Spying For Lying's Human Lie Detector Certification Evaluation Test

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Spying For Lyings Human Lie Detector Certification Evaluation Test - Quiz

Testing your abilities to examining behavioral clues in the context of nonverbal communication and behavioral psychology. Emotions, body language & gestures, and deception are all tested.
To receive a certificate you must score a 90% or better and finish the quiz in 30 minutes or less.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which statement is more likely the truth?

    • A.

      I did not do it.

    • B.

      I didn't do it.

    Correct Answer
    B. I didn't do it.
    Explanation
    Skilled interviewers and interrogators know the following
    rule concerning contractions. When a suspect uses a contraction—"It wasn't me" instead of "It was not me"—statistically speaking, there is a 60 percent chance he's being truthful. Sometimes the guilty, in an attempt to sound emphatic, don't want to use a contraction in their statement innocence; they want to emphasize the not.

    Source: Never Be Lied to Again

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  • 2. 

    The hands and arms of a suspect are an excellent way to tell if someone is lying because liars gesture more often and use bigger gestures.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Studies have shown people who are lying gesture less than those that are telling the truth.

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  • 3. 

    Touching of the face, neck or head can be a sign of deception?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Many times we see this, while it should be evaluated in the context of the conversation so we do not confuse deception touching with gestures associated with thinking.

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  • 4. 

    If you see a person shrug it is a sign of deception.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Indicates ignorance or indifference: "I don't know" or "I don't care."

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  • 5. 

    If a person touches another while making a statement it is likely he is telling the truth.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    While making a false statement, or during a conversation containing one, the liar will rarely touch the other person.

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  • 6. 

    Someone who points a finger at another or straight up in the air is likely telling the truth.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Finger pointing indicates conviction and authority as well as emphasis of a point.

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  • 7. 

    Pick the response that is most likely the said by someone telling the truth to this question:"Did you ever steal from your last job?"

    • A.

      No, I think stealing from one's job is the worst thing you can do.

    • B.

      Honestly, no.

    • C.

      No

    • D.

      God no.

    • E.

      I find the question out of line and inappropriate.

    Correct Answer
    C. No
    Explanation
    C is the response that someone does not feel the need to state strongly and is the most confident response. Since we hear so many cop shows where the person accused uses cliche' when answering questions, people may subconsciously use them if placed in the same situation. Baseline is important for this reason.

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  • 8. 

    Silence in a conversation is a sign of deceit.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Liars dislike silence and feel the need to fill silence with more words to convince you of their story.

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  • 9. 

    What part of the body would we want to look at because it is the most honest part of the body.

    • A.

      Head

    • B.

      Arms

    • C.

      Hands

    • D.

      Feet

    Correct Answer
    D. Feet
    Explanation
    Our feet are the farther from our head and we do not usually consciously control our feet and legs, whereas we all attempt to control our facial expressions.

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  • 10. 

    What gesture below does not mean the person is thinking.

    • A.

      Placing their finger on their chin.

    • B.

      Leaning forward and looking at the speaker.

    • C.

      Placing their hand or finger on their temple.

    • D.

      Resting their head in their hand, glazed look in eyes.

    Correct Answer
    D. Resting their head in their hand, glazed look in eyes.
    Explanation
    Resting your head in your hand is most often a sign of boredom. There are rare cases where you are lost in thought in this position but the eyes would be active.

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  • 11. 

    Blinking our eyes faster is a sign of...

    • A.

      Is a sign of thinking.

    • B.

      Is a sign of stress.

    • C.

      Is a sign of boredom.

    • D.

      Is a sign if indifference.

    • E.

      Is a sign of hostility.

    Correct Answer
    B. Is a sign of stress.
    Explanation
    Blinking our eyes faster is a sign of stress. When we are stressed, our sympathetic nervous system is activated, causing our body to release stress hormones. This can lead to increased heart rate, shallow breathing, and muscle tension. Blinking faster is a reflexive response to this heightened state of arousal. It helps to protect our eyes from potential harm and also serves as a way to regulate the amount of light entering our eyes, as stress can affect our visual perception.

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  • 12. 

    Tight lips are a indication of tension.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Tight lips are often associated with tension because when a person is feeling stressed or anxious, they tend to tighten their facial muscles, including their lips. This can result in a clenched or pressed together appearance of the lips. Therefore, it can be inferred that tight lips are indeed an indication of tension.

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  • 13. 

    Pursing you lips could mean each of the following, except...

    • A.

      A sign of disagreement.

    • B.

      A sign of tension.

    • C.

      Doesn't want to speak.

    • D.

      Moving from one thought to another.

    • E.

      Is a sign of boredom.

    Correct Answer
    E. Is a sign of boredom.
    Explanation
    Pursing your lips can be a sign of various emotions or actions, such as disagreement, tension, not wanting to speak, or moving from one thought to another. However, it is not typically associated with boredom.

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  • 14. 

    Showing open palms is a sign of honesty.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Showing open palms is a sign of honesty because it is a non-threatening gesture that indicates that a person has nothing to hide. When someone shows their open palms, it suggests that they are not holding any weapons or hiding anything, which can be seen as a display of trustworthiness and sincerity. This gesture is often used in various cultures and situations to convey honesty and openness in communication.

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  • 15. 

    When forming a steeple with their hands is a low confidence gesture.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Any steeple is a high confidence gesture.

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  • 16. 

    Studies have shown which is the best at detecting deception?

    • A.

      Prisoners.

    • B.

      Judges.

    • C.

