Could You Be a Forensic Examiner?

By: Zoe Samuel

Could You Be a Forensic Examiner?
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About This Quiz

We all love shows like "Bones," "Cold Case Files," "CSI," "and Law & Order" (dun-DUN!). Do you have what it takes to emulate the heroes of these shows and make it in the world of forensics?
Are you afraid of death?
I love death
I don't really think about it
Mostly, yes
Yes, and grossed out

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Are you squeamish?
Nope
A little
A lot
Extremely

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Do you channel your inner Sherlock?
I sure do!
Sometimes
I'm more of a Watson
Nope

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Are you observant?
Like a hawk
Like an owl
Like a dog that just- what's what?
No

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How much do you like money?
I don't care about it as long as I can pay my bills
I don't like money
I like it
I love it

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Do you like to study?
I love it
I like it
I can handle it
I hate it

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Do you want to be the good guy?
It's how I roll
Sure, why not?
Yes, and I want all the credit too
I don't care

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Do you mind long hours?
I love them!
I can handle them
As long as they are interesting
No thanks

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Do you mind unpredictable hours?
Yes, that's my favorite
If I have to
I don't mind overtime but I do want to know when my shift will be in advance
Yes, I mind

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Do you mind no one understanding your job?
I love it, I get to explain!
It doesn't bother me
It's annoying
It's the worst

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Do you care about your social life?
I haven't got one, don't want one
It's not very important
I like it
I love it

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How level-headed are you?
Extremely
I am hard to rattle
I have a temper
Not at all

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Are you afraid of bad neighborhoods?
No, the danger excites me
Not if I am armed
I'd like to pacify them
I fear them

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Do you believe in justice?
Yes
I hope so
I believe in the justice system
No

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Do you secretly feel like you'd have been a good mad scientist?
Oh yeah
No, I'd be their sane friend
Um, no
That sounds like hell

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Are you a night owl?
I sure am!
I can be
Not really
I'm a lark

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Do you love a mystery?
Just call me The Hardy Boys! (Both of them)
Mostly, yes
No, I leave that to others, I just want to help at the end
No, I like knowing the answer

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Did you read Nancy Drew growing up?
I still do
Yes, as a kid
No
What is that?

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Were you always the smart kid in your school?
I was the biggest nerd ever
Not always, but I held my own
Nope
No, I was too busy being cool and popular

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Do you know how to dust for prints?
Yes, ever since I got my junior detective kit
As of recently, yes
I think so
No

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How reliable is DNA evidence?
Actually, not as much as people think, depending on the evidence of course
Extremely
Very
It is absolute proof

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Do you always carry a baggie and a pair of rubber gloves?
Of course
No, that's a bit silly
Yes, but only because it's my uniform
Why would anyone do that?

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Do you like sifting through huge piles of documents?
Sounds like fun
I'm willing to do it
No thanks
Only for lots of money

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How good at making connections between disparate pieces of info are you?
Amazingly good
Decent
Bad
Terrible

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Are you easily bored?
Nope
Not when the topic at hand is interesting
I can be
Yep

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Can you get into the mind of a killer?
Scarily easily
It takes a lot of work
I think so
No, thank goodness

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Do you like job stability?
I love it!
I dream of it
I don't mind about it
I find it dull

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Is it important to you to be in a growth industry?
It's essential
I like that idea
I don't feel strongly
Not really

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Are you very dogged?
Like a Labrador
If I'm encouraged
No
No, I'm flaky

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Are you OK with not always having all the answers?
I prefer it
As long as I get them eventually
I can deal with it
I hate that

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