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Demonstrate your knowledge of safety within a chemistry classroom. You MUST earn a 90% or higher to participate in lab activities.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Horseplay is allowed in the laboratory now and then

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Horseplay is not allowed in the laboratory now and then. This means that engaging in rough or playful behavior is not permitted in the laboratory.

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  • 2. 

    The wearing of safety goggles in the laboratory is a state law.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that wearing safety goggles in the laboratory is required by state law. This means that it is mandatory for individuals to wear safety goggles while working in the laboratory to ensure their safety and prevent any potential accidents or injuries.

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  • 3. 

    Open toed shoes are allowed and encouraged in the lab

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Open toed shoes are not allowed and encouraged in the lab. This is because open toed shoes do not provide adequate protection for the feet and can be a safety hazard in a lab environment where there is a risk of spills, chemicals, or objects falling. Closed-toe shoes are generally required in labs to ensure the safety of individuals working in the lab.

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  • 4. 

    All accidents must be reported to the teacher before the end of class.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    All accidents must be reported to the teacher before the end of class. False. This means that not all accidents need to be reported to the teacher before the end of class. Some accidents may not require immediate reporting or may be handled by other staff members.

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  • 5. 

    Read the labels on the containers only when you are not sure of the contents

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that one should read the labels on containers only when unsure of their contents. However, the correct answer is False because it is always important to read the labels on containers regardless of whether or not you are sure of the contents. Reading labels helps ensure that you are using the products correctly and safely, and can provide important information such as ingredients, warnings, and usage instructions.

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  • 6. 

    Only change the directions on an assignment when instructed to do so by the teacher.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement suggests that students should only change the directions on an assignment if the teacher explicitly instructs them to do so. This implies that following the given directions is generally expected, and any changes should be made under the guidance of the teacher.

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  • 7. 

    Smell chemicals when you are not sure of their identity.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is not true that you should smell chemicals when you are unsure of their identity. Smelling chemicals can be dangerous as some chemicals may be toxic, corrosive, or otherwise harmful. It is always recommended to use proper safety precautions, such as wearing personal protective equipment and consulting material safety data sheets, when dealing with unknown chemicals.

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  • 8. 

    Only acid and base spills should be washed off.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because not only acid and base spills should be washed off, but also any other hazardous chemical spills should be washed off. Acid and base spills are just examples of hazardous chemical spills that require immediate washing off to minimize the risk of harm or damage.

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  • 9. 

    Walking around the laboratory during an experiment is encouraged.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Walking around the laboratory during an experiment is not encouraged because it can pose a safety hazard. Moving around can increase the risk of accidentally knocking over equipment or coming into contact with hazardous substances. It is important to maintain a controlled and stable environment during experiments to ensure accurate results and minimize the potential for accidents or injuries.

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  • 10. 

    Broken glass should be disposed of in any trash basket.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Broken glass should not be disposed of in any regular trash basket because it can pose a risk to sanitation workers and potentially cause injuries. Instead, it should be placed in a designated container or wrapped in newspaper and placed in a sturdy bag before disposal to prevent accidents.

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  • 11. 

    Place hot glass directly on a paper towel.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Placing hot glass directly on a paper towel is not recommended because the heat from the glass can cause the paper towel to burn or catch fire. It is important to use heat-resistant materials, such as a trivet or a heat-resistant surface, to protect both the glass and the surrounding area from potential damage or accidents.

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  • 12. 

    Goggles can be removed when cleaning up the lab at the end of an experiment when YOUR group is done. (even if the group across from you is still working)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Goggles should not be removed when cleaning up the lab at the end of an experiment, even if your group is done and the group across from you is still working. Goggles are an essential safety measure to protect the eyes from any potential hazards in the lab, and they should be worn until all lab activities are completely finished. Removing goggles prematurely can increase the risk of eye injuries. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 13. 

    If a chemical bottle will not open, lightly hit it against the table top and try again.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Hitting a chemical bottle against a table top is not a recommended method to open it. Doing so can cause the bottle to break or leak, leading to potential hazards. It is important to follow proper procedures and guidelines for handling chemicals to ensure safety.

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  • 14. 

    Always add acid to water and not the reverse.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because adding acid to water allows for better control of the reaction. When acid is added to water, the acid molecules disperse and mix more evenly throughout the water, resulting in a more controlled and gradual reaction. On the other hand, adding water to acid can cause a rapid release of heat and potentially create a dangerous situation, as the acid can splash and cause burns. Therefore, it is important to always remember to add acid to water and not the reverse.

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  • 15. 

    Cleaning the lab area is optional after each lab period.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Cleaning the lab area is not optional after each lab period. It is necessary to clean the lab area after each lab period to maintain a safe and hygienic environment. Failure to clean the lab area can lead to the accumulation of hazardous materials, contamination, and potential accidents or health risks for the next lab session. Therefore, it is important to clean the lab area after each lab period.

