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  • 1. 
    The study of the growth and structure of nails is known as: 
    • A. 

      Histeology

    • B. 

      Nail etiology

    • C. 

      Onyxology

    • D. 

      Osteology

  • 2. 
    Etiology is the study of: 
    • A. 

      A disease

    • B. 

      The likely progression of a disease

    • C. 

      The cause of a disease

    • D. 

      The pathology of a disease

  • 3. 
    Often referred to as the cuticle, it overlaps the lunula at the base of the nail:
    • A. 

      Eponychium

    • B. 

      Perionychium

    • C. 

      Hyponychium

    • D. 

      Pterygium

  • 4. 
    Infection at the nail base, usually with pus, untreated can cause loss of the nail: 
    • A. 

      Leuconychia

    • B. 

      Leucoderma

    • C. 

      Onychophagy

    • D. 

      Onychia

  • 5. 
    Onychophagy refers to: 
    • A. 

      Bitten nails

    • B. 

      Split nails

    • C. 

      Club nails

    • D. 

      Brittle nails

  • 6. 
     Onychia refers to a condition where:
    • A. 

      The nail hardens and thickens

    • B. 

      The nail softens and falls off

    • C. 

      Pus at the nail base is usually present

    • D. 

      White spots or streaks in the nail

  • 7. 
     The technical term for bitten nails is:
    • A. 

      Pterygium

    • B. 

      Leucoderma

    • C. 

      Onychia

    • D. 

      Onychophagy

  • 8. 
    Tight shoes, or improper trimming of the toe-nails, may result in: 
    • A. 

      Athlete's foot

    • B. 

      Onychophagy

    • C. 

      Onychocryptosis/ingrown toe-nails

    • D. 

      Perionychium

  • 9. 
    Onychocryptosis is a condition that may result from: 
    • A. 

      Excessively tight shoes

    • B. 

      Mold found in public showers

    • C. 

      Damage to the onychophagy

    • D. 

      Plantar warts

  • 10. 
    A nail product used to smooth out and fill in minor depressions in a client's nails is: 
    • A. 

      Fiberglass

    • B. 

      Acrylic

    • C. 

      Nylon

    • D. 

      Ridge filler

  • 11. 
    The nail is composed of a substance known as: 
    • A. 

      Calcium

    • B. 

      Keratin

    • C. 

      Sulphur

    • D. 

      Sodium

  • 12. 
     The area from the nail root to the free edge, contains no blood vessels/nerves:
    • A. 

      Nail plate

    • B. 

      Nail bed

    • C. 

      Nail body

    • D. 

      Nail plate and Nail body

  • 13. 
    Portion of the nail assembly where the nail plate rests, contains blood vessels & nerves: 
    • A. 

      Nail plate

    • B. 

      Nail bed

    • C. 

      Nail body

    • D. 

      Nail plate and Nail body

  • 14. 
    The point where the nail enters the skin at the nail base is referred to as the: 
    • A. 

      Eponychium

    • B. 

      Hyponychium

    • C. 

      Perionychium

    • D. 

      Nail groove

  • 15. 
    The tissue beneath the free edge of the nail/distal edge, is known as: 
    • A. 

      Eponychium

    • B. 

      Hyponychiym

    • C. 

      Perionychium

    • D. 

      Pterygium