MCQs on Forensic Science

1.)       Estimation of age examination of teeth is by

a. Pearson’s method

b. Gustafson’s method

c. Galton’s method

d. Bertillon’s method

2.)    Most common type of fingerprint is:

a. Loop       

b. Arch

c, Composite

d, Whorl

3.) Handwriting which is joined up and in lower case is known as:

a. Cursive

b. Graphic.

c. Disconnected.

d. Script.

4.) Which of the following statements is not true?

a. The handwriting of an individual is unaffected by advancing years.

b. An individual’s handwriting may show variation as a result of stress or illness.

c. An individual’s handwriting may show variation as a result of stress or illness.

d. The handwriting of an individual shows natural variation.

5.) Which of the following is characteristic of genuine signatures (as opposed to forged signatures)?

a. Pen strokes with blunt ends.

b. Pen strokes with tapering ends.

c. Unnatural pen lifts.

d. Evidence of retouching.

6.) Which of the following statements is not true?

a. It is usually possible to link a printed word-processed document to the computer that was used to compose it.

b. In laser printers, it may be possible to link a particular printed document with a suspect printer, if there are faults present on the drum that are transferred to the printed page.

c. Damage defects and misalignments of the typeface of a manual typewriter may help to identify it as the source of a particular typed document.

d. The typeface of a single element electric typewriter is not fixed as its single element can easily be replaced.

7.) The traditional printing method of relief printing is also known as:

a. Gravure

b. Intaglio.

c. Lithography.

d. Letterpress.

8.) Which of the following is not an anti-counterfeiting measure that may be incorporated into printed documents?

a. A dandy roll.

b. A watermark.

c. An iridescent stripe.

d. A hologram patch.

9.) Which of the following methods used in the analysis of ink may be described as ‘destructive’?

a. Examination under specialist lighting conditions using, for example, the Video Spectral Comparator.

b. Examination under specialist lighting conditions using, for example, the Video Spectral Comparator.

c. Infrared microscopy

d. Raman microscopy

10.) The most commonly used material for in the manufacture of paper is:

a. Sisal

b. Cotton

c. Wood from Deciduous Trees

d. Wood from Coniferous Trees

11.) Segments of writing obscured by the application of an appropriate substance such as a correction fluid are known as:

a. Embellishments

b. Corrections

c. Obliterations

d. Erasures

12.) The electrostatic detection apparatus (ESDA) is not used:

a. To Visualise Indented Writing.

b. To Examine Torn Edges Of Paper For Possible Matching.

c. To Determine The Sequence Of Writing Impressions And Ink strokes.

d. To Date Inks.

13.) The first police officer to arrive at a crime scene is called the:

a. Primary Officer

b. Inspector

c. First Responder

d. Emergency Technician

14.) First priority at a crime scene is given to:

a. Conducting a preliminary survey of the scene

b. Detaining suspects or witnesses still at the scene

c. Obtaining medical assistance for injured parties at the scene

d. All of the above

15.) To establish the boundaries of a crime scene, officers can use all of the following except;

a. Rope

b. Vehicle

c. Crime Scene Tape

d. Traffic Cones

16.) Admittance to the crime scene must include only:

a. Blood relatives of the victim

b. Law enforcement personnel

c. Police officers, district attorneys, and authorized media members

d. Law enforcement and forensic personnel assigned to the case

17.) In a child kidnapping case, the hotel room where the kidnapped child was brought after the abduction would be considered:

a. A Secondary scene

b. A Command center

c. A Primary scene

d. A Corroborating scene

18.) The initial walkthrough survey of the crime scene should be carried out by the:

a. First Responder

b. Evidence Technician

c. Police Chief

d, Lead Investigator

19.) The search for physical evidence at a crime scene:

a. Necessitates That Only Those Individuals With Specific Training In Forensic Evidence Collection Be Present.

b. Begins With The Police Chief, Who Maintains Ultimate Responsibility For The Crime Scene.

c. Must Be Thorough And Systematic.

d. Must Be Started Immediately So As Not To Lose Any Evidence.

20.) Which of the following is considered to be an acceptable crime scene search pattern:

a. Spiral search

b. Line search

c. Quadrant search

d. All of the above

21.) If investigators at a crime scene improperly search or preserve physical evidence:

a. Sensitive laboratory procedures can still extract the needed information

b. They can be sued under federal law

c. They can easily return to the scene and try again

d. The damage is irreversible and harmful to the investigation

22.) Before the scene can be released, the investigation team must complete:

a. Paperwork

b. A final survey

c. A thorough cleaning of the scene

d. None of the above

23.) Items discovered at a crime scene must be:

a. Packaged in one container to keep everything together

b. Initially tested for evidentiary value

c. Handled only by representatives from the crime laboratory evidence unit

d. Marked for identification with the collector’s initials and date of collection

24.) Uncontaminated surface material close to an area where physical evidence has been deposited is a:

a. Standard sample

b. Reference sample

c. Substrate control

d. Ground material

25.) Vacuum sweepings, fingernail scrapings, clothing, and vehicles are collected as possible:

a. Substrate controls

b. Carriers of trace evidence

c. Secondary crime scenes

d. DNA-containing evidence