Forensic Toxicology - Introduction

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Forensic Toxicology - Introduction - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a poison?
    • A. 

      A substance made by a living cell or organism that is capable of causing a disease.

    • B. 

      A substance that will cause death.

    • C. 

      Any substance -- given in enough quantity-- that can be harmful or deadly.

  • 2. 
    What will happen if a person has been previously exposed to a poison and is exposed to it again?
    • A. 

      They will be more sensitive to the poison.

    • B. 

      They will be more tolerant to the poison.

    • C. 

      They might be more sensitive or more tolerant to the poison -- it depends on the poison.

  • 3. 
    Check all of the following that apply. Without blood or urine what are some common signs (used by nurses, doctors, law enforcement) that might indicate a person is under the influence of a drug or poison? Choose all that apply.
    • A. 

      Constricted or dilated pupils

    • B. 

      Increase or decrease in blood pressure.

    • C. 

      Increase of decrease in pulse rate.

    • D. 

      Increase or decrease body temerature.

  • 4. 
    What is the lethal dose for a person of 70 kg if they take a poison that is lethal at 0.7 mg/1 kg of body weight.
    • A. 

      70 kg + 0.7 mg/1 kg

    • B. 

      70 kg x 0.7 mg/1 kg

    • C. 

      70 kg divided by 0.7 mg/1 kg

    • D. 

      70 kg x 1 kg

  • 5. 
    What percentage of inmates is in jail for crimes committed to support a drug habit?
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      25%

    • C. 

      50 50%

    • D. 

      60%

  • 6. 
    Which drugs are natural (from a plant or fungus)? I: Marijuana   II: Cocaine   III: Heroin       IV: Amphetamines     V: Oxycodone
    • A. 

      I, II

    • B. 

      I, II, III

    • C. 

      I, II, III and IV

    • D. 

      I, II, III, IV and V

  • 7. 
    Which drug category is considered to have no medicinal use with a highest potential for abuse and highest potential for addiction?
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      III

    • D. 

      IV

    • E. 

      V

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