Cosmetology Final Exam MCQ! Quiz

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Cosmetology Final Exam MCQ! Quiz

As we continue to prep for the final exam, below is the second quiz in the series of tests designed to keep you on your feet when it comes to the cosmetology classes you have been taken. Give it a try, and ensure you keep an eye out for the third one so that you get the highest score come exam time.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Light, gliding strokes, or circular motion during a massage is called ____.
    • A. 

      Petrissage

    • B. 

      Friction

    • C. 

      Vibration

    • D. 

      Effleurage

  • 2. 
    Extra moisture may alter the bonds that give hair its shape and may cause the hair to become ____.
    • A. 

      Frizzy

    • B. 

      Dry

    • C. 

      Wet

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    Melanin in dark or black hair is found in the ____.
    • A. 

      Cortex only

    • B. 

      Cuticle and cortex

    • C. 

      Cuticle only

    • D. 

      Medulla only

  • 4. 
    Alopecia may be caused by a/an ___.
    • A. 

      Fungal infection

    • B. 

      Bacterial cell infection

    • C. 

      Inflammatory disease

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Avoid giving a scalp massage if ____ is/are present.
    • A. 

      Scalp abrasions

    • B. 

      Fragilitis crinium

    • C. 

      Congenital canities

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    The papilla provides nourishment for the primitive hair germ.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The number of melanocytes in the hair and the pigment they produce is determined by the papilla.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Hair is primarily made of protein, which is made from the linking together of _____.
    • A. 

      Polypeptide chains

    • B. 

      Amino acids

    • C. 

      Thioglycolic acid

    • D. 

      Salt bonds

  • 9. 
    Red hair has a high concentration of _______.
    • A. 

      Eumelanin

    • B. 

      Pheomelanin

    • C. 

      Cuticle

    • D. 

      Malanocytes

  • 10. 
    Pilica Polonica is a term for matted hair that can't be undone.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Ringworm of the scalp is called _____.
    • A. 

      Tinea favosa

    • B. 

      Scabies

    • C. 

      Tinea capitis

    • D. 

      Psoriasis

  • 12. 
    Light, chemical, and magnetic changes are produced by ____.
    • A. 

      Electricity

    • B. 

      A short circuit

    • C. 

      Force

    • D. 

      Conductors

  • 13. 
    In order to apply special currents to the skin, a device called a/an ____ is used to reduce the current from a typical 120-volt power source to a level safely handled by the human body.
    • A. 

      Rectifier

    • B. 

      Converter

    • C. 

      Wall plate

    • D. 

      Electrode

  • 14. 
    _____ current electrotherapy produces chemical changes bypassing the current through particular acid or alkaline solutions and/or bypassing the current through body tissues and fluids.
    • A. 

      Tesla

    • B. 

      Galvanic

    • C. 

      Faradic

    • D. 

      Sinusoidal

  • 15. 
    The negative pole of galvanic current is believed to have the following temporary effect on the area of the body to which it is applied:
    • A. 

      Increases blood flow

    • B. 

      Hardens tissue

    • C. 

      Produces acidic reaction

    • D. 

      Closes pores

  • 16. 
    ____ is a process using the positive electrode to force acidic solutions into the skin without breaking the skin.
    • A. 

      Anaphoresis

    • B. 

      Cataphoresis

    • C. 

      Faradic therapy

    • D. 

      Telsa therapy

  • 17. 
    ____ is/are most commonly used in a faradic current treatment.
    • A. 

      Amperages of more than 1 milliampere

    • B. 

      120 volts

    • C. 

      The direct method

    • D. 

      The indirect method

  • 18. 
    The use of ____ has an electrochemical effect.
    • A. 

      Telsa

    • B. 

      Faradic

    • C. 

      Galvanic

    • D. 

      Sinusoidal

  • 19. 
    An Underwriters Laboratory (UL) designation indicates ____.
    • A. 

      The appliance has been certified to operate safely under the conditions specified

    • B. 

      It is free from all mechanical defects

    • C. 

      The manufacturer's warranty is doubled

    • D. 

      It operates with less power than the specified on the label

  • 20. 
    A generator produces alternating current _______.
    • A. 

      By using mechanical energy to produce electricity

    • B. 

      By pumping a high number of electrons into power lines

    • C. 

      Through two terminals (one positive and one negative)

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    A closed path circuit ______.
    • A. 

      Allows electrons to leave hte source to operate an appliace

    • B. 

      Ends at your driveway

    • C. 

      Will blow a fuse quickly

    • D. 

      Is against all UL regulations

  • 22. 
    Parallel wiring of electrical circuits _____.
    • A. 

      Forces the user to have all loads operating at the same time

    • B. 

      Will cause an open circuit if one appliance ceases to function

    • C. 

      Allows several loads to be used at different times or all at once

    • D. 

      Is common in battery-operated equipment

  • 23. 
    A fuse _____.
    • A. 

      Is a device that contains a fine metal wire that llows a current to flow through it

    • B. 

      Is a device that, if it becomes overloaded, can be reused once it cools down

    • C. 

      Should be replaced with a fuse of larger rating if it becomes overloaded

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    A shock occurs when a human comes into contact with an electric current. You can ____.
    • A. 

      Grab the person's hand and remove then from the circuit

    • B. 

      Quickly open the circuit to shut off the electrical current

    • C. 

      Knock the person out of the circuit using an insulator

    • D. 

      Both b & c

  • 25. 
    Galvanic current ____.
    • A. 

      Is alternating current of low voltage and high amperage

    • B. 

      Is direct current of low voltage and high amperage

    • C. 

      Is alternating current of high voltage and low amperage

    • D. 

      Is direct current of high voltage and high amperage

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