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1.  A symptom of taking on too much, which, in turn, is a symptom of faulty organiztion, is:
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B.
C.
D.
2.  An unhelathy compulsion to always do things perfectly is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
3.  Spherical bacteria that grow in pairs, and can cause diseases such as pneumonia are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
4.  Apimple or an abscess is an example of a:
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B.
C.
D.
5.  A sign of a bacterial infection is the presence of:
A.
B.
C.
D.
6.  A disease that spreads from one person to another by contact is said to be:
A.
B.
C.
D.
7.  The skin disease that is caused by an infection of head lice is called
A.
B.
C.
D.
8.  The three main types of decontamination are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
9.  Single-use items that do not have the capacity to be disenfected after each client use must be:
A.
B.
C.
D.
10.  The physical foundation of the body consisting of bones with movable and immovable joints is the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
11.  Two bones that form the sides of the head in the ear region are the:
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B.
C.
D.
12.  The 14 bones in the fingers or digits are called:
A.
B.
C.
D.
13.  The muscle of the scalp that raises the eyebrows, draws forward, and causes wrinkles across the forehead is the: 
A.
B.
C.
D.
14.  Extensor muscles that are involved with the bending of the wrist are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
15.  Muscles that separates the fingers are:
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B.
C.
D.
16.  Muscles that are at the base of each finger and draw the fingers together are:
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B.
C.
D.
17.  When sebum hardens and the sebaceous duct becomes clogged, the pore impaction that is formed is a:
A.
B.
C.
D.
18.  The part of the nail where the natural nail is formed is the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
19.  Normal,healthy, nails grow in a variety of shapes, depending upon the shape of the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
20.  The part of the human hair that projects above the skin is known as the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
21.  All natural hair color is the result of pigment located in the cortex called:
A.
B.
C.
D.
22.  The melanin that provides brown or black color to hair is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
23.  The thickness or diameter of the individual hair strand is referred to as hair:
A.
B.
C.
D.
24.  Any substance that occupies space is considered to be:
A.
B.
C.
D.
25.  Change in the form of a substance that does not cause a chemical change is a (n):
A.
B.
C.
D.
26.  When oxygen is subtracted from a substance, the chemical reaction is called:
A.
B.
C.
D.
27.  The unit that measures the pressure or force that pushes the flow of electrons forward through a conductor is a (n):
A.
B.
C.
D.
28.  The special device that prevents excessive current from passing through a circuit and overloading the circuit is a (n):
A.
B.
C.
D.
29.  The type of line used to make a hairstyle appear longer and narrower is a (n):
A.
B.
C.
D.
30.  The part of the overall design that the client will respond to first is the:
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B.
C.
D.
31.  The facial shape that is one and a half times longer than its width across the brow is the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
32.  The styling choice for a client with a round facial type would be a style that has:
A.
B.
C.
D.
33.  A stylist should recommend a hair or scalp treatment only after having performed a (n):
A.
B.
C.
D.
34.  The area of the head that is between  the apex and the back of the parietal ridge is the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
35.  The area that begins at the apex and ends at the front corners and is located by placing a comb on top of the head so that the middle of the comb is balanced is the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
36.  The guideline where a small slice of a previous subsection is moved to the next position and becomes the new guideline is a:
A.
B.
C.
D.
37.  The comb used for close tapers on the nape and sides and when using a scissor-over-comb technique is a:
A.
B.
C.
D.
38.  The cutting technique used to layer very long hair and keep weight at the perimeter is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
39.  Pin curls that produce even, smooth waves and uniform curls are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
40.  The most commonly shaped pin curl base is the:
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B.
C.
D.
41.  Large diameter pin curls that are similar to a roller but do have the same amount of tension are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
42.  Brushes that are used to blow-dry precision haircuts where little or no volume is desired are:
A.
B.
C.
D.
43.  A blow-dryer attachment used to accentuate the textural definition in a style is a:
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B.
C.
D.
44.  To remove the carbon buildup from the metal portion of a pressing comb, immerse the comb in a solution containing:
A.
B.
C.
D.
45.  A hard press is also known as a:
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B.
C.
D.
46.  When executing an updo, inspect the shape from every angle to make sure it is:
A.
B.
C.
D.
47.  An excellent comb for design parting and opening and removing braids is a:
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B.
C.
D.
48.  A simple two-strand braid in which the hair is picked up from the sides and added to strands as they are crossed over each other is the:
A.
B.
C.
D.
49.  Top-of-the line synthetic wigs that simulate protein-rich hair are made of:
A.
B.
C.
D.
50.  The head-shaped form used to secure a wig for cleaning, cutting, or coloring is a:
A.
B.
C.
D.
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