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1. Anthropometry was started by:

  1. Hans gross
  2. Bertillon
  3. Galton
  4. Locard

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2. Bertillon developed which of the following methods for personal identification?

  1. Anthropometry
  2. Fingerprints
  3. Lip prints
  4. Footprints

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3. The technique of ‘Portrait Parle’ was developed by which of the following scientists?

  1. Francis Galton, U.K.
  2. Alphonse Bertillon, France
  3. Francis Galton, Austria
  4. Alphonse Bertillon, U.K.

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4. Which of the following is not the objective of forensic anthropology?

  1. Field recovery
  2. Establish a biological profile
  3. To perform autopsy
  4. Identify trauma relevant to the manner of death

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5. Regarding Anthropometry:

I. It is also known as the Bertillon system.
II. It is based on Quetelet’s law.
III. In this system 11 body measurements are taken.
IV. Photographs were not included in the system.


  1. I, II and III are correct
  2. I and III are correct
  3. III and IV are correct
  4. All are correct

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6. Weight of dry skeleton in adult human males is:

  1. 1.5 kg
  2. 4.5 kg
  3. 8 kg
  4. 12.5 kg

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7. Craniometry is technique

  1. To measure skull
  2. To measure pelvis
  3.  To measure sternum
  4. To measure long bones

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8. Assertion (A): Decomposed bones lose weight and become fragile.

Reason (R): Due to the loss of organic matter.

  1. Both (A) and (R) are true
  2. Both (A) and (R) are false
  3. (A) is true, but (R) is false
  4. (A) is false, but (R) is true

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9. The total number of bones in the human skeleton in an adult is

  1. 206
  2. 308
  3. 408
  4. 508

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10. Match the following:

List – IList – II
(a) Somatoscopy(i) Measurement on living person
(b) Osteometry(ii) Observations on living person
(c) Craniometry(iii) Measurements of bones
(d) Somatometry(iv) Measurements of skull

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11. Which of the following methods of personal identification was proved wrong in the Will West case ?

  1. Skull-Photo superimposition
  2. Identi Kit
  3. Photo FIT
  4. Portrait Parle

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12. Which of the following computer databases is created to help forensic anthropologists in determining various traits of personal identification?

  1. IBIS
  2. AFIS

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