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1. Two Features that make hair a good subject for establishing individual identify are:

  1. Its cuticle and Morphology
  2. Its length and thickness
  3. Its diameter and color
  4. Its resistance to chemical decomposition and its ability to retain structural features over a long period of time.

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2. Which of the following preservatives is used for preserving hair for DNA analysis?

  1. Normal saline
  2. Dimethyl sulfoxide
  3. Rectified spirit
  4. No preservative is required

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3. The study of hair is also known as which of the following?

  1. Histology
  2. Trichology
  3. Phytology
  4. Pathology

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4. Assertion (A): Hair evidence may play a role in personal identification.
Reason (R): For its ability to retain structural features over a long period of time.

  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

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5. When hair follicles reach the top of the skin, the outer layer begins to harden into _______.

  1. Antigen
  2. Keratin
  3. Telogen
  4. Serotonin

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6. Hairs are principally composed of Keratins, that are interlinked to form stable fibrils and pigment composed of_____________

  1. Hemoglobin
  2. Rhodopsin
  3. Melanin
  4. All of the above

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7. Outermost layer of hair is known as:

  1. Medulla
  2. Cortex
  3. Cuticle
  4. Pigment layer

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8. Which of the following is the innermost layer of human hair?

  1. Medulla
  2. Cuticle
  3. Cortex
  4. Scales

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9. It is true about human hair that the medulla is:

  1. Always present
  2. Fragmented, continuous or absent
  3. Always broader than the cortex
  4. Always absent

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10. Cuticle, a portion of hair consists of scales of different types. One of the types is spinous or petal like are not found in :

  1. Cats                             
  2. Humans                    
  3. Seal                          
  4. Rats

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11. The Cortex derives’ its major forensic importance because it is embedded with pigment granules that gives hair its:

  1. Strength
  2. Length
  3. Color
  4. Both length and strength

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12. Primordial, lanugo, vellus and terminal are types of

  1. Animal hair
  2. Human hair
  3. Natural fibers
  4. Synthetic fibers

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13. Lanugo hairs are seen

  1. Newborn
  2. Child upto 6 month old
  3. Child upto 36 month old
  4. Both (1) and (2)

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14. Which of these types of human hair do not have sebaceous glands:

  1. Terminal
  2. Lanugo
  3. Vellus
  4. All of the above

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15. The phase of hair growth includes all of the following, except:

  1. Catagen              
  2. Telogen              
  3. Anagen               
  4. Follicagen

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16. Hair examination under a microscope cannot tell about

  1. Where on the body the hair came from
  2. Whether it is permed or not
  3. A person’s race
  4. A person’s gender


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