Quiz On Human Skin

35 Questions | Total Attempts: 85

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  • 1. 
    Follicles are accessory organs of the skin.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Skin is essential in the production of vitamin D.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    At all times and conditions, skin will protect us against entry of bacteria.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Melanin is a protein that makes the epidermis waterproof and prevents entry of viruses.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The subcutaneous layer of the skin contains mostly fat.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which of these structures or substances in the skin helps prevent UV radiation from damaging deep structures of the skin?
    • A. 

      Sebaceous glands

    • B. 

      Melanin

    • C. 

      Keratinocytes

    • D. 

      Keratin

  • 7. 
    The ABCD rule applies to which of the following?
    • A. 

      Melanoma

    • B. 

      Basal cell carcinoma

    • C. 

      Squamous cell carcinoma

    • D. 

      Alopecia

  • 8. 
    When the skin is injured, inflammation follows.One effect of this response is that it
    • A. 

      Prevents hemorrhage

    • B. 

      Causes pain, calling attention to the injury

    • C. 

      Decreases swelling

    • D. 

      Decreases the blood supply to the injured area.

  • 9. 
    The extent of a burn injury is determined by
    • A. 

      Calculating body mass

    • B. 

      Calculations using weight, height, and age

    • C. 

      Using the rule of nines

    • D. 

      The substance that cause the burn

  • 10. 
    A person comes to your office with a red face, stating that the gas stove flashed in his face when he was lighting it. You note that facial hair has been burn. There are no blisters. Your best first response is to
    • A. 

      Call 911 because burns to the head are always more serious than burns to other body parts

    • B. 

      Sit the person down and apply ointment to the burn

    • C. 

      Take vital sings and then put cool soaks on the burn

    • D. 

      Get him to drink some cool water to prevent shock

  • 11. 
    The skin plays a role in regulating body temperature by
    • A. 

      Dilating or constricting blood vessels in the skin

    • B. 

      Stimulating the hypothalamus

    • C. 

      Eliminating wastes

    • D. 

      Retaining fluids

  • 12. 
    Keratinocytes are located in the
    • A. 

      Arrector pili

    • B. 

      Epidermis

    • C. 

      Dermis

    • D. 

      Subcutaneous

  • 13. 
    The ____ is the deeper of the two skin layers and is the more complex layer. It contains all the major tissue types, including epithelial tissue, connective tissue, muscle tissue, and nervous tissue.
    • A. 

      Arrector pili

    • B. 

      Epidermis

    • C. 

      Dermis

    • D. 

      Subcutaneous

  • 14. 
    Sweat glands are found in the
    • A. 

      Epidermis

    • B. 

      Dermis

    • C. 

      Subcutaneous layer

    • D. 

      Stratum basale

  • 15. 
    When the supply of oxygen in the blood is low, the skin looks rather pale or 
    • A. 

      Pink

    • B. 

      Rosy

    • C. 

      Yellow

    • D. 

      Bluish

  • 16. 
    A person with a rich supply of oxygenated blood will have that is a ____ hue
    • A. 

      Pink

    • B. 

      Cyanotic

    • C. 

      Yellow

    • D. 

      Bluish

  • 17. 
    The most deadly cancer is
    • A. 

      Basal cell carcinoma

    • B. 

      Squamous cell carcinoma

    • C. 

      Melanoma

    • D. 

      Eczema

  • 18. 
    Which skin cancer rarely spreads to the other tissues?
    • A. 

      Basal cell carcinoma

    • B. 

      Squamous cell carcinoma

    • C. 

      Melanoma

    • D. 

      Eczema

  • 19. 
    A(n) ____ often begins with a mole
    • A. 

      Wart

    • B. 

      Basal cell carcinoma

    • C. 

      Squamous cell carcinoma

    • D. 

      Melanoma

  • 20. 
    People with ____ may require chemotherapy.
    • A. 

      Basal cell carcinoma

    • B. 

      Squamous cell carcinoma

    • C. 

      Melanoma

    • D. 

      Eczema

  • 21. 
    Herpes simplex is cause by
    • A. 

      Something unknown

    • B. 

      A virus

    • C. 

      Bacteria

    • D. 

      Lice

  • 22. 
    Rosacea results from dilation of small facial blood vessels; the cause of this dilation is ___.
    • A. 

      Unknown

    • B. 

      A virus

    • C. 

      Bacteria

    • D. 

      Fungi

  • 23. 
    Pediculosis is cause by ____ and comes in three form.
    • A. 

      Something unknown

    • B. 

      A virus

    • C. 

      Bacteria

    • D. 

      Lice

  • 24. 
    Cellulitis is an inflammation of connective tissues in the skin cause by
    • A. 

      Something unknown

    • B. 

      A virus

    • C. 

      Bacteria

    • D. 

      Lice

  • 25. 
    _____ is an inherited auto-immune disorder.
    • A. 

      Folliculitis

    • B. 

      Psoriasis

    • C. 

      Scabies

    • D. 

      Dermatitis