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1 Question and Answer Samples and Techniques

2 TRUE or FALSE? Experts agree on a single definition for death.

3 TRUE or FALSE? There are 4 ways a person can die, and these are referred to as the manner of death.

4 What are the 4 manners of death?

5 A man with a heart condition is attacked and dies from a heart attack during the assault. What is the manner of death? suicide natural accident homicide

6 An elderly woman dies after being kept from receiving proper health care by her son. What is the manner of death? suicide natural accident homicide

7 The reason someone dies if referred to as the ________________. time of death manner of death mechanism of death cause of death

8 Which of the following is NOT a cause of death? suffocation strangulation heart attack shooting loss of blood

9 What is the mechanism of death? The stiffness that occurs after death. The immediate reason for a person’s death. The means by which someone dies. The specific change in the body that brought about death.

10 What are the 6 factors used to estimate a person’s time of death?

11 Livor mortis refers to: death coolness death stiffness death heat death color

12 What is lividity?

13 Lividity begins ___ hours after death, and If the skin is pressed, lividity will remain after _________ hours. 2 hours; 6 hours 4 hours; 8 hours 2 hours; 12 hours hours 4 hours; 12 hours 2 hours; 8 hours

14 TRUE or FALSE? Lividity can reveal the position of a corpse during the first 8 hours after death.

15 What does dual lividity suggest?

16 TRUE or FALSE? Rigor mortis is permanent.

17 Which statement is true about rigor mortis? When leaving the body, it starts in the feet and works its way up to the head. It may remain in the body for up to 36 hours. Peak rigor is at 10 hours. It starts in the feet and works its way up to the head. It starts in the head and works its way down to the legs.

18 TRUE or FALSE? If a person experiences hypothermia, the onset of rigor will be slower.

19 Algor mortis means: death stiffness death color death heat and describes the temperature gain in the corpse. death chill and describes the temperature loss in the corpse. death heat and describes the temperature loss in the corpse.

20 To take a corpse’s temperature, forensic investigators insert a thermometer into the ______. underarm stomach rectum mouth liver

21 A rule of thumb is to expect a corpse to lose ____ degrees F/hour

22 Why do medical examiners study the corpse’s stomach and intestinal contents?

23 If the stomach is empty but food is found in the small intestine, then death occurred _______________ after a meal. at least 6-8 hours at least 2-4 hours 0-2 hours 12 or more hours at least 4-6 hours

24 TRUE or FALSE? Cell autolysis begins 4 hours after death.

25 During decomposition, the skin takes on a marbled appearance within: 8-10 days after death 6-8 days after death 5-6 days after death 2-4 days after death 0-2 days after death

26 During decomposition, when do fluids begin to leak from the body and organs begin to liquify? More than 10 days 0-2 days 4-6 days 3-4 days 6-10 days

27 TRUE or FALSE? Lower temperatures tend to prevent bacterial growth and slow down decomposition.

28 The study of insects as they pertain to legal matters is called ________________.

29 What insects are the first to arrive to lay eggs on the warm body?

30 What are the 7 stages in the blowfly life cycle?

31 TRUE or FALSE? Insect evidence can provide an exact time of death.


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