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Thomas Lynch
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Lynch hope to do if he attended any part of the undertakers conference?
(a) Play golf.
(b) Talk to older undertakers of his father's generation.
(c) Enjoy dinner with fellow undertakers.
(d) Attend lectures.

2. How did Milo die?
(a) Unspecified illness.
(b) Heart failure.
(c) Car accident.
(d) Cancer.

3. To what medical procedure did Lynch refer when speaking about people's aversion to funerals?
(a) Mammograms.
(b) Appendectomies.
(c) Root canals.
(d) Colonoscopies.

4. What did Lynch suggest could be the introductory price of a grave site at the golfatorium?
(a) $600.
(b) $750.
(c) $500.
(d) $1,000.

5. How many of Lynch's eight siblings are part of the funeral industry?
(a) Six.
(b) All of them.
(c) Seven.
(d) Five.

6. What was the name of the undertaker who repaired the face of the murdered girl in Chapter 5?
(a) Wesley Rice.
(b) Wilbur Johnson.
(c) Wesley Ryan.
(d) Henry Nugent.

7. What town did Lynch explore while on his trip in Chapter 5?
(a) Seattle.
(b) Santa Barbara.
(c) Los Angeles.
(d) Sacramento.

8. What did Lynch's sisters plant at the base of the gravestone every spring?
(a) Tulips.
(b) Mums.
(c) Daffodils.
(d) Impatiens.

9. Where did they conduct this conference?
(a) Bermuda.
(b) The Lesser Antilles.
(c) Jamaica.
(d) The Greater Antilles.

10. What kind of minister was almost decked when he told a grieving parent that the body of her dead daughter was just a shell?
(a) Catholic.
(b) Episcopalian.
(c) Baptist.
(d) Methodist.

11. To what did Nugent's poem refer?
(a) Faith.
(b) Marriage.
(c) Family.
(d) Courtship.

12. How many siblings did Lynch have?
(a) Eight.
(b) Nine.
(c) Seven.
(d) Four.

13. What did Lynch have a drink of every night?
(a) Beer.
(b) Scotch.
(c) Wine.
(d) Irish whiskey.

14. How many hours did the undertaker work on the murdered girl?
(a) Fifteen.
(b) Eighteen.
(c) Ten.
(d) Twenty.

15. How many years of marriage did Nugent's poem refer to?
(a) 25.
(b) 50.
(c) 40.
(d) 30.

Short Answer Questions

1. Approximately how many of his townspeople were cremated each year?

2. How much would the laundry bill have come to for the work Milo did for Lynch?

3. How many golf courses opened in Milford in the course of a year?

4. Besides funeral homes, what business did Lynch say persisted in using the family name in the business name?

5. On what holy day did Lynch land in Ireland when Nora became sick?

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