Funeral Directing Exam 1

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  1. One who conducts a religious service or ceremony; one who leads a service or ceremony, may serve denominations as members of the clergy or serve the unaffiliated public at large.
    officiant
  2. the 7 Basic Objectives of Funeral service personnel
    • 1. Attention to detail
    • 2. Reverence for sacred objects
    • 3. Appropriate deference to clergy
    • 4. Dignity and decorum
    • 5. Smoothness of procedure
    • 6. Flexibility of adaption to various customs
    • 7. Awareness of honorarium
  3. You arrive at the chapel early to inspect the cleanliness of the area. What objective are you performing?
    Attention to detail
  4. You are directing a service for the Jewish community. You wear a yamaka in respect to the community. What objective are you performing
    Flexibility of adaption to various customs
  5. You have been asked to assist at a service where three family members were killed in a car accident. This will require extra staffing and
    logistical detail. You and your staff perform a "mock" ceremony after hours to make sure the service will proceed smoothly. What objective are you performing?
    Smoothness of procedure
  6. You have had a hard day and worked three services in the heat of the summer. You are asked to meet with a family on your return. You take the time to change into a clean shirt and freshen up. What objective are you performing?
    Dignity and decorum
  7. You meet an Imam of the local Mosque. You ask him what title you should use in addressing him, and you address him by his title. What objective are you performing?
    Appropriate deference to clergy
  8. You have been given a Bible to place in the casket of the deceased. You
    pile it with the rest of the item and spill coffee on it. What objective
    are you neglecting?
    Reverence for sacred objects
  9. You arrive at the funeral home in order to sweep the sidewalk. What objective are you performing?
    Attention to detail
  10. a nominal compensation or recognition for services performed
    Honorarium
  11. What is the Funeral Director’s responsibility when working with family, religious and fraternal organizations?
    It is the Funeral Directors to make sure the coordination of these activities goes smoothly.
  12. What is the largest Veteran’s organization in the United States and what is their purpose?
    1. American Legion

    2. to advance the aims and interest of veterans, along with continuing the friendships formed during military service
  13. Define “National Commander.”
    the head of the American Legion and is elected each year at the national convention.
  14. What are the removal restrictions for a member of the “American Legion”?
    There are no requirements or restrictions from the American Legion.
  15. What are the clothing restrictions for a member of the “American Legion”?
    The family may wish to have the deceased wear American Legion clothing.
  16. What are the casket restrictions for a member of the “American Legion”?
    There are no regulations regarding the casket.
  17. What item for display is mandatory for a member of the “American Legion”?
    A flag present, either on the casket or folded and on display.
  18. What are the theological/religious preferences of the “American Legion”?
    The American Legion is a nonsectarian organization and may be incorporated into many different religious services.
  19. What type of funeral service/committal service does the “American Legion” provide its members?”
    1)  Playing of Taps

    2)  Twenty-One gun salute

    3)  Folding of the flag (depending on the number of Ligonier’s present the Funeral Director may need to assist).
  20. Who is the “Post Chaplin” and what may be his/her responsibilities?
    The Post Chaplain will take the place of the clergy if the Legion is doing the entire service.
  21. How many participants are there in a full committal detail for the “American Legion”?
    21
  22. List the members and their numerical make-up for a committal detail in the “American Legion”?
    a.  Post Commander

    b. Chaplain

    c. Bugler

    d. Color bearers (2)

    e. Color guards (2)

    f. Casket bearers (6)

    g. Firing Squad (7)

    h. Commander of the firing squad.
  23. May the “American Legion” perform a committal service without a full detail?
    yes
  24. 14. Fully describe the procession from the coach to the gravesite, and the rest of the committal service for the “American Legion”?
    Chaplain/Clergy leads the procession from the funeral coach to the grave.

