Fitzpatrick Scale Quiz

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Scale Quizzes & Trivia

The Fitzpatrick scale, developed by Thomas B. Fitzpatrick in 1975, is a numerical classification schema for identifying human skin colour accurately. It was developed as a means to estimate the response of varying skin types to ultraviolet light. What do you know about this scale and how it works? Take the following quiz and we’ll be able to find out together! Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is your eye color?
    • A. 

      Light blue, green, or gray

    • B. 

      Blue, gray, or green

    • C. 

      Brown

    • D. 

      Dark brown

    • E. 

      Black

  • 2. 
    What is your natural hair color?
    • A. 

      Red or light blonde

    • B. 

      Blonde or light brown

    • C. 

      Chestnut or dark blonde

    • D. 

      Dark brown

    • E. 

      Brownish Black

    • F. 

      Black

  • 3. 
    What is your skin color?
    • A. 

      Reddish

    • B. 

      Pale

    • C. 

      Beige or olive

    • D. 

      Light brown

    • E. 

      Dark brown

    • F. 

      Black

  • 4. 
    Do you have freckles and if so, how many?
    • A. 

      Many

    • B. 

      Several

    • C. 

      Few

    • D. 

      Rarely

    • E. 

      None

  • 5. 
    How would you best describe your skin experience when exposed to the sun?
    • A. 

      Painful blisters and or peeling

    • B. 

      Mild blisters and or peeling

    • C. 

      Burns with mild peeling

    • D. 

      Burning and peeling is rare

    • E. 

      No burning or peeling

  • 6. 
    How would you best describe your sunburn potential?
    • A. 

      Always burn without tanning

    • B. 

      Usually burn but can still tan

    • C. 

      Occasionally burn but tan moderately

    • D. 

      Seldom burn and tan easily

    • E. 

      Rarely burn and tan profusely

    • F. 

      Never burn

  • 7. 
    How would you best describe your face sensitivity?
    • A. 

      Very sensitive

    • B. 

      Sensitive

    • C. 

      Sometimes sensitive

    • D. 

      Resistant

    • E. 

      Never have had a problem

  • 8. 
    How often do you tan?
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      Seldom

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      Often

    • E. 

      Always

  • 9. 
    When was your last tan?
    • A. 

      +3 months ago

    • B. 

      2-3 months ago

    • C. 

      1-2 months ago

    • D. 

      Weeks ago

    • E. 

      Days

  • 10. 
    How would you best describe your ethnic heritage?
    • A. 

      Celtic Caucasian

    • B. 

      Caucasian, light skinned European

    • C. 

      Caucasian, dark skinned European

    • D. 

      Caucasian, Mediterranean

    • E. 

      Middle Eastern, Indian, Asian, Hispanic

    • F. 

      Aborigine, African, African-American