Question 1: Which city is home to Bonaventure Cemetery?
- New Orleans
Correct Answer: Savannah
Fact: Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia, is known for its atmospheric setting, with Spanish moss-draped oak trees and ornate tombstones, making it a popular destination for visitors interested in history, art, and all things spooky.
Question 2: Which novel by John Berendt featured Bonaventure Cemetery?
- Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
- My Baby Blue Jays
- The City of Falling Angels
Correct Answer: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Fact: This best-selling book delves into real-life events and characters in Savannah, and Bonaventure Cemetery plays a significant role in the story's setting and atmosphere. The novel, which was one of the finalists for the 1995 Pulitzer Prize, was later turned into a movie in 1997.
Question 3: Which famous Savannah native rests at Bonaventure Cemetery?
- Charles Coburn
- Flannery O’Connor
- Conrad Aiken
Correct Answer: Conrad Aiken
Fact: Aiken was a writer who served as the US poet laureate in the early 50s. He requested that his tombstone take the shape of a bench so that visitors might stop for a while and enjoy a martini in his 'company.'