Georgiana Forensic Scienceballistics Quiz #1

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Georgiana Forensic Scienceballistics Quiz #1

In the world today firearms have been used for a lot of bad deed and therefore a forensic investigator has to know the different firearms, the damage they can cause at certain angles and help in apprehending a wrong doer. Test your forensic science ballistics knowledge below. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What pushes the bullet from the casing into the barrel of a firearm? This should be one complete sentence.
  • 2. 
    Scenario: Dr. Mims has arrived at the crime scene of a homicide. Bullets are found near the dead body recovered at the scene. Dr. Mims analyzes the cartridges using computerized technology. Once he receives his results, he sends them over to the FBI for further analysis. Is. Dr. Mims' job complete? Why or why not? 
  • 3. 
    This type of handgun has a revolving cylinder that turns as the gun is fired.
    • A. 

      Semi-automatic

    • B. 

      Fully-automatic

    • C. 

      Revolver

    • D. 

      Pistol

  • 4. 
    This type of long gun fires bullets. 
    • A. 

      Rifle

    • B. 

      Pistol

    • C. 

      Shotgun

    • D. 

      Revolver

  • 5. 
    ________________ is the study of bullets and firearms.
  • 6. 
    Which of the following questions can ballistics NOT answer?
    • A. 

      What type of firearm was used?

    • B. 

      What was the caliber of the bullet?

    • C. 

      What was the angle of impact?

    • D. 

      All of these are questions that could be answered.

  • 7. 
    The grooves cause the fired bullet to spin, improving its ________________.
  • 8. 
    The inner surface of the barrel leaves its striation markings on any bullet passing through it. What type of characteristics are striations?
    • A. 

      Class characteristics

    • B. 

      Individual characteristics

  • 9. 
    No two rifled barrels, even those manufactured in succession, will create identical striation markings. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    This stops a spent case from recoiling towards the user and makes the bottom of the case. 
    • A. 

      Extractor

    • B. 

      Ejector

    • C. 

      Breechblock

    • D. 

      Safety

  • 11. 
    The single most important tool for a firearm examiner is: 
    • A. 

      Gun range

    • B. 

      Computerized Imaging

    • C. 

      Trajectory

    • D. 

      Microscopes

  • 12. 
    The ______ maintains a database of bullets and cartridge casings reviewed from crime scenes or test fires from retrieved firearms.
    • A. 

      NCIS

    • B. 

      NBIN

    • C. 

      NIBIN

    • D. 

      BAN

  • 13. 
    This part of the gun brings a cartridge into firing chamber and can leave scratches on the cartridge casing.
    • A. 

      Extractor

    • B. 

      Ejector

    • C. 

      Breechblock

    • D. 

      Safety

  • 14. 
    What type of long gun can fire either pellets or slugs?
    • A. 

      Rifle

    • B. 

      Shotgun

    • C. 

      Revolver

    • D. 

      Pistol

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