Skin Structure, Growth And Nutrition: Quiz!

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  • 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