Forensic Medicine and Toxicology Quiz Crafted by –
Sherlock Institute of Forensic Science India Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi
Introduction to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
Forensic medicine and toxicology are a part of the science of pharmacology, which is concerned with the quantities and effects of various drugs and poisons on human beings. In cases involving drugs and poisons, forensic toxicologists usually only get involved when death has occurred.
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Ques 1. Which of following is true about eruption of teeth?
a) Premolar appear in primary dentition
b) Incisor is first to appear in secondary dentition
c) Third molar is last to appear in primary dentition
d) Canine is second last to appear in primary dentition
Answer - d) Canine is second last to appear in primary dentition
Ques 2. In Judicial hanging death is due to the
b) Fracture dislocation of upper cervical
c) Inhibition of the heart
d) Rapid asphyxia
Answer - b) fracture dislocation of upper cervical
Ques 3. Regarding Seawater and freshwater drowning it is true that
a) The mechanism of death is the same
b) The mechanism of death is different
c) The mechanism of death is the same but the time taken is different
d) All of the above
Answer - b) The mechanism of death is different
Ques 4. In an incised wound all of the following are true, except -
a) It has clean-cut margins.
b) Bleeding is generally less than in lacerations
c) Tailing is often present
d) Length of injury does not correspond with length of the blade
Answer - b) Bleeding is generally less than in lacerations
Ques 5. Garroting Is a method of homicidal strangulation which is accomplished by
a) Holding the neck of victim in the bend of the elbow
b) Placing one bamboo stick across the frontand back of neck and tying both ends with the rope
c) Compression of the neck by the hand
d) Throwing a ligature over the neck from behind and quickly tightening it
Answer - d) throwing a ligature over the neck from behind and quickly tightening it.
Ques 6. A body is brought for Autopsy with a history of poisoning. On postmortem, there is dark brown postmortem staining and garlic odour in the stomach. The poisoning is most likely due to
a) Hydrocyanic acid
b) Carbon dioxide
d) aniline dye
Answer - c) Phosphorus
Ques 7. Urine alkalinization should be considered first-line treatment in patients with moderately severe
a) Barbiturates poisoning
b) Amphetamine poisoning
c) Salicylate poisoning
d) Cocaine poisoning
Answer - c) Salicylate poisoning
Ques 8. The composition of universal antidote includes-
a) Magnesium oxide
b) Tannic acid
c) Activated charcoal
d) All of the above in a particular ratio
Answer - d) All of the above in a particular ratio
Ques 9. Electro-dialysis digestion is the extraction method for -
a) Gaseous poison
b) Non-volatile inorganic poison
c) Non-volatile organic poison
Answer - b) Non-volatile inorganic poison
Ques 10. What is the level of blood alcohol concentration that can render a person safe for driving?
a) 30 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood.
b) 150 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood.
c) 250 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood.
d) 300 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood.
Answer - a) 30 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood.