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Famous Graveyards Quiz
by Staff
We humans create amazing memorials for our dead. How much do you know about these famous cemeteries?

In what year did Woodlawn Cemetery in Bronx, New York, open for business?

  • 1812
  • 1863
  • 1901

Highgate Cemetery in London is somewhat famous for sightings of what?

  • vampires
  • werewolves
  • thieves

Where is the Old Jewish Cemetery located?

  • Berlin
  • Prague
  • Israel

In some areas of the Old Jewish Cemetery, there are how many layers of graves?

  • 12
  • three
  • two

In which city would you find Poet's Corner?

  • Berlin
  • Boston
  • London

What sort of characters would you find buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery in South Dakota?

  • Old West historical figures
  • World War I dead
  • Native Americans

Until the early 1800s, where did Venetians bury their dead?

  • under paving stones in the city
  • under their homes
  • under wine cellars

Gettysburg National Cemetery does NOT have a section for fallen soldiers from which war?

  • the Civil War
  • World War II
  • Spanish-American War

On average, about how long are bodies allowed to remain on the Isle of the Dead, near Venice?

  • about 30 years
  • about 12 years
  • about three years

About how many popes are buried at St. Peters Basilica in the Vatican?

  • about 90
  • about 110
  • about 300

What sort of people are buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in California?

  • people who commit suicide
  • the homeless
  • celebrities

Which famous musician is buried in Pere Lachaise Cemetery in France?

  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Janis Joplin
  • Jim Morrison

Why are there security patrols near Morrison's grave?

  • Fans have vandalized it.
  • Thieves tried to rob it.
  • Satanic worshippers hold rites there.

Where is St. Louis Cemetery No. 1?

  • St. Louis
  • New York
  • New Orleans

Why should you think twice about visiting New Orleans cemeteries after dark?

  • crime
  • Voodoo ceremonies are held there.
  • Hauntings are common.

What features will you find at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto, Canada?

  • a lake that’s open to fishing
  • miles of walking paths
  • a large concert venue

Where is the Tomb of the Unknowns?

  • Nu'uanu Cemetery
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Hamburg Cemetery

About how many graves are there in Virginia's Arlington National Cemetery?

  • about 400,000
  • about 200,000
  • about 100,000

In 2012, what happened at Green-Wood Cemetery in New York when Hurricane Sandy struck?

  • Many trees were destroyed.
  • Flooding caused caskets to pop up from the ground.
  • There were many reported sightings of supernatural activity.

On average, how many burials per day are there at Arlington National Cemetery?

  • three
  • 13
  • 30

Highgate Cemetery in London doubles as what?

  • a nature preserve
  • a wedding venue
  • a meditation retreat

What are the bereaved allowed to do in Oregon's Lone Fir Cemetery?

  • bury gifts to the dead
  • plant a tree
  • start memorial fires

What's unusual about Merry Cemetery in Romania?

  • It's filled with colorful tombstones.
  • People hold dances there.
  • It's in the middle of a lake.

About how many bodies have been buried at Cementerio General de Santiago in Chile?

  • about 700,000
  • about 1 million
  • about 2 million

How big is the Cementerio General de Santiago?

  • 20 acres
  • 200 acres
  • 2,000 acres

Waverley Cemetery in Sydney, Australia is often noted for what?

  • its beauty
  • its strange phenomena
  • It’s a hub of criminal activity.

The most famous grave in La Recoleta Cemetery in Argentina belongs to which person?

  • Eve Peron
  • Carlos Gardel
  • Cesar Milstein

When did burials first begin in the Mount of Olives Cemetery in Jerusalem?

  • 5,000 years ago
  • 3,000 years ago
  • 2,000 years ago

Approximately how many burials are there at Mount of Olives Cemetery?

  • about 70,000
  • about 700,000
  • about 1 million

Where is the Silwan necropolis located?

  • Australia
  • Lebanon
  • Israel