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  • 16. 

    Reading the laboratory experiment should only be done during the lab

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that reading the laboratory experiment should not only be done during the lab. This implies that it is acceptable to read the laboratory experiment outside of the lab setting. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 17. 

    Clean all glassware after an experiment only  if its really dirty.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that glassware should only be cleaned if it is really dirty after an experiment. This implies that glassware does not need to be cleaned after every experiment, which is not true. Proper cleaning and sterilization of glassware is essential to maintain accuracy and prevent contamination in future experiments. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 18. 

    The locations of fire equipment in the room is useless knowledge.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "The locations of fire equipment in the room is useless knowledge" is false. Knowing the locations of fire equipment in a room is crucial information in case of a fire emergency. It allows individuals to quickly locate and use fire extinguishers, fire alarms, or emergency exits, potentially saving lives and minimizing property damage. Therefore, this knowledge is far from useless and can be vital in ensuring safety.

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  • 19. 

    The tasting of chemicals is NOT an accepted procedure in the lab.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because tasting chemicals is not a recommended or accepted procedure in a laboratory setting. Tasting chemicals can be dangerous and potentially harmful to the person conducting the taste test. In addition, chemicals can have unpleasant or toxic flavors that can cause adverse reactions or health issues. Therefore, it is important to rely on proper laboratory techniques and equipment for analyzing and identifying chemicals rather than relying on taste.

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  • 20. 

    Always point the test tube directly at your lab partner so they can see how the reaction is going.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is not safe or recommended to point the test tube directly at your lab partner. This can pose a risk of injury or harm to them if the reaction is violent or if any chemicals or substances are accidentally expelled from the test tube. It is important to prioritize safety in the laboratory and ensure that everyone is protected from potential hazards.

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  • 21. 

    There are no fire extinguishers in the chemistry lab.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "There are no fire extinguishers in the chemistry lab" is false. This means that there are fire extinguishers present in the chemistry lab.

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  • 22. 

    The shower can be used anytime for any purpose.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement contradicts itself by saying that the shower can be used anytime for any purpose, but then stating that the answer is false. This suggests that the statement is false and the shower cannot be used anytime for any purpose.

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  • 23. 

    If you spill any chemicals on yourself, you should immediately begin rinsing the chemical off while getting the attention of the teacher to report the spill.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is important to immediately rinse any chemicals off yourself if you spill them on your body to minimize the potential harm. Additionally, getting the attention of the teacher is necessary to report the spill so that proper measures can be taken to ensure the safety of everyone in the vicinity. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 24. 

    Solid waste should be placed in the sink.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 25. 

    When opening a bottle of a liquid chemical, tip the mouth of the bottle towards you to get a better grip.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The correct answer is False. It is not recommended to tip the mouth of the bottle towards you when opening a bottle of liquid chemical. This can increase the risk of the chemical splashing or spilling onto you, which can be dangerous. It is safer to keep the bottle away from your body and open it in a controlled manner, following the instructions or guidelines provided.

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  • 26. 

    The eye-wash sink can be used as a drinking fountain

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The eye-wash sink is specifically designed for the purpose of rinsing eyes in case of chemical or foreign substance exposure. It is not intended to be used as a drinking fountain, as the water in the eye-wash sink is not suitable for consumption.

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  • 27. 

    Wash your hands after each experiment before you leave the lab area.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is important to wash your hands after each experiment before leaving the lab area to prevent the spread of any potentially harmful substances or bacteria. This practice helps maintain a clean and safe environment for both the experimenter and others who may use the lab area.

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  • 28. 

    Drinking out of beakers is an accepted practice in the lab.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Drinking out of beakers is not an accepted practice in the lab. Beakers are used for measuring, mixing, and heating substances, and are not designed for consumption. It is important to follow proper lab safety protocols and use appropriate containers for drinking, such as cups or water bottles.

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  • 29. 

    The only type of candy or food you can chew in lab is gum

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In a lab setting, it is generally not allowed to chew any type of candy or food, including gum. Chewing gum can be a distraction and may lead to contamination of the lab environment. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 30. 

    You shouldn't wear loose clothing in lab because it is more likely to get in the chemicals or catch fire.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Loose clothing in a lab setting can pose a safety hazard due to the risk of it getting caught in chemicals or catching fire. Loose fabric can easily come into contact with hazardous substances, leading to potential chemical burns or contamination. Additionally, loose clothing can catch fire more easily, increasing the risk of burns or spreading the fire. Therefore, it is important to avoid wearing loose clothing in a lab environment to ensure personal safety and prevent accidents.

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