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1 8th Grade Forensic Science
Set #2 Daily CSI Trivia Challenge 8th Grade Forensic Science T. Trimpe 2006

2 Questions 1. In Knoxville, Tennessee, there is a research facility, popularly known as 'the Body Farm', where research is conducted into the nature of human decomposition and the factors which affect the rate at which it occurs. Who was responsible for the creation of this facility? A. Ernest T Bass B. Gil Grissom C. Bill Clinton D. William Bass 2. What is studied in forensic palynology? Pollens and spores C. Soils B. Dust D. Fossilized micro-organisms 3. If you know what to look for, you can tell a male from a female skull. Which of the following statements is FALSE about a male skull? A. It is usually larger. C. It has a heavier jaw. B. It has a more prominent brow ridge. D. It has a more rounded chin. 4. In October 1974 part of a male torso was found floating in the River Thames in England. Several parts, including the head and hands, were missing so police could not use the usual methods of fingerprints, facial features and dental records to identify the corpse. How was it eventually identified? A. Presence of gallstones C. Skeletal characteristics on x-rays B. Blood type D. All the choices are correct.

3 Answers The official name of the body farm is the Tennessee Anthropological Research Facility (TARF) but some of Bass’s colleagues call it the Bass Anthropological Research Facility or BARF. 1. In Knoxville, Tennessee, there is a research facility, popularly known as 'the Body Farm', where research is conducted into the nature of human decomposition and the factors which affect the rate at which it occurs. Who was responsible for the creation of this facility? A. Ernest T Bass B. Gil Grissom C. Bill Clinton D. William Bass 2. What is studied in forensic palynology? Pollens and spores C. Soils B. Dust D. Fossilized micro-organisms 3. If you know what to look for, you can tell a male from a female skull. Which of the following statements is FALSE about a male skull? A. It is usually larger. C. It has a heavier jaw. B. It has a more prominent brow ridge. D. It has a more rounded chin. 4. In October 1974 part of a male torso was found floating in the River Thames in England. Several parts, including the head and hands, were missing so police could not use the usual methods of fingerprints, facial features and dental records to identify the corpse. How was it eventually identified? A. Presence of gallstones C. Skeletal characteristics on x-rays B. Blood type D. All the choices are correct. This case made legal history because it was the first time a body was identified without fingerprints or dental records. It belonged to a petty criminal called William Henry Moseley.


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