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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

Answer-Sheet

MCQs on forensic science (NET/JRF Preparations)

1.) Which of the following sections of IPC are concerned with dowry death?      

  1. 300                         
  2. 302                      
  3. 304       
  4. 304-b

2.) A person is declared dead if he is not found for:

  1. 2 years                    
  2. 7 years                          
  3. 15 years                         
  4. 30 years

3.) McNaughten’s rule:       

  1. Section 84              
  2. Section 85                      
  3. Section 86 
  4. Section 87

4.) Death sentence can be awarded by:       

  1. First class magistrate        
  2. Second class magistrate
  3. Sessions court     
  4. Chief judicial magistrate

5.) India, inquest is carried out by all except         

  1. Police      
  2. Coroner   
  3. Doctor     
  4. Magistrate

6.) Who can be considered as an expert witness:

  1. Medical men          
  2. Firearm expert                
  3. Chemical examiner         
  4. All

7.) A cognizable offence signifies:   

  1. Imprisonment upto 2 yrs                                  
  2. Imprisonment upto 3 yrs + Rs. 1000 fine
  3. Arrest without warrant     
  4. Only fine upto Rs. 1000

8.) Leading questions are permitted only in           

  1. Examination in chief                                     
  2. Cross examination
  3. Dying declaration
  4. Re- examination

9.) In case of death in lock up, the inquest is held by:

  1. A police officer      
  2. A Magistrate   
  3. A panchayat officer       
  4. District Attorney

10.) Identical twins may not have:

  1. Same DNA fingerprint 
  2. Same fingerprint pattern
  3. Same blood group 
  4. Same HLA system

11.) For exhumation the order should be passed by:

  1. Chief judicial magistrate       
  2. Executive magistrate      
  3. Police officer    
  4. Sessions judge

12.) What is ‘DNA’ fingerprinting?

  1. Identification of a person fingerprinting by using genetic engineering method
  2. A record of a persons genetic make up
  3. Identification of persons by genetic analysis       
  4. None of the above

13.) Skull of a male differs from that of a female by all of the following except:

  1. Capacity greater than 1500 c.c    
  2. Muscular markings over occiput are less marked
  3. Orbits square       
  4. Frontal eminence small

14.) Eruption of temporary teeth will be completed by:      

  1. One to one and half years           
  2. Two to two and half years
  3. Three to four years          
  4. Four to five years

15.) The age of a 15 year old female is best determined by the radiograph of:

  1. Lower end of Radius and Ulna   
  2. Upper end of Humerus
  3. Upper end of radius and ulna      
  4. Xiphisternum

16.) First finger loop bureau was established in:

  1. London   
  2. Paris        
  3. Calcutta   
  4. Madras

17.) Closure of coronal sutures starts at the age of:

  1. 20 years                
  2. 21 years   
  3. 30-35 years                    
  4. 50-60 years

18.) Brachiocephaly is due to fusion of:

  1. Saggital suture      
  2. Coronal suture     
  3. Parietal suture      
  4. Lambdoid suture

19.) Cephalic index is useful in determining:

  1. Age                      
  2. Sex                        
  3. Race                              
  4. Stature

20.) Best method for identification of a person is by:

  1. Scars       
  2. Blood group        
  3. DNA Analysis     
  4. Fingerprints

21.) Super imposition technique is used in:

  1. Skull        
  2. Pelvis
  3. Femur      
  4. Ribs

22.) Human hair differs from animal hair by that:

  1. Cuticle has scales
  2. Medulla is thick
  3. Medulla is broader than cortex    
  4. Pigment is central

23.) Absent fragmented medulla in hair is seen in all except:

  1. Negroid   
  2. Aryans    
  3. Mongoloids         
  4. Caucasians

24.) Pearson’s formula is used for:

  1. Cephalic index    
  2. Stature     
  3. Race
  4. Age

25.) Best specimen of bone for sex determination is:

  1. Femur      
  2. Pelvis      
  3. Skull
  4. Mandible

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50 ONE WORD Forensic Q&A

Question no. 1.- What is the best definition of forensic science?

Answer- The application of scientific knowledge and technology to the analysis of crime scene evidence.

Question no. 2.- What is the most likely case where a crime scene would be altered when taking photos of it?

Answer- The Presence Of Injured Victim.

Question no. 3.- In which city of India, the first Central Forensic Science laboratory of MHA, Government of India was established?

Answer- Calcutta

Question no. 4.- Which illumination is the best for striated tool marks?

Answer- Oblique Illumination

Question no. 5.- In which year, Sir C.V. Raman got Nobel Prize?

Answer- 1930

Question no. 6.- Corpus delecti means:

Answer- Body of crime

Question no. 7.- The first G.E.Q.D. Office in India was started at which place?

Answer- Shimla

Question no. 8.- If an object is immersed in a liquid of higher density then:

Answer- The object will float.

Question no. 9.- Sound travels at fastest speed in:

Answer- Steel

Question no. 10.- Which principles of forensic science was established by Mr. Edmund Locard?

