Human Identification and Incin...

Human Identification and Incinerated Remains

Human Identification & Incinerated Remains Quiz Crafted by-

Dr. Jayashankar P. Pillai

BDS, MSc(FOdont.),

Fellow: Indian Board Of Forensic Odontology

Lecturer, Dept. of Oral Pathology

Govt. Dental College and Hospital, Ahmedabad-16


About the Quiz Creator:

Teaching experience of >22 years in Govt. Dental College in the subject of Dental anatomy,   Oral Histology, Oral Pathology and Forensic Odontology.

Fellowship training in Forensic Odontology from Indian Board of Forensic Odontology.

Qualified Forensic Odontology from GFSU (Gold Medal).

Practically attended more than 400 dental age estimation ML cases and 6 skeletal remains   cases in Gujarat.

Here is the List of Questions along with Answers 

Que 1. The branch of forensic science that deals with the identification of unknown human remains using the dental ante-mortem and post mortem records and data is called:

a.  Forensic medicine

b.  Forensic Anthropology

c.   Forensic Odontology 

d.   Forensic Dentology 

Answer- c) Forensic Odontology 

Que 2. The link between crime scene, victim and suspect is established by which of the following:

a.    Locard’s Triangle

b.   Evidence Triangle

c.    Scene of crime triangle

d.   Crime scene triangle

Answer- b) Evidence Triangle

Que 3. During the forensic human identification process, which among the following is not a recommendation to be considered under Lord Justice Clarke’s principle.

a.  Respect for the deceased and the bereaved

b.  Provision for honesty and accuracy.

c.  Should consider invasive procedures which may cause disfigurement or mutilation of body parts.

d.  The avoidance of mistaken identification

Answer- c) Should consider invasive procedures which may cause disfigurement or mutilation of body parts.


Que 4. Which among the following is not considered as an accepted primary identification criteria in forensic human identification:

a.  Dental parameters

b.  Medical Prostheses

c.   Fingerprints

d.  Jewellery

Answer- d) Jewellery


Que 5. The sub-specialty of forensic odontology includes the following except:

a.  Dental Identification

b.  Child abuse recognition

c.  Age estimation

d.  Stature estimation

Answer- d) Stature Estimation

Que 6. Which of the following precludes a positive identification?

a. Unexplained discrepancy in  the ante-mortem dental record when compared with the remains

b. Presence of pulp stones in ante mortem and post mortem x-rays of the same tooth

c. Dental caries in the mandibular left second premolar in the ante-mortem chart and a restoration in the mandibular left second premolar in the post-mortem radiographs

d. Ante-mortem dental chart indicates lower second premolars extracted for orthodontic treatment and post mortem dental charting shows lower first premolars missing.

Answer- a) Unexplained discrepancy in the ante-mortem dental record when compared with the remains

Que 7.  In 2006, which of the following organization was not involved in the publication of guidelines for the management of dead?

a.   PAHO

b.   WHO

c.   ABFO

d.   ICR

Answer- c) ABFO

Que 8. The Ante-mortem information in the first instance may be obtained from

a.  Dentists

b.  Relatives

c.  Medical doctors

d.  Family physicians

Answer- b) Relatives

Que 9. The full form of DMORT

a.  Disaster Management Operational Rescue Team

b.  Disaster Management Operational response team

c.   Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team

d.  Disaster Morgue Operational Response Team

Answer- c) Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team

Que 10The first manual of disaster Victim Identification( DVI) was published by INTERPOL in the year

a. 1984

b. 1994

c. 1974

d. 1981

Answer- a) 1984

Que 11The ideal recommended space requirement for a temporary mortuary in case of mass disaster involving 150 causalities is

a.  4000 ft2

b.  6000 ft2

c.   8000 ft2

d.  12000 ft2

Answer- c) 8000 ft2

Que 12. For which of the following reasons, the oral autopsy is done in the mortuary

a.  For complete dental examination

b.  For charting the dental findings

c.  To take series of intraoral radiographs

d.   All of the above

Answer- d) All of the above

Que 13. The first dental identification software developed for the DVI purpose was


b. WinID3

c.  UDIM

d.  Plass Data

Answer-  a) CAPMI

Que 14. The human bone can be identified from the animal bone by examining

a.  Bone Morphology

b.  Dentition

c.  Bone Histology

d.  All of the above

Answer- d) All of the above

Que 15. The tooth showing greatest sexual dimorphism is

a. Maxillary canines

b. Maxillary Central Incisors

c.  Maxillary Lateral Incisor

d.  Mandibular Canine.

Answer- d) Mandibular Canine.

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