Cosmetology State Board Practice Exam - 1 Quiz

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Cosmetology State Board Practice Exam - 1 Quiz

Are you on the road to getting your cosmetology certification and are now feeling pre exam jitters? The quiz below is set to help you pass the final exam with ease. Give it a try and note down what you need to revise on. All the best in the exams!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      At crown

    • B. 

      At scalp

    • C. 

      Where hair porosity is greatest

    • D. 

      Where hair density is greatest

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Normal

    • B. 

      Resistant

    • C. 

      Fine

    • D. 

      Coarse

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Slightly dampened

    • B. 

      Brushed vigorously

    • C. 

      Given a cream rinse

    • D. 

      Analyzed and shampooed

  • 4. 
    To add strength and body to damaged hair, it is advisable to give a
    • A. 

      Massage treatment

    • B. 

      Hair analysis

    • C. 

      Permanent wave

    • D. 

      Conditioning treatment

  • 5. 
    A coiled, corkscrew shaped bacteria cell that causes syphilis and cholera is
    • A. 

      Bacilli

    • B. 

      Spirilla

    • C. 

      Streptococci

    • D. 

      Cocci

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Porosity

    • B. 

      Elasticity

    • C. 

      Diameter

    • D. 

      Density

  • 7. 
    If a temporary color rinse is applied to normal hair, it will
    • A. 

      Coat the cuticle layer

    • B. 

      Coat the medulla layer

    • C. 

      Penetrate the cuticle

    • D. 

      Penetrate the medulla

  • 8. 
    Why is an antiseptic applied to tweezed areas during arching?
    • A. 

      To open pores

    • B. 

      To eliminate pain

    • C. 

      To avoid infection

    • D. 

      To remove dead skin

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Razor

    • B. 

      Shears

    • C. 

      Clippers

    • D. 

      Thinning shears

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Coats and seals the relaxer into the hair

    • B. 

      Allows deeper penetration of relaxer into the hair shaft

    • C. 

      Helps even the porosity

    • D. 

      Increases neutralizing time

  • 11. 
    What type of manicure is suggested for dry cuticles and brittle nails?
    • A. 

      Oil

    • B. 

      Machine

    • C. 

      Regular

    • D. 

      Antiseptic

  • 12. 
    Nerves and blood vessels are found in the nail
    • A. 

      Bed

    • B. 

      Plate

    • C. 

      Lunula

    • D. 

      Cuticle

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is the peak of a finger wave?
    • A. 

      Line

    • B. 

      Trough

    • C. 

      Ridge

    • D. 

      C-shape

  • 14. 
    During the processing time in chemical waving, the hair has a tendency to
    • A. 

      Expand

    • B. 

      Harden

    • C. 

      Contract

    • D. 

      Circulate

  • 15. 
    What is made of cells, blood, calcium carbonate, and calcium phosphate?
    • A. 

      Nerves

    • B. 

      Teeth

    • C. 

      Bones

    • D. 

      Tendons

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Shampooing process

    • B. 

      Winding process

    • C. 

      Chemical wave solution

    • D. 

      Neutralizing solution

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      Natural pigment

    • B. 

      Temporary colors

    • C. 

      Artificial pigment

    • D. 

      Conditioner build-up

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      Blue nails

    • B. 

      White spots

    • C. 

      Onychophagy

    • D. 

      Onychomycosis

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      Abrasions are present

    • B. 

      Henna is to be applied

    • C. 

      The hair has been tinted

    • D. 

      The hair has recently been brushed

  • 20. 
    The shortest processing time in chemical waving is usually required for hair which is
    • A. 

      Fine

    • B. 

      Coarse

    • C. 

      Resistant

    • D. 

      Lightened

  • 21. 
    Frequent shampooing with highly alkaline shampoo may cause the hair to become
    • A. 

      Dry

    • B. 

      Oily

    • C. 

      Curly

    • D. 

      Thick

  • 22. 
    When tinting lightened hair back to its natural shade, it is necessary to
    • A. 

      Apply a filler

    • B. 

      Soften the hair

    • C. 

      Use a color rinse

    • D. 

      Strip the hair shaft

  • 23. 
    Which one of the following should be done to protect a sensitive scalp during a relaxer treatment?
    • A. 

      Apply a protective base

    • B. 

      Use a mild shampoo

    • C. 

      Apply a conditioner to hair

    • D. 

      Use astringent on the scalp

  • 24. 
    High elevation in haircutting is used to
    • A. 

      Add bulk

    • B. 

      Thin hair

    • C. 

      Create layers

    • D. 

      Establish guidelines

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      It protects the skin from injury

    • B. 

      It nourishes the connective tissue

    • C. 

      It gives flexibility to the nail

    • D. 

      It forms the base of all horny tissue

  • 26. 
    • A. 

