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  • 1. 
    Improperly sanitized pedicure basins may cause:
    • A. 

      Onychorrhexis

    • B. 

      Leuconychia

    • C. 

      Nevus

    • D. 

      Tinea pedis


  • 2. 
    Which one of the following should be the last step in fiberglass application?
    • A. 

      Filing

    • B. 

      Etching

    • C. 

      Nipping

    • D. 

      Buffing


  • 3. 
    What is the appearance of contaminated primer?
    • A. 

      Violet

    • B. 

      Amber

    • C. 

      Clear

    • D. 

      Cloudy


  • 4. 
    Careless filing an beviling of the fingernails may cause nails to:
    • A. 

      Split

    • B. 

      Grow slowly

    • C. 

      Grow quickly

    • D. 

      Become brittle


  • 5. 
    Which medical problem would prevent a massage from being performed during a manicure?
    • A. 

      Albinism

    • B. 

      Chloasma

    • C. 

      A heart condition

    • D. 

      A thyroid condition


  • 6. 
    What is the purpose of a paper wrap?
    • A. 

      Fill-in bases

    • B. 

      Tip overlays

    • C. 

      Mail extensions

    • D. 

      Quick repairs on natural nails


  • 7. 
    When clean the nail during a manicure, brush strokes should be directed:
    • A. 

      Upward

    • B. 

      Circular

    • C. 

      Downward

    • D. 

      Sideways


  • 8. 
    Some no-light gels may be cured by:
    • A. 

      Spraying with an activator

    • B. 

      Exposure to UV light

    • C. 

      Soaking in acetone

    • D. 

      Applying nail polish


  • 9. 
    Nail forms should be used when applying:
    • A. 

      Nail tips

    • B. 

      Acrylic nails

    • C. 

      Mending tissue

    • D. 

      Acrylic over nail tips


  • 10. 
    What is study of healthy skin and skin disorders called?
    • A. 

      Oncology

    • B. 

      Dermatology

    • C. 

      Neurology

    • D. 

      Histology


  • 11. 
    What stops the growth of microorganisms on non-living surfaces?
    • A. 

      Dry sanitizes

    • B. 

      Disinfectants

    • C. 

      Antiseptics

    • D. 

      Antibiotics


  • 12. 
    When applying polish, which one of the following can be used to correct a smudge before applying more polish:
    • A. 

      Alcohol

    • B. 

      Cuticle oil

    • C. 

      Polish remover

    • D. 

      Primer


  • 13. 
    Alcohol, quats, and phenols are known as:
    • A. 

      Physical agents

    • B. 

      Ultraviolet rays

    • C. 

      Chemical agents

    • D. 

      Moist heat


  • 14. 
    What is the function of the adductor muscles?
    • A. 

      Seperate the fingers

    • B. 

      Draw the fingers together

    • C. 

      Bend the thumb

    • D. 

      Extend the arm


  • 15. 
    What can be used by the nail technician to strengthen weak natural nails?
    • A. 

      Fabric wrap

    • B. 

      Nail primer

    • C. 

      Acetone

    • D. 

      Acrylic liquid


  • 16. 
    What is another name for monomer used in the application of acrylic nails?
    • A. 

      Powder

    • B. 

      Cream

    • C. 

      Paste

    • D. 

      Liquid


  • 17. 
    Effleurage druing a pedicure is:
    • A. 

      Pressure applied with a fist

    • B. 

      Smooth, continuous strokes

    • C. 

      Kneading upward and downward

    • D. 

      Lightly tapping the foot


  • 18. 
    What type of polish remover should be used if the client is wearing nail wraps?
    • A. 

      Acrylic solvent

    • B. 

      Acetone polish remover

    • C. 

      Callus solvent

    • D. 

      Non-acetone remover


  • 19. 
    When applying acrylic over bitten nails, which one of the following should not be done?
    • A. 

      Build and extend acrylic to finger tip

    • B. 

      Start acrylic application just below tip of bitten nail

    • C. 

      Apply primer to exposed skin

    • D. 