Answer- Contact Exchanges Traces

Question no. 11.- Splashes of blood on striking a surface obliquely, would appear as:

Answer- Exclamation mark

Question no. 12.- The component NOT related to compound microscope is:

Answer- Electron gun

Question no. 13.- In microscopic examination, the ocular lens of 10X and objective lens of 20X would give magnification:

Answer- 200 times

Question no. 14.- The last step to be taken before releasing the crime scene should be:

Answer- Final survey

Question no. 15.- J. S. Verma commission was appointed as a consequence of

Answer- Nirbhaya Case

Question no. 16.- In which year the first Laboratory of Govt. Examiner of Questioned Documents was set up in India:-

Answer- 1904

Question no. 17.- Relative age of a signature can be ascertained by:-

Answer- By examination of the standard signature in a chronological order and comparing with the disputed signature.

Question no. 18.- A Document Expert notified as Assistant Chemical Examiner can also give evidence under:-

Answer-Section 293 of CrPC.

Question no. 19.- Close up photography is required in case of:

Answer- Forged signature

Question no. 20.- According to the Simon New Comb Theory:-

Answer- The probability of concurrence of all the events is equal to the continued product of the probability of each event.

Question no. 21.- Forensic Anthropology is concerned with which functions?

Answer- To identify people through skeletal remains.

Question no. 22.- Which statements about physical evidence available at scene of crime is NOT the appropriate?

Answer- All the articles available at the scene of crime should be collected and forwarded to forensic science laboratory

Question no. 23.- In crimes involving firearms, the clothes of victim bearing gun-shot holes should be handled in which ways?

Answer- Different clothes should be air-dried, properly folded after placing plastic sheets over the gun-shot holes, marked and then packed each cloth in a separate box.

Question no. 24.- For packing of different types of physical evidence, only clean Containers should be used, because it helps in maintaining:

Answer- The integrity of physical evidence.

Question no. 25.- In relation to electromagnetic spectrum, which statement is suitable?

Answer- Photons of x-rays are more energetic than those of visible and infrared rays.

Question no. 26.- Which statements is TRUE about Ramsden’s eye-piece?

Answer- It consists of two Plano convex lenses of equal focal length, separated by a distance equal to two-third of the focal length.

Question no. 27.- A polarizing microscope is used to identify birefringent minerals. The birefringent light beams are polarized to each other at which angles?

Answer- 90 degree

Question no. 28.- Who invented the polarising light microscope?

Answer- William Nichol

Question no. 29.- Which is appropriate method of handling a firearm recovered at scene of crime?

Answer- It should first be checked whether cocked or not, safety on or off, emptied, serial number noted, marked and then sealed.

Question no. 30.- What is the probability of all the three coins tossed simultaneously falling with pattern of one head and two tails?

Answer- 0.375

Question no. 31.- What should be the minimum number of laboratories participating in Proficiency test for quantitative analysis of a test item?

Answer- 3

Question no. 32.- Under which act/law, expert opinion is admissible?

Answer- Section 45 of INDIAN EVIDENCE ACT 1872.

Question no. 33.- Which evidence is subjective in nature?

Answer- Eye Witness statement.

Question no. 34.- ? is used to preserve blood for DNA profiling?

Answer- EDTA

Question no. 35.- Which may NOT be essential for the collection of clue material?

Answer- Purity of clue material.

Question no. 36.- Which element is irrelevant for a qualified and competent expert?

Answer- Of certain age.

Question no. 37.- Integrity of clue material is proved if Chain of custody is

Answer- Maintained.

Question no. 38.- Which is an optical digital data storage device?

Answer- BluRay disk.

Question no. 39.- Which technique is used to prevent altering of data on suspected drives?

Answer- Write blocking.

Question no. 40.- To verify the integrity of the original Hard Disk, we use

Answer- Hash value.

Question no. 41.- What is the full form of NIC used in computers?

Answer- Network Interface Card.

Question no. 42.- “Laser discs and compact discs” are classified as

Answer- Optical discs.

Question no. 43.- Which will NOT protect you from spam?

Answer- Popup blocker.

Question no. 44.- ? is using flash memory chips?

Answer- Thumb drive.

Question no. 45.- When shutting down a PC, what data is typically lost?

Answer- Running Processes.

Question no. 46.- Leone lattes was responsible for what contribution to forensic scientist?

Answer- The discovery of blood types and devising a method for determining blood groups for criminal investigation.

Question no. 47.- Conventional Serology would involve:

Answer- Species Identification and ABO grouping.

Question no. 48.- Who was the first scientist to bring into account the idea of anthropometry?

Answer- Alphonse bertillon

Question no. 49.- For toxicological analysis, which is classified as a volatile:

Answer- Ethanol, Methanol, Isopropanol.

Question no. 50.- Steps of gathering physical evidence involve:

Answer- Discovering, recognizing and examining it.

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