Skin Structure, Growth And Nutrition: Quiz!

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Skin Structure, Growth And Nutrition: Quiz!

How do you feel about skin structure, growth, and nutrition? The blood supplies nutrients and molecules from food such as protein, carbohydrates, and fats to the skin. Nutrients are required for cell life, repair, and growth. The deeper layer of the dermis supplies the skin with oxygen and nutrients. Changes in nutritional intake can affect the skin. Take this quiz and let your knowledge grow.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    People with dark-colored skin mostly produce?
    • A. 

      Primary melanin

    • B. 

      Pheomelanin

    • C. 

      Eumelanin

    • D. 

      Secondary melanin

  • 2. 
    What is the medical branch of science that deals with the study of skin?
    • A. 

      Neurology

    • B. 

      Osteology

    • C. 

      Dermatology

    • D. 

      Cardiology 

  • 3. 
    Impulses are carried from the brain to the muscle by ___________ nerve fibers.
    • A. 

      Motor 

    • B. 

      Secretory

    • C. 

      Passive

    • D. 

      Sensory

  • 4. 
    Where are the melanocytes located?
    • A. 

      Stratum Lucidum

    • B. 

      Stratum Granulosum

    • C. 

      Stratum Corneum

    • D. 

      Stratum Germinativum

  • 5. 
    Skin color depends on tiny grains of pigment or coloring matter, called?
    • A. 

      Collagen

    • B. 

      Melanin

    • C. 

      Papule

    • D. 

      Sebum

  • 6. 
    The outermost layer of the skin is the?
    • A. 

      Reticular

    • B. 

      Epidermis

    • C. 

      Dermis

    • D. 

      Papillary 

  • 7. 
    The specialist who provides cleansing treatments for the skin is a(n)?
    • A. 

      Esthetician

    • B. 

      Pedicurist

    • C. 

      Dermatologist

    • D. 

      Manicurist 

  • 8. 
    What is NOT one of the principal functions of the skin?
    • A. 

      Sensation

    • B. 

      Heat Regulation

    • C. 

      Excretion

    • D. 

      Digestion

  • 9. 
    The body needs ___________ for many body functions, including hormones & sebum production.
    • A. 

      Fats

    • B. 

      Carbohydrates

    • C. 

      Minerals

    • D. 

      Proteins

  • 10. 
    Continued, repeated pressure on any part of the skin can cause it to thicken and develop into a?
    • A. 

      Comedo

    • B. 

      Papule

    • C. 

      Callus

    • D. 

      Pustule

  • 11. 
    What are the two layers of the dermis?
    • A. 

      Reticular & tactile

    • B. 

      Papillary & Subcutaneous

    • C. 

      Papillary & Reticular

    • D. 

      Reticular & Subcutaneous

  • 12. 
    What is the principal component of hair & nails?
    • A. 

      Elastin

    • B. 

      Melanin

    • C. 

      Keratin

    • D. 

      Collagen

  • 13. 
    What is the oily secretion that lubricates the skin & preserves the softness of the hair?
    • A. 

      Elastin

    • B. 

      Collagen

    • C. 

      Perspiration

    • D. 

      Sebum

  • 14. 
    If the skin of an average adult were stretched out, it would cover more than how many square inches?
    • A. 

      1,500

    • B. 

      3,000

    • C. 

      2,000

    • D. 

      5,000

  • 15. 
    The horny layer or outer covering of the epidermis, is the?
    • A. 

      Stratum corneum

    • B. 

      Stratum Granulosum    

    • C. 

      Stratum Germinativum

    • D. 

      Stratum Spinosum

  • 16. 
    The clear fluid that bathes skin cells, removes toxins & cellular waste, and has immune functions is called?
    • A. 

      Collagen

    • B. 

      Lymph

    • C. 

      Blood

    • D. 

      Adipose

  • 17. 
    The small, cone-shaped elevations at the bottom of hair follicles are called the?
    • A. 

      Melanocytes

    • B. 

      Sebaceous Glands

    • C. 

      Tactile Corpuscles

    • D. 

      Dermal Papillae

  • 18. 
    The fibrous protein that gives skin form & strength is?
    • A. 

      Keratin

    • B. 

      Elastin

    • C. 

      Pheomelanin

    • D. 

      Collagen

  • 19. 
    Which vitamin is vital in fighting the aging process & promoting the production of collagen?
    • A. 

      Vitamin A

    • B. 

      Vitamin D

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Vitamin E

  • 20. 
    Which layer of the epidermis is also known as the basal cell layer?
    • A. 

      Stratum Corneum

    • B. 

      Stratum Spinosum

    • C. 

      Stratum Germinativum

    • D. 

      Stratum Granulosum

  • 21. 
    Which nerve fibers react to heat, cold, touch, pressure & pain?
    • A. 

      Sensory

    • B. 

      Secretory

    • C. 

      Passive

    • D. 

      Motor

  • 22. 
    The pigment produced to protect the skin from the effects of ultraviolet sun rays is called?
    • A. 

      Elastin

    • B. 

      Collagen

    • C. 

      Keratin

    • D. 

      Melanin

  • 23. 
    The surface of healthy skin should?
    • A. 

      Be slightly acidic

    • B. 

      Have a neutral pH

    • C. 

      Be slightly alkaline

    • D. 

      Be highly acidic

  • 24. 
    Subcutaneous tissue does all of the following EXCEPT?
    • A. 

      Gives smoothness & contour to the body

    • B. 

      Contains fats for use as energy

    • C. 

      Produces melanin

    • D. 

      Acts as a protective cushion for the skin

  • 25. 
    What is NOT a characteristic of healthy skin?
    • A. 

      Slightly moist

    • B. 

      Fine-grained texture

    • C. 

      Rigid

    • D. 

      Soft

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