Race Determination

Race Determination

Q. 1

Four carpal bones are present at what age?

 A 3 years
 B 4 years
 C 5 years
 D 6 years
Q. 1

Four carpal bones are present at what age?

 A 3 years
 B 4 years
 C 5 years
 D 6 years
Ans. B

Explanation:

4 years REF: Parikh 6′ edition page 2.9

Between 2 to 6 years, the number of carpal bones present on X ray represents the approximate age in years, as for example, four carpal bones — 4 years.


Q. 2

The cephalic index of Indian population is between:

 A

70-75

 B

75-80

 C

80-85

 D

85-90

Q. 2

The cephalic index of Indian population is between:

 A

70-75

 B

75-80

 C

80-85

 D

85-90

Ans. A

Explanation:

Cephalic index of Indians is that of Aryans i.e. 70-75

Ref: The Essentials of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology By K S Narayan Reddy, 27th Edition, Pages 53


Q. 3

In forensic medicine, the parameter Cephalic index is used in the determination of:

 A

Sex

 B

Race

 C

Height

 D

Stature

Q. 3

In forensic medicine, the parameter Cephalic index is used in the determination of:

 A

Sex

 B

Race

 C

Height

 D

Stature

Ans. B

Explanation:

“Race of a dead remains can be determined by Cephalic index, Height index and Nasal index”
 
Cephalic index also known as Breadth index is obtained by multiplying maximum transverse breadth by 100 and dividing it by maximum length of the skull.

The breadth is the greatest diameter across the skull above the mastoid process.

The length is measured between the glabella and the external occipital protuberance.

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Q. 4

What would be the race of individual if skull bone having following feature rounded nasal opening, horseshoe shaped palette. Round orbit & cephalic index above 80:

 A

Negro

 B

Mongol

 C

European

 D

Aryans

Q. 4

What would be the race of individual if skull bone having following feature rounded nasal opening, horseshoe shaped palette. Round orbit & cephalic index above 80:

 A

Negro

 B

Mongol

 C

European

 D

Aryans

Ans. B

Explanation:

B i.e. Mongols


Q. 5

A skull with squared orbit & rectangular palate with cephalic index 75 with broad nose, probably the race is.

 A

Negroes

 B

Mongoloids

 C

Europeans

 D

Oriental

Q. 5

A skull with squared orbit & rectangular palate with cephalic index 75 with broad nose, probably the race is.

 A

Negroes

 B

Mongoloids

 C

Europeans

 D

Oriental

Ans. A

Explanation:

A i.e. Negroes


Q. 6

Cephalic index of 80-85 belongs to:

JIPMER 08

 A

Mongolians

 B

Indians

 C

Europeans

 D

Negroes

Q. 6

Cephalic index of 80-85 belongs to:

JIPMER 08

 A

Mongolians

 B

Indians

 C

Europeans

 D

Negroes

Ans. A

Explanation:

Ans. Mongolians

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Q. 7

Cephalic index is for determination of ‑

 A

Sex

 B

Race

 C

Height

 D

Weight

Q. 7

Cephalic index is for determination of ‑

 A

Sex

 B

Race

 C

Height

 D

Weight

Ans. B

Explanation:

Ans. is ‘b’ i.e., Race


Q. 8

Cephalic index of negros ‑

 A

85-90

 B

80-85

 C

75-80

 D

70-75

Q. 8

Cephalic index of negros ‑

 A

85-90

 B

80-85

 C

75-80

 D

70-75

Ans. D

Explanation:

Ans. is ‘d’ i.e., 70-75


Q. 9

Cephalic index is used for

 A

Race

 B

Age

 C

Sex

 D

Stature

Q. 9

Cephalic index is used for

 A

Race

 B

Age

 C

Sex

 D

Stature

Ans. A

Explanation:

Ans. is ‘a’ i.e., Race

  • Cephalic index, height index & nasal index are used for determination of race.
  • Cephalic index = maximum breadth of skull/ maximum length of skull x 100
Type of skull Cephalic index

Race

Dolichocephalic (long headed) 70 – 75

Pure Aryan, Aborigines, Negroes

Mesaticephalic (medium headed) 75 – 80

Europeans and Chinese

Brachycephalic (short headed) 80- 85

Mongolian

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