Handwriting Analysis Quiz
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by Erin Kaiser-Guggenberger
| 20 Questions
1
10 pts
Document analysis is the examination and comparison of questioned documents with known material.
True
False
2
10 pts
A questioned document is any signature, handwriting, typewriting, or other written mark whose source or authenticity is in dispute or uncertain.
True
False
3
10 pts
A graphologist is also known as an exemplar.
True
False
4
10 pts
The Board of Forensic Dedicated Experts requires that document examiners earn a master's degree in handwriting analysis before working in the field.
True
False
5
10 pts
Formatting includes the spacing between letters, the spacing between words and lines, the placement of words on a line, and the margins a writer leaves empty on a page.
True
False
6
10 pts
Computerized analysis of handwriting samples enables handwriting analysis to be faster and more objective, including the review of pen pressure.
True
False
7
10 pts
Criminals can alter or acquire checks in many ways, including:
ordering someone else’s checks from a deposit slip.
directly altering a check.
intercepting someone’s check, altering it and cashing it.
All of these choices.
8
10 pts
Documents are sometimes chemically treated to make them look:
younger.
older.
more authentic.
foreign.
9
10 pts
When currency or other items are copied for the purpose of deception and profit, it is called:
forgery.
fraud.
counterfeiting.
scamming.
All of these choices.
None of these choices.
10
10 pts
The study of graphology is:
not accepted as part of forensic science, but it can be used as a possible indicator of the writer’s personality type.
accepted as part of forensic science, but it can be used as a possible indicator of the writer’s personality type.
not necessarily accepted as part of forensic science, but it can be used to determine identity.
None of these choices.
11
10 pts
Counterfeiting-detecting pens are inexpensive special pens and markers that react with the ____________ in the paper.
iodine
mercurochrome starch
starch
all of the above
12
10 pts
The government changes the design of paper money every year to make currency more difficult to copy and to counterfeit.
True
False
13
10 pts
Banks hope to eliminate the use of checks in the future.
True
False
14
10 pts
A(n) ________________ is a piece of writing that is used as a comparison when analyzing a document.
forged document
questioned document
exemplar
all of the above
15
10 pts
The type of ink used on a document can be analyzed as a questioned document.
True
False
16
10 pts
In 1999, the U.S. Court of Appeals determined that graphology qualified as a form of expert testimony.
True
False
17
10 pts
Line quality is a handwriting characteristic that is used to determine if the letters are equally spaced or crowded.
True
False
18
10 pts
Connecting letters is a handwriting characteristic that is used to determine if uppercase and lowercase letters are connected and continuous.
True
False
19
10 pts
A biometric signature pad is used to determine the amount of pressure an individual uses when writing.
True
False
20
10 pts
Counterfeiting is a federal felony punishable with up to _________ years in prison.
10
12
15
20
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