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Hair Evidence Quiz


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What types of DNA can be found on the hair?

A. Mitochondrial

B. nuclear

C. Both mitochondrial and nuclear

D. none


Hair is what type of evidence?

A. Class

B. Individual

C. unknown

D. all of the above


When processing hair found at a crime scene, we must determine if the origin is:

A. human or animal

B. human or reptile

C. reptile or mammal

D. human or alien


The two main categories of human hair are:

A. Terminal and vellus

B. terminus and vascular

C. terminal and fetal

D. head and body


Is it possible to determine the species of hair evidence without DNA?

A. Yes

B. no


Can race origin be determined by hair?

A. Yes

B. no


Which phase of hair grown cycle does the hair fall out naturally?

A. Telogen

B. anagen

C. catagen

D. none of the above


Which number in the diagram represents the cortex?

A. B

B. A

C. C

D. D


What are the tree stages of hair growth in order from start to end?

A. Anagen, telogen, and catagen

B. anagen, catagen, and telogen

C. telogen, catagen, and anagen

D. catagen, telogen, and anagen


What type of medulla pattern is shown here?

A. interrupted

B. fragmented

C. stacked

D. not visible


Humans lose approximately how many hair per day?

A. 100

B. 1000

C. 50

D. 5


Can we tell if a hair was forcibly removed?

A. Yes

B. no


Which number in the diagram represents the medulla?

A. C

B. A

C. B

D. D


The growth cycle of human hair ranges from?

A. 2 to 6 years

B. 1 to 2 years

C. 3 to 6 months

D. 20 years


Is it possible to determine what body part hair evidence came from?

A. yes

B. no


DNA is never present on hair

A. FALSE

B. TRUE


What are the three cuticle patterns?

A. Coronal, spinous, imbricate

B. flowery, circular, triangular

C. square, round, diamond


Which number in the diagram represents the cuticle?

A. A

B. D

C. B

D. F


What medullary pattern is represented in the diagram?

A. Fragmented

B. interupted

C. continuous

D. not visible


What type of medulla pattern is shown here?

A. continuous

B. fragmented

C. stacked

D. interupted


How many approximate hair follicles on a human head are there?

A. 100,000

B. 1 million

C. 60,000

D. 1000




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