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Lab Safety

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Lab Safety Quizzes & Trivia

Direction: Choose the best answer for the following questions.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Flammable materials, like alcohol, should never be dispensed or used near
    • A. 

      An open door

    • B. 

      An open flame

    • C. 

      Another student

    • D. 

      A sink

  • 2. 
    If a laboratory fire erupts, immediately  
    • A. 

      Notify your instructor

    • B. 

      Run for the fire extinguisher

    • C. 

      Throw water on the fire

    • D. 

      Open the windows

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      To avoid eye strain

    • B. 

      To improve your vision

    • C. 

      Only if you don't have corrective glasses

    • D. 

      Any time chemicals, heat or glassware are used

  • 4. 
    If you wear contact lenses in the school laboratory,  
    • A. 

      Take them out before starting the lab

    • B. 

      You do no have to wear protective goggles

    • C. 

      Advise your science instructor that you wear contact lenses

    • D. 

      Keep the information to yourself

  • 5. 
    If you do not understand a direction or part of a lab procedure, you should  
    • A. 

      Figure it out as you do the lab

    • B. 

      Try several methods until something works

    • C. 

      Ask the instructore before proceeding

    • D. 

      Skip it and go on to the next part

  • 6. 
    After completing an experiment, all chemical wastes should be  
    • A. 

      Left at your lab station for the next class

    • B. 

      Disposed of according to your instructor's directions

    • C. 

      Dumped in the sink

    • D. 

      Taken home

  • 7. 
    If a lab experiment is not completed, you should  
    • A. 

      Discuss the issue with your instructor

    • B. 

      Sneak in after school and work alone

    • C. 

      Come in during lunch and fnish while eating lunch

    • D. 

      Make up some results

  • 8. 
    You are heating a substance in a test tube. Always point the open end of the tube  
    • A. 

      Toward yourself

    • B. 

      Toward your lab partner

    • C. 

      Toward another classmate

    • D. 

      Away from all people

  • 9. 
    You are heating a piece of glass and now want to pick it up. You should  
    • A. 

      Use a rag or paper towels

    • B. 

      Pick up the end that looks cooler

    • C. 

      Use tongs

    • D. 

      Pour cold water on it

  • 10. 
    You have been injured in the laboratory (cut, burn, etc.). First you should  
    • A. 

      Visit the school nurse after class

    • B. 

      See a doctor after school

    • C. 

      Tell the science instructor at once

    • D. 

      Apply first aid yourself

  • 11. 
    When gathering glassware and equipment for an experiment, you should  
    • A. 

      Read all directions carefully to know what equipment is necessary

    • B. 

      Examine all glassware to check for chips or cracks

    • C. 

      Clean any glassware that appears dirty

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 12. 
    Personal eyeglasses provide as much protection as  
    • A. 

      A face shield

    • B. 

      Safety glasses

    • C. 

      Splashproof chemical goggles

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    Long hair in the laboratory must be  
    • A. 

      Cut short

    • B. 

      Held away from the experiment with one hand

    • C. 

      Always neatly groomed

    • D. 

      Tied back or kept entirely out of the way with a hair band, hairpins, or other confining device

  • 14. 
    In a laboratory, the following should not be worn.  
    • A. 

      Loose clothing

    • B. 

      Dangling jewelry

    • C. 

      Sandals

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    The following footwear is best in the laboratory.  
    • A. 

      Sandals

    • B. 

      Open-toed shoes

    • C. 

      Closed-toed shoes

    • D. 

      Shoes appropriate for the weather

  • 16. 
    Horseplay or practical jokes in the laboratory are  
    • A. 

      Always against the rules

    • B. 

      Okay

    • C. 

      Not dangerous

    • D. 

      Okay if you are working alone

  • 17. 
    If a piece of equipment is not working properly, stop, turn it off, and tell  
    • A. 

      The custodian

    • B. 

      Your lab partner

    • C. 

      Your best friend in the class

    • D. 

      The science instructor

  • 18. 
    If an acid is splashed on your skin, wash at once with  
    • A. 

      Soap

    • B. 

      Oil

    • C. 

      A paper towel

    • D. 

      Plenty of water

  • 19. 
    When you finish working with chemicals, biological specimens, and other lab substances, always  
    • A. 

      Treat your hands with skin lotion

    • B. 

      Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water

    • C. 

      Wipe your hands on a towel

    • D. 

      Wipe your hands on your clothes

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    All chemicals in the lab are to be considered dangerous.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Return all unused chemicals to their original containers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Work areas should be kept clean and tidy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Pipets are used to measure and dispense small amounts of liquids. You should draw the liquid into the pipet using your mouth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Laboratory work can be started immediately upon entering the laboratory even if the instructor is not yet present.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    Never remove chemicals or other equipment from the laboratory.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    Chipped or cracked glassware is okay to use.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    Read all procedures thoroughly before entering the laboratory.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    All unauthorized experiments are prohibited.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    You are allowed to enter the chemical preparation/storage area any time you need to get an item.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    Laboratory aprons should be worn during all lab activities.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    It’s okay to pick up broken glass with your bare hands as long as the glass is placed in the trash.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    Never leave a lit burner unattended.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    On your own paper:  Draw a diagram of your science room and label the locations of the following: A.  Fire BlanketB.  Fire Extinguisher(s)C.  Exits (all)D.  Eyewash StationE.  Emergency ShowerF.  Google CabinetG.  Fume HoodH.  Trashcan(s)