Cosmetology Exam Practice

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  • 1. 
    One of the major elements required for good health is proper:
    • A. 

      Diet

    • B. 

      Training

    • C. 

      Clothing

    • D. 

      Coworkers


  • 2. 
    For a good sitting posture, keep your knees and:
    • A. 

      Arms close together

    • B. 

      Hops relaxed

    • C. 

      Feet close together

    • D. 

      Ankles crossed


  • 3. 
    A successful cosmetologist is a skilled
    • A. 

      Storyteller

    • B. 

      Listener

    • C. 

      Fitness expert

    • D. 

      Fashion expert


  • 4. 
    Bacteria are not harmed by disinfectants while in the
    • A. 

      Vegetative stage

    • B. 

      Spore-forming stage

    • C. 

      Active stage

    • D. 

      Mitosis stage


  • 5. 
    Bacilli are bacteria with a
    • A. 

      Corkscrew shape

    • B. 

      Round shape

    • C. 

      Rod shape

    • D. 

      Curved shape


  • 6. 
    Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (aids)
    • A. 

      Is caued by needle use

    • B. 

      Is a form of herpes

    • C. 

      Attacks the nervous system

    • D. 

      Is caused by HIV virus


  • 7. 
    Surfaces that may be sterilized are:
    • A. 

      Skin

    • B. 

      Nonporous

    • C. 

      Nail plates

    • D. 

      Wood and plastic


  • 8. 
    Disinfection is one step below sterilization because it does not
    • A. 

      Kill microbes

    • B. 

      Kill bacterial spores

    • C. 

      Have an odor

    • D. 

      Clean surfaces


  • 9. 
    The technical term for eyelash hair is
    • A. 

      Barba

    • B. 

      Cilia

    • C. 

      Capilli

    • D. 

      Supercilia


  • 10. 
    The chemical composition of hair varies with its
    • A. 

      Color

    • B. 

      Length

    • C. 

      Thickness

    • D. 

      Growth pattern


  • 11. 
    The club-shaped structure that forms the lower part of the hair root is the
    • A. 

      Arrector pili

    • B. 

      Bulb

    • C. 

      Papilla

    • D. 

      Hair shaft


  • 12. 
    The growing phase of hair is known as
    • A. 

      Anagen

    • B. 

      Mitosis

    • C. 

      Catagen

    • D. 

      Telogen


  • 13. 
    A topical solution applied to the scalp that is medically proven to regrow hair is
    • A. 

      Finasteride

    • B. 

      Astringent

    • C. 

      Monoxidil

    • D. 

      Hot oil


  • 14. 
    Long, thick pigmented hair is known as
    • A. 

      Barba

    • B. 

      Terminal

    • C. 

      Supercilia

    • D. 

      Vellus


  • 15. 
    Hair flowing in the same direction is known as:
    • A. 

      The natural parting

    • B. 

      The hair stream

    • C. 

      A cowlick

    • D. 

      The hairline


  • 16. 
    A miniaturization of certain scalp follicles contributes to:
    • A. 

      Androgenetic alopecia

    • B. 

      Postpartum alopecia

    • C. 

      Alopecia areata

    • D. 

      Telogen effluvium


  • 17. 
    Trichoptilosis is the technical name for
    • A. 

      Beaded hair

    • B. 

      Split ends

    • C. 

      Gray hair

    • D. 

      Ringed hair


  • 18. 
    The medical term for dandruff is:
    • A. 

      Pityriasis

    • B. 

      Pediculosis

    • C. 

      Tinea

    • D. 

      Monilethrix


  • 19. 
    To maintain proper tension during haircutting,
    • A. 

      Saturate hair

    • B. 

      Use a razor

    • C. 

      Do not cut past your second knuckle

    • D. 

      Allow your index and middle fingers to overlap


  • 20. 
    The amount of elevation from the head form is:
    • A. 

      Dicatate by parting size

    • B. 

      Equal to the subsection size

    • C. 

      Measured in degrees

    • D. 

      Measured in inches


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