Forensic Medicine & Toxicology (MCQs)

Q-1. Segmented blood in retinal blood vessels, sign is: (AIIMS MAY 2015)

a) Rokitansky

b) Tache noir

c) Kevorkian

d) None

Answer: Kevorkian sign

Q-2. The ideal place to record temperature in dead body is from: (AIIMS MAY 2006)

a) Axilla

b) Groin

c) Rectum

d) Mouth

Answer: Rectum

Q-3. Brachiocephaly is due to fusion of

a) Saggital suture      

b) Coronal suture

c) Parietal suture

d) Lambdoid suture

Answer: Coronal Suture

Q-4. A dead body is having cadaveric lividity of bluish green color. The most likely cause of death is by poisoning due to: (AIIMS MAY 2006)

a) Hydrocyanic Acid

b) Hydrogen Sulfide

c) Oleander

d) Sodium Nitrite

Answer: Hydrogen Sulfide

Q-5. A dead body with suspected poisoning is having hypostasis of red brown or deep blue in color. It is suggestive of poisoning due to: (AIIMS NOV 2002)

a) Nitrates

b) Carbon monoxide

c) Cyanides

d) Barbiturates

Answer: Nitrates

Q-6. Rigor mortis is not seen in (AIIMS NOV 2013)

a) Female with strong built

b) Male with strong built

c) Old person >80yrs old

d) Fetus <20 wks gestation age

Answer: Fetus <20 wks gestation age

Q-7. In a suspected case of death due to poisoning, where cadaveric rigidity is lasting longer than usual, it may be a case of poisoning due to: (AIIMS May 2003)

a) Lead

b) Arsenic

c) Mercury

d) Copper

Answer: Arsenic

Q-8. Heat stiffening in muscles occurs above temperature- (AIIMS MAY 2012)

a) 30°C

b) 40°C

c) 50°C

d) 60°C

Answer: 60°C

Q-9. When a group of muscles of a dead body were in state of strong contraction immediately prior to death and remain so even after death, the condition is termed as: (AIIMS May 2005)

a) Gas stiffening

b) Rigor mortis

c) Cadaveric spasm

d) Cold stiffening

Answer: Cadaveric spasm

Q-10. Postmortem caloricity may be seen in all the following causes of death except: (AIIMS May 2005)

a) Septicemia

b) Barbiturate poisoning

c) Strychnine poisoning

d) Tetanus

Answer: Barbiturate poisoning

Q-11. Which one of the tissues putrefies late? (AIIMS NOV 2003)

a) Brain

b) Prostate

c) Liver

d) Stomach

Answer: Prostate

Q-12. Condition promoting adipocere formation (AIIMS MAY 2011)

a) Dry and hot

b) Hot and humid

c) Dry and optimum

d) Cold and moist

Answer: Hot and humid

Q-13. A dead born fetus does not have: (AIIMS May 2003)

a) Rigor mortis at birth

b) Adipocere formation

c) Maceration

d) Mummification

Answer: Adipocere formation

Q-14. Constituents of a typical embalming solution are all except (AIIMS NOV 2008)

a) Phenol

b) Glycerin

c) Formalin

d) Ethanol

Answer: Phenol

Q-15. The dead body of a murdered person is brought for preservation in mortuary. Which of the following statements is not correct? (AIIMS NOV 2004)

a) The body should be stored averagely at 4°C

b) The body can be embalmed before postmortem

c) The body should be never undressed before the forensic doctor has seen it

d) The body can be stored at –20°C to preserve it for long duration

Answer: The body can be embalmed before postmortem

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