Question used for comparison in the Modified Relevant/Irrelevant (MRI) technique that elicits physiologic responses for comparison against those of the relevant question. Situational comparison questions are a departure from their conventional counterparts in that the examinee is not faced with a question to which he is deceiving or uncertain. Rather, this type of comparison question addresses how the examinee is linked to the crime, such as having legitimate access to money that later disappeared or being the last person to see a murder victim alive. The truthful examinee is allowed to respond to a question related to the crime that is not a relevant question, but one for which the examinee may feel uncomfortable because it put him on the list of suspects.