Dermatology & Cosmetics

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Dermatology Quizzes & Trivia

Revision Quiz for Queensland Multi-strand Science syllabus, Unit 8 - Cosmetics and Dermatology


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      The Latin word for 'painted face' meaning to cover or improve the appearance of ones skin.

    • B. 

      The Greek word for 'adornment', meaning to improve the beauty or health of the skin.

    • C. 

      The Egyptian word for 'soft skin', from the tradition of soaking in milk baths to improve the complexion.

    • D. 

      The Hebrew word for health and cleanliness, references made to this in the Old Testament.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not a stipulation for all cosmetics manufactured or imported into Australia, as outlined by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
    • A. 

      Ingredients are listed in descending order, calculated either by mass or volume

    • B. 

      A manufacturer may apply for permission to refer to a particular ingredient as "other ingredient" where it can prove the substane is a trade secret and will be kept secret.

    • C. 

      A manufactuer may use the phrase "may contain..." on products manufactured on the same equipment as other cosmetic products.

    • D. 

      Ingredients must be listed in English in a clear and legible manner.

  • 3. 
    The names of the following structures in order (A, B, C) are;
    • A. 

      Subcutaneous fat, epidermis, dermis

    • B. 

      Subcutaneous fat, dermis, epidermis

    • C. 

      Epidermis, subcutaneous fat, dermis

    • D. 

      Epidermis, dermis, subcutaneous fat

    • E. 

      Dermis, epidermis, subcutaneous fat

  • 4. 
    The names of the following structures in order (D, E, F, G, H & I) are:
    • A. 

      Capillaries, sweat duct, pore, hair follicle, sebacious gland & hair

    • B. 

      Sebacious gland, sweat duct, hair follicle, pore, capillaries & hair

    • C. 

      Capillaries, pore, hair follicle, sweat duct, sebacious gland & hair

    • D. 

      Pore, capillaries, sweat duct, hair, sebacious gland & hair follicle

  • 5. 
    The names of the following structures in order (J, K & L) are:
    • A. 

      Arrector pilli muscle, papilla, sweat gland

    • B. 

      Sweat gland, papilla, arrector pilli muscle

    • C. 

      Arrector pill muscle, sweat gland, papilla

    • D. 

      Papilla, sweat gland, arrector pilli muscle

  • 6. 
    What causes blackheads to form?
    • A. 

      Dirt on the skin becomes trapped, clogging up the pores, giving them a dark (black) appearance.

    • B. 

      Overproduction of oil from the sebacious glands reacting with bacteria, which hards and blocks the follicles, oxidising to give a dark (black) appearance

    • C. 

      Oil and grease from overexposure to oils in atmosphere becoming trapped in the sweat glands, oxidising to give a dark (black) appearance.

    • D. 

      Hair follicle reacting with bacteria and becoming infected and forming a pustule, clogging the follicle.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is not a recommendation for healthy skin and acne prevention:
    • A. 

      Eat healthy foods with lots of fresh foods.

    • B. 

      Exercise in moderation.

    • C. 

      Clean face several times a day with a low pH astringent, removing bacteria and oils from face.

    • D. 

      Wear SPF30+ sunscreen when outdoors

  • 8. 
    The pH range of skin is:
    • A. 

      3.5 - 9

    • B. 

      4.5 - 10

    • C. 

      6.5 - 11.5

    • D. 

      4 - 6.5

  • 9. 
    If my unprotected skin starts to burn after 7 minutes, after what period of time will it begin to burn if I apply SPF15+ sunscreen.
    • A. 

      22 minutes

    • B. 

      35 minutes

    • C. 

      1 hour, 5 minutes

    • D. 

      1 hour, 45 minutes

  • 10. 
    Melanin is...
    • A. 

      Found in the cornified layer and gives skin it's elasticity

    • B. 

      Found in the granular layer and synthesises vitamin D

    • C. 

      Found throughout the dermis and is responsible for pigmentation of the skin

    • D. 

      Found in the germinative layer and produces new cells for the epidermal layer

  • 11. 
    What is the function of the sweat gland?
    • A. 

      Releases oily secretions on to the surface of the skin to prevent loss of moisture

    • B. 

      Maintain moisture on the skin surface to provide a medium for the healthy growth of bacteria

    • C. 

      Provide fluid necessary for evaporative loss from the body

    • D. 

      Release excess water and salts from the tissue