Chemistry Safety Quiz: MCQ Trivia!

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What do you know about chemistry safety? You must learn your safety equipment and how to use it. With many chemicals, if you can smell them, you are putting yourself at risk. If the safety information states that a chemical must be used a certain way, use it only that way. Want to know more about chemistry safety? Try this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    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 organized environment. Failure to clean the lab area can lead to potential hazards and contamination. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 2. 

    A fume hood is to protect you from

    • A.

      Fires

    • B.

      Getting chemicals in your gum

    • C.

      Fumes that you should not be breathing

    • D.

      To obtain medical help

    Correct Answer
    C. Fumes that you should not be breathing
    Explanation
    A fume hood is a safety equipment designed to protect individuals from inhaling harmful fumes. It creates a controlled environment by sucking in the air and directing it away from the user, preventing them from breathing in toxic or hazardous gases. This helps to maintain a safe working environment and minimize the risk of respiratory problems or other health issues caused by inhaling dangerous fumes.

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  • 3. 

    All accidents must be reported immediately to the teacher.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    All accidents must be reported immediately to the teacher. This statement implies that any accident, regardless of its severity, should be reported to the teacher without delay. This ensures that the necessary action can be taken promptly to provide appropriate help or medical assistance if needed. Reporting accidents promptly also helps in documenting incidents for future reference and implementing preventive measures to avoid similar accidents in the future. Therefore, it is important to adhere to this policy and report accidents immediately to the teacher.

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  • 4. 

    Always add acid to water and not the reverse.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Adding acid to water is a safety precaution because it helps to minimize the risk of a dangerous reaction. When acid is added to water, the water acts as a diluent, which helps to control the heat generated and prevents the mixture from splashing or boiling over. On the other hand, adding water to acid can cause a rapid release of heat and potentially lead to a violent reaction. Therefore, it is always recommended to add acid to water and not the reverse.

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  • 5. 

    Always point the test tube directly to your lab partner.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Pointing the test tube directly at your lab partner is not safe because it can lead to accidental splashing or spilling of the contents, which can cause harm or injury. It is important to handle test tubes with caution and direct them away from yourself and others to ensure safety in the laboratory.

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  • 6. 

    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 trash basket because it poses a safety hazard. Broken glass can cause injuries to people who handle the trash or to waste management workers. It is recommended to dispose of broken glass in a designated container or wrap it in newspaper or a plastic bag before placing it in the trash to prevent accidents.

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  • 7. 

    Clean all glassware only after an experiment.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is not necessary to clean all glassware only after an experiment. Glassware should be cleaned before and after an experiment to ensure accurate and uncontaminated results. Cleaning before the experiment removes any residue or contaminants that may affect the experiment, while cleaning after the experiment removes any remaining chemicals or substances that could potentially contaminate future experiments. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 8. 

    Contact lenses are preferred in the lab.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Contact lenses are preferred in the lab" is false. Contact lenses are not preferred in the lab because they can pose a risk if any chemicals or particles get trapped between the lens and the eye. Safety glasses or goggles are typically recommended in laboratory settings to provide better protection for the eyes.

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  • 9. 

    Dispose of all chemicals down the sink.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Disposing of all chemicals down the sink is not recommended because it can contaminate the water supply and harm the environment. Many chemicals are not easily broken down and can cause pollution or damage to aquatic life. It is important to follow proper disposal methods for chemicals, such as taking them to a designated hazardous waste facility or following specific instructions provided by the manufacturer.

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  • 10. 

    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 primarily used for holding and measuring liquids, not for drinking. Lab equipment like beakers are designed for specific purposes and should not be used for activities outside of their intended use. Drinking out of beakers can lead to contamination and potential health risks. It is important to follow proper lab safety protocols and use appropriate containers for consuming beverages.

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  • 11. 

    Goggles can be removed when cleaning up the lab at the end of an experiment.

    • 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 because they provide protection for the eyes against potential hazards such as chemicals or flying debris. It is important to keep the goggles on until all cleaning and tidying tasks are complete to ensure safety.

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  • 12. 

    Horseplay is allowed in the laboratory now and then.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Horseplay, which refers to rough or playful behavior, is not allowed in the laboratory. It can be dangerous and lead to accidents or damage to equipment. Therefore, the statement that horseplay is allowed in the laboratory now and then is false.

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  • 13. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Lightly wrapping a chemical bottle against the table top is not a recommended method to open it. This action can cause the bottle to break or leak, leading to potential hazards. It is important to follow proper procedures and use appropriate tools or techniques when handling chemicals to ensure safety.

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  • 14. 

    If you spill any chemicals on yourself, you should immediately stop the lab and then begin to put away your lab materials.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The correct answer is False because if you spill any chemicals on yourself, you should immediately stop the lab activity and attend to your safety first. This may involve rinsing the affected area with water or seeking medical attention if necessary. Putting away lab materials can wait until you have ensured your well-being.

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  • 15. 

    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 is suggesting that students should only change the directions on an assignment if they have been explicitly instructed to do so by the teacher. This implies that following the given directions is generally expected and changing them without permission may not be appropriate. Therefore, the correct answer is "True."

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  • 16. 

    Only clean up a chemical spill when the lab is over.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Cleaning up a chemical spill should not be delayed until the lab is over. It is important to immediately address and clean up chemical spills to prevent any potential hazards or accidents. Delaying the cleanup can increase the risk of exposure to harmful substances and may lead to further damage or accidents in the lab. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 17. 