    • Post-Committal –
    • 1)  Playing of Taps

    2)  Twenty-One gun salute

    3)  Folding of the flag (depending on the number of Ligonier’s present the Funeral Director may need to assist).
  25. 15. What is one of the oldest and largest fraternal organizations in the world?
    “The Free and Accepted Masons”
  26. What is the exact title of the Masonic organization?
    “The Free and Accepted Masons”
  27. What is the “title” for deity in the Masonic organization?
    “The Supreme Architect of the Universe”
  28. What is one specific “religious” requirement for members of the Masonic organization?
    To become a member the candidate must be monotheistic (Belief in a Supreme Being).
  29. What are the symbols of the Masonic organization?
    based on tools and practices of the “operative masonry” professions.
  30. How does one become a candidate for membership in the Masonic organization?
    Membership is by request
  31. What are the requirements for making the removal for a deceased member of the Masonic Lodge?
    No restrictions or requirements.
  32. What are the restriction regarding preparation of a deceased member of the Masonic Lodge?
    No fraternal requirements or restrictions.
  33. What are the two symbols provided by the family representing the deceased membership in the Masonic Lodge?
    The fraternal additions are a lambskin apron (symbolizing membership) placed around the waist of the deceased, and a spring of evergreen fastened to the lapel of the deceased coat.
  34. You are doing a funeral service at “First Baptist Church” in Buttermilk City. The deceased is a member of the Masonic Lodge. Where will the Masonic portion of the service take place?
    the service will be at the graveside/committal service.
  35. Who will normally lead the “Masonic” portion of their service.
    The Master of the Lodge
  36. How will you be able to tell the members of the “Masonic Order” who will be participating in the committal service?
    Members will wear white gloves, white lambskin aprons, and a sprig of evergreen on their lapels.
  37. What is the official name of the “Elk’s Club”
    Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks
  38. What is the title of the Elk’s local leader and chaplain?
    Worthy President

    Worthy Chaplain
  39. What funeral ceremonies can the “Benevolent and Protective order of the Elks” provide a family?
    provides services suitable for Funeral or Graveside
  40. What is the full name of the Jewish organization which promotes pro-Jewish causes and fights anti-Semitism? What is the English translation of their name?
    B’nai B’rith International (BBI)
  41. “Children of the Covenant”
  42. B’nai B’rith International (BBI)
    “Children of the Covenant”
  43. What type of funeral rite will the “B’nai B’rith” offer one of their members?
    offers a memorial service prior to the regular service.
  44. What Jewish religious groups may be part of the “B’nai B’rith”?
    Appropriate for Orthodox, Conservative or Reform branches of the Jewish faith.
  45. What is the fraternal order made up of young men ages 12-21?
    Order of De Molay (malay)
  46. What is the purpose of the “Order De Molay”?
    Provides leadership skills for boys 12-21
  47. What group is the “Order De Molay” affiliated?
    Masonic Organization
  48. What funeral rites may the “Order De Molay’ offer its members”?
    May offer services at home, the funeral home, Church or cemetery.
  49. Describe the membership of the “Order of the Eastern Star”?
    Composed of female relatives of Masons who hold a Master Mason degree or higher.
  50. What is the official title for the lodge leader of the “Order of the Eastern Star”?
    Worthy Matron
  51. What funeral rites may be offered to the “Order of the Eastern Star” membership.
    Funeral service held the evening prior to service or at the graveside
  52. Which organization’s logo has the letters P and H? What do these letters stand for?
    The National Grange

