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1. Forensic Odontology is a branch of forensic science that deals with

  1. Insects
  2. Bite marks and Teeth
  3. Bone study
  4. Fingerprints


2. Mass disaster victim identification could be achieved on the basis of:

  1. Fingerprints
  2. Photographs
  3. Antemortem dental records
  4. All of the above

Answer and Explanation

3. Comparison of teeth between a missing person and a dead body is done by gross examination and

  1. Superimposition
  2. Radiography
  3. Anthropometry
  4. Spectrophotometry

Answer and Explanation

4. Arrange the order of eruption of permanent teeth:

(i) Canine (ii) Premolar (iii) Incisor (iv) Molar

  1.  (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)
  2.  (iv), (iii), (ii), (i)
  3.  (ii), (i), (iii), (iv)
  4.  (i), (iv), (ii), (iii)

Answer and Explanation

5. Which of the following tooth types is absent in the primary set of teeth?

  1. Incisor
  2. Premolar
  3. Canine
  4. Molar

Answer and Explanation

6. Enamel is present in one of the following part of the tooth:

  1. Root
  2. Crown
  3. Pulp
  4. Dentine

Answer and Explanation

7. Microdontia is a

  1. Dental anomaly
  2. Bone anomaly
  3. Microscopic anomaly
  4. Palatal anomaly

Answer and Explanation

8. Assertion (A): Polyphyodont refers to teeth that are constantly replaced throughout life.

Reason (R): This phenomenon is seen in human beings.

  1. Both (A) and (R) are correct
  2. (A) is correct and (R) is incorrect
  3. Both (A) and (R) are incorrect
  4. (A) is incorrect and (R) is correct

Answer and Explanation

9. To convict Ted Bundy, which of the following evidence was used?

  1. Shoe print
  2. Bite mark
  3. Broken 3rd incisor
  4. Tyre impression

Answer and Explanation

10. ABFO scale No. 2 is used in cases of:

  1. Tool marks
  2. Bite marks
  3. Finger marks
  4. All of the above

Answer and Explanation

11. Bite marks help in personal identification using which of these types of evidence?

A. Saliva
B. Lip Prints
C. Teeth Marks

Choose the correct answer from the options given below:

  1. A, B and C only
  2. B, C and D only
  3. A, B and D only
  4. A, C and D only

Answer and Explanation

12. Which of the following is the correct age by which all the milk teeth erupt in humans?

  1. 20 months
  2. 36 months
  3. 24 months
  4. 30 months

Answer and Explanation

13. Sharpey’s fibers that join ligaments in holding a tooth in the socket are present in

  1. Cementum
  2. Enamel
  3. Gingiva
  4. Dentin

Answer and Explanation

14. The Dental formula for the primary set of human dentition is:

  1. 2102/ 2102
  2. 2012/ 2012
  3. 2123/ 2123
  4. 1223/ 1223

Answer and Explanation

15. In which of the following historical cases was a body identified by jawbones and dental structures from the charred remains?

  1. Buck-Ruxton case
  2. Parkman Webster case
  3. Bhawal Sanyasi case
  4. Tandoor murder case

Answer and Explanation

16. The sequence of eruption of permanent teeth in humans is

  1. 1st incisor, 1st molar, 2nd molar, canine
  2. 1st molar, 2nd molar, canine, 3rd molar
  3. 1st incisor, 2nd incisor, 1st molar, 2nd molar
  4. 1st molar, 2nd incisor, canine, 2nd molar

Answer and Explanation

17. Assertion (A): Premolars replace the temporary molars.

Reason (R): Because there are no premolars in the temporary set of teeth.

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

Answer and Explanation

18. Wisdom teeth are also known as

  1. Canine
  2. Lateral incisor
  3. Third molar
  4. Second premolar

Answer and Explanation

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