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FORENSIC BALLISTICS

1. He gave his name to the whole classes of firearms.


A. Elisha King Root C. Henry Deringer
B. John T Thompson D. John Mahlon Marlin

2. The earliest gunpowder is known as:


A. Gray powder C. Smokeless Powder
B. Explosive powder D. Black powder

3. Father of percussion ignition.


A. Alexander John Forsyth C. John M Browning
B. Samuel Colt D. Horace Smith

4. A new form of smokeless gunpowder developed by Dr. Fred Olson in the early 1900 and first
commercially marketed by the Western Cartridge Co. in 1933.
A. Tubular IMR C. Square flake
B. Perforated disc-flake D. Ball powders

5. A US manufactured centerfire cartridge which has a single centrally-located flash ho le:


A. Rim fire type C. Berdan type
B. Boxer type D. muzzle type

6. It refers to the energy generated at the muzzle point of the gun:


A. Trajectory C. Muzzle energy
B. Velocity D. Muzzle blast

7. The father of modern ballistics:


A. Col. Calvin Goddard, Ph.D. C. Col. Calvin Goddard, M.D.
B. Col. Calvin Klein D. Col. Domingo del Rosario

8. It is referred to as the distance advanced by the bullet in one complete turn –


A. direction of twist C. depth of groove
B. pitch of rifling D. velocity

9. This type of priming system, the primer cup contains only the priming mixture and the anvil is part of the
cartridge case and has two flash holes.
A. Boxer type C. Rimmed type
B. Berdan type D. Match lock

10. The investigator should be able to state who recovered the evidence, who receive it from him, when
were the exhibits submitted, the date and time received and must be with receipt, this will:
A. establish the guilt of the accused
B. establish accurately the chain of custody
C. establish innocence of the accused
D. establish the admissibility of evidence
11. It refers to the rate of speed of the bullet measured in feet per second.
A. Trajectory C. Air resistance
B. Velocity D. Muzzle energy

12. A hand firearm in which a rotating cylinder serving as a magazine, successively places cartridges into
position for firing.
A. pistol C. revolver
B. rifle D. carbine
13. A short-barrel handgun designed to shoot a single projectile through a rifled bore for every press of the
trigger.
A. pistol C. revolver
B. rifle 0. carbine

14. This causes the bullet t o rotate as it passes through the bore, for the bullet to have gyroscopic stability
during its flight.
A. number of rifling C. muzzle energy
B. direction of twist 0. muzzle velocity

15. The equipment in forensic ballistics that measures the pitch of rifling is:
A. Chronograph C. Micrometer
B. Helixometer 0. Taper gauge

16. If multiple bullets are recovered from a shooting scene or body of victim, a simple base to base
comparison will quickly reveal:
A. the identity of the shooting victim
B. the identity of the owner and the type of firearm used
C. the involvement of more than one firearm
0. the type of firearm used and the cause of death

17. Which of the following are the class characteristics of a Caliber 45 Colt auto pistol?
A. 6R-G2X C. 6L-G2X
B. 5R-G-L 0. 5L-G-L

18. It is a single unit of ammunition with a metallic base containing the primer, propellant, wads, and shots.
A. rifle cartridge C. shotgun shell
B. pistol cartridge 0. explosives

19. This type of bullets is found at the scene of the shooting or in the body of the victim. The presumption is
an automatic or semi-automatic weapon was used.
A. lead bullets C. jacketed bullets
B. pellets 0. tracer bullets

20. Rifling located inside the barrel is a combination of:


A. twist and pitch C. direction of twist and pitch
B. land and grooves 0. raised and depressed portions

21. This type of bullets is designed for used in vehicles, and armored targets
A. ball bullets C. armor piercing bullets
B. explosive bullets 0. incendiary bullets

22. A center-fire cartridge case whose rim diameter is smaller than the diameter of the body of the case:
A. rimmed cartridge C. rebated cartridge
B. tapered cartridge 0. rimless cartridge

23. How many lead p ellets will a 12 gauge 00 buckshot shotgun cartridges contain?
A. 12 pellets C. 6 pellets
B. 24 pellets 0. 9 pellets

24. This study of ballistics extends from the breech to the muzzle.
A. Interior ballistics C. Forensic ballistics
B. Exterior ballistics 0. Terminal ballistics
25. When a fired cartridge case is recovered in a crime scene, what type of firearm was used?
A. Revolver D. All of these
B. Handgun E. None of these
C. Pistol

26. It is the velocity of the projectile when it strikes the target.


A. Terminal energy C. Terminal speed
B. Terminal accuracy D. Terminal velocity

27. The term double action with reference to revolver means most nearly that: A.
the revolver has both safety and automatic firing action
B. pulling the trigger cocks the hammer and presents a fresh cartridge for firing
C. the revolver can fire with or without automatic shell ejection
D. the shell of a fired shot is ejected and fresh cartridge is pushed from the magazine at the same
time