    Patrons/Husbandry
  53. What is the stated purpose of the “National Grange”?
    • Promote Agricultural regions and Issues.
    • “Protect Farmers, Ranchers and Foresters.”
  54. What funeral rites may be offered to members of the “National Grange”?
    “Funeral Service” and a “Committal Service.”
  55. What is a symbol left at the gravesite for members of the “National Grange”
    A sprig of evergreen is placed on the casket
  56. What is the first fraternal organization permitting both male and female membership?
    Independent Order of Odd Fellows
  57. What is the stated purpose of the “Order of Odd Fellows”?
    “Visit the sick, relieve the distress, bury the dead and educate the orphans”
  58. Who is the executive officer of the local “Order of Odd Fellows”?
    The Noble Grand
  59. What funeral rites are offered by the “Order of Odd Fellows”?
  60. What is the one stipulation mentioned regarding membership into the “Order of Odd Fellows”?
    Monotheistic Organization
  61. What is the fraternal organization of the Roman Catholic practitioner? Who is the Leader?
    Roman Catholic Fraternity / Led by the Grand Knight.
  62. What type of funeral rites may be offered for members of the “Knights of Columbus”?
    Usually hold a service the evening before the funeral mass, and often immediately before or after the Rosary or Christian Prayer Service.
  63. What type of funeral rites is offered by the “Knights of the Golden Eagle”?
    Ceremonies followed regular funeral service or performed at graveside with the presiding officer of the lodge at the head of the casket and the chaplain behind the casket (centered).
  64. Which fraternal organization was founded to promote Universal Peace?
    Knights of Pythias
  65. What are the religious/theological requirements of the “Knights of Pythias”?
    non-sectarian fraternal organization
  66. What funeral rites are offered to members of the “Knights of Pythias”? Who are the participants? What is the placement of these officiants?
    • Has both a funeral service and a grave side service. 
    • At graveside the Chancellor Commander will stand at the head of the casket, while the Vice-Chancellor and Prelate stand on each side of the foot end of the casket to form a triangle.
  67. Define and describe the Maccabean organization along with its funeral rites?
    Group would pay a certain amount for injury or death depending upon need.

    • The Lodge has Funeral Service and a Committal Service (The Commander stands at the
    • head of the casket)
  68. What is the fraternal organization founded in 1883 which offers insurance to its membership?
    Modern Woodmen of America
  69. What funeral rites are offered by the Modern Woodmen of America?
    Organization has a Ceremony during the Funeral Service and at the Graveside
  70. Who are the Rebekahs’ and what type of funeral rite do they offer their membership?
    Ladies part of the “Odd Fellows”

    No national guidelines for funerals.
  71. What is the fraternal benefit society created “by women and for women”?
    Royal Neighbors of America
  72. What funeral rites are offered for members of the “Royal Neighbors of America”, and who participates?
    Service led by the Oracle who will stand at the head of the casket during the committal service
  73. What document is necessary to establish veteran eligibility?
    DD-214
  74. What are the three classifications of military individuals eligible for military honors?
    • honorably discharged
    • retired
    • active military
  75. What is the document for the “Application for United States Flag For Burial Purposes”?
    ( VA-21-2008 previously VA- 90-2008)
  76. What is the document for the “Application for Headstone or Marker”?
    VA-40-1330
  77. According to our lecture, what branch of service is contacted for honors regarding members of the United States Marines?
    Navy
  78. How does the “Mortuary Affairs of the Armed Forces” handle the death of active soldiers?
    Deceased dressed in uniform and placed in a casket provided by the government.
  79. What are the options, obligations for displaying the Flag of the United States at a visitation, funeral?
    Draped over the casket (Blue Field over the left shoulder of the deceased). If the casket is opened the flag may have 3 or 7 folds covering the foot panel.  NOTHING may be placed on the Flag
  80. Would the military funeral rite be considered sectarian or non-sectarian?
  81. What is the order of participants in a full Military Funeral Cortege?
    a. Band

    b. Escort (Firing party and bugler)

    c. Colors and Guard

    d. Caisson and Casketbearers

    e. Honorary Casketbearers (if any)

    f. Family and friends
  82. What is the order of service in a Military Committal Service?
    a. Scripture reading and prayer by   Clergy/Chaplain

    b. 21 gun salute

    c. Playing of taps (during the folding of the   flag)

