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State Board Esthetician Exam Questions Chapter 1

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State board questions for chapter 1

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  • 1. 
    Self beautification has its origins in?
    • A. 

      The 18th century

    • B. 

      The popularity of glamorous hollywood movies

    • C. 

      Pigments that made cosmetics available to a mass audience

    • D. 

      Acient cultures, when it was often allied with the practice of medicine

  • 2. 
    Early pigments were NOT made from?
    • A. 

      Minerals

    • B. 

      Nuts

    • C. 

      Feathers

    • D. 

      Insects

  • 3. 
    Henna:
    • A. 

      Was devolped in the us

    • B. 

      Was first used by hollywood make up artist max factor

    • C. 

      Is obtained from the powdered leaves and shoots of the mignonette tree

    • D. 

      Is considered extremely dangerous by modern standards

  • 4. 
    Our words cosmetics and cosmetology come from kosmetikos, a word from what lanuage?
    • A. 

      Egyptian

    • B. 

      Greek

    • C. 

      Latin

    • D. 

      Hewbrew

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Was invented for actors and actresses in the 18th century

    • B. 

      Contained highly refined petroleum

    • C. 

      Was cold cream

    • D. 

      We aren't sure what the first cosmetic compound was,but we know it came from egypt

  • 6. 
    Fragrant oils were used in the middle ages :
    • A. 

      Only for religious purposes

    • B. 

      As a perfume by those who could afford them

    • C. 

      Fragrant oils were not used by the middle ages

    • D. 

      As hair dyes

  • 7. 
    We know about the history of cosmetic use from ?
    • A. 

      Its depiction in paintings

    • B. 

      Its depiction in movies

    • C. 

      Carbon dating

    • D. 

      Dna testing

  • 8. 
    Wigs were popular in ?
    • A. 

      The age of marie antoinette

    • B. 

      The reign of elizabeth I

    • C. 

      The renaissance

    • D. 

      All of these ages

  • 9. 
    The victorian age of the 19th century was a time :
    • A. 

      When elaborately colored clothing was common

    • B. 

      When heavy use of cosmetics on the cheeks and lips was the norm

    • C. 

      Of austere and restrictive fashions and cosmetic use

    • D. 

      When headdresses were sometimes a foot tall

  • 10. 
    In the 1920's ?
    • A. 

      Americans' use of cosmetics was influenced by movie stars

    • B. 

      To imitate the look of forbidden rouge and lipstick, women pinched their cheek and bit their lips

    • C. 

      Eye shadow was not used

    • D. 

      Skin,hair, and body treatment was still like that of the victorian age

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Most women made their own cosmetics out of insects,berries, and other natural sources, often grown in the victory gardens

    • B. 

      Cosmetic use was banned by the government

    • C. 

      Cosmetics were rationed

    • D. 

      In spite of wartime shortages, sales of cosmetics and grooming aids grew

  • 12. 
    A cosmecutical is
    • A. 

      Any spa treatment that includes cosmetics

    • B. 

      An acient greek process of creating pigments

    • C. 

      A cosmetic with theraputic properties

    • D. 

      A manicure

  • 13. 
    Which of the following are not comtemporary "anti-aging" treatments
    • A. 

      Cosmeceuticals

    • B. 

      Nutriceuticals

    • C. 

      Techniceuticals

    • D. 

      Neuroceuticals

  • 14. 
    Which of the following factors shaped the 20th century cosmetic use
    • A. 

      Hollywood movies

    • B. 

      The invention of the internet

    • C. 

      The world war II ban on cosmetics

    • D. 

      Increased average lifespan

  • 15. 
    Estheticans
    • A. 

      Deal with the overall health and well-being of the skin

    • B. 

      Were acient greek inventors of many of today's pigments

    • C. 

      Are any people who use cosmetics

    • D. 

      Are experts in the history of cosmetic use

  • 16. 
    Estheticans
    • A. 

      Provide care and treatment to keep the skin healthy

    • B. 

      May manufacture cosmetics

    • C. 

      Detect skin problems that may require medical attention

    • D. 

      All the above are correct

  • 17. 
    Career options for estheticans include work in
    • A. 

      Art galleries

    • B. 

      Department stores

    • C. 

      Police departments

    • D. 

