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1

Under which theory was the body exclusively within the control of the church:

Property

2

Which of the following is not a good example of ethical employer-employee relationships:

* Honorable personal conduct
* Healthy working conditions
* Favoritism
* Professional personal appearance
* Adequate compensation

Favoritism

3

A landowner's use of property which interferes with the public or another landowner's use of his property:

Nuisance

4

The method of dividing an estate by which an equal share is given to each of a number of persons, all of who stand in equal degree to the decedent:

Per capita

5

When with a family during an arrangement conference, it is good ethical practice to:

Give a copy of everything signed to the family

6

Which of the following is an allied professional or service that the ethical funeral director is professionally concerned with:

* Teamsters union
* Professional sports
* Organ donation
* Postal service
* Internal revenue service

Organ donation

7

A system or code of morals of a particular philosopher, religion, group, or profession is called:

Code of Ethics

8

In his ethical obligations to various professional associations, the funeral director should:

Urge professional solidarity

9

Which act was enacted to protect groups from substandard wages and excessive working hours:

Fair Labor Standards Act

10

One having the primary right to control final disposition of a deceased is:

Surviving spouse

11

"I promise to pay" would appear on what type of contract:

Express

12

Customs which have come to be recognized by the courts as law describes:

Common law

13

When the physical possession of a dead human body lies with a funeral director but a certain other funeral director has control of the ultimate disposition, the second mentioned funeral director has which type of custody:

Constructive

14

In recognizing ethical standards in his professional responsibility to the press, the funeral director:

Must exercise discretion in releasing confidential information

15

The extinction or withdrawal of a legacy by an act equivalent to revocation:

Ademption

16

Exhumation is synonymous with the term:

Disinterment

17

A law passed by a city which regulates the kind of building, residence, or business that can be built in different parts of the city:

Zoning Ordinance

18

A law permitting a person to give all or a part of her body to take effect upon her death:

Uniform Anatomical Gift Act

19

A breach of the duty of care one individual has toward others is called:

Tort

20

Quasi contracts are:

Imposed by law

21

Referring to blood relationship:

Kin

22

A will in which a soldier in the field or sailor at sea may dispose of personal property only:

Soldiers and sailors

23

Which of the following is not a good personal ethical trait:

* Community service
* Infidelity
* Good citizenship
* Honesty
* Professionalism

Infidelity

24

Which act is a federal statute which governs express and implied warranties:

Magnuson-Moss Act

25

In regard to employer-employee relationships, the ethical funeral director should:

Provide thorough training

26

A man who makes a valid will:

Testator

27

One who inherits, or is entitled to receive, property by the laws of intestacy from the estate of a deceased person:

Heir

28

A concentration of .75 ppm during an 8 hour day

Time Weighted Average

29

A concentration of 100 ppm during an 30 minute exposure

Action Level

30

A concentration of 2 ppm in 15 minutes

Short-Term Exposure Limit

31

A concentration of or health 0.5 ppm calculated during an 8 hour day

Action Level

32

Which of the following is not an allied profession or service to the funeral industry:

* Floral shops
* Yellow Pages advertising
* Health departments
* Vault manufacturers
* Cemeteries

Yellow Pages advertising

33

The method of dividing an estate by a class or group:

Per stirpes

34

What are purposes of the Funeral Rule:

* To prevent misrepresentations
* To provide itemized pricing prior to purchase decisions
* To give consumers the right to purchase what they want

35

In regard to professional boards, the ethical funeral director should not:

Only abide by the rules that he agrees with

36

Which of the following is not a final disposition:

* Burial
* Entombment
* Burial at sea
* Cremation

Cremation

37

Maintaining discreet relationships would fulfill what ethical practice:

Confidential responsibility

38

In maintaining a high standard of conduct with a competitor, the funeral director would be wise to:

Respect the bereaved family's choice of a funeral home

39

When a person dies without a will, he is said to die:

Intestate

40

The filing and proving of the will following death is called:

Probate

41

The estate which passes from the decedent to the person / persons named in a will:

Inheritance

42

Which of the following would be a part of a funeral director's personal ethics:

* Deceit
* Selfishness
* Dishonesty
* Professionalism
* Greed

Professionalism

43

In regards to competitive relationships, which of the following is not a good ethical practice:

* Good community
* Understanding
* Unity
* Defamation of competitor
* Cooperation