      Extend nail plate by applying small amount of acrylic to bitten end of nail bed


  • 20. 
    If a client has swelling of the nail, which one of the following conditions is present?
    • A. 

      Onychohelcosis

    • B. 

      Onychophyma

    • C. 

      Leuconychia

    • D. 

      Paronychia


  • 21. 
    In which one of the follwoing conditions do bacteria grow and multiply best?
    • A. 

      Warm

    • B. 

      Cold and light

    • C. 

      Cool and dry

    • D. 

      Warm and light


  • 22. 
    Which one of the following results in poor adhesion of polish?
    • A. 

      Improper beveling of the free edge

    • B. 

      Oil traces on the nail plate

    • C. 

      Split cuticles

    • D. 

      Leuconychia


  • 23. 
    Which one of the following is not a function of a muscle?
    • A. 

      Movement

    • B. 

      Shape

    • C. 

      Support

    • D. 

      Secretion


  • 24. 
    Where should disinfected manicure implements be stored?
    • A. 

      In a supply closet

    • B. 

      In a open cabinet

    • C. 

      In a wet sanitizer

    • D. 

      In a closed dry sanitizer


  • 25. 
    The vascular system is also known as the:
    • A. 

      Muscular system

    • B. 

      Nervous system

    • C. 

      Circulatory system

    • D. 

      Skeletal system


  • 26. 
    When polymer is mixed with monomer and shaped, the result is:
    • A. 

      An acrylic nail

    • B. 

      A clear nail varnish

    • C. 

      A fiberglass nail

    • D. 

      A linen nail


  • 27. 
    How should the technician reduce furrows in the nail plate?
    • A. 

      File into nail corners

    • B. 

      Suggest conditioning manicures

    • C. 

      Buff nails lightly

    • D. 

      Apply dark nail enamel


  • 28. 
    When applying acrylic nails, what will help the acrylic adhere to the natural nail?
    • A. 

      Monomer

    • B. 

      Catalyst

    • C. 

      Primer

    • D. 

      Lotion


  • 29. 
    What is the main purpose of soap bath?
    • A. 

      Shines the nails

    • B. 

      Softens the cuticles

    • C. 

      Shapes the nails

    • D. 

      Removes the polish


  • 30. 
    Where is the hyponychium found?
    • A. 

      Under the free edge

    • B. 

      At the cuticle

    • C. 

      In the matrix

    • D. 

      On the sidewalls


  • 31. 
    Which one of the following is used to remove nail stains?
    • A. 

      Soap

    • B. 

      Alcohol

    • C. 

      Detergent

    • D. 

      Hydrogen peroxide


  • 32. 
    To eliminate trapping air bubbles in the adhesive, the adhesive should be applied to the:
    • A. 

      Well of the tip

    • B. 

      Seam of the tip

    • C. 

      Back of the natural nail

    • D. 

      Sides of the natural nail


  • 33. 
    What is the techical term for the nail?
    • A. 

      Onyx

    • B. 

      Tinea

    • C. 

      Onychia

    • D. 

      Paronychia


  • 34. 
    What must the manicurist not do when massaging arthritic hands?
    • A. 

      Vigorous massage of joints

    • B. 

      Circular movement in palm

    • C. 

      Effleurage strokes on back of hand

    • D. 

      Firm stroking of the fingers


  • 35. 
    What should be used to remove product from a jar?
    • A. 

      Spatula

    • B. 

      Fingertip

    • C. 

      End of a towel

    • D. 

      Mail brush


  • 36. 
    Which one of the following protects nail polish from chipping?
    • A. 

      Top coat

    • B. 

      Dry nail polish

    • C. 

      Cuticle oil

    • D. 

      Nail conditioner


  • 37. 
    How does the nail technician dispose of used monomer?
    • A. 

      Return to original container

    • B. 

      Pour onto absorbent material and bag

    • C. 

      Flush down drain with warm water

    • D. 

      Pour into a trash receptacle


  • 38. 
    To avoid ingrown toenails, it is best to file the nails in which of the following manners?
    • A. 

