Dr. Cummings-pop Quiz: Chapter 7

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Dr. Cummings-pop Quiz: Chapter 7

Instructions: Choose the most appropriate answer for each question. Please, only one answer per question. You will have 25 minutes to complete this quiz in its entirety. There are a total of 15 questions worth 6. 7 points each. Good luck.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Trace evidence is a generic term for ___________?page 149
    • A. 

      Abstract objects

    • B. 

      Invisable objects

    • C. 

      Small microscopic material

    • D. 

      Semi-microscopic material

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Clothing is an excellent source of trace evidence. Microscopic and macroscopic substances may cling to clothing by static electricity or become caught in the fabric?page 149
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    __________ should be avoided when packaging clothing because the clothes may mildew?page 180
    • A. 

      Brown paper bags

    • B. 

      Plastic bags

    • C. 

      Glass containers

    • D. 

      Wooden boxes

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    In chapter 7, a case study of a burglary to a warehouse was noted. The study mentioned that the burglary suspects gained entry to the warehouse by _______?page 150
    • A. 

      Breaking a padlock off of a rear door

    • B. 

      Breaking the glass leading to a basement floor

    • C. 

      Befriending a nighttime security guard

    • D. 

      Chopping a hole through the roof

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    True or False: A subject should not be brought to the crime scene while clothed in the same garments worn during the crime. This will stop the argument that any trace evidence found on the clothes was from the visit to the scene while in the custody of the police?page 150
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    True or False: Shoes should be individually packaged to avoid cross contamination? page 151
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    True or False: Bloodstains on a victim or suspect's body are not uncommon in assault and murder cases?page 151
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The TMDT is commonly used to test whether a subject recently held a metal object, such as a weapon. What does TMDT stand for?page 151
    • A. 

      Trace Material Detection

    • B. 

      Trace Metal Detection

    • C. 

      Trace Microscopic Detection

    • D. 

      Trace Mercury Detection

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Is it better to remove an item of trace material from a larger item or leave it alone?page 155
    • A. 

      Of course. You always remove these items.

    • B. 

      No. You should never remove these items.

    • C. 

      It depends!

    • D. 

      Yes. These items should be removed if the officer feels it should be removed.

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Which of the following items would be considered trace evidence?
    • A. 

      A hammer

    • B. 

      A knife

    • C. 

      A hair fiber

    • D. 

      A television

    • E. 

      None of the aboce

  • 11. 
    True or False: Rust stains may sometimes be confused with blood stains?page 160
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    In chapter 7, a case study of a 13year old boy who poisoned his mother was noted. What did the boy use to poison his mother?page 161
    • A. 

      Bleach

    • B. 

      Mercury

    • C. 

      Iodine sulfate

    • D. 

      Acid water

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    True or False: A surface of a match (stick) is usually too small to find sufficent detail to identify a latent fingerprint?page 172
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    In chapter 7, a case study of a murder was noted where soil samples were found on the suspect's shoes. Where did the soil on the suspect's shoes come from in the victim's house? page 173
    • A. 

      The victim's backyard

    • B. 

      The victim's garden

    • C. 

      A planting area beneath the victim's window

    • D. 

      A dirty walkway at the front of the victim's home

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    True or False: Wood eveidence can be divided into two types: hard woods and soft woods?page 174
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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