Defamation of competitor

44

An act, occupation or structure which may become a problem by circumstances of the location or manner in which it is operated:

Nuisance in fact

45

Which of the following would be the next of kin to a woman whose husband is deceased:

* Aunt
* Niece by marriage
* Granddaughter
* Mother

Mother

46

Synonymous with the term legacy:

Bequest

47

A person who dies leaving a valid will is called a:

Testator

48

Which of the following is an ethical obligation that a funeral director owes to his professional association:

* Not worry about monetary support
* Non-participation
* No need to attend regular meetings
* Let other members do all the work
* Participate in continuing education

Participate in continuing education

49

Which of the following is not considered ethical in regard to the deceased body:

* Allowing a personal friend to watch the embalming procedure
* Entrusted care by the family
* Professional procedures
* Cleanliness
* Care and concern for the dignity of the deceased body

Allowing a personal friend to watch the embalming procedure

50

Which of the following would be an ethical obligation to your professional association:

* Use association for personal gains
* Create dissent among members
* Spend budgeted associated funds for personal use
* To share time and talents
* Use dictatorial methods to get what you want

To share time and talents

51

One who owns or controls real estate where a death occurs:

Householder

52

A valid reason to prohibit funeral homes in certain areas in a city or town is that:

Such a business may lower property values in a residential neighborhood

53

What is the best way to dispose of unclaimed cremated remains:

Store the remains, indefinitely if necessary

54

An employee required to remain on the employer's premise and is not free to leave and attend to personal affairs is considered to be:

Engaged to wait

55

A crime involving a willful wrongdoing, usually felony:

Moral turpitude

56

When making pre-need arrangements, a good ethical practice is to:

Explain all options thoroughly to the family

57

Which of the following is a desirable characteristic of an ethical funeral director:

* Divulges confidential information
* Uncooperative
* Compassionate
* Likes to gossip about competitors
* Unprofessional

Compassionate

58

Which type of contract is a contract set up prior to the death of an individual for the purpose of taking care of his funeral arrangements and paying for his funeral expenses:

Preneed

59

A particular law enacted by a legislative body:

Statute

60

Credit offered or extended to a person for primarily personal, family, or household purposes is:

Consumer credit

61

Which of the following is an example of unethical publicity:

* Fraudulent promotion
* Dignified commercials
* Printed advertisements
* Community service seminars
* Goodwill

Fraudulent promotion

62

The laws of city councils are:

Ordinances

63

A wrongful act committed by one person against another person or his property:

Tort

64

An instrument executed with required formality by a person making disposition of his property to take effect upon his death:

Will

65

Which of the following is a good ethical behavior in regard to treatment of the deceased:

* Joke about the remains to release stress
* Make large incisions
* Cleanliness in the preparation room
* Necromania
* Allow anyone in the preparation room

Cleanliness in the preparation room

66

The law which was enacted to protect employees from workplace hazards which could result in injuries or illnesses was the:

OSHA

67

Which of the following people would have the right to authorize cremation for Mary:

* Mary's mother
* Mary's children
* Mary's eldest nephew
* Mary's sister

Mary's children

68

A will written entirely by hand:

Holographic will

69

The ethical funeral director should not:

Advise each family what casket they should select

70

Which of the following is not included on the MSDS:

* Reactivity date
* Name
* Expiration date
* How to clean up and dispose of

Expiration date

71

Who has the paramount right to arrange for disposition:

Spouse

72

When the duty of care that a motorist owes other motorists and pedestrians is breached and results in injury or damage to V1 another, what has been committed:

Tort

73

A court having jurisdiction over estates:

Probate

74

Automotive equipment made available for hire:

Livery

75

A person appointed by the court to oversee the deceased estate is called:

Administrator

76

In choosing your supply of caskets, the most important qualification of the manufacturer is:

A policy of standing behind their product

77

The law that was enacted to protect individuals during personal credit transactions was the:

Truth in Lending Act

78

A written disposition of property, real or personal to take effect at the death of an individual is called:

Will

79

The property of a deceased person, both real and / or personal:

Estate

80

Which records does an employer not have to keep:

Total mealtime taken

81

A funeral director has no liability for which drivers in the funeral procession:

Volunteer

82

An addition or modification of a will is known as a:

Codicil

83

Ethics is probably best defined:

