Pop Quiz: Grave Concerns (Answers)

How well do you know Westchester's late greats?

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Photo by Frank Roberts

1. Which beloved New York Yankee (so obviously not George Steinbrenner) is buried in the Gate of Heaven
Cemetery in Mount Pleasant?

A. Babe Ruth             B. Lou Gehrig
C. Joe DiMaggio        D. Yogi Berra

2.  Which groundbreaking industrialist is currently breaking ground himself in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery?

A. Henry Ford             B. Andrew Carnegie
C. J.P. Morgan            D. John D. Rockefeller Jr.

3.  Which Westchester County cemetery has land that ascends to the highest point between Tarrytown and the Long Island Sound?

A. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery     B. Gate of Heaven Cemetery
C. Kensico Cemetery             D. Ferncliff Cemetery

4.  True or False: The Old Dutch Burying Ground is the oldest cemetery in Westchester.

Answer: True. The Old Dutch Burying Ground, which adjoins the Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow, contains graves dating back to the country’s founding.

5.  One of these Tinseltown leading ladies was married to a comedy legend and is buried in Kensico Cemetery. Name the late actress and her husband.

A. Vivian Blaine/Milton Rackmil
B. Billie Burke/Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.
C. Audrey Hepburn/Mel Ferrer
D. Anne Bancroft/Mel Brooks

6. Which American TV host is buried in Westchester County? Name the host and the cemetery.

A. Jack Paar/Ferncliff Cemetery
B. Ed Sullivan/Ferncliff Cemetery
C. Chuck Barris/Gate of Heaven Cemetery
D. Gene Rayburn/Gate of Heaven Cemetery



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