    d. Folding of the flag

    e. Flag presentation

    f.  NOTE : Variations in some religious traditions.
  83. Who is permitted to be buried in a National Cemetery?
    Honorably discharged veterans
  84. What is the form for “Application for Burial Allowance”?
    VA 21-530
  85. Who may utilize the “Application for Burial Allowance”?
  86. What is the form for ““Request for Payment of Funeral and/or Internment Expense”?
    DD – 1375
  87. What are the Military requirements for burial at sea?
    Metal Casket –  Add 150 lbs. of weight at the foot end of the casket. Total of 20 2 inch in diameter holes re to be drilled in the casket.  6 nylon or metal bands to wrap the casket.
  88. Describe the History of the Orthodox Jewish Faith
    Traditional – Keep the moral (10 Commandments) and dietary   laws and 3,000 years of traditional   practice.
  89. Who is the Key Official in arranging the service for the Orthodox Jew?
    the local Rabbi
  90. When do practitioners of the Orthodox Jewish Faith prefer to bury?
    Orthodox services are usually held within 24 hours after the death
  91. A teacher or ordained leader in the Jewish Faith.
    Rabbi
  92. The Jewish Sabbath which begins at sundown  Friday and ends at sundown on Saturday. The Jewish day of worship, held on Saturday.
    Sabbath/Shabbat
  93. The Sacred Society
    Chevra Kadish
  94. watchman
    Shomer/Shomrim
  95. The watch
    Shmira
  96. casket
    aron
  97. In the Orthodox Jewish religion, the group of men or women who perform the ceremonial “washing” of the dead. Hebrew meaning  “Holy Society” (Some have “Burial Society).  Holy Brotherhood of men or women from a synagogue who care for the dead. (Often referred to as “washers” by laymen.
    Chevra Kadish
  98. The “Lying Down” ceremony.
    Hashkava
  99. “The Watch”, performed by the Shomer/Shomrim
    Shmira
  100. The watcher (sitter) who remains with the body until burial.
    Shomer  (alt. Shomrim)
  101. The Funeral Procession
    Lavaya
  102. In the Jewish faith, the anniversary of the death.
    Yahrtzeit
  103. Eleven month period of mourning for the Avelim
    Shanna/Shana (FRC)
  104. The Thirty day mourning period in the
    Jewish faith.
    Shloshim
  105. Seven days of mourning following
    burial.
    Shiva
  106. A prayer recited for the deceased by the direct mourners (parents, siblings, spouse, children) for the first time at the conclusion of the interment service. It is recited by children for their parents at every service for eleven months.
    Kaddish
  107. Orthodox Jewish religious building.
    Synagogue
  108. A religious building of the Reformed and Conservative Faith.  Also the main center of worship for members of the LDS.
    Temple
  109. In the Jewish faith, the funeral procession
    Lavaya
  110. A mourner; (Abel, Avel, Ovel) The nearest of seven blood relatives; father, mother, husband, wife, son or daughter, brother and sister.
    Avelim
  111. Hebrew meaning rending or tearing; a symbol of grief, a tear in the upper corner of the garment or on a symbolic ribbon
    Kriah / K’ria
  112. An eulogy.  A true evaluation of an individuals life sanctioned by Jewish tradition, as part of the funeral service.
    Hespped/Hesped
  113. Sometimes referred to as the Malei.  In the Jewish faith, a memorial service; literally meaning, “God full of compassion”, usually the last prayer of the funeral service.
    El Malei Rachamim
  114. The family (Avelim) perform the ceremony of tearing the K’ria ribbon as a sign of mourning.
    K’ria/Kriah Ceremony
  115. A hexagram formed by the combination of two triangles, symbolizing a new hope for the Jewish people.
    Mogen David/Star of David
  116. A candelabrum with a central stem bearing seven candles.  The oldest symbol in Judaism.
    Menorah
  117. Are flowers permitted in an Orthodox Jewish service?
    NO
  118. What two symbols are permitted in an Orthodox Jewish service?
    Menorah and the Mogen David
  119. A plain wooden pegged box without ornaments
    or lining. Contains no animal glues or metal parts.  In some cases holes are placed in the bottom of the ____to permit the body to be closer to the earth.
    Aron
  120. Hebrew meaning “container.”  A coffin or casket made entirely of wood and containing no metal parts.
    Aron
  121. A deceased female
    Bat Minen
  122. A deceased male
    Bar Minen
  123. A hand-sewn white linen shroud in which the deceased members of the Jewish faith are dressed.
    Tachrichim
  124. Tachrichim for the Bat Minen (8 items)
    • a.  Bonnet
    • b.  Michnasayim
    • c.  K’sones
    • d.  Kittel
    • e.  Gartel
    • f.  Apron
    • g. Face cover
    • h. Sovev
  125. covering for the hair
    Bonnet
  126. pants with closed feet
    Michnasayim
  127. a blouse
    K’sones
  128. a long robe
    Kittel
  129. a sash
    Gartel
  130. a small linen bag used as a headrest
    Sovev
  131. Tachrichim for the Bar Minen (7 items)
    • a.  Mitznefes
    • b.  Michnasayim
    • c.  K’sones
    • d.  Kittel
    • e.  Avnet, Gartel
    • f.  Tallis 
    • g. Sovev
  132. a headdress
    Mitznefes
  133. trousers with closed feet
    Michnasayim
  134. a shirt with sleaves
    K’sones
  135. a robe with collar and sleaves
    Kittel
  136. a sash
    Avnet, Gartel
  137. a prayer shawl
    Tallis
  138. a small linen bag used as a headrest
    Sovev
  139. A special room located at the funeral home or other location set aside for use by the Chevra Kaddisha to perform the Taharah.
    Taharah Room
  140. In the Jewish faith, the ceremony of washing the deceased before the burial; serves as a ritual purification or cleansing of the body and should be performed by the Chevra Kaddisha.
    Taharah
  141. When should the Rabbi NOT be notified regarding a death, unless requested to do so?
    death occurs on the Sabbath
  142. What are the restrictions for removing an Orthodox Jewish practitioner from a private residence?
    Prohibited on the Sabbath
  143. According to Orthodox Jewish practices, what
    should be done with blood stained clothing?
    all blood stained clothing and cleaning materials should be placed In the casket (aron) so the entire body may be returned to the earth.
  144. Describe the Hashkava
    i.   Prayers are recited

