Fingerprint Classification

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  • 1. 
    There are ____ number of patterns and ___ number of sub-patterns.
    • A. 

      3 patterns and 8 sub-patterns

    • B. 

      4 patterns and 3 sub-patterns

    • C. 

      8 patterns and 3 sub-patterns


  • 2. 
    _____ may be defined as two innermost ridges which start parallel, diverge, and surround or tend to surround the pattern area.
    • A. 

      Pattern Lines

    • B. 

      Type Lines

    • C. 

      Long Lines


  • 3. 
    A _____ is the forking or dividing of one line into two or more branches.
    • A. 

      Divergences

    • B. 

      Line Types

    • C. 

      Bifurcations


  • 4. 
    In regards to type lines when there is a definite break the ridge immediately _____ of it is considered its continuation.
    • A. 

      Inside

    • B. 

      Outside

    • C. 

      Beside


  • 5. 
    A ___ is the spreading apart of two lines which have been running parallel or nearly parallel.
    • A. 

      Divergences

    • B. 

      Bifurcation

    • C. 

      Pattern Area


  • 6. 
    ____ are never formed by a single ridge but by the abutting of one ridge against another.
    • A. 

      Bifurcations

    • B. 

      Angles

    • C. 

      Divergences


  • 7. 
    Within the pattern areas of loops and whorls are enclosed the _____ which are used to classify them.
    • A. 

      Focal Points

    • B. 

      Angles

    • C. 

      Type Lines


  • 8. 
    The ____ is that point on a ridge at or in front of the nearest the center of the divergence of the type lines.
    • A. 

      Angles

    • B. 

      Focal Points

    • C. 

      Delta

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 9. 
    Angles can be used as type lines.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 10. 
    The ___ is the approximate center of the finger impression.
    • A. 

      Focal Point

    • B. 

      Delta

    • C. 

      Core

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 11. 
    Select all the essentials of a loop.
    • A. 

      A core

    • B. 

      A sufficient recurve

    • C. 

      A delta

    • D. 

      A ridge count

    • E. 

      Appendages


  • 12. 
    A __ may be defined as that part of a recurving ridge between the shoulders of a loop.
    • A. 

      Delta

    • B. 

      Appendages

    • C. 

      Sufficient recurve

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 13. 
    ___ loops enters and exits toward the little finger.
    • A. 

      Radial

    • B. 

      Arch

    • C. 

      Ulnar


  • 14. 
    ___ loops enters and exits toward the thumb.
    • A. 

      Radial

    • B. 

      Arch

    • C. 

      Ulnar


  • 15. 
    Of all the fingerprints the most common print is loop.  Of these loops 95% of them are ___.
    • A. 

      Radial

    • B. 

      Arch

    • C. 

      Ulnar


  • 16. 
    A ___ the ridges enter on one side of the impression and flow or tend to flow out the other with a rise or wave in the center.
    • A. 

      Loop

    • B. 

      Plain Arch

    • C. 

      Tented Arch


  • 17. 
    In ___ most ridges enter upon one side of the impression and flow or tend to flow out upon the other side.
    • A. 

      Loop

    • B. 

      Plain Arch

    • C. 

      Tented Arch


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