The History of the North American Funeral Home
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The History of the North American Funeral Home CONTINUING EDUCATION EXAMINATION 1). There is a strong geographical parallel between the history of funeral homes and their suppliers. a). TRUE b). FALSE 2). Thomas Holmes was the embalmer of William Henry Harrison. a). TRUE b). FALSE 3). In the large industrial cities most funeral directors sold carpet. a). TRUE b). FALSE 4). Prior to World War I most of the embalming was done in the home of the deceased. a). TRUE b). FALSE 5). One reason for change in funeral customs would be the general public’s attitude toward religion and philosophy of life. a). TRUE b). FALSE 6). The funeral of Abraham Lincoln helped promote the desire for embalming in the general public. a). TRUE b). FALSE 7). In the early part of the 20th century, a complete embalming kit cost well over $ 500.oo a). TRUE b). FALSE 8). When an addition was added to an existing funeral home it was generally chapel space. a). TRUE b). FALSE 9). Funeral transportation and rolling stock are the same thing. a). TRUE b). FALSE 10). Buildings that were built just to be funeral homes generally included a large cemetery for burials. a). TRUE b). FALSE 11). By the 21st century, nearly all funeral homes had a crematory. a). TRUE b). FALSE 12). The internet has not yet become a practical tool for the 21st century funeral home. a). TRUE b). FALSE 13). Funeral transportation and rolling stock are the same thing. a). TRUE b). FALSE 14). 21st century funeral homes have become religiously generic. a). TRUE b). FALSE 15). OSHA imposed regulations on the funeral industry in the early 1980s . a). TRUE b). FALSE 16). The earliest funeral homes were….. a). on horse farms b). utilitarian c). painted green d). none of these 17). The cremation rate increased how many times between 1970 and 2000. a). five b). twenty c). ten d). two 18). Some funeral homes created “funeral planning centers” a). in the 1940s b). in the 1950s c). in the 1960s d). none of these 19). OSHA regulations affected this area of the funeral home more than any other. a). embalming room b). office c). chapel d). garage 20). Right after WW II not many homes had this. a). back porch b). garage c). air conditioning d). none of these Draw lines to match the best answers 21). Miller hearse manufacturing 22). Ohio Air conditioning 23). Livery stables arterial embalming 24). Marketable service Meteor 25). Off Street Parking Large cities 26). Several States did not consider professional licensure for embalmers and funeral directors until the late 1930s a). TRUE b). FALSE 27). The newer millennial funeral homes still place a strong emphasis on selling funeral merchandise. a). TRUE b). FALSE 28). Prior to the 1980s pre-arranging and prefunding a funeral might have been primarily accomplished by an attorney. a). TRUE b). FALSE 29). Early funeral home directors dedicated large portions of their homes to displaying caskets for sale. a). TRUE b). FALSE 30). Because of available technology the printing of memorial folders became an in house service of the new millennium funeral homes. a). TRUE b). FALSE 31). Very few funeral homes have a personalized website. a). TRUE b). FALSE 32). Post modern people often question authority and accepted traditions. a). TRUE b). FALSE 33). Early embalming instructors were generally trying to sell their own product. a). TRUE b). FALSE STUDENT CERTIFICATION I hereby certify that I answered each of the questions myself and that I have read the material provided in this course. _________________________________ ______________ Signature Date _______________________ ____________________________ Print Name Address ____________________________________________________ City State Zip Code ________________________ __________________________ Email Phone If you are a continuing education student, please complete the following: ___________________________ ______________________ License Number Type of License _________________ ________________________________ State of Licensure Social Security Number Please mail your completed exam to: CIFEA 374 Sunset Dr. Carlisle, Ohio 45005