The discipline dealing with moral duty and obligation

84

A woman who makes a valid will:

Testatrix

85

A person who holds a position of trust to a beneficiary:

Trustee

86

With personal effects of a deceased in his custody, the ethical funeral director should not:

Place them in a bag and leave them in the preparation room

87

The condition of an estate of a deceased person which is unable to pay the debts of the decedent and / or the estate is referred to as being:

Insolvent estate

88

When a funeral director makes funeral arrangements with a family, he should:

Be factual and knowledgeable

89

A funeral director is a creditor if he extends credit how many times a year:

25

90

A mortuary is a:

Nuisance in fact

91

Which of the following is not good ethical behavior in regard to treatment of the deceased:

* Privacy in the preparation
* Thoroughness of preparation of the deceased
* Cleanliness
* Necromania
* Concern for the dignity of the deceased

Necromania

92

It may be prejudicial to public morals, dangerous to life, or injurious to public rights:

Nuisance per se

93

The disinterment of a dead body is accomplished by court order through the:

* Coroner
* Presiding judge

94

Which of the following is not required to be listed on the General Price List:

* Name of the funeral home owner
* Address of the funeral home
* Effective date of the price list
* Name of funeral home

Name of the funeral home owner

95

Current OSHA standards require that all embalming room areas have which of the following:

* Eye wash stations
* Protective clothing and gloves
* Eye protectors
* All of the above
* None of the above

All of the above

96

A proportional reduction of a legacy under a will when the funds out of which such legacy are payable are not sufficient to pay it in full:

Abatement

97

A claim or charge against property for payment of some debt:

Lien

98

The funeral director is required to disclose prices over the telephone in which of the following instances:

Person requesting specific service information

99

Principles of morality, including both the science of good and the nature of right:

Ethics

100

Altering of an object or a dead human body from its original condition:

Mutilation

101

Which of the following is not a common chemical used in a funeral home:

* Paraformaldehyde
* Formaldehyde
* Phenol
* Acid

Acid

102

In regard to an ethical funeral director's relationship with his competitors, which of the following is considered a proper goal:

* Defamation
* Slander
* Selfishness
* Cooperation
* Gossip

Cooperation

103

Unauthorized embalming may be viewed by the courts as which type of violation:

* Mutilation
* Violations of the rights of the deceased and family
* Negligence

104

The registration or data pertaining to births, deaths, etc:

Vital statistics

105

Which of the following is an ethical consideration in regard to the care of the deceased body:

* Cleanliness of facilities
* Professional solidarity
* Accuracy of business and family records
* Entrusted care by the family
* Personal appearances

Entrusted care by the family

106

A personal representative of the deceased appointed in the will to carry out the provisions of the will is called:

Executor

107

Which of the following is a piece of physical data on the MSDS:

* Solubility in water
* What color fluid is in the bottle
* How much the bottle weighs
* How tall the bottle is

Solubility in water

108

Which of the following does not meet the criteria of a dead body:

* Human
* Deprived of life
* Not entirely disintegrated
* Deprived of brain waves

Deprived of brain waves

109

Which of the following should not be discussed in the funeral arrangements conference:

* Vital statistics
* How many people died the night before
* Life insurance policies
* General price list
* Alternatives to the traditional funeral

How many people died the night before

110

Who is required by law to maintain records on wages, hours worked, and other items listed in the wage and hour regulation:

Employer

111

Stand by the decision

Stare decisis

112

Law of the sea

Admiralty law

113

An example

Precedent

114

Law based by example

Case law

115

Law based on custom

Common law

116

A work week consists of seven consecutive days beginning on any day and time and consists of how many consecutive hours:

168

117

The correct term for a dead body that has been donated to medical science is:

Cadaver

118

When a funeral director has a dead human body in his care, he is properly termed a:

Custodian

119

Which of the following denotes good professional ethics in community relationships:

* Becoming intoxicated at association meetings
* Having an affair with the local hairdresser
* Speaking to a local church group
* Promising discounts to all your friends so that they will come to your funeral home
* Frequenting the local drug dealer

Speaking to a local church group

120

Which of the following is considered unethical publicity for a funeral director:

* Speaking to a local civic club
* Continuing education
* Privacy in information
* Personal obligation to written assignments
* Misrepresentation in warranties

Misrepresentation in warranties

121

An oral will dictated by an ill testator which is later written out:

Noncupative

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