      Rounded, starting at the corners

    • B. 

      Pointed, starting at the nail fold

    • C. 

      Straight across, rounding slightly at corners

    • D. 

      In an oval shape, starting at the nail fold


  • 39. 
    Which one of the following is an example of sanitizing?
    • A. 

      Boiling toenail separators

    • B. 

      Applying disinfectant to a cut

    • C. 

      Washing hands with soap and water

    • D. 

      Immersing an orangewood stick in a germicide


  • 40. 
    Which one of the following will help soften the skin around the nails?
    • A. 

      Acetone

    • B. 

      Cuticle oil

    • C. 

      Pumice powder

    • D. 

      Cuticle remover


  • 41. 
    What is melanin?
    • A. 

      Sweat pore

    • B. 

      Blackhead

    • C. 

      Color pigment

    • D. 

      Collagen


  • 42. 
    Which one of the following is not a type of nail form?
    • A. 

      Wood

    • B. 

      Paper

    • C. 

      Metal

    • D. 

      Plastic


  • 43. 
    What should be done with paper wraps at every manicure?
    • A. 

      Filled in

    • B. 

      Repolished

    • C. 

      Reinforced with silk

    • D. 

      Replaced


  • 44. 
    A client with a disease of the fingernails should be referred to a:
    • A. 

      Physician

    • B. 

      Manicurist

    • C. 

      Cosmetologist

    • D. 

      Desairologist


  • 45. 
    All of the following are benefits of a hand and arm massage Except:
    • A. 

      It relaxes the client

    • B. 

      It decreases nail growth

    • C. 

      It increases blood circulation

    • D. 

      It softens the skin


  • 46. 
    Hangnails may be caused by a dryness of the:
    • A. 

      Dermis

    • B. 

      Lunula

    • C. 

      Cuticle

    • D. 

      Nail bed


  • 47. 
    Why is smoking prohibited during the application of artification nails?
    • A. 

      Products may cause fire

    • B. 

      Products will break down with heat

    • C. 

      Smoke may cause product to crystallize

    • D. 

      Smoke slows adhesion of product


  • 48. 
    Which muscle is used to bend the wrist, draw the hand upward, and close the fingers toward the forearm?
    • A. 

      Pronator

    • B. 

      Supinator

    • C. 

      Flexor

    • D. 

      Extensor


  • 49. 
    Nails are appendages of the:
    • A. 

      Hair

    • B. 

      Skin

    • C. 

      Oil glands

    • D. 

      Sweat glands


  • 50. 
    Onychocryptosis is defined as:
    • A. 

      The wasting away of the nail

    • B. 

      An overgrowth of nails

    • C. 

      A swelling of the nail

    • D. 

      An ingrown nail


  • 51. 
    The tracks on each side of the nail are the:
    • A. 

      Beds

    • B. 

      Grooves

    • C. 

      Mantles

    • D. 

      Free edge


  • 52. 
    Artificial nails are used to:
    • A. 

      Cover up a fungus

    • B. 

      Protect a hangnail

    • C. 

      Aid circulation

    • D. 

      Repair bitten nails


  • 53. 
    What is the term for the hair-like projections that help bacteria move in a whilike motion?
    • A. 

      Cocci

    • B. 

      Spores

    • C. 

      Spirilla

    • D. 

      Flagella


  • 54. 
    Hand and arm massage should be avoided when:
    • A. 

      The client has had a stroke

    • B. 

      The skin is very dry

    • C. 

      The client has liver spots

    • D. 

      The client is tense


  • 55. 
    How does a paraffin wax manicure benifit a client?
    • A. 

      Permanently increases skin elasticity

    • B. 

      Rehydrates the skin

    • C. 

      Removes wrinkles from hands

    • D. 

      Lightens age spots


  • 56. 
    When preparing the foot bath for a pedicure, what should the manicurist add?
    • A. 

      Foot lotion

    • B. 

      Antibacterial agent

    • C. 

      Exfoliating agent

    • D. 

      Nail bleach


  • 57. 
    Which one of the following is a primary function of the skin?
    • A. 

