Cosmetology Practice Exam 8

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  • 1. 
    Archeological studies reveal that hair cutting and hairstyling were practiced in some form as early as:
    • A. 

      The ice age

    • B. 

      The medieval period

    • C. 

      The roman empire

    • D. 

      The middle ages

  • 2. 
    The barber pole--symbol of the barber surgeon--has its roots in a medical procedue called:
    • A. 

      Staff

    • B. 

      Dentistry

    • C. 

      Knifing

    • D. 

      Bloodletting

  • 3. 
    Your license will unlock doors for employment; however, your career will be fueled with:
    • A. 

      Focusing on hair cutting

    • B. 

      Skills and gossiping

    • C. 

      Personal dedication and passion

    • D. 

      Poor taste and dishonesty

  • 4. 
    When handling a schedule conflict with a client, it is recommended to:
    • A. 

      Cover up the issue

    • B. 

      Argue with the client

    • C. 

      Never argue and be pollite

    • D. 

      Cancel the appointment

  • 5. 
    Bacteria generally consist of an outer cell wall containing a liquid called:
    • A. 

      Spore-forming

    • B. 

      Spherical spore

    • C. 

      Protoplasm

    • D. 

      Photosynthesis

  • 6. 
    A disease that spreads from one person to another by contact is said to be:
    • A. 

      Epidermic

    • B. 

      Immunity

    • C. 

      Community

    • D. 

      Contagious

  • 7. 
    A contagious skin disease that is caused by the itch mite is:
    • A. 

      Scabies

    • B. 

      Lice

    • C. 

      Pediculosis

    • D. 

      Immunity

  • 8. 
    The three main types of decontamination are:
    • A. 

      Sanitation,sterilizing, and dry heat

    • B. 

      Sterilizing, cleaning and processing

    • C. 

      Sanitation, disenfection, and sterilization

    • D. 

      Sanitation, steam autoclave, and heat

  • 9. 
    Substances used to destroy bacteria and viruses on surfaces such as implements and combs are:
    • A. 

      Disinfectants

    • B. 

      Antiseptics

    • C. 

      Sanitizers

    • D. 

      Fumigants

  • 10. 
    Single-use items that do not have the capacity to be disinfected after each client use must be:
    • A. 

      Discarded

    • B. 

      Washed

    • C. 

      Stored

    • D. 

      Immersed

  • 11. 
    A very safe and useful type of disinfectant, commonly called quats, is:
    • A. 

      Quaternary antiseptic solution

    • B. 

      Quaternary-based compounds

    • C. 

      Quaternary softening compound

    • D. 

      Quaternary ammonium compounds

  • 12. 
    The uppermost and largest bone of the arm,extending from the elbow to the shoulder is the:
    • A. 

      Hyoid

    • B. 

      Humerus

    • C. 

      Scapula

    • D. 

      Thorax

  • 13. 
    Ductless glands that release secretion of hormones directly into the bloodstream are:
    • A. 

      Endocrine glands

    • B. 

      Digestive glands

    • C. 

      Exocrine glands

    • D. 

      Sweat glands

  • 14. 
    The layer that consists of cells that look like distinct granules and are pushed to the surface to replace cells that shed is the:
    • A. 

      Basal cell layer

    • B. 

      Stratum germinativum

    • C. 

      Stratum granulosm

    • D. 

      Stratum lucidum

  • 15. 
    The stratum germinativum is composed of several layers with special cells that produce a dark skin pigment called:
    • A. 

      Spiny

    • B. 

      Elongated

    • C. 

      Melanin

    • D. 

      Granules

  • 16. 
    The muscle that causes goose bumps when a person is frightened or cold is the:
    • A. 

      Angled muscle

    • B. 

      Secretory muscle

    • C. 

      Absorption muscle

    • D. 

      Arrector pili muscle

  • 17. 
    The visible part of the matrix that extends underneath the living skin is called the:
    • A. 

      Cuticle

    • B. 

      Nail walls

    • C. 

      Lunula

    • D. 

      Mantle

  • 18. 
    The fibrous protein core formed by elongated cells that contains melanin pigment is the:
    • A. 

      Cuticle layer

    • B. 

      Overlapping layer

    • C. 

      Cortex layer

    • D. 

      Medulla layer

  • 19. 
    The medulla, the innermost layer of the hair, is composed of cells that are:
    • A. 

      Transparent

    • B. 

      Elongated

    • C. 

      Flat

    • D. 

      Round

  • 20. 
    Hair flowing in the same direction, the result of follicles sloping in the same direction form a:
    • A. 

      Section

    • B. 

      Hair stream

    • C. 

      Hair whorl

    • D. 

      Cowlick

  • 21. 
    Oily hair and scalp are caused by improper washing or overactive:
    • A. 

      Sudoriferous glands

    • B. 

      Monilethrix

    • C. 

      Sebaceous glands

    • D. 

      Arrector glands

  • 22. 
    A condition that is characterized by brittleness and the formation of nodular swellings along the hair shaft is the:
    • A. 

      Fragilitas crinium

    • B. 

      Trichorrhexis nodosa

    • C. 

      Alopecia areata

    • D. 

      Hypertrichosis

  • 23. 
    Change in the form of a substance that does not cause a chemical change is a(n):
    • A. 

      Anion change

    • B. 

      Solid change

    • C. 

      Matter change

    • D. 

      Physical change

  • 24. 
    Chemical reactions that are characterized by or formed by giving off heat are:
    • A. 

      Neutralization

    • B. 

      Acidic

    • C. 

      Electrons

    • D. 

      Exothermic

  • 25. 
    When oxygen is subtracted from a substance, the chemical reaction is called:
    • A. 

      Removal

    • B. 

      Reduction

    • C. 

      Suspended

    • D. 

      Transferred

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