The History of the North American Funeral Home
Examination
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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

 

 

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