      Oxidation

    • B. 

      Digestion

    • C. 

      Protection

    • D. 

      Salivation


  • 58. 
    Which one of the following should be added to the water in a finger bowl?
    • A. 

      Oil

    • B. 

      Soap

    • C. 

      Polish remover

    • D. 

      Cuticle softener


  • 59. 
    Which one of the following is a good antiseptic to use in a slight cut?
    • A. 

      Acetone

    • B. 

      Styptic pencil

    • C. 

      Hydrogen peroxide

    • D. 

      Sodium hypochlorite


  • 60. 
    When a client has dry rough cuticles, what can be used by the nail technician to treat this problem?
    • A. 

      Base coat

    • B. 

      Nail sealer

    • C. 

      Conditioning oil

    • D. 

      Acetone remover


  • 61. 
    Lifestyle must be considered during which one of the following steps in a manicure?
    • A. 

      Sanitation

    • B. 

      Consultation

    • C. 

      Table set up

    • D. 

      Post-service record


  • 62. 
    Which one of the following procedures should not be done when giving a nail wrap?
    • A. 

      Removal of old nail polish

    • B. 

      Pushing back the cuticle

    • C. 

      Buffing to remove shine

    • D. 

      Soaking nails in water


  • 63. 
    Two reasons for using an antiseptic when applying nail tips are that it removes more oil and:
    • A. 

      Moisturizes the nail

    • B. 

      Dehydrates the nail

    • C. 

      Seals the nail

    • D. 

      Hardens the nail


  • 64. 
    The small folds of skin overlapping the sides of the nails are called the nail:
    • A. 

      Bed

    • B. 

      Wall

    • C. 

      Matrix

    • D. 

      Mantle


  • 65. 
    A nail technician should refuse to perform services on a client with:
    • A. 

      Ringworm

    • B. 

      Bitten, deformed nails

    • C. 

      White spots on the nails

    • D. 

      Severely curved nails


  • 66. 
    What should the nail technician do to remove dust after filing?
    • A. 

      Gently blow on nails

    • B. 

      Mist with primer

    • C. 

      Wipe with monomer

    • D. 

      Clean with nail brush


  • 67. 
    Which one of the following is used to correct yellow nails?
    • A. 

      Antibacterial soap

    • B. 

      Cuticle solvent

    • C. 

      Nail bleach

    • D. 

      Polish remover


  • 68. 
    Great care must be exercised when filing the sides of sculptured nails to ensure that:
    • A. 

      They taper toward the lunula

    • B. 

      They angle away from the nail edges

    • C. 

      The corners of the nails are removed

    • D. 

      The edges are blended with the natural nails


  • 69. 
    The formation of the nail occurs in the:
    • A. 

      Matrix

    • B. 

      Lunula

    • C. 

      Cuticle

    • D. 

      Nail bed


  • 70. 
    The part of the nail that extends over the fingertip can best be described as the:
    • A. 

      Matrix

    • B. 

      Nail bed

    • C. 

      Nail root

    • D. 

      Free edge


  • 71. 
    The nail plate extends from the nail root to the:
    • A. 

      Lunula

    • B. 

      Nail bed

    • C. 

      Free edge

    • D. 

      Matrix


  • 72. 
    To prevent the spread of disease the nail tech should clean up blood spills which product?
    • A. 

      Alcohol

    • B. 

      Antiseptic

    • C. 

      Sterile cotton square

    • D. 

      Hospital grade disinfectant


  • 73. 
    Hot oit manicures should be recommended for clients who have:
    • A. 

      Sculptured nails

    • B. 

      Dry cuticles

    • C. 

      Strong, hard nails

    • D. 

      Smooth, soft hands


  • 74. 
    Which one of the following are glued onto natural nails and are made of plastic, nylon, or acetate?
    • A. 

      Acrylics

    • B. 

      Wraps

    • C. 

      Tips

    • D. 

      Gels


  • 75. 
    What should be done if a small dark spot appears on the nail plate under the artificial nail:
    • A. 

