Forensic Chemistry

Forensic Chemistry Quiz Crafted by –

Dr. Sugandha Nagpal

Scientific Officer,

Sherlock Institute of Forensic Science India Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi


Introduction to Forensic Chemistry

Forensic chemistry is the application of chemistry and its subfield, forensic toxicology, in a legal setting. A forensic chemist can assist in the identification of unknown materials found at a crime scene. Specialists in this field have a wide array of methods and instruments to help identify unknown substances. These include high-performance liquid chromatography, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, atomic absorption spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and thin-layer chromatography. The range of different methods is important due to the destructive nature of some instruments and the number of possible unknown substances that can be found at a scene. Forensic chemists prefer using nondestructive methods first, to preserve evidence and to determine which destructive methods will produce the best results.

 Let's look at the questions and their answers


Ques 1. The Practice of Banishment in India was abolished in

a) 1935

b) 1947

c) 1955

d) 1965

Answer-c) 1955

Ques 2. Example of stimulant drugs is-

a) Barbiturates

b) Marijuana

c) Morphine

d) Cocaine

Answer-d) Cocaine

Ques 3. Name the flower which is used to make heart stimulating medicine (digitalis) is

a) Foxglove

b) Buttercup

c) Lavender

d) Daffodils

Answer-a) Foxglove

Ques 4. Which one of the following is not a route of administration?

a) Intravenous (IV)

b) Oral

c) Topical

d) Dissolution

Answer - d) Dissolution

Ques 5. The drug that causes the brain to produce an overload of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine

a) Ecstasy

b) Opium

c) Barbiturates

d) Paralyzed Ketamine

Answer-a) Ecstasy

Ques 6. Which of the following is considered the Date rape drug?

a) Flunitrazapam (Rohypnol)

b) Ketamine

c) Cocaine

d) Cannabis

Answer-a) Flunitrazepam

Ques 7.  The most accurate assessment of drunkenness can be made by determining

a) Breath alcohol concentration

b) Urine alcohol concentration

c) Blood alcohol concentration

d) Alcohol concentration in stomach wash

Answer-c) Blood alcohol concentration

Ques 8. What is the level of blood alcohol concentration that can render a person safe for driving?

a) 50 to 100 mg. %

b) 100 to 200 mg. %

c) 200 to 300 mg. %

d) 400 to 500 mg. %

Answer-a) 50 to 100 mg. %

Ques 9.  Anabolic steroids are synthetic versions of-

a) Bacteria

b) Testosterone

c) Estrogen

d) Hormone

Answer-b) Testosterone

Ques 10. Which of the following fatal effects can be caused due to steroid abuse?

a) Heart attacks

b) Liver cancer

c) Kidney disease

d) All of these

Answer-d) All of these                                            

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