      Sports medicine

  • 18. 
    Medical esthetics
    • A. 

      Is another term for plastic surgery

    • B. 

      Involves the integeration of surgical procedures and aesthic treatments

    • C. 

      Is preformed only by registered nurses

    • D. 

      Is preformed only by a physician

  • 19. 
    A medical esthetician may work in
    • A. 

      A community health center

    • B. 

      A dermatologist's office

    • C. 

      A nursing home

    • D. 

      A moruge

  • 20. 
    A medi-spa offers
    • A. 

      Spa services and surgical procedures in a medical setting

    • B. 

      Spa services and surgical proceduresin a spa setting

    • C. 

      A staff of esthetician MDs

    • D. 

      Medi-spas do not exsit yet under current liscensing laws

  • 21. 
    A medical esthetician does not need to know
    • A. 

      Basic skin care skills

    • B. 

      Cosmetic chemistry

    • C. 

      Organic chemistry

    • D. 

      Business skills

  • 22. 
    Which of the following services is offered by a laser center
    • A. 

      Microdermabrassion

    • B. 

      Peel

    • C. 

      Spider vein removal

    • D. 

      Non of the above are correct

  • 23. 
    A make -up artist commonly works with
    • A. 

      Police officers

    • B. 

      Soliders

    • C. 

      Morticians

    • D. 

      Dentists

  • 24. 
    Camouflage therapy is
    • A. 

      A technique for hiding facial scarring or congential defects

    • B. 

      A makeup technique in which cosmetic colors are blended with the client's natural tones

    • C. 

      A technique to help medical estheticians devolp their color sense

    • D. 

      An egyptian art involving kohl, a silver-white, metalic stubstance

  • 25. 
    A liscensed esthetician rarely
    • A. 

      Travels

    • B. 

      Owns her own salon

    • C. 

      Needs business skills

    • D. 

      Non of the above are correct

  • 26. 
    An esthetician employed as a department sotre salesperson might
    • A. 

      Work as a cashier

    • B. 

      Sell exclusively his or her own product line

    • C. 

      Produce educational book for the esthetics market

    • D. 

      Travel frequently to manufacturer's showrooms

  • 27. 
    As a esthetics educator, you would
    • A. 

      Need to meet the requirements other teachers of career preparations courses do

    • B. 

      Need supervisory skills

    • C. 

      Need to keep up with devolpements in the field

    • D. 

      All the above are correct

  • 28. 
    As an educator in the field of esthetics, you might work
    • A. 

      For a cosmetics manufacturer

    • B. 

      For a cosmetology school

    • C. 

      To establish,amend, and repeal laws involving the industry

    • D. 

      All the above are correct

  • 29. 
    State liscense examiners do not
    • A. 

      Supervise medi-spa care

    • B. 

      Ensure ethical standards are met

    • C. 

      Conduct examinations

    • D. 

      Enforce state regulations

  • 30. 
    What intrest can you combine with your career in esthetics
    • A. 

      Jornalism

    • B. 

      Science

    • C. 

      Work with public

    • D. 

      All the above are correct

  • 31. 
    What factors will not influence esthetics in the 21st century
    • A. 

      Aging baby boomers

    • B. 

      Fast-paced, stressful american lifestyles

    • C. 

      New techniques in marketing

    • D. 

      Skin transplants

  • 32. 
    Kohl is
    • A. 

      A fragrant oil invented in the middle ages

    • B. 

      Used as a perfume in a cosmetic related to arsenic

    • C. 

      The greek spelling for "coal", an acient form of eye makeup

    • D. 

      An egyptian hair dye

  • 33. 
    Which trend was a charateristic of the 1970's
    • A. 

      Well-scrubbed look

    • B. 

      Heavy eyeliner and false eyelashes

    • C. 

      Individual look your best style

    • D. 

      Platinum-blond hair

  • 34. 
    A manufacturer's representative would
    • A. 

      Demostrate company products

    • B. 

      Work to build clientele and increase product sales

    • C. 

      Visit salons

    • D. 

      All the above are correct

  • 35. 
    Since 1900 the average lifespan in the us has
    • A. 

      Almost doubled

    • B. 

      Almost trippled

    • C. 

      Quadrupled

    • D. 

      Increased only slightly