      Detectives.

    • D.

      Poker Players.

    • E.

      Social Workers.

    Correct Answer
    A. Prisoners.
    Explanation
    Studies have shown this; the other professions are usually no better than chance.

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  • 17. 

    What is the best indicator of a true smile?

    • A.

      Head tilted while the corners of the mouth facing upwards.

    • B.

      Leaning forward while the corners of the mouth pointing upward.

    • C.

      Seeing the whites of the teeth while corners of mouth moving upwards.

    • D.

      Eyes popping open, while the corners of the mouth point upward.

    • E.

      Corners of the mouth point upwards with lines forming on the outside of the eyes.

    Correct Answer
    E. Corners of the mouth point upwards with lines forming on the outside of the eyes.
    Explanation
    Lines forming on the outside of eyes is the real sign of a true smile.

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  • 18. 

    Evaluate these 911 calls, which is the call where we should have the least amount of suspicion concerning having something to do with the "accident?"

    • A.

      "Get an ambulance to 168 Birch. My friend's been shot!"

    • B.

      "Yes, ma'am ... my, my son can't breathe."

    • C.

      "My wife, she fell asleep in the bathtub, I think. I was downstairs, I just came up here and she was laying face down in the bathtub."

    Correct Answer
    A. "Get an ambulance to 168 Birch. My friend's been shot!"
    Explanation
    We have to look at is how focused the caller is on the victim and getting the victim help. We need to also be on the lookout if the caller is 'explaining' their actions...

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  • 19. 

    A woman whose children are missing tearfully told reporters, "My children wanted me. They needed me. And now I can't help them."There is nothing suspicious about this statement.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    She refers to the children in the past tense. Susan Smith who drowned her children by running her car into a like used this excat language in a press conference.

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  • 20. 

    BA woman has made a statement and is accusing a person she met at a party of rape.  Police have obtained the following short statement from the man describing the evening, "We talked at the party, we were hungry so we went out to dinner at a Mexican in the same strip center as the movie theater.  We had two pitchers of Margarettas, then walked over to the movie place.  We shared some popcorn and a drink and sat in the back row.  A couple of times during the movie we made out, touching and stuff. After the movie we were both tired so we went back to my place to sleep for the night.  We slept in my bed, and before we fell asleep I was touching her and kissed her, and it led to sex."Police have obtained the following short statement from the woman describing the evening, "I was out with friends at a party and met this guy.  We talked and he suggested we get something to eat.  I thought it would probably be a good idea since I had not eaten since lunch, so we went to a place a couple of blocks away.  At this place he orders a couple of pitchers.  After we were done we decided to go to this movie.  We kissed a couple of times during it, but nothing more. I was tired.  After the movie we go back to his place to crash, I live on the other side of campus, at least a mile away and didn't feel like walking home alone cause by this time it is after midnight.  I remember falling asleep in his bed, he is next to me but we aren't doing anything.  The next thing I know he has his hands all over and in me.  I tried to stop him but he already holding me down and then was on  top of me.  When he was done I got up and went to the bathroom and left without talking to him."

    • A.

      There is nothing out of the ordinary with these statements and it is therefor inclusive to guilt or innocence. It is a he said- she said situation.

    • B.

      I'm concerned about HIS statement and believe he may have committed rape.

    • C.

      I'm concerned about HER statement and believe she may have false reported a crime.

    Correct Answer
    B. I'm concerned about HIS statement and believe he may have committed rape.
    Explanation
    This was the longest question of the quiz, and should be read carefully. This was adapted from a real case where statment analysis help sort out what occurred. There are several things wrong with his statment; here is the most glaring example: He uses the 'we' pronoun up until the point where they are together in his apartment.

    Also the statement, "We slept in my bed, and before we fell asleep..." is out of order of actual events.

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  • 21. 

    Eye blocking is done because the person doesn't like what he or she is seeing?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Eye blocking, also known as eye aversion or eye avoidance, refers to the act of averting one's gaze or avoiding eye contact. It can be a subconscious behavior that occurs when a person feels uncomfortable, disinterested, or dislikes what they are seeing. This can be seen when someone looks away, closes their eyes, or uses an object to block their vision. Therefore, the statement "Eye blocking is done because the person doesn't like what he or she is seeing?" is true.

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  • 22. 

    We point our feet in the direction we would like to travel and/or to things we like.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When we point our feet in a certain direction, it indicates our intention to move towards that direction. Similarly, when we point our feet towards things we like, it shows our interest or attraction towards them. This can be observed in body language, where our feet often subconsciously align with our desires and preferences. Therefore, the statement is true as pointing our feet can indicate our desired direction of travel or our liking towards something.

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  • 23. 

    Whenever you see a microexpression it is a clear sign that a lie has been told?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Microexpressions only show emotions; if and only if the emotion does not match what is being said is the statement suspect. If you see the microexpression of happiness at a birthday party when the birthday boy/girl opens a present, it is not a lie.

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  • 24. 

    Tilting a head to the side while listening is a sign of interest?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Tilting a head to the side while listening is often considered a nonverbal cue that indicates interest. This gesture shows that the person is actively engaged in the conversation and paying attention to what is being said. It can also signal empathy and openness towards the speaker. Therefore, the statement "Tilting a head to the side while listening is a sign of interest" is true.

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  • 25. 

    Dilated pupils is a sign of attraction and there are no other reasons (other than drug use or darken rooms) why your pupils would appear larger.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Pupil dilation occurs in several emotional states including fear, sadness, along with general arousal.

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