      Wait until the condition worsens

    • B. 

      Add additional acrylic

    • C. 

      Cover the area with an extra coat of nail polish

    • D. 

      Remove the product and inspect for any disorders


  • 76. 
    Which one of the following should not be used during the application of artificial nails?
    • A. 

      Nail bleach

    • B. 

      Nail enamel

    • C. 

      Nail primer

    • D. 

      Nail polish remover


  • 77. 
    During the consultation for manicure, the nail technician should consider which one of the following?
    • A. 

      Shape of the nail

    • B. 

      Shape of the arm

    • C. 

      Shape of the nail file

    • D. 

      Shape of the orangewood stick


  • 78. 
    Which of the following bacteria is responsible for causing disease?
    • A. 

      Pathogenic

    • B. 

      Non-pathogenic

    • C. 

      Non-contagious

    • D. 

      Saprophyte


  • 79. 
    What is the term for skin that surrounds the nail?
    • A. 

      Groove

    • B. 

      Nail mantle

    • C. 

      Perionychium

    • D. 

      Hyponychium


  • 80. 
    Prior to the application of polish, what should the nail technician use on the nails to remove oily residue?
    • A. 

      Nail primer

    • B. 

      Polish remover

    • C. 

      Acrylic liquid

    • D. 

      Cuticle remover


  • 81. 
    Spraying a client's nails with water before buffing will reduce:
    • A. 

      Heat

    • B. 

      Hydration

    • C. 

      Yellowing

    • D. 

      Lifting


  • 82. 
    While preparing for pedicure, the nail technician notices open cracks and pink blisters between the client's toes. What should the nail technician do?
    • A. 

      Spray the feet with a fungicide and continue with the service

    • B. 

      Refuse the service and recommend the client see a physician

    • C. 

      Resoak in a foot bath with alcohol

    • D. 

      Reassure the client and proceed with the pedicure using gloves


  • 83. 
    How should metal manicuring implements be disinfected?
    • A. 

      Place in a dry sanitizer

    • B. 

      Place in a wet sanitizer

    • C. 

      Wrap in sanitized towels

    • D. 

      Wash with soap and hot water


  • 84. 
    Which one of the following is most important when applying gel nails?
    • A. 

      Experimenting

    • B. 

      Putting gel on evenly

    • C. 

      Following manufacturer's instructions

    • D. 

      Reading msds sheets


  • 85. 
    Which one of the following may result from filing the corners of the nails too deeply?
    • A. 

      Hard nails

    • B. 

      Nail ridges

    • C. 

      Ingrown nails

    • D. 

      Very long nails


  • 86. 
    A base coat is primarily used to:
    • A. 

      Fill in ridges

    • B. 

      Repair nail splits

    • C. 

      Dehydrate nail plate

    • D. 

      Make polish adhere better


  • 87. 
    Which one of the following is most likely to create an environment for mold growth under artificial nails?
    • A. 

      Excessive oils

    • B. 

      Hand creams

    • C. 

      Paraffin bath

    • D. 

      Trapped moisture


  • 88. 
    What is used to remove dry skin or keratomas from the feet?
    • A. 

      Toe nail clipper

    • B. 

      Toe nail separator

    • C. 

      Foot file

    • D. 

      Foot powder


  • 89. 
    What implement is used to apply and shape acrylic nails?
    • A. 

      Sable brush

    • B. 

      Cotton-tipped orangewood stick

    • C. 

      Nail brush

    • D. 

      Nail forms


  • 90. 
    Which of the following describes tinea unguium?
    • A. 

      Swelling of the nail

    • B. 

      Overgrowth of the nail

    • C. 

      An infectious disease caused by a fungus

    • D. 

      A growth of horny epithelium in the nail bed


  • 91. 
    Which one of the following is a common ingredient used to dissolve nail products?
    • A. 

      Glycerine

    • B. 

      Formaldehyde

    • C. 

      Paraffin

    • D. 

      Acetone


  • 92. 
    An example of a vegetable parasite infection is:
    • A. 

      Rickettsia

    • B. 

