Skin Protection Quiz

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Skin CARE Quizzes & Trivia

Being the outermost part of the human body, the skin is exposed to a lot of external dangers. These include, light, temperature, heat just to mention but a few. Take the quiz below and test yourself on skin protection deeply.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The two basic tissues of which the skin is composed of are
    • A. 

      Epithelial and Integument

    • B. 

      Nervous and Connective

    • C. 

      Muscle and Bone

    • D. 

      Dense irregular and Stratified Squamous

  • 2. 
    The skin protects the body from which type of damage?
    • A. 

      Mechanical

    • B. 

      Bacterial

    • C. 

      Thermal

    • D. 

      Chemical

    • E. 

      All the above

  • 3. 
    What substance is manufactured in the skin that plays a role in calcium absorption elsewhere in the body?
    • A. 

      Iron

    • B. 

      Vitamin D

    • C. 

      Vitmain A

    • D. 

      Keratin

  • 4. 
    Select the sensory receptors found in the dermis of the skin
    • A. 

      Free nerve endings for pain

    • B. 

      Messiner corpuscles for touch in the hairless skin

    • C. 

      Adipose cells for cushion

    • D. 

      Sebaceous glands for excretion

    • E. 

      Temperature

    • F. 

      Pacinian Corpuscles for pressure

  • 5. 
    Cynosis is a bluish discoloration of the skin resulting from poor circulation or inadequate oxygenation of the blood.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    A bed sore (decubitus ulcer) is a painful, often reddened area of degenerating, ulcerated skin caused by pressure and lack of movement.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Produces an accumulation of oily material that is known as a blackhead
    • A. 

      Arrector pili

    • B. 

      Sebaceous gland

    • C. 

      Nail

    • D. 

      Apocrine gland

  • 8. 
    Tiny muscles, attached to hair follicles, that pull the hair upright during fright or cold
    • A. 

      Hair follicle

    • B. 

      Hair

    • C. 

      Arrector pili

    • D. 

      Cutaneous receptors

  • 9. 
    Perspiration glands with a role in temperature control
    • A. 

      Sweat- eccrine gland

    • B. 

      Sweat- apocrine gland

    • C. 

      Hair

    • D. 

      Cutaneous receptors

  • 10. 
    Sheath formed of both epithelial and connective tissues
    • A. 

      Nail

    • B. 

      Hair

    • C. 

      Sebaceous gland

    • D. 

      Hair follicle

  • 11. 
    Less numerous type of perspiration-producing gland; found mainly in the pubic and axillary regions
    • A. 

      Sweat- eccrine gland

    • B. 

      Sweat- apocrine gland

    • C. 

      Sebaceous gland

    • D. 

      Cutaneous receptors

  • 12. 
    found everywhere on the body except the palms of hands and soles of feet
    • A. 

      Nail

    • B. 

      Cutaneous receptors

    • C. 

      Hair

    • D. 

      Sebaceous gland

  • 13. 
    Primarily dead/keratinized cells
    • A. 

      Nail

    • B. 

      Boogers

    • C. 

      Hair

    • D. 

      Roadkill

  • 14. 
    specialized nerve endings that respond to temperature, touch, etc.
    • A. 

      Cutaneous receptors

    • B. 

      Kryptonite

    • C. 

      Hair follicle

    • D. 

      Spidey senses

  • 15. 
    secretes a lubricant for hair and skin
    • A. 

      KY jelly

    • B. 

      Sebaceous glands

    • C. 

      Tre'samme

    • D. 

      Hair follicle

  • 16. 
    "Sports" a lunule and a cuticle
    • A. 

      Lil Wayne

    • B. 

      Oprah Winfrey

    • C. 

      Nail

    • D. 

      Hair

  • 17. 
    The skins abundant capillary network, under the control of the nervous system, plays an important role in regulating heat retention at the body surface.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Eccrine sweat glands secrete oil when the external temperature or body temperature is high, dissipating body heat when the capillary cooling system is not sufficient or is unable to maintain body temperature homeostasis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    What organ system controls the activity of the eccrine sweat glands?
    • A. 

      Muscle system

    • B. 

      Skeletal system

    • C. 

