# Some Useful Things For Hair Cutting Quiz

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• 1.

### The apex refers to what part of the head?

• A.

Bottom

• B.

Side

• C.

Front

• D.

Top

D. Top
Explanation
The apex refers to the highest or topmost part of something. In the context of the head, the apex would therefore refer to the top part of the head.

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• 2.

### The moveable blade of the shears is controlled by the?

• A.

Finger Brace

• B.

Hand Screw

• C.

Thumb Grip

• D.

C. Thumb Grip
Explanation
The moveable blade of the shears is controlled by the thumb grip. The thumb grip is a part of the shears that allows the user to apply pressure and control the movement of the blade. By holding onto the thumb grip, the user can open and close the shears, allowing for precise cutting and trimming. The thumb grip is an essential component in using shears effectively and safely.

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• 3.

### Which of the following angles best represnts low projections (elevation)?

• A.

90 to 180 degrees

• B.

0 to 30 degrees

• C.

180 to 240 degrees

• D.

30 to 60 degrees

B. 0 to 30 degrees
Explanation
Angles between 0 to 30 degrees best represent low projections (elevation). These angles indicate that the object or projection is close to the ground or at a shallow incline. As the angle increases from 0 to 30 degrees, the projection becomes higher, but still remains relatively low compared to the other options.

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• 4.

### A layered cut or 90-degree cut is know as a(n):

• A.

• B.

Increase-layered form

• C.

Solid form

• D.

Uniformly layered form

D. Uniformly layered form
Explanation
A uniformly layered form refers to a haircut that is cut at a consistent length throughout, creating a smooth and even appearance. This type of cut is achieved by cutting the hair at a 90-degree angle, resulting in layers that are evenly distributed and blend seamlessly. The term "uniformly" implies that there are no variations in length or layering, giving the haircut a consistent and balanced look.

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• 5.

### The area below the occipital is referred to as the:

• A.

Crown

• B.

Crest

• C.

Perimeter

• D.

Nape

D. Nape
Explanation
The area below the occipital is referred to as the nape. The nape is the back part of the neck, specifically the lower part where the hairline ends. It is commonly used in hairstyling and haircuts to describe the area that is trimmed or styled at the back of the head.

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• 6.

### As a general rule, coarse hair should be texturized at least:

• A.

2" (5.0 cm) away from the scalp

• B.

1/2" (1.25 cm) away from the scalp

• C.

1.5" (3.75 cm) away from the scalp

• D.

1" (2.5 cm) away from the scalp

C. 1.5" (3.75 cm) away from the scalp
Explanation
Coarse hair should be texturized at least 1.5" (3.75 cm) away from the scalp. This is because texturizing involves thinning out the hair to reduce its bulk and create a softer, more manageable look. By texturizing the hair at this distance from the scalp, the stylist ensures that they are not removing too much hair near the roots, which could result in an uneven or choppy appearance. Instead, they are strategically thinning out the hair in a way that maintains a balanced and natural look.

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• 7.

### Which of the following cutting tools is used to create a clean, blunt edge?

• A.

Taper shears

• B.

Razor

• C.

Clippers

• D.

Shears

D. Shears
Explanation
Shears are cutting tools that are commonly used in various industries, including hairdressing and gardening. They are designed with two sharp blades that move against each other to cut materials cleanly and precisely. Unlike razors, which are known for their sharpness and ability to create fine, precise cuts, shears are specifically designed to create a clean, blunt edge. This makes them ideal for tasks that require a straight and even cut without sharp or pointed ends. Therefore, shears are the correct cutting tool for creating a clean, blunt edge.

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• 8.

### The graduated form is sometimes referred to as a wedge cut or a(n):

• A.

45-degree angle cut

• B.

Bob

• C.

Shag

• D.

0-degree angle cut

A. 45-degree angle cut
Explanation
The graduated form, also known as a wedge cut, refers to a hairstyle where the hair is cut at a 45-degree angle. This type of cut creates layers and adds volume to the hair, as the hair is shorter in the back and longer in the front. It is a popular choice for those looking for a stylish and modern haircut.

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• 9.

### To allow for more control and the shrinkage factor, very curly hair should be texturized while it is:

• A.

Processing

• B.

Wet

• C.

Damp

• D.

Dry

D. Dry
Explanation
Texturizing very curly hair while it is dry allows for more control and precision in creating the desired texture. Wet or damp hair can be more difficult to work with and may not provide the same level of control. Additionally, texturizing dry hair allows for better visibility of the hair's natural curl pattern, making it easier to determine where and how much texture needs to be added.

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• 10.

### Horizontal lines are:

• A.

Curved

• B.

Slanted

• C.

Up and down

• D.

Parallel to the horizon

D. Parallel to the horizon
Explanation
Horizontal lines are lines that are parallel to the horizon, which means they are straight and run from left to right or right to left. They do not slant or curve in any direction. This is why the correct answer is "Parallel to the horizon."

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• 11.

