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Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances - Answers

Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Quiz Crafted by-

Rahul Das

Assistant Professor

Forensic Science

Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur.

Introduction to Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances

The word Narcotic is derived from Greek word Narkitos meaning "to be numb" in other words to numb the senses. It is defined as a depressant action on Central Nervous System (CNS), which relieves pain, produces withdrawal signs and symptoms when the drug is stopped. Opium contains about thirty-five alkaloids out of which Morphine is the most important one. Indian Opium contains 2-10% Morphine. For prosecution under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985 (NDPS Act 1985) only the identification of heroin in brown sugar is required. The complete drug profiling would include identification and quantization of all the components by analytical techniques like micro chemical tests, Enzyme Multiplied Immunoassay Technique (EMIT), Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC), IR Spectrophotometry (IR) etc. Nalline tests and laboratory analysis indicate drug addict. "Addict" means a person who has dependence on any narcotic drug or psychotropic substances. Medicinal cannabis that is medicinal hemp means any extract or tincture of Cannabis. Designer drugs are class of synthetic drugs similar to the controlled drugs synthesized by chemist working in Clandestine Drug Laboratories. Fentanyl analogs, Meperdine analogs and MDMA (3,4 - methylenedioxy) are known class of Designer drugs. 

Let's look at the questions and their answers:

Que 1. The Act which regulates Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances in India is?

a) IEA

b) NDPS Act

c) Excise Act

d) IPC

Answer - b) NDPS Act

Que 2. Which of the following is not under NDPS Act?

a) Ganja

b) LSD

c) Barbiturates

d) Bhang

Answer - d) Bhang

Que 3. The alkaloid which determines the identity of a Heroin sample is?

a) Codeine

b) Thebaine

c) Morphine

d) Narcotine

Answer - c) Morphine

Que 4. Which of the following is a presumptive test for Cannabis?

a) Gilroy's test

b) Fast Blue B Salt test

c) Marquis test

d) Ferric Salt test

Answer - b) Fast Blue B Salt test

Que 5. The active principle of Cocaine is?

a) THC

b) Cognine

c) Benzoyl ecgonine

d) Morphine

Answer - c) Benzoyl ecgonine

Que 6. Which of the following is a Synthetic drug?

a) Charas

b) Xanax

c) Cocaine

d) Ganja

Answer - b) Xanax

Que 7. The number of packages of drugs which should be collected in cases where more than 100 packages are recovered from a crime scene is/are?

a) All the 100 packages

b) Randomly collect 10 packages

c) Packages equal to the square root of total number of packages

d) Only 1 package

Answer - c) Packages equal to the square root of total number of packages

Que 8. The end colour of Marquis test for Heroin is?

a) Purple

b) Brown

c) Blue

d) Colourless

Answer - a) Purple

Que 9. The active principle present in Charas is?

a) Noscapine

b) Morphine

c) Heroin

d) Tetra-hydro Cannabinol

Answer - d) Tetra-hydro Cannabinol

Que 10. Crack cocaine is composed of

a) Cocaine alone

b) Cocaine & Baking Soda

c) Cocaine & Marking Nut

d) Cocaine, Baking Soda & Marking Nut

Answer - b) Cocaine & Baking Soda

Que 11. 'Fentanyl' is an analogue of?

a) Cannabis


c) Heroin

d) Ecstasy

Answer - c) Heroin

Que 12. 'Hemp plant' is the common name of?

a) Cannabis

b) Heroin

c) Raw Opium

d) Mescaline

Answer - a) Cannabis

Que 13. Which of the following is a common test for both 'Raw Opium' and 'Heroin'?

a) Marquis test

b) Nitric Acid test

c) Ferric Salt test

d) Zwikker's test

Answer - a) Marquis test

Que 14. Which of the following contains the highest amount of THC?

a) Bhang

b) Ganja

c) Charas

d) Hashish Oil

Answer - d) Hashish Oil

Que 15. The other name of 'Magic Mushroom' is?

a) Alprazolam

b) Allobarbital

c) Psilocybin

d) Phencyclidine

Answer - c) Psilocybin

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