    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 expose the toes and can be a safety hazard in a laboratory setting where there is a risk of spills, chemicals, or falling objects. Closed-toe shoes provide better protection and minimize the risk of accidents or injuries. Therefore, the statement that open-toed shoes are allowed and encouraged in the lab is incorrect.

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  • 18. 

    Open-toed shoes can be worn if you are using beakers and colored water in the lab.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Open-toed shoes should not be worn in the lab, regardless of the type of activity being conducted. Wearing closed-toe shoes is essential for safety in the lab environment to protect the feet from potential hazards such as broken glass, spilled chemicals, or falling objects. Therefore, the statement that open-toed shoes can be worn when using beakers and colored water in the lab is incorrect.

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  • 19. 

    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 it can cause the paper towel to catch fire or burn due to the high temperature of the glass. This can result in a potential fire hazard. It is advisable to use a heat-resistant surface or a trivet to protect the surface and prevent any accidents or damage.

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  • 20. 

    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 you should read the labels on the containers only when you are unsure of the contents. However, the correct answer is False because it is important to always read the labels on containers, regardless of whether you are sure of the contents or not. This is crucial for safety reasons, as the labels provide important information about the contents, such as potential hazards, instructions for use, and storage requirements. Failing to read the labels can lead to accidents or misuse of the contents.

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  • 21. 

    Smell chemicals when you are not sure of their identity.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is not advisable to smell chemicals when you are unsure of their identity because some chemicals can be toxic, harmful, or even fatal when inhaled. It is important to prioritize safety and follow proper procedures when handling unknown substances.

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  • 22. 

    Solid waste should be placed in the sink.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Solid waste should not be placed in the sink. The sink is meant for water drainage and should not be used as a disposal for solid waste. Solid waste should be properly disposed of in waste bins or recycling containers to ensure proper sanitation and prevent clogging or damage to plumbing systems.

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  • 23. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The eye-wash sink cannot be used as a drinking fountain because it is specifically designed for emergency eye irrigation. It is equipped with features such as a high-pressure water flow and specialized nozzles to effectively flush out contaminants from the eyes. Using it as a drinking fountain would not only be unhygienic but also potentially harmful as the water may contain chemicals or other substances that are not safe for ingestion.

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  • 24. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Knowing the locations of fire equipment in a room is not useless knowledge, as it can be crucial in case of a fire emergency. Being aware of the location of fire extinguishers, fire alarms, and emergency exits can help individuals respond quickly and effectively to a fire situation, potentially saving lives and minimizing damage. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 25. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says that the only type of candy or food that can be chewed in the lab is gum. However, this is not true. In a lab setting, it is generally not allowed to chew any type of candy or food, including gum, as it can be a safety hazard and can contaminate experiments or equipment. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 26. 

    The shower can be used anytime for any purpose.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because the word "anytime" implies that the shower can be used at any given time, regardless of the circumstances. However, there may be certain situations or conditions where using the shower is not possible, such as during a water shortage or if the shower is broken. Therefore, the shower cannot be used "anytime" for "any purpose."

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  • 27. 

    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 a state law. This means that it is not optional or a personal choice, but a legal obligation. It emphasizes the importance of protecting one's eyes from potential hazards and ensuring a safe working environment in the laboratory.

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  • 28. 

    TIf need be, the phone will be used to

    • A.

      Call your mom

    • B.

      Order pizza

    • C.

      Call your coach to see if the game/practice is canceled

    • D.

      To call the nurse for assistance

    Correct Answer
    D. To call the nurse for assistance
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to call the nurse for assistance. This is because the phrase "if need be" suggests that the phone will only be used in case of an emergency or if there is a need for medical assistance. Calling your mom, ordering pizza, or checking if the game/practice is canceled are not urgent or necessary reasons to use the phone.

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  • 29. 

    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 safety risks. Moving around can increase the chances of accidentally bumping into equipment, spilling chemicals, or disrupting the experiment. It is important to maintain a controlled and focused environment in the laboratory to ensure accurate and safe results.

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  • 30. 

    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 maintain good hygiene and prevent the spread of any potentially harmful substances or bacteria. This practice helps to minimize the risk of contamination and ensures a safe environment for both yourself and others in the lab.

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  • 31. 

    Wearing an apron in optional for ALL labs.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement states that wearing an apron is optional for all labs. However, the correct answer is False, which means that wearing an apron is not optional for all labs. This suggests that there are certain labs where wearing an apron is mandatory.

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  • 32. 

    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
    Tipping the mouth of the bottle towards you when opening a bottle of liquid chemical can be dangerous. It increases the risk of the chemical splashing or spilling onto you, which can cause harm or injury. It is safer to keep the mouth of the bottle away from your face and body when opening it.

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  • 33. 

    You should occasionally turn the sink on & off to make sure it is still working.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that turning the sink on and off occasionally is necessary to ensure it is still working. However, this is not true. The functionality of a sink does not depend on periodically turning it on and off. As long as there are no issues with the sink's plumbing or components, it should continue to work properly without the need for regular testing.

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  • 34. 

    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 be limited to only during the lab. This implies that it is acceptable and beneficial to read the experiment outside of the lab setting.

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  • 35. 

     The tasting of chemicals is an accepted procedure in the lab.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The tasting of chemicals is not an accepted procedure in the lab because it can be dangerous and potentially harmful. Chemicals are often toxic and can cause severe health effects if ingested. Therefore, it is important to use proper laboratory techniques and equipment to handle and analyze chemicals, rather than relying on taste.

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