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1

Who was responsible for mixing all of the materials necessary for Egyptian embalming?

Pollinctor

2

The NFDA was formed in:

1882

3

Who was the first group to exercise strict control over the embalming process?

Kher-heb

4

Which of the following was not among the duties of the sexton:

* Digging the graves
* Tolling the bell
* Directing the procession
* Embalming the body

Embalming the body

5

The Public Health Movement in America was formally launched in 1850 by the publication of the Report of which Sanitary Commission:

Massachusetts

6

Until the Civil War, hearses were nearly always painted:

Black

7

A service commemorating the deceased with the body present

Funeral ceremony

8

The use of an "effigy" became popularized during:

Middle-Ages

9

Founded in 1917, membership is by invitation only

National Selected Morticians

10

Founded in 1919, its original purpose was to provide a variety of advertising programs that were used by area funeral directors

The International Order of the Golden Rule

11

Founded in 1903 its main function is its professional testing service

Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards

12

Founded in 1882, it serves its members in government relations, communications, education, and programs, products, and services to assist them in both the caregiving and business aspects of the profession

National Funeral Directors Association

13

Renamed in 1959, it is the official accrediting agency for mortuary science schools

American Board of Funeral Service Education

14

A soul-shot was:

The mortuary fee in the Middle Ages

15

The goddess of corpses and funerals:

Libitina

16

Who wrote the "History of Embalming"?

Jean Gannal

17

Edwin Chadwick investigated the sanitary conditions in the laboring population of:

Great Britain

18

The easiest way to get from the place of funeral services to the cemetery is by a

Procession

19

The Order Concerning Embalmers was issued by the:

War Department

20

The canopic jars which housed the organs of deceased Egyptians were named after the four sons of:

Horus

21

A reason many gave for their belief that the auto-hearse would be slow in taking hold was:

It was much more expensive than the horse-drawn

22

Who discovered the circulation of blood?

William Harvey

23

Casket selection was mostly made from:

Manufacturers catalog

24

Unlike his English cousin, the Colonial sexton:

Charged a fee for services rendered

25

One of the standard pieces of equipment, and the most common symbol of the funeral procession has been the:

Hearse

26

Which of the following is not a Hebrew mourning custom:

* Fasting
* Tearing the garments
* Bare feet
* Lamentation
* Black clothing

Black clothing

27

Once intramural burial became limited or restricted, and cemeteries were established outside of cities, the need for a better _____ became urgent

Mode of transportation

28

The most common symbol of death during the early New England days was:

Skull & crossbones

29

Although patents were granted as early as 1909, it was not until after WWI that these made their appearance:

Funeral limousine

30

He furnished other undertakers with necessary supplies and paraphernalia:

Furnishings undertaker

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