Do You Know Forensic Science?

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Do You Know Forensic Science? - Quiz

Forensic science will get all the evidence needed to get a criminal indicted even with the absence of visual evidence. Show off your knowledge in forensic science by taking our quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many areas in forensic science are there?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      20

    Correct Answer
    B. 10
    Explanation
    Forensic science is a multidisciplinary field that involves the application of scientific principles and techniques to investigate crimes and analyze evidence. It encompasses various areas such as forensic toxicology, forensic pathology, forensic anthropology, forensic psychology, forensic odontology, and more. These different areas focus on specific aspects of crime investigation and analysis, contributing to the overall field of forensic science. Therefore, there are multiple areas in forensic science, and the correct answer is 10.

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  • 2. 

     The application of science to criminal and civil laws is called?

    • A.

      Forensic Science

    • B.

      Forensic Studies

    • C.

      Criminal Investigation

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Forensic Science
    Explanation
    Forensic science refers to the application of scientific principles and techniques to analyze and interpret evidence in criminal and civil cases. It involves various scientific disciplines such as biology, chemistry, physics, and psychology to gather and analyze evidence, reconstruct crime scenes, and provide expert testimony in legal proceedings. Forensic science plays a crucial role in the investigation and resolution of crimes, helping to establish facts, identify suspects, and ensure justice is served. Therefore, the correct answer is Forensic Science.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these is a type of evidence in forensic science?

    • A.

      Direct

    • B.

      Indirect

    • C.

      Clear

    • D.

      Unclear

    Correct Answer
    A. Direct
    Explanation
    Direct evidence is a type of evidence in forensic science that directly proves a fact or supports a conclusion without the need for any additional inference or interpretation. It is usually obtained through firsthand observation or through the use of scientific techniques and can include things like eyewitness testimony, video footage, fingerprints, DNA evidence, or photographs. Direct evidence is considered to be strong and reliable in court because it provides a clear and direct link to the crime or the person involved.

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  • 4. 

    Forensic science is further classified into the following fields except?

    • A.

      Forensic Toxicology

    • B.

      Forensic Podiatry

    • C.

      Forensic Optometry

    • D.

      Forensic Detective

    Correct Answer
    D. Forensic Detective
    Explanation
    Forensic science is a multidisciplinary field that involves the application of scientific methods to investigate crimes and analyze evidence. It encompasses various specialized fields such as forensic toxicology, forensic podiatry, and forensic optometry. However, "forensic detective" is not a recognized field within forensic science. While detectives may use forensic techniques in their investigations, "forensic detective" is not a specific branch of forensic science.

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  • 5. 

    Some of the major branches of forensic science includes the following except?

    • A.

      Forensic Biology

    • B.

      Forensic Chemistry

    • C.

      Forensic Anthropology

    • D.

      Forensic Physics

    Correct Answer
    D. Forensic Physics
    Explanation
    Forensic physics is not a major branch of forensic science. While forensic biology, forensic chemistry, and forensic anthropology are all recognized and important fields within forensic science, forensic physics is not commonly considered a separate branch. Physics principles may be applied in certain forensic investigations, such as ballistics or accident reconstruction, but it is not typically classified as its own distinct area of study within forensic science.

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  • 6. 

    Information or objects that may be admitted into court for judges and juries to consider when hearing a case is known as?

    • A.

      Tender

    • B.

      Court Information

    • C.

      Evidence

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Evidence
    Explanation
    Evidence refers to the information or objects that can be presented in court for judges and juries to consider when hearing a case. It plays a crucial role in the legal system as it helps to establish the facts of a case and support or refute the claims made by the parties involved. By considering the evidence presented, judges and juries can make informed decisions and reach a fair verdict. Therefore, evidence is the correct answer for this question.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these is NOT a trace of evidence?

    • A.

      Hair

    • B.

      Pieces of glass

    • C.

      Finger Nails

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "None of the above" because all the options listed (hair, pieces of glass, and finger nails) can potentially be considered as traces of evidence in a crime scene investigation. These items can provide valuable information such as DNA evidence, fingerprints, or physical evidence that can help in identifying a suspect or reconstructing the events of a crime.

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  • 8. 

    How do you collect trace of evidence?

    • A.

      Copying

    • B.

      Lifting

    • C.

      Coupling

    • D.

      Sorting

    Correct Answer
    B. Lifting
    Explanation
    Lifting is the process of physically removing or extracting evidence from a crime scene or an object. It involves carefully handling and preserving the evidence to prevent contamination or damage. Lifting can include techniques such as using adhesive tape to collect fibers or hairs, using fingerprint powder and lifting tape to collect fingerprints, or using special tools to collect biological samples. This method ensures that the evidence is properly documented and can be analyzed in a controlled environment for further investigation or use in court.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these is another term for Forensic?

    • A.

      Investigating

    • B.

      Criminalistics

    • C.

      {a}and {b}

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Criminalistics
    Explanation
    Criminalistics is another term for forensic. It refers to the scientific techniques and methods used in the investigation of crimes. This field involves analyzing physical evidence, such as DNA, fingerprints, and ballistics, to provide accurate and reliable information for criminal investigations and court proceedings. Criminalistics plays a crucial role in identifying suspects, linking them to crime scenes, and ultimately aiding in the pursuit of justice.

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  • 10. 

    Who is the father of forensic science?

    • A.

      Bernard Spilsbury

    • B.

      Leornardo DaVinci

    • C.

      Pablo Escobar

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Bernard Spilsbury
    Explanation
    Bernard Spilsbury is considered the father of forensic science because of his significant contributions to the field. He was a renowned British pathologist who played a crucial role in the development and advancement of forensic science during the early 20th century. Spilsbury's expertise in autopsies and his meticulous approach to evidence examination revolutionized the way forensic investigations were conducted. His methods and techniques became the foundation for modern forensic science practices, making him a key figure in shaping the field and earning him the title of the father of forensic science.

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