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  • 1. 
    All unauthorized personnel must be _____________ from the crime scene.
  • 2. 
    The rate of  cooling of a dead body can  be influenced by all BUT the
    • A. 

      Weather conditions

    • B. 

      Location

    • C. 

      Size of body

    • D. 

      Gender of victim

    • E. 

      Exposure to direct sunlight

  • 3. 
    Who developed a system called anthropology?
    • A. 

      Bertillon

    • B. 

      Goddard

    • C. 

      Gross

    • D. 

      Galton

    • E. 

      Boaz

  • 4. 
    Which entity maintains the largest crime laboratory in the world?
    • A. 

      FBI

    • B. 

      RCMP

    • C. 

      Scotland Yard

    • D. 

      ATF

    • E. 

      LAPD

  • 5. 
    A rough sketch need NOT include a:
    • A. 

      Sketch of a suspect

    • B. 

      Date, location, and time

    • C. 

      Location of all recovered physical evidence

    • D. 

      Location of walls, doors, and windows in the building on scene

  • 6. 
    What s the least important consideration in the gathering of evidence at a crime scene?
    • A. 

      Adequate preservation of samples

    • B. 

      Competent collection of materials

    • C. 

      Proper recognition of the evidence

    • D. 

      Guilt of the suspect

    • E. 

      Completion of the chain of custody documents

  • 7. 
    Which area of science is NOT in criminalistics?
    • A. 

      Geology

    • B. 

      Biology

    • C. 

      Chemistry

    • D. 

      Metallurgy

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    The most basic methods of crime scene recording DO NOT include:
    • A. 

      Note taking

    • B. 

      Photographs

    • C. 

      Narrated tape/videotape

    • D. 

      Sketches

    • E. 

      Infrared analysis

  • 9. 
    Charred debris from arson scence should be:
    • A. 

      Placed together with similar items in a paper bag

    • B. 

      Placed in a ziploc bag

    • C. 

      Packaged in air tight jar

    • D. 

      Aired out before packing in a plastic wrap

    • E. 

      Thrown away with other fire debris

  • 10. 
    The collection of standard reference samples at the crime scene is important because they:
    • A. 

      Permit comparisons to be made with the evidence

    • B. 

      Are obtained only from suspects in case of violent crimes

    • C. 

      Prove the continuity of possession

    • D. 

      Serve as a source of extra test material if required in the crime lab

    • E. 

      Prevent the laboratory from making mistakes

  • 11. 
    The likelihood of finding class physical evidence is _________ the likelihood of finding physical evidence with individual characteristics.
    • A. 

      Same as

    • B. 

      Less than

    • C. 

      Greater than

  • 12. 
    Physical evidence can be used to exonerate or exclude a person from suspicion if:
    • A. 

      It is collected in accordance with the Forth Amendment

    • B. 

      The standard reference sample (control) does not share characteristics with evidence at the crime scene

    • C. 

      It does not have a well-documented chain of custody

    • D. 

      Evidence taken from a suspect voluntarily

    • E. 

      He (she) has not already confessed to the crime

  • 13. 
    As the magnification of microscope is increased the field of view
    • A. 

      Decreases

    • B. 

      Remains the same

    • C. 

      Increases

  • 14. 
    The heat intensity (hotness) of water at 100C is __________ the heat intensity of water at 212F.
    • A. 

      Greater than

    • B. 

      The same as

    • C. 

      Less than

  • 15. 
    If an object is immersed in a liquid of a greater density, it will:
    • A. 

      Be suspended in a liquid

    • B. 

      Float

    • C. 

      Sink

  • 16. 
    Tempered glass is used in:
    • A. 

      Windshields in cars manufactured in the US

    • B. 

      Crystal stemware

    • C. 

      The side and rear windows of cars manufactured in the US

    • D. 

      Both B and C

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    The process of glass prism separating sunlight into component colors is called
    • A. 

      Refraction

    • B. 

      Birefringence

    • C. 

      Sublimation

    • D. 

      Dispersion

    • E. 

      Reflection

  • 18. 
    When a bullet penetrates a panel of glass, it leaves a crater-shaped hole that:
    • A. 

      Is wider on the exit side

    • B. 

      Is wider on the entrance side

    • C. 

      Forms randomly and hence the direction of impact cannot be determined by its appearance

    • D. 

      A and C

    • E. 

      B and C

  • 19. 
    8 inches is approximately ________ centimeters.
    • A. 

      17

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      20

    • E. 

      4

  • 20. 
    Which microscope has the largest potential working distance?
    • A. 

      Stereoscopic

    • B. 

      Comparison

    • C. 

      Polarizing

    • D. 

      Compound

  • 21. 
    Which is NOT part of the composition of paint?
    • A. 

      Solvent

    • B. 

      Adhesive

    • C. 

      Pigment

    • D. 

      Binder

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
    Medulla may be classified as
    • A. 

      Interrupted or absent

    • B. 

      Fragmented

    • C. 

      Continuous

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    By far the most prevalent plant fiber is
    • A. 

      Linen

    • B. 

      Silk

    • C. 

      Kapok

    • D. 

      Cotton

    • E. 

      Hemp

  • 24. 
    A human hair in cross section appeared flat in shape.  the racial origin was most likely:
    • A. 

      Caucasian

    • B. 

      Negroid

    • C. 

      Indian

    • D. 

      Monogoloid

  • 25. 
    Pigment granules that impart hair with color are found in the
    • A. 

      Cortex

    • B. 

      Medulla

    • C. 

      Cuticle

    • D. 

      Both A and B

    • E. 

      None of the above