolfe. Did the Disney movie Pocahontas come out over/under the year 1997?

Under (1995)

17. Norfolk has over or under 50 miles of coastline?

Over (90 miles)

18. Early British Iceni people entered into the Norfolk area over or under the year 900 A.D. / Common Era?

Under (3rd century BCE)

19. Over / under 250 miles between Norwich in Norfolk and London?

Under (115 miles)

20. Seahenge – not to be confused with Stonehenge – was built in Norfolk before or after 100 A.D. / Common Era?

Under (2049 BC)

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Norfolk Quiz Round 3: Who am I?

See if you can tell you these famous Norfolk people are?

21. Archaeologist who discovered Tutankhamun‘s tomb; his childhood was spent primarily in Swaffham

Howard Carter, archaeologist who discovered Tutankhamun‘s tomb; his childhood was spent primarily in Swaffham

22. Literary editor and author, South Norfolk and Ditchingham

Diana Athill, literary editor and author, South Norfolk and Ditchingham

23. Former motor-racing driver and now a commentator was born in King’s Lynn

Martin Brundle, former motor-racing driver and now a commentator was born in King’s Lynn

24. Helps you to keep your home clean, and also dry your hair – for a vast cost

James Dyson was born in Cromer

25. The UK’s most decorated lifeboatman, who was from Cromer

Henry Blogg, the UK’s most decorated lifeboatman, who was from Cromer

26. English acoustic folk rock singer-songwriter who was raised in Norfolk during his childhood

James Blunt, English acoustic folk rock singer-songwriter who was raised in Norfolk during his childhood

27. Folk singer and musician, who was brought up in North Norfolk

Peter Bellamy, folk singer and musician, who was brought up in North Norfolk

28. Famous sports presenter on BBC Radio 4’s On the Hour, and had a TV show called Knowing Me, Knowing You

The one and only Alan Partridge

29. Anglican rector, early topographical historian of Norfolk

Francis Blomefield, Anglican rector, early topographical historian of Norfolk

30. Actor, comedian, writer, producer, director and author who was born in London and was brought up in the village of Booton near Reepham. He now has a second home near King’s Lynn

Stephen Fry was brought up in the village of Booton near Reepham. He now has a second home near King’s Lynn

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Norfolk Quiz Round 4: True or False

Next up in these quiz questions about Norfolk: are these statements true or false?

31. Having airlines such as KLM and Loganair, the Norwich International Airport code is IDK?

Answer: False, it is NWI

32. Norwich City Football Club’s archrival is Liverpool Football Club?

Answer: False, it is Ipswich Town

33. Norwich was designated England’s first UNESCO City of Literature?

Answer: True, in May 2012

34. A devil dog named Black Shuck haunts East Anglia in Norfolk County?

Answer: True

35. The Guardian named Norwich the ‘happiest city to work in the UK’?

Answer: True, in 2016

36. Norwich City Football club’s colors are yellow and blue?

Answer: False, yellow and green

37. Norwich City Football’s club was named the Canaries after the history of breeding the birds in the area?

Answer: True

38. In Babingley, a saint made a platypus into a bishop as a thank you for being saved from drowning?

Answer: False, it was a beaver

39. Nigella Lawson part owns Norwich City FC?

False, it’s Delia Smith

40. Samphire grows on trees in Norfolk

False, it’s a plant

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Norfolk Quiz Round 5: Name the District

Fun round next in the Norfolk quiz: can you match the name with the Norfolk district?

  • Broadland
  • King’s Lynn and West Norfolk
  • South Norfolk
  • Breckland
  • Great Yarmouth
  • North Norfolk
  • Norwich

41. Norwich

42. South Norfolk

43. Great Yarmouth

44. Broadland

45. North Norfolk

46. King’s Lynn and West Norfolk

47. Breckland

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Norfolk Quiz Round 6: The Final Three (FOOD)

Final round on the quiz questions on Norfolk – fill in the foodie gap!

48. ________ crab

Cromer Crab

49. ________ mussels

Brancaster mussels

50. ________ cockles / blues

Stiffkey cockles / blues


How many did you score?

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