Free trivia quiz #2 about San Diego cemeteries!
This, as the title shows, is San Diego cemetery trivia quiz 2. As with any part of the U.S., cemetery enthusiasts have little trouble finding interesting facts online about their local area. This includes information about Native American burial practices, and pioneer graves that have been neglected for many years. As you know, European settlers that adapted their burial customs “from back home” to the landscape that they were currently occupying. For this quiz, I continued my research on San Diego County burial and grave facts to create the 2d version of the local trivia quiz. As with the first San Diego County cemetery trivia quiz, I did not include paranormal sites or descriptions of paranormal activity.
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Question 1: The Dearborn Cemetery in Poway, California is named after:
A. John Dearborn, the first person buried in the cemetery in 1886
B. Dearborn manor, a home built on the property in the 1840s, abandoned in the early 1880s
C. To honor Army General Mark Dearborn. He was born on a cattle ranch near what is now Poway
D. Amelia Dearborn, who wrote the Dearborn diary about life in the early days of the new city of Poway
Question 2: The completion of the 56 freeway to Interstate 5 isolated this cemetery:
A. El Camino Memorial Park
B. Del Mar Pioneer Cemetery
C. Torrey Pines Pioneer Cemetery
D. Carmel Valley Cemeter
Question 3: What is culturally significant about the Mission Santa Ysabel Asistencia (sub-mission to Mission San Diego) Graveyard?
A. There is a large local population of Native Americans active with the Catholic church. The original graves hold Spaniards loyal to the Catholic Church
B. It has a memorial for the Air Force Communication station that was located near Julian
C. Several cultural practices are observed at burial. Catholic, Luiseno, and Diegueno are the most common.
D. No “flatlanders” from San Diego are allowed to visit
Question 4: What is unique about the plane crash monument on Japacha Ridge in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, south of Julian?
A. The crash site remains off limits to the public. It is a radiation hazard.
B. Military search and rescue efforts could not locate the plane. Six months after the crash a rancher found the crash site. It is near the top of the mountain in a wooded area.
C. The Army recovered the bodies of the pilot and passenger from the wreckage. The plane’s engine block was too heavy. It was turned into a permanent memorial on the site
D. B and C
Question 5: Agnes White Tizard, better known as Betty Crocker, created the world’s first cooking show for radio in her house. Her grave is near the house in:
A. Valley Center Cemetery
B. Dearborn Cemetery
C. Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
D. Fallbrook Pioneer Odd Fellows Cemetery
Question 6: What is the other name for The Julian Pioneer Cemetery?:
A. Boot Hill-most of the early burials were gold mine workers or deaths after bar fights
B. The Cemetery on the Mountain
C. Haven of Rest
D. Julian Valley Cemetery
Question 7: Which San Diego County cemetery allows families to plant a memorial tree on cemetery grounds?
A. Glen Abbey Memorial Park in Bonita
B. Miramar National Cemetery
C. Singing Hills Memorial Park in El Cajon
D. The family cemetery at the lighthouse, Cabrillo National Monument
Question 8: Is water cremation/alkaline hydrolysis for humans legal in California/San Diego County?
Photo courtesy of White Rose Aqua Cremation
A. Yes-only in facilities that had already been providing water cremation for dogs/cats
B. Not in San Diego County. Local mortuaries can transport bodies to Orange or Riverside Counties where alkaline hydrolysis is legal
C. Yes-the company had to obtain additional sewer permits from the San Diego County Water and Sewer agency
D. No-individuals must arrange to have their body transported out of state for water cremation. The ashes are a biohazard, must be interred or scattered outside of California.
Question 9: Why is there a cenotaph honoring Navy Captain and astronaut Walter M. (Wally) Schirra at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery?
A. After his military and NASAS careers, he was a volunteer with the Air and Space Museum in Balboa Park. He was cremated, his ashes scattered at sea by a Navy ship
B. He was born and raised in San Diego. His remains entombed in a NASA memorial in Washington, D.C.
C. NASA managers authorized the placement of his cremains in the metal framework of the launch support tower for Space Shuttle mission 21 at Cape Canaveral.
D. His cremains were “launched” into space by the crew of the Space Shuttle in orbit over Africa
Question 10: Where was the first European cemetery in San Diego located?
A. Point Loma, at the current site of Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
B. Balboa Park, where the Museum of Us! is now located
C. East of downtown San Diego, where Mount Hope cemetery is now located
D. Presidio Hill, near Old Town, at the site of the original Catholic Mission