The Ultimate Cosmetology State Board Test (Long)

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The Ultimate Cosmetology State Board Test (Long)

The cosmetology state board exams are just around the corner, and the butterflies in your tummy only grow in number with each passing day. To ensure you do not freeze up come exam time, we have set a couple of questions to help you out. Try it out, and good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    During the Victorian age, women pinched their cheeks and bit their lips to:
    • A. 

      Punish themselves

    • B. 

      Create a mask

    • C. 

      Induce natural color

    • D. 

      Ready themselves for sleep

  • 2. 
    A combination of understanding, empathy, and acceptance is called:
    • A. 

      Arrogance

    • B. 

      Sensitivity

    • C. 

      Straightforwardness

    • D. 

      Assertiveness

  • 3. 
    Stressful, repetitive motions have a cumulative effect on joints and:
    • A. 

      Eyes

    • B. 

      Muscles

    • C. 

      Skin

    • D. 

      Heart

  • 4. 
    The act of effectively sharing information between two people, or groups of people, is known as:
    • A. 

      Listening

    • B. 

      Language

    • C. 

      Speaking

    • D. 

      Communication

  • 5. 
    The type of bacteria that rarely shows any active motility is:
    • A. 

      Cocci

    • B. 

      Pathogenic

    • C. 

      Spirilla

    • D. 

      Flagellum

  • 6. 
    A rod-shaped microorganism that infected clients due to improper disinfection of a whirlpool foot spa was:
    • A. 

      Of vegetable origin

    • B. 

      Diplococci furunculosis

    • C. 

      Mycobacterium fortuitum furnunculosis

    • D. 

      Staphylococci fortuitum

  • 7. 
    A pimple or abscess is an example of a:
    • A. 

      Blood disease

    • B. 

      General infection

    • C. 

      Daughter cell

    • D. 

      Local infection

  • 8. 
    A disease that spreads from one person to another by contact is said to be:
    • A. 

      Epidemic

    • B. 

      Immunity

    • C. 

      Community

    • D. 

      Contagious

  • 9. 
    Organisms that live in or on another living organism and draw their nourishment from the host organism are:
    • A. 

      Scabies

    • B. 

      Fumigations

    • C. 

      Parasites

    • D. 

      Pathogens

  • 10. 
    Nail fungus can be contracted through implements that are not properly:
    • A. 

      Washed

    • B. 

      Sharp

    • C. 

      Stored

    • D. 

      Disinfected

  • 11. 
    The three main types of decontamination are:
    • A. 

      Sanitation, sterilizing, and dry hear

    • B. 

      Sterilizing, cleaning, and processing

    • C. 

      Sanitation, disinfection, and sterilization

    • D. 

      Sanitation, steam autoclave, and heat

  • 12. 
    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

  • 13. 
    When removing implements from the disinfectant solution, to avoid damaging the skin or contaminating the disinfectant solution, use:
    • A. 

      A spatula

    • B. 

      Your fingers

    • C. 

      Tongs

    • D. 

      A spoon

  • 14. 
    All of the following need to be disposed of after a single use except for
    • A. 

      A paper towel

    • B. 

      Neck strips

    • C. 

      Nippers

    • D. 

      Orangewood sticks

  • 15. 
    If an exposure incident should occur, discard all disposable contaminated objects in a:
    • A. 

      Trash bag

    • B. 

      Container for contaminated waste

    • C. 

      Marked paper bag

    • D. 

      Paper towel

  • 16. 
    The first step in the decontamination process is called:
    • A. 

      Sterilization

    • B. 

      Cleaning

    • C. 

      Sanitation

    • D. 

      Shampooing

  • 17. 
    Tissue that carries blood and lymph, food and hormones through the body is:
    • A. 

      Liquid tissue

    • B. 

      Connective tissue

    • C. 

      Epithelial tissue

    • D. 

      Nerve tissue

  • 18. 
    Groups of tissues designed to perform a specific function are:
    • A. 

      Cells

    • B. 

      Reproduction

    • C. 

      Organs

    • D. 

      Neurons

  • 19. 
    Nerve tissue carries messages to the brain and is made up of special cells known as:
    • A. 

      Protoplasm

    • B. 

      Hormones

    • C. 

      Neurons

    • D. 

      Nucleolus

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      14

  • 21. 
    THe study of the structure, function, and diseases of the muscles is called:
    • A. 

      Myology

    • B. 

      Histology

    • C. 

      Myopia

    • D. 

      Osteology

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      Insertion

    • B. 

      Origin

    • C. 

      Masseter

    • D. 

      Belly

  • 23. 
    The muscle that covers the back of the neck and upper and middle region of the back and that rotates and controls the swinging movement of the arms is the:
    • A. 

      Corrugator muscle

    • B. 

      Pectoralis minor

    • C. 

      Latissimus dorsi

    • D. 

      Trapezius

  • 24. 
    The thinnest skin can be found on the:
    • A. 

      Eyelids

    • B. 

      Fingertips

    • C. 

      Lips

    • D. 

      Nose

  • 25. 
    The clear, transparent layer just under the skin surface that consists of small cells through which light can pass is the:
    • A. 

      Stratum lucidum

    • B. 

      Stratum corneum

    • C. 

      Stratum spinosum

    • D. 

      Stratum granulosum