Questioned Documents Quiz Crafted by-
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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?
b) Huntington’s disease
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
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
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
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
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?
b) Tannic Acid
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
b) Buccal cells
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
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.