### Projecting the hair below 90 degrees would:

• A.

Shorten lengths

• B.

Build weight

• C.

Remove bulk

• D.

Remove weight

B. Build weight
Explanation
Projecting the hair below 90 degrees means cutting the hair at an angle that is less than a right angle. This technique creates layers and adds volume to the hair, which can result in the appearance of more weight. By cutting the hair in this way, the lengths are not shortened, bulk is not removed, and weight is not removed. Instead, the hair is built up and given more body, creating a heavier look.

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• 12.

### The two types of finger and shear positions that are used while cutting are:

• A.

Stationary and mobile

• B.

Left and right

• C.

Natural and perpendicular

• D.

Parallel and nonparallel

D. Parallel and nonparallel
Explanation
The correct answer is "Parallel and nonparallel". When cutting, parallel finger and shear positions refer to the alignment of the fingers and shears in the same direction, creating a parallel line. This is commonly used for straight cuts. On the other hand, nonparallel finger and shear positions are when the fingers and shears are not aligned in the same direction, resulting in a nonparallel line. This is often used for curved or angled cuts.

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• 13.

### The term used to describe dividing the head into workable areas for the purpose of control is called:

• A.

Positioning

• B.

Sectioning

• C.

Parting

• D.

Designing

B. Sectioning
Explanation
Sectioning is the term used to describe dividing the head into workable areas for the purpose of control. This technique is commonly used in various fields such as hairstyling, hair coloring, and hair cutting. By dividing the head into sections, it becomes easier to manage and control the hair, allowing for more precise and organized work. This technique is essential in achieving desired outcomes and ensuring uniformity in the overall result.

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• 14.

### Taper shears, also known as thinning shears, are used on the ends of the hair to:

• A.

Create a broom-like effect

• B.

Create precise lines

• C.

Reduce bulk

• D.

Create clean, blunt edge

C. Reduce bulk
Explanation
Taper shears, also known as thinning shears, are used to reduce bulk in the hair. This means that they are used to remove excess hair and create a lighter, more textured look. By using taper shears, hairstylists can thin out the hair without creating blunt lines or a broom-like effect. Instead, they can create a more natural and blended look by removing bulk and creating a softer, more textured appearance.

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• 15.

### The direction the hair assumes as it falls naturally from the head due to gravity is called:

• A.

Directional distribution

• B.

Perpendicular distribution

• C.

Natural distribution

• D.

Shifted distribution

C. Natural distribution
Explanation
The term "natural distribution" refers to the direction in which hair falls naturally from the head due to the force of gravity. It describes the way in which the hair is naturally oriented and arranged on the scalp without any external manipulation or styling.

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• 16.

### An angle of 45 degrees would be considered what type of projection?

• A.

Very high

• B.

Low

• C.

High

• D.

Medium

D. Medium
Explanation
An angle of 45 degrees would be considered a medium projection because it is neither too steep nor too shallow. A very high projection would have a larger angle, while a low projection would have a smaller angle. A medium projection strikes a balance between the two extremes, making it neither too high nor too low.

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• 17.

### Which tool controls short perimete lengths when cutting against the skin?

• A.

Taper/contour comb

• B.

Trimmer

• C.

Razor

• D.

Cutting comb

A. Taper/contour comb
Explanation
The taper/contour comb is the correct tool for controlling short perimeter lengths when cutting against the skin. This comb is specifically designed to create precise and even cuts, especially in areas where the hair is shorter. It allows the stylist to maintain control and accuracy while cutting close to the skin, ensuring a clean and professional result. The other options, such as a trimmer, razor, or cutting comb, may have their own uses but are not specifically designed for controlling short perimeter lengths against the skin.

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• 18.

### As is cuts hair, the moveable blade of the clupper moves:

• A.

From side to side

• B.

Up and down

• C.

To the left

• D.

To the right

A. From side to side
Explanation
The moveable blade of the clipper moves from side to side as it cuts hair. This motion allows the blade to effectively trim the hair by capturing and cutting it between the stationary blade and the moving blade. By moving from side to side, the blade ensures a smooth and even cut, resulting in a well-groomed appearance.

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• 19.

### What type of distribution results in a 90-degree angle from its parting?

• A.

Perpendicular

• B.

Shifted

• C.

Parallel

• D.

Nonparallel

A. Perpendicular
Explanation
A perpendicular distribution is one where two lines or objects intersect at a 90-degree angle. In this case, the question is asking about the type of distribution that results in a 90-degree angle from its parting. Therefore, the correct answer is "Perpendicular" because it accurately describes the relationship between the distribution and the angle formed.

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• 20.

### The widest area around the head is known as the:

• A.

Exterior area

• B.

Crest area

• C.

Interior area

• D.

Parietal area

B. Crest area
Explanation
The crest area refers to the widest part of the head, typically located at the top. This area is often characterized by a prominent ridge or crest, which can be felt or seen. It is an anatomical term used to describe the specific region on the head where the skull is widest.

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