Certified Memorialist - Recertification Exam

Certified Memorialist Recertification Quiz – Open Book
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All information below can be found in the 2008 version of the Certification Manual. The Manual may be used in completing the re-examination.
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Chapter 1
1.  The word “monument” stems from a Latin word which means
     
2.  The six characteristics of rock which make it highly desirable for monument building are:
  a.
  b.
  c.
  d.
  e.
  f.
     
3.  The real start of cremation began in the U.S. in
     
Chapter 2
1.  Where does the creation of metamorphic rock take place?
     
2. Name the two classes geologists divide weathering into:
  a.
  b.
     
3. What alters the color of a finished piece of granite?
     
Chapter 3
1.  What is the first step of monument making?
     
2. Name three electronic devices that can help save time and energy in the creation of a monument:
  a.
  b.
  c.
     
3. Granite weighs about pounds per cubic foot in the rough state.
     
Chapter 4
1. What is IHS the abbreviation for?
     
2. The calla lily symbolizes death. True   False:
     
3. Name the two purposes of lettering.
  a.
  b.
     
Chapter 5
1.  From where is the word “cemetery” derived?
     
2.  Name the Five Orders of Columns and list one characteristic of each:
  a.
  b.
  c.
  d.
  e.
     
3.  Any sculpture done in low relief is called a
     
Chapter 6
1.  Give three factors affecting the period of effective use of any poured mass of concrete:
  a.
  b.
  c.
     
2. Use a metal pail for mixing chemicals and water when cleaning a monument. True   False:
     
3. Everyone generally agrees that the best foundation is inches longer
  and inches wider than the base of the monument.
     
Chapter 7
1.  Name two ways you can keep abreast of trends in marketing and merchandising:
  a.
  b.
     
2.  What are the 4 P’s in marketing?
  a.
  b.
  c.
  d.
     
3.  What is the one unchanging requirement in the ideal setting for closing a monument sale?
     
Chapter 8
1. The more broad your monument selection, the faster the selection process is for your customers.
True   False:
     
2.  Name the six steps in the sales process:
  a.
  b.
  c.
  d.
  e.
  f.
     
3.  What motives govern buying a monument?
  a.
  b.
     
Chapter 9
1.  What are the three functions of advertising?
  a.
  b.
  c.
     
2. Public relations is very expensive. True   False:
     
3.  The annual award the MBNA gives members who excel in marketing and public relations is called:
     
Chapter 10
1.  Once you know the type of credit you need and your overall banking requirements, the most important factor to consider when choosing a bank is
     
2.  Name the two methods of recording income from sales of monuments:
  a.
  b.
     
3.  What are the two types of risk and how do they differ?
     
Chapter 11
1. Men and women respond exactly alike to grief? True   False:
     
2. Name some physical, behavioral, emotional, psychological and spiritual effects of grieving:
   
3.  What kind of grief is the most intense to humans?


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