      Integument system

    • D. 

      Nervous system

  • 20. 
    Each of us has a unique genetically determined set of fingerprints.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Name the three common fingerprint patterns
    • A. 

      Loops

    • B. 

      Arches

    • C. 

      Parallels

    • D. 

      Whorls

    • E. 

      Symetric

  • 22. 
    are translucent cells in thick skin containing keratin fibrils.
    • A. 

      Stratum basale

    • B. 

      Stratum lucidum

    • C. 

      Stratum corneum

    • D. 

      Stratum granulosum

  • 23. 
    These are dead cells
    • A. 

      Stratum corneum and basale

    • B. 

      Stratum corneum and granulosum

    • C. 

      Stratum corneum and spinosum

    • D. 

      Stratum corneum and lucidum

  • 24. 
    This layer is responsible for fingerpirnts
    • A. 

      Recticular layer

    • B. 

      Dermal layer

    • C. 

      Papillary layer

    • D. 

      Hypodermal layer

  • 25. 
    This is the vascular region of the dermis
    • A. 

      Reticular layer

    • B. 

      Dermal layer

    • C. 

      Papillary layer

    • D. 

      Draculas layer

  • 26. 
    major skin area that produces derivatives (nails and hair)
    • A. 

      Dermis

    • B. 

      Hypodermis

    • C. 

      Epidermis

    • D. 

      Keratin

  • 27. 
    epidermal region exhibiting the most rapid cell division
    • A. 

      Stratum basale

    • B. 

      Stratum lucidum

    • C. 

      Stratum corneum

    • D. 

      Stratum granulosum

  • 28. 
    scalelike dead cells, full of keratin, that constantly slough off
    • A. 

      Stratum basale

    • B. 

      Stratum corneum

    • C. 

      Stratum lucidum

    • D. 

      Stratum spinosum

  • 29. 
    mitotic cells filled with intermediate filaments
    • A. 

      Stratum corneum

    • B. 

      Stratum lucidum

    • C. 

      Stratum spinosum

    • D. 

      Stratum basale

  • 30. 
    has abundant elastic and collagenic fibers
    • A. 

      Papillary layer

    • B. 

      Reticular layer

    • C. 

      Epidermal Layer

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 31. 
    location of melanocytes and tactile (merkel) cells
    • A. 

      Dermis

    • B. 

      Epidermis

    • C. 

      Hypodermis

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 32. 
    Area where web-like pre-keratin filaments first appear
    • A. 

      Stratum corneum

    • B. 

      Stratum lucidum

    • C. 

      Stratum granulosm

    • D. 

      Stratum spinosum

  • 33. 
    region of areolar connective tissue
    • A. 

      Recticular layer

    • B. 

      Papillary layer

    • C. 

      Both A & B

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 34. 
    granules extruded from the keratinocytes prevent water loss by diffusion through the epidermis.
    • A. 

      Laminated

    • B. 

      Keratohyaline

    • C. 

      Lamellated

    • D. 

      Langerhans

  • 35. 
    Fibers in the dermis are produced by
    • A. 

      Oseoblast

    • B. 

      Fibroblast

    • C. 

      Elves

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 36. 
    Glands that respond to rising androgen levels are the glands
    • A. 

      Sebaceous

    • B. 

      Apocrine

    • C. 

      Eccrine

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 37. 
    Phagocytic cells that occupy the epidermis are called
    • A. 

      Epidermic dendritic

    • B. 

      Dermal

    • C. 

      Langerhans

    • D. 

      Both A and C

  • 38. 
    A unique touch receptor formed from a stratum basale cell and a nerve fiber is a
    • A. 

      Tactile cells

    • B. 

      Merkel Cells

    • C. 

      Dendritics cells

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 39. 
    What layer is present in thick skin but not thin skin?
    • A. 

      Stratum corneum

    • B. 

      Stratum lucidum

    • C. 

      Stratum granulosum

    • D. 

      Stratum spinosum

  • 40. 
    what cell to cell structures hold the cells of the stratum spinosum tightly together?
    • A. 

      Glue

    • B. 

      Desmosomes

    • C. 

      Happy thoughts

    • D. 

      Hobbits