MCQs On Fingerprints

Enhance your Knowledge of Fingerprints by taking this test.

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#1. The following forms the finger ridges:

#2. For most fingerprint examiners, the chemical method of choice for visualizing latent prints is:

#3. Most common fingerprint pattern. It has ridges that enter from the right and exit from the same side they enter:

#4. The amino acid-ninhydrin reaction produces a purple compound called:

#5. Which of the following method is recommended to develop latent fingerprints on human skin?

#6. The most common type of fingerprint pattern is the:

#7. Fingerprints are a(n) _________ characteristic. No two people have the identical ridge patterns:

#8. Fingerprints on paper, cardboard, or unpainted surfaces can be developed in a jar with this chemical that recacts with carbohdrates to produce a brown print but it fades quickly and must be photographed:

#9. In the comparison of a scene fingerprint with one held on the IDENT1 database, a full identification is made:

#10. Which of the following surfaces can be treated particularly with Vacuum Metal Deposition (VMD) method for the development of latent fingerprints?

#11. _________ technique is used to decipher latent finger-prints on wet non-porous surfaces.

#12. The latent fingerprint visualisation technique known as vacuum metal deposition involves the evaporation and subsequent deposition, under vacuum, of:

#13. No two individuals have more than ___ minutia in common:

#14. The three basic types of fingerprint pattern are:

#15. Ridge characteristics can be found in:

#16. The book entitled “Classification and uses of fingerprints” is authored by:

#17. 1,8-diazafluoren-9-one or DFO is used for:

#18. Type lines can be defined as the two innermost ridges which start parallel, diverge and surround or tend to surround ______.

#19. Which of the following is a physical method for developing latent finger mark?

#20. Ten fingerprints classification system is also known as:

#21. Fingerprints dissolved in this only grow back with scars on them making them more unique:

#22. The skin layer between the epidermis and dermis is the _________ layer:

#23. A technique for visualizing latent fingerprints on non-porous surfaces by exposing them to cyanoacrylate vapors is:

#24. Fingerprints on plastic metal, glass and skin can be placed in a developing jar with this chemical that reacts with amino acids to make the print appear white:

#25. Which of the following is not one of the features that must be present in order for a fingerprint pattern to be classified as a loop pattern?

#26. Ninhydrin was first used as a fingerprint reagent in 1954 by:

#27. In case of amputation of one finger, the following print is considered in classification:

#28. Outer Layer of Skin:

#29. What was the original fingerprinting system adopted by Scotland Yard in 1901 which converted ridge patterns on all 10 fingers into a series of letters and numbers arranged in the form of a fraction?

#30. The study of fingerprints is called:

#31. Assertion (A): A ‘plain’ impression made by ink are unsatisfactory for fingerprint analysis. Reason (R): In ‘plain’ impression, larger number of points or junctions does not appear.

#32. Which of the following statements is not true?

#33. In a fetus the basal layer of cells grows _____ than the layers above and below so it collapses and folds to form intricate shapes:

#34. The full form of NFF is related to AFIS is:

#35. A ridge that forks and forms a complete circle and then becomes a single ridge again is called as:

#36. Least common fingerprint pattern:

#37. The International Association for Identification concluded that the minimum number of friction ridge characteristics which must be present in two impressions in order to establish positive identification is:

#38. Oil red O is also known as:

#39. Leuomalachite green reagent is used in developing:

#40. Which of the following is the most frequent type of fingerprint pattern?

#41. Fingerprints on moist and sticky items are developed by:

#42. Attempts at changing one's fingerprints by trying to obscure them has led to:

#43. The essentials of a fingerprint with loop pattern are:

#44. What is the basis for the determination of the primary classification of fingerprints?

#45. Fingerprints on paper can be sprayed with this chemical that reacts with amino acids in sweat to make a purple print appear:

#46. Which one of the followings are not associated with Computer Scanning Process and Fingerprint capturing:

#47. The oldest chemical method used to visualize latent prints is:

#48. Inner layer of skin:

#49. Whorls are divided into how many distinct groups?

#50. The following persons helped Sir E.R. Henry in ten digit fingerprint classification:





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