Questioned Documents

Questioned Documents Quiz Crafted by- 

Arpita Sharma 

Former Assistant Professor

Galgotias University,

Content Creator at Forensic Digest and Creator Digest

Introduction to Questioned Documents 

The term "questioned document" refers to any handwriting, typewriting, signature, or mark whose authenticity is in dispute. The types of documents that come under the examiner's purview include wills, contracts, letters, threatening letters, suicide notes, ransom notes, photos, lottery tickets, passports, voter registrations, drivers licenses, checks, tax returns, sales receipts, torn pieces of paper (such as matches torn from a matchbook), photocopies, carbon paper, charred paper, faxes, and the like. Although typically such documents are paper, examiners can be called on to examine any surface on which marks or writing appears, including, for example, walls, blackboards, or rubber stamps.

Let's look at the answers of the questions. 

Que 1. How will you protect a document from bacterial and fungal growth ?

a) By treating it with phenolphthalein

b) By treating it with petroleum ether

c) By putting pentachlorophenol

d) By putting ethylene dichloride

Answer – c) By putting pentachlorophenol

Que 2. Name a disease that produces tremors in handwritings?

a) Diabetes

b) Huntington’s disease

c) Alzheimer’s

d) Down Syndrome

Answer- b) Huntington’s disease

Que 3. What is the name of the book written by Albert Osborne in 1910?

a) Suspected Documents

b) Questioned Documents

c) Scientific Examination of Questioned Documents

d) Forensic document examination

Answer- b) Questioned Documents

Que 4. The toner used in ESDA while deciphering indented writing is charged

a) Negatively

b) Positively

c) Neutral

d) None of these

Answer- a) Negatively

Que 5. CEDAR-Fox, a software made for recognition and comparison of handwriting was developed at

a) University of London

b) University of Delhi

c) University at Buffalo

d) FBI

Answer- c) University at Buffalo

Que 6. A solution of polyvinyl acetate in acetone or methyl methacrylate is added to charred documents for

a) Deciphering writings on it

b) Making the paper fluoresce

c) Stabilizing the charred mass

d) All of the above

Answer - c) Stabilizing the charred mass

Que 7. A standard pica-sized typewriter faces have How characters per inch

a) 5

b) 7

c) 10

d) 12

Answer- c) 10

Que 8. Monochromatic emulsions used in photographic films are sensitive only to

a) Green light

b) Red light

c) Yellow light

d) Blue light

Answer- d) Blue light

Que 9. Exemplars in Questioned document examination are

a) Questioned Writing

b) Standards

c) When Writers gives an example in the executed document

d) None of the above

Answer- b) Standards

Que 10. LSI seen in the Biographical page of the passport is

a) Low Screen Intensity

b) Letter Scan Image

c) Letter Screen Image

d) Latent Scan Image

Answer- c) Letter Screen Image

Que 11.Which one of the following element can be used for Ink tagging?

a) Magnesium

b) Tannic Acid

c) Lanthanum

d) Iron

Answer- c) Lanthanum

Que 12. When saliva is used for secret writing, if the paper is kept under UV light it shows fluorescence because of

a) Water

b) Buccal cells

c) Amylase

d) Peptidase

Answer - c) Amylase

Que 13. In Alcohol-Glycerin Immersion Method used for deciphered writings on charred documents, the ratio of water, alcohol and glycerin is

a) 1:6:10

b) 2:3:4

c) 2:5:10

d) 2:5:3

Answer- d) 2:5:3

Que 14. Basic rules for the identification of handwriting were given by

a) Albert Osborn

b) Ordway Hilton

c) William Harrison

d) John Tyrrell

Answer- b) Ordway Hilton

Que 15. What is a Holographic Document?

a) Any document written by one person but signed by another

b) Any document that has hologram on it

c) Any document completely written and signed by one person.

d) None of these.

Answer-c) Any document completely written and signed by one person.

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