      Iodine

    • B. 

      Styptic pencil

    • C. 

      Alcohol

    • D. 

      Alum powder

  • 27. 
    What is formed when two or more non-mixable substances are united with the help of a binder or gum- like substance?
    • A. 

      Solution

    • B. 

      Ointment

    • C. 

      Emulsion

    • D. 

      Suspension

  • 28. 
    • A. 

      Antibacterial soap

    • B. 

      2% boric acid

    • C. 

      Hospital grade solution

    • D. 

      Hydrogen peroxide

  • 29. 
    To remove lightener, hair should be rinsed in water that is
    • A. 

      Hot

    • B. 

      Tepid

    • C. 

      Cold

    • D. 

      Very hot

  • 30. 
    • A. 

      Shaft

    • B. 

      Papilla

    • C. 

      Follicle

    • D. 

      Arrector pili

  • 31. 
    What facial massage movement has a soothing and relaxing effect?
    • A. 

      Rolling

    • B. 

      Effleurage

    • C. 

      Friction

    • D. 

      Vibration

  • 32. 
    Prior to a permanent wave, you should drape with a
    • A. 

      Towel and plastic cape

    • B. 

      Towel and cloth cape

    • C. 

      Neck strip and cloth cape

    • D. 

      Neck strip and cutting cape

  • 33. 
    • A. 

      2.5 to 3.5

    • B. 

      5.5 to 6.5

    • C. 

      8.5 to 9.5

    • D. 

      10.5 to 11.5

  • 34. 
    By highlighting the cheekbone, the area will appear
    • A. 

      Diminished

    • B. 

      Emphasized

    • C. 

      Contoured

    • D. 

      Darkened

  • 35. 
    The mobility of a pin curl is determined by the
    • A. 

      Base

    • B. 

      Stem

    • C. 

      Wave

    • D. 

      Diameter

  • 36. 
    • A. 

      Aniline derivative tints

    • B. 

      Temporary rinses

    • C. 

      Metallic dyes

    • D. 

      Semipermanent

  • 37. 
    Hair is primarily composed of:
    • A. 

      Calcium

    • B. 

      Keratin

    • C. 

      Cortisone

    • D. 

      Magnesium

  • 38. 
    A chemical compound used to slow the growth of bacteria is called
    • A. 

      Deodorant

    • B. 

      Fungicide

    • C. 

      Antiseptic

    • D. 

      Astringent

  • 39. 
    What protects the skin from irritation and stains around the hairline?
    • A. 

      Fillers

    • B. 

      Protective cream

    • C. 

      Talcum powder

    • D. 

      Astringent

  • 40. 
    • A. 

      Toner

    • B. 

      Metallic tint

    • C. 

      One process tint

    • D. 

      Temporary color

  • 41. 
    • A. 

      Hair ends

    • B. 

      Mid-shaft

    • C. 

      Hair follicle

    • D. 

      New growth

  • 42. 
    • A. 

      Sterilization

    • B. 

      Sanitation

    • C. 

      Disinfection

    • D. 

      Ventilation

  • 43. 
    In a lightener retouch, hair breakage may result if
    • A. 

      The lightener overlaps

    • B. 

      The hair is underprocessed

    • C. 

      A weak lightener is used

    • D. 

      A short lightening time is used

  • 44. 
    Which of the following is a MAIN ingredient in a chemical hair relaxer?
    • A. 

      Coal tar

    • B. 

      Sodium bromide

    • C. 

      Sodium hydroxide

    • D. 

      Hydrogen peroxide

  • 45. 
    Which test determines if a wig is made of human hair or synthetic fiber?
    • A. 

      Match

    • B. 

      Patch

    • C. 

      Alkalinity

    • D. 

      Acid

  • 46. 
    What type of hair is MOST difficult to press?
    • A. 

      Soft and curly

    • B. 

      Fine and overly curly

    • C. 

      Fine and curly

    • D. 

      Coarse and overly curly

  • 47. 
    The science of the nature, structure, function, and diseases of the muscles is called
    • A. 

      Neurology

    • B. 

      Myology

    • C. 

      Osteology

    • D. 

      Physiology

  • 48. 
    A face that is composed of straight lines with a wide forehead and jawline is considered to be
    • A. 

      Square

    • B. 

      Round

    • C. 

      Oblong

    • D. 

      Triangular

  • 49. 
    Specialized preparations that are designed to equalize porosity and deposit a base color in one application are called
    • A. 

      Color fillers

    • B. 

      Conditioner fillers

    • C. 

      Compound fillers

    • D. 

      Metallic dyes

  • 50. 
    • A. 

      Psoriasis

    • B. 

      Pityryasis capitus

    • C. 

      Tinea capitus

    • D. 

      Hypertrychosis