Quiz: Cosmetology Exam Practice Questions!

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Quiz: Cosmetology Exam Practice Questions!

Cosmetology is defined as the professional skill of beautifying the face, hair and skin, and in this cosmetology exam practice we’ll be seeing if you have what it takes to become a cosmetologist and start helping people achieve inner and outer beauty. How much do you know?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    One of the major elements required for good health is proper:
    • A. 

      Diet

    • B. 

      Training

    • C. 

      Clothing

    • D. 

      Coworkers

  • 2. 
    For a good sitting posture, keep your knees and:
    • A. 

      Arms close together

    • B. 

      Hops relaxed

    • C. 

      Feet close together

    • D. 

      Ankles crossed

  • 3. 
    A successful cosmetologist is a skilled
    • A. 

      Storyteller

    • B. 

      Listener

    • C. 

      Fitness expert

    • D. 

      Fashion expert

  • 4. 
    Bacteria are not harmed by disinfectants while in the
    • A. 

      Vegetative stage

    • B. 

      Spore-forming stage

    • C. 

      Active stage

    • D. 

      Mitosis stage

  • 5. 
    Bacilli are bacteria with a
    • A. 

      Corkscrew shape

    • B. 

      Round shape

    • C. 

      Rod shape

    • D. 

      Curved shape

  • 6. 
    Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (aids)
    • A. 

      Is caued by needle use

    • B. 

      Is a form of herpes

    • C. 

      Attacks the nervous system

    • D. 

      Is caused by HIV virus

  • 7. 
    Surfaces that may be sterilized are:
    • A. 

      Skin

    • B. 

      Nonporous

    • C. 

      Nail plates

    • D. 

      Wood and plastic

  • 8. 
    Disinfection is one step below sterilization because it does not
    • A. 

      Kill microbes

    • B. 

      Kill bacterial spores

    • C. 

      Have an odor

    • D. 

      Clean surfaces

  • 9. 
    The technical term for eyelash hair is
    • A. 

      Barba

    • B. 

      Cilia

    • C. 

      Capilli

    • D. 

      Supercilia

  • 10. 
    The chemical composition of hair varies with its
    • A. 

      Color

    • B. 

      Length

    • C. 

      Thickness

    • D. 

      Growth pattern

  • 11. 
    The club-shaped structure that forms the lower part of the hair root is the
    • A. 

      Arrector pili

    • B. 

      Bulb

    • C. 

      Papilla

    • D. 

      Hair shaft

  • 12. 
    The growing phase of hair is known as
    • A. 

      Anagen

    • B. 

      Mitosis

    • C. 

      Catagen

    • D. 

      Telogen

  • 13. 
    A topical solution applied to the scalp that is medically proven to regrow hair is
    • A. 

      Finasteride

    • B. 

      Astringent

    • C. 

      Monoxidil

    • D. 

      Hot oil

  • 14. 
    Long, thick pigmented hair is known as
    • A. 

      Barba

    • B. 

      Terminal

    • C. 

      Supercilia

    • D. 

      Vellus

  • 15. 
    Hair flowing in the same direction is known as:
    • A. 

      The natural parting

    • B. 

      The hair stream

    • C. 

      A cowlick

    • D. 

      The hairline

  • 16. 
    A miniaturization of certain scalp follicles contributes to:
    • A. 

      Androgenetic alopecia

    • B. 

      Postpartum alopecia

    • C. 

      Alopecia areata

    • D. 

      Telogen effluvium

  • 17. 
    Trichoptilosis is the technical name for
    • A. 

      Beaded hair

    • B. 

      Split ends

    • C. 

      Gray hair

    • D. 

      Ringed hair

  • 18. 
    The medical term for dandruff is:
    • A. 

      Pityriasis

    • B. 

      Pediculosis

    • C. 

      Tinea

    • D. 

      Monilethrix

  • 19. 
    To maintain proper tension during haircutting,
    • A. 

      Saturate hair

    • B. 

      Use a razor

    • C. 

      Do not cut past your second knuckle

    • D. 

      Allow your index and middle fingers to overlap

  • 20. 
    The amount of elevation from the head form is:
    • A. 

      Dicatate by parting size

    • B. 

      Equal to the subsection size

    • C. 

      Measured in degrees

    • D. 

      Measured in inches