    ii.  Deceased is addressed by their Hebrew name as ask to forgive those who are in attendance for any wrongs.

    iii. Limbs straightened, eyes closed and mouth is tied closed by the use of a handkerchief or piece of cloth.

    iv. Pillow or block is placed under the head.

    v.  Candles lit and placed at the head of the deceased.

    vi. Mirrors are turned to the wall or covered.
  145. What is the Orthodox Jewish view regarding
    embalming?
    prohibited
  146. What is the Orthodox Jewish view regarding
    cremation?
    prohibited
  147. describe the Shmira (The watch)
    a)  “From the time of death, until the time of the funeral, the Shomer (watchman—may be male or female) may remain in the room with the body.

    b)  Psalms and traditional prayers for the departed are recited by the Shomer in the presence of the deceased.

    c) No smoking, eating or unnecessary conversation should be done in the presence of the deceased.

    d) If the body is refrigerated, the Shomer should be able to see the door of the unit.
  148. What may be placed inside the aron  with the deceased?
    A bag of earth from Israel
  149. What symbol is permitted on the aron?
    The Mogen David
  150. What is the preferred timetable for a traditional Orthodox Jewish burial?
    within 24 hours after the death
  151. Where might the Levaya stop before internment?
    the Synagogue.
  152. Describe the Orthodox Jewish grave site?
    Artificial grass, mechanical lowering device and even a tent are not utilized

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