28. It is the depth of the bullet penetration on the target:


A. Terminal energy C. Terminal accuracy
B. Terminal speed D. Terminal penetration

29. In inspecting a fired bullet and a suspected firearm, you should determine whether the firearm is:
A. calibrated C. owned by the suspect
B. serviceable D. where the bullet was fired from

30. Type of firearms that propel projectiles more than one inch in diameter.
A. smooth bore C. artillery
B. small arms D. pistols

31. If Caliber .22 is the smallest caliber, which of the following is the largest caliber?
A. Caliber 7.62 mm C. M 60 machinegun
B. Caliber .50 D. Caliber.45

32. The caliber of the firearms can be determined by the bore diameter measured from:
A. rifling C. two opposite lands
B. land to groove D. lands and grooves

33. An investigator who recovered a fired bullet from the crime scene will request the ballistician to
determine:
A. owner of the firearm used
B. caliber and type of the firearm used
C. model of the firearm used
D. manufacturer of the firearm used

34. Under the law regarding firearms, which part of a firearm is considered as a complete firearm?
A. trigger C. handle
B. barrel D. magazine

35. Which of the following laws has something to do with illegal possession of firearms?
A. PD 866 C. RA 8294
B. PD 968 D. RA 6713

36. The basis for cartridge identification as to have been discharged from a particular firearm, are:
A. land and groove markings C. magazine lips markings
B. caliber and head stamp D. firing pin and breech face markings
37. The land and grooves of a rifled gun barrel is cut into the bore of the gun to:
A. have a better chance for identification
B. increase power and speed of the bullet
C. spin the bullet for better accuracy
D. give long life to the barrel

38. If two or more bullets are recovered from a scene of a crime or victim’s body, a simple base -to-base
comparison will quickly:
A. lead to the arrest of suspect
B. identify the owner of the firearm used
C. reveal the identity of the suspect
D. reveal the involvement of more than one firearm

39. If you see a .38 caliber-fired bullet having five (5) lands, five (5) grooves, the width of lands is equal the
width of the grooves and right hand twist, it is safe to conclude that it was fired from a
firearm.
A. Colt type D. Squires Bingham type
B. Browning type E. Smith and Wesson type
C. Remington Rand type

40. The class characteristics of a 9mm Browning type Pistol is:


A. 5 R G 3X C. 4R G 3X
B. 6 R G 2X D. 7R G 2X

41. When two specimens are compared under the comparison microscope at the same direction, the same
level, the same magnification and the same image, this examination is called:
A. Positively match C. Juxtaposition
B. Pseudo match D. Matchlock

42. Discharged shells recovered at the scene are initialed at: A.


any part of the shell
B. inside or outside of the case near open end
C. where firing pin strikes
D. side of the cylinder

43. Rifling in the bore of small arms is designed to:


A. increase the speed of the bullet
B. mark the bullet for purposes of identification
C. decrease the amount of recoil
D. prevent the bullet from turning end over in the air

44. The term “double action” with reference to pistols means most nearly that: A.
the firearm has both safety and automatic firing action
B. pressur e upon the trigger both cocks and releases the hammer
C. the firearm can fire with or without automatic shell ejection
D. the shell of a fired shot is ejected and fresh cartridge is pushed from magazine to the chamber

45. Paraffin test is applied for the purpose of:


A. detecting whether a witness is telling the truth
B. discovering whether the deceased person was poisoned
C. estimating the approximate time of death of the deceased
D. determining whether a suspect has fired a gun recently
46. In the investigation of a shooting incident, misfired or dud cartridges will also be taken into
consideration. They may not have any ballistics probative value, yet they may:
A. give the identity of the suspect
B. give aid to the solution of a crime
C. identify the victim role in the crime
D. none of these

47. The part of a firearm controlled by the trigger causing the firing pin to strike the primer that causes the
firing of the gun.
A. slide C. ejection port
B. disconnector D. hammer

48. A magnified photograph of a small object produced by connecting a camera with the ocular of a
compound microscope is:
A. Photomacrograph C. Photomicrograph
B. Microphotograph D. Photography

49. Striations in the bullet are valuable in firearms identification because they help the expert identify:
A. the firearm which fired a particular bullet
B. manufacturer of a weapon
C. type of gun that fired a particular bullet
D. manufacturer of the bullet

50. Pistols with the same number of barrel grooves can be differentiated through the direction of the twist
of the rifling, which may either be to the left or to the right. Which of the choices below can most
accurately be inferred from the preceding statement?
A. most pistols have the same number of grooves
B. same pistols have rifling twisted both left and right
C. the direction of the twist in any pistol can be either left or right
D. all of these