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Original Woman

What do you know about Original Woman?  Take this Where Are Famous People Buried quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

1) Erma Louise Bombeck was an American humorist who achieved great popularity for her newspaper column that described suburban home life humorously from the mid-60's until the late 90's.  She also published 15 books, most of which became best-sellers.  She was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease.  She was brought to a San Francisco hospital for a kidney transplant, which was performed on April 3.  However, she suffered complications following the procedure, and passed away on April 22, 1996 at age 69.
Where is she buried?

  1. Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio
  2. Scottsdale Memorial Cemetery, Scottsdale, Arizona
  3. Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, San Francisco

2) Rachel Louise Carson was an American marine biologist and nature writer whose writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement.  Her widely praised 1951 bestseller The Sea Around Us won her financial security and recognition as a gifted writer.  Weakened from breast cancer and her treatment regimen, Carson became ill with a respiratory virus in January 1964.  Her condition worsened. In February, doctors found that she had severe anemia from her radiation treatments, and in March they discovered that the cancer had reached her liver.  She died of a heart attack on April 14, 1964, at the age of 56.
Where is she buried?

  1. Parklawn Memorial Park and Menorah Gardens, Rockville, Maryland
  2. Mount Washington Memorial Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  3. St. Claire Memorial Gardens, Silver Springs, Maryland

3) Diana, Princess of Wales, Diana Frances Spencer; was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales. Their sons, Princes William and Henry (Harry), are second and third in line to the thrones of the United Kingdom and fifteen other Commonwealth Realms. On August 31, 1997, Diana died after a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris along with Dodi Al-Fayed and the acting security manager of the Hotel Ritz Paris, Henri Paul, who was instructed to drive the hired Mercedes-Benz through Paris secretly eluding the paparazzi.
Where is she buried?

  1. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Massachusetts
  2. Gunnersbury Cemetery, London, England
  3. Spencer Estate Grounds, Great Brington, Northampton, England

4) Dian Fossey was an American zoologist who completed an extended study of eight gorilla groups. She observed them daily for years in the mountain forests of Rwanda, initially encouraged to work there by famous paleontologist Louis Leakey. She was brutally murdered in the bedroom of her cabin on December 26, 1985.
Where is she buried?

  1. Gunnersbury Cemetery, London, England
  2. Gorrilla Cemetery, Karisoke, Kibungo, Rwanda
  3. Parklawn Memorial Park and Menorah Gardens, Rockville, Maryland

5) Florence Griffith-Joyner, also known as Flo-Jo was an American track and field athlete.  Griffith was born in Los Angeles and raised in the Jordan Downs public housing complex. In 1990 she had, according to a family attorney, suffered a grand mal seizure and had been treated for seizures in 1990, 1993 and 1994. The direct cause of death was that she had suffocated in her pillow during a severe epileptic seizure. She was 38 years old.
Where is she buried?

  1. Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, California,
  2. El Toro Memorial Park, Lake Forest, California
  3. Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, California

6) Sharon Christa Corrigan McAuliffe was an American teacher from Concord, New Hampshire who was selected from among more than 11,000 applicants to participate in the NASA Teacher in Space Project. She was one of seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
Where is she buried?

  1. Calvary Cemetery, Concord, New Hampshire,
  2. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Massachusetts
  3. Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio

7) Georgia Totto O'Keeffe was an American artist. She is associated with the Southwest, where she found artistic inspiration, and particularly New Mexico, where she settled late in life. O'Keeffe has been a major figure in American art since the 1920s. She is chiefly known for paintings in which she synthesized abstraction and representation in paintings of flowers, rocks, shells, animal bones and landscapes. Her paintings present crisply contoured forms that are replete with subtle tonal transitions of varying colors. She often transformed her subject matter into powerful abstract images. O'Keeffe became increasingly frail in her late 90's. She moved to Santa Fe where she died on March 6, 1986, at the age of 98.
Where is she buried?

  1. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Massachusetts
  2. Spencer Estate Grounds, Great Brington, Northampton, England
  3. Cremated, ashes scatter over Pedernal Mountain, New Mexico

8) Sylvia Plath was an American poet, novelist and short story writer. Known primarily for her poetry, Plath also wrote a semi-autobiographical novel, The Bell Jar, under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas. At the age of 30, she took her own life on the morning of February 11, 1963.
Where is she buried?

  1. Heptonstall Church Cemetery, West Yorkshire, England
  2. Spencer Estate Grounds, Great Brington, Northampton, England
  3. Calvary Cemetery, Concord, New Hampshire

9) Margaret Higgins Sanger (September 14, 1879 to September 6, 1966) was an American birth control activist, an advocate of negative eugenics, and the founder of the American Birth Control League (which eventually became Planned Parenthood).  Initially met with fierce opposition to her ideas, Sanger gradually won some support, both in the public as well as in the courts, for a woman's choice to decide how and when, if ever, she will bear children. In her drive to open the way to universal access to birth control, Sanger was ahead of her time. Sanger died on September 6, 1966 in Tucson, Arizona, eight days shy of her 87th birthday.
Where is she buried?

  1. Calvary Cemetery, Concord, New Hampshire
  2. Fishkill Rural Cemetery, Fishkill, New York
  3. Pima Mountain Cemetery, Tucson, Arizona

10) Mother Teresa, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, (born August 26, 1910 to September 5, 1997) was an Albanian Roman Catholic nun with Indian citizenship who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata (Calcutta), India in 1950. For over forty five years she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity's expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries. In April 1996, Mother Teresa fell and broke her collar bone. In August she suffered from malaria and failure of the left heart ventricle. She had heart surgery, but it was clear that her health was declining. On March 13, 1997, she stepped down from the head of Missionaries of Charity and died on September 5, 1997.
Where is she buried?

  1. Mother House Convent, Calcutta, India
  2. Alba de Tormes (Carmelitan Convent), Salamanca, Spain
  3. Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey City, New Jersey

Original Woman [Answers]

1) A. 2) A. 3) C. 4) B. 5) B. 6) A. 7) C. 8) A. 9) B. 10) A.


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