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Japphet Loide Y.

de Guzman 3 – Executive Class

Multiple Choice Questions: Chapter VIII – Disposal of the Dead Body

1. Who is the person charged with the duty of burial if the deceased was
a married man or woman? (suppose he/she has sufficient means to pay
the necessary expenses)
a. Nearest Kin
b. Municipal Authorities
c. Surviving Spouse
d. Executor of the Will

2. Who is the person charged with the duty of burial if the deceased was
an unmarried man or woman or a child? (suppose he/she has sufficient
means to pay the necessary expenses)
a. Nearest Kin
b. Municipal Authorities
c. Surviving Spouse
d. Executor of the Will

3. Who is the person charged with the duty of burial if the deceased left
no spouse or kindred possessed of sufficient means to defray the
necessary expenses?
a. Nearest Kin
b. Municipal Authorities
c. Surviving Spouse
d. Executor of the Will

4. Executor’s right of custody of the body is superior to the right of the


spouse in case of:
a. Intestate Disposition
b. Testamentary Disposition
c. Both a and b
d. None of the above

5. It is the artificial way of preserving the body after death by injecting


6-8 quarts of antiseptic solutions of formalin, perchloride of mercury
or arsenic, which is carried into the common carotid and the femoral
arteries.
a. Embalming
b. Cremation
c. Burial or Inhumation
d. Exhumation

6. As a general rule, the dead body must be buried within _____ hours
after death.
a. 12
b. 24
c. 36
d. 48
7. In relation to question 6, the following are the exceptions to the
general rule, except: (choose the incorrect one)
a. Impliedly when the body is embalmed
b. When the body is still subject for legal investigation
c. When the relatives do not consent with the prescribed
time to be buried
d. When it is specifically authorized by the local health
authorities

8. If the person died of communicable disease, the body must be buried


within ____ hours after death unless the local health officer permits
otherwise.
a. 12
b. 24
c. 36
d. 48

9. The following may sign the death certificate before the burial, except:
a. The attending physician
b. The local health officer
c. The surviving spouse
d. The municipal mayor

10. Art. 307 of the Civil Code provides that the funeral shall be in
accordance with the expressed wishes of the _______.
a. surviving spouse
b. executor of the Will
c. religious belief or affiliation
d. deceased

11. In the absence of such expression, his _________ shall determine the
funeral rites. (In relation to question 10)
a. religious belief or affiliation
b. surviving spouse
c. executor of the will
d. deceased
12. A mode of disposal of dead body wherein dead bodies may be
thrown overboard in an open sea as may be expressed in the will of
the deceased or a part of religious practice, provided, that the deceased
is not suffering from dangerous communicable diseases.
a. Embalming
b. Disposing of Dead Body in the Sea
c. Cremation
d. Exhumation

13. Pulverization of the body into ashes by the application of heat.


a. Embalming
b. Disposing of Dead Body in the Sea
c. Cremation
d. Exhumation

14. The body of any deceased person may be used by medical schools
and scientific institutions for studies and research subject to the rules
provided. (choose the correct one)
a. To be buried at own expense
b. Unclaimed by relatives or friends for a period of 24
hours after death
c. Unclaimed by relatives or friends for a period of 12 hours
after death
d. Subject to the disposition of Municipal Mayor

15. Who among the following persons is not permitted to detach human
organs or body parts for purposes of medical, surgical or scientific
purposes?
a. Licensed physicians and surgeons
b. Known scientists
c. Medical or scientific institutions including eye-banks
d. Family member

16. The authorization for the grant of detachment of body parts or


organs must: (choose the incorrect one)
a. Be in writing
b. Specify the person or institution granted the authorization
c. Signed by the grantor and three disinterested witnesses.
d. Specify the specific use to which the organ or body part to
be employed

17. The following are the instances when permission for cremation must
not be granted, except:
a. When the deceased is guilty of a crime.
b. If the deceased left a written direction that he or she must
not be cremated.
c. If the exact identity of the deceased has not yet been
definitely ascertained.
d. When the exact cause of death cannot be definitely
ascertained and further inquiry or examination may be
needed.

18. This crime is committed when anyone who, in a place devoted to


religious worship or during the celebration of any religious ceremony
shall perform acts notoriously offensive to the feeling of the faithful.
a. Interruption of religious worship
b. Prohibition, interruption and dissolution of peaceful
meetings
c. Rebellion or Insurrection
d. Offending the religious feelings

19. This crime is committed when any public officer or employee shall
prevent or disturb the ceremonies or manifestations of any religion.
a. Interruption of religious worship
b. Prohibition, interruption and dissolution of peaceful
meetings
c. Rebellion or Insurrection
d. Offending the religious feelings

20. The deceased buried may be raised or disinterred upon the lawful
order of the proper authorities.
a. Embalming
b. Use of Body for Scientific Purpose
c. Cremation
d. Exhumation

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