Basic Barbering Assessment Test

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Basic Barbering Assessment Test

Do you have what it takes to be a barber? You will be cutting, dressing, grooming, styling, and shaving boys' and men’s hair, moustache, and beards. You do know your place of work is called a barbershop — and maybe you've watched the film Barbershop — but do you qualify as a barber? To find out if you do, take this short quiz to assess your knowledge.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the first step a barber must take before shaving? 
    • A. 

      Shampoo the hair

    • B. 

      Remove excess hair with the clipper

    • C. 

      Examine the scalp for lesions

    • D. 

      Apply shaving cream and lather

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      To hold the hair in place

    • B. 

      To make a rough surface for the razor

    • C. 

      To soften the hair

    • D. 

      To cleanse the skin

  • 3. 
    Which of these cutting positions is best for cutting solid forms? 
    • A. 

      Palm down

    • B. 

      Palm up

    • C. 

      Over the finger

    • D. 

      Below the finger

  • 4. 
    Which of these terms describes the combing of wet hair to position? 
    • A. 

      Contouring

    • B. 

      Plaiting

    • C. 

      Molding

    • D. 

      Coiling

  • 5. 
    What do you call the pressure applied to hold a section of the hair for cutting? 
    • A. 

      Tension

    • B. 

      Elasticity

    • C. 

      Pinching

    • D. 

      Weight

    • E. 

      Press

  • 6. 
    What do you call the long slender bones of the hand? 
    • A. 

      Digits

    • B. 

      Phalanges

    • C. 

      Metacarpus

    • D. 

      Metatarsal

  • 7. 
    Which of these is the study of microscopic tissues? 
    • A. 

      Microbiology

    • B. 

      Physiology

    • C. 

      Histology

    • D. 

      Anatomy

  • 8. 
    What is another name for motor nerves? 
    • A. 

      Afferent nerves

    • B. 

      Efferent nerves

    • C. 

      Mixed nerves

    • D. 

      Carrier nerves

  • 9. 
    Which of these is true of a human hair wig? It has ____ the hair of a human head.
    • A. 

      Half

    • B. 

      Twice

    • C. 

      Thrice

    • D. 

      Four times

  • 10. 
    Which of these carries blood to the heart? 
    • A. 

      Capillaries

    • B. 

      Arteries

    • C. 

      Lymph

    • D. 

      Vein