Sure, you may watch a lot of TV crime dramas, but that doesn't mean you're ready to put on the gloves and perform an autopsy yourself. Take Dr. G's quiz to see how much you know about forensics.
Question 1 of 14
A body is brought into the lab with a gunshot wound to the head. Investigators can't determine whether it was suicide or murder. Before beginning the exam, what's the first thing you should do?
Question 2 of 14
Next up, the external exam. Why is it imperative to perform an external exam on a victim of a possible murder?
Question 3 of 14
What type of trace evidence can be collected from the body during an external exam?
Question 4 of 14
A suicide note is found. What one criticial clue should you look for to help determine if this victim took his or her own life?
Question 5 of 14
If a tight-contact gunshot wound is found, what should you look for to confirm the case was most likely a suicide?
Question 6 of 14
A man dies after complaining of a terrible headache. His health history reveals drug use, diabetes and high blood pressure. Based on circumstances, what can you suggest as the possible cause of death?
Question 7 of 14
The internal autopsy reveals a bladder terribly distended with urine. What could this point to?
Question 8 of 14
Before the brain is examined during the autopsy, what needs to be done to it?
Question 9 of 14
During the examination of the brain, you notice a subarachnoid hemorrhage concentrated at the base with no evidence of internal scalp contusion. What might this suggest?
Question 10 of 14
What is the most obvious physical symptom of bleeding brain aneurysm?
Question 11 of 14
A man has a seizure, falls into a coma and dies. Doctors say he died from a heart attack caused by amphetamine use, which they found traces of in his urine. What organ do you focus on during the autopsy.
Question 12 of 14
In cases where it's suggested that the death is amphetamine-related, what should you be looking for?
Question 13 of 14
During the autopsy, you detect a narrow artery that is blocked. What might this suggest?
Question 14 of 14