Forensic Science Fundamentals and Investigations

Criminal Justice

Quiz 18 :

Firearms and Ballistics

Quiz 18 :

Firearms and Ballistics

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The term, bullet, is often incorrectly applied to the:
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Generally, entrance wounds are _____________________ than exit wounds.
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A

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Over a thousand years ago, the Chinese invented gunpowder, which is a mixture of two ingredients, charcoal and sulfur.
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Modern firearms are divided into two basic types--rifles and shotguns.
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The word, rifle, originally referred to the:
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Ballistics is the study of rifles.
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The end of the barrel, where the projectile exits a firearm, is the:
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The earliest firearms were:
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Breechblock marks are produced as the cartridge casing moves:
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Bullets and their cartridges are named by:
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The path of flight of a projectile is its trajectory.
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Firearms databases can be searched to match crime scene pojectile evidence to:
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A firearm is a portable gun capable of firing a projectile using a confined explosive.
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Firing pin marks left on spent cartridge casings can also be used to identify a firearm.Firing pin marks are impressions made:
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A .45-caliber bullet has a diameter of:
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Matchlock weapons were replaced by flintlock weapons, which used:
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The job of the firearms examiner involves examining:
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The tangent of an angle in a right triangle is equal to the opposite side (b) divided by the adjacent side (a).This information, from the law of tangents, can be used to determine:
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Rifles fire bullets, while shotguns can fire:
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To get a known bullet for comparison, investigators test-fire the weapon into:
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