      Immunity

    • C. 

      Ringworm

    • D. 

      Scabies


  • 93. 
    What is the most common cause of infection?
    • A. 

      Decaying matter

    • B. 

      Non-pathogenic bacteria

    • C. 

      Parasites

    • D. 

      Pathogenic bacteria


  • 94. 
    Under which one of the following conditions could you perform a pedicure massage?
    • A. 

      High blood pressure

    • B. 

      Heart condition

    • C. 

      Leuconychia

    • D. 

      Tinea pedis


  • 95. 
    What does a disinfectant destroy?
    • A. 

      Chemicals

    • B. 

      Heat

    • C. 

      Bacteria

    • D. 

      Antiseptics


  • 96. 
    What should be done with manicuring implements before they are used on a client?
    • A. 

      Cleaned and disinfected

    • B. 

      Soaked in acetone

    • C. 

      Washed with warm soapy water

    • D. 

      Wiped with alcohol


  • 97. 
    When filing fragile nails, what implement should the nail technician use?
    • A. 

      Metal file

    • B. 

      Emery board

    • C. 

      Chamois buffer

    • D. 

      Nail clipper


  • 98. 
    What muscle straightens the wrist, hand, and fingers to form a straight line?
    • A. 

      Tricep

    • B. 

      Extensor

    • C. 

      Deltoid

    • D. 

      Bicep


  • 99. 
    What is the first step before begining a client service?
    • A. 

      Filing nails

    • B. 

      Client consultation

    • C. 

      Removing polish

    • D. 

      Buffing nails


  • 100. 
    Which one of the following is the part of the nail that extends over the fingertip?
    • A. 

      Matrix

    • B. 

      Nail bed

    • C. 

      Free edge

    • D. 

      Nail root


  • 101. 
    The client has evidence of fungus under artificial nails. What protective measure should the nail technician take when removing artificial nails?
    • A. 

      Wear protective dust mask

    • B. 

      Wipe nails with hospital grade disinfectant

    • C. 

      Wear protective gloves

    • D. 

      Apply primer to exposed nail plate


  • 102. 
    What is the effect of using oil on the nail and cuticle?
    • A. 

      Increases the adhesion of the polish

    • B. 

      Etches the nails

    • C. 

      Stimulates the matrix

    • D. 

      Lubricates the skin and nails


  • 103. 
    To avoid loss of time between appointments the nail technician should:
    • A. 

      Have two sets of disinfected implements

    • B. 

      Use the same set of towels for every client

    • C. 

      Wait to sanitize the implements at the end of the day

    • D. 

      Eliminate the soaking portion of the manicure


  • 104. 
    A base coat is usually applied:
    • A. 

      To the lunula only

    • B. 

      To the free edge only

    • C. 

      After the color polish

    • D. 

      Before the color polish


  • 105. 
    When finishing an artificial nail, which one of the following should be done?
    • A. 

      Buffing

    • B. 

      Soaking

    • C. 

      Etching

    • D. 

      Brushing


  • 106. 
    The cuticle overlapping the lunula is the:
    • A. 

      Mantle

    • B. 

      Groove

    • C. 

      Eponychium

    • D. 

      Hyponychium


  • 107. 
    Which one of the following implements best removes length quickly from an artificial nail tip?
    • A. 

      Metal file

    • B. 

      Block buffer

    • C. 

      Cuticle nippers

    • D. 

      Nail clipper


  • 108. 
    In which direction should sculptured nail forms be removed?
    • A. 

      Upward

    • B. 

      Downward

    • C. 

      To the left side

    • D. 

      To the right side


  • 109. 
    After a manicure, which one of the following should be disinfected?
    • A. 

      Emery board

    • B. 

      Nail form

    • C. 

      Cuticle nippers

    • D. 

      Orangewood stick


  • 110. 
    When applying nail tips. It is important that the nail well:
    • A. 

      Covers the entire nail bed

    • B. 

      Is wider than the nail plate

    • C. 

      Matches the width of the nail

    • D. 

      Rest on the cuticle


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