Lab Safety Rules: True And False! Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Horseplay is allowed in the laboratory now and then.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Horseplay is not allowed in the laboratory.

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  • 2. 

    The wearing of safety goggles in the laboratory is a state law.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that wearing safety goggles in the laboratory is required by state law. This means that it is mandatory for individuals to wear safety goggles while working in the laboratory in order to comply with legal regulations.

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  • 3. 

    Open-toed shoes are allowed and encouraged in the lab.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says that open-toed shoes are allowed and encouraged in the lab. However, this is incorrect as open-toed shoes are generally not allowed in labs due to safety concerns. In a lab environment, there is a risk of chemicals, sharp objects, or heavy equipment falling and causing injury to the feet. Therefore, closed-toe shoes are usually required to provide adequate protection.

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  • 4. 

    Bunsen burners need to be turned off when not in use.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Bunsen burners need to be turned off when not in use to prevent accidents and ensure safety in the laboratory. Leaving a Bunsen burner on can lead to the build-up of gas, which can result in a fire or explosion. Additionally, turning off the burner conserves energy and reduces the risk of burns or other injuries. It is important to develop a habit of always turning off the Bunsen burner after use to maintain a safe working environment.

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  • 5. 

    Read the labels on the containers only when you are not sure of the contents.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that one should read the labels on containers only when they are unsure of the contents. However, the correct answer is False, indicating that this statement is incorrect. This implies that one should always read the labels on containers regardless of whether they are unsure of the contents or not.

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  • 6. 

    Only change the directions on an assignment when instructed to do so by the teacher.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that students should only change the directions on an assignment if their teacher specifically instructs them to do so. This implies that students should not make any changes to the directions without the teacher's permission or guidance. Therefore, the correct answer is True, indicating that students should follow the instructions given by their teacher and not change them unless instructed otherwise.

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  • 7. 

    Smell chemicals directly when you are not sure of their identity.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is not recommended to smell chemicals directly when you are unsure of their identity. Smelling chemicals can be dangerous as some chemicals may be toxic, corrosive, or otherwise harmful. It is important to handle chemicals safely and use proper precautions, such as wearing appropriate protective equipment and following established protocols for identifying and handling chemicals.

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  • 8. 

    Only acid and base spills should be washed off.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Acid and base spills should not be washed off, as this can potentially cause a dangerous reaction. Instead, they should be neutralized using appropriate methods and then cleaned up.

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  • 9. 

    Walking around the laboratory during an experiment is encouraged.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Walking around the laboratory during an experiment is not encouraged because it can pose a safety risk. Moving around the lab can increase the chances of accidentally knocking over equipment, spilling chemicals, or interfering with ongoing experiments. It is important to maintain a controlled and focused environment in the lab to ensure the accuracy and safety of the experiment.

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  • 10. 

    Broken glass should be disposed of in any trash can.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Broken glass should not be disposed of in any trash can because it can pose a safety hazard. Glass can easily break and cause injuries to people handling the trash or to waste management workers. It is recommended to dispose of broken glass in a designated glass recycling bin or container to ensure proper disposal and minimize the risk of accidents.

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  • 11. 

    Place hot glass directly on a paper towel.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Placing hot glass directly on a paper towel is not recommended because the heat from the glass can cause the paper towel to burn or catch fire. It is important to use appropriate heat-resistant materials, such as a trivet or a heat-resistant surface, to protect against potential accidents or damage.

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  • 12. 

    Goggles can be removed when cleaning up the lab at the end of an experiment when YOUR group is done. (even if the group across from you is still working)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Goggles should not be removed when cleaning up the lab at the end of an experiment, even if your group is done and the group across from you is still working. Goggles are an essential safety measure to protect the eyes from potential hazards in the lab, and they should be worn until the experiment is completely finished and all equipment has been properly cleaned and stored. Removing goggles prematurely can put individuals at risk of eye injuries.

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  • 13. 

    If a chemical bottle will not open, lightly hit it against the table top and try again.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that if a chemical bottle is not opening, lightly hitting it against a table top can help. However, this is incorrect. Hitting a chemical bottle can be dangerous as it may cause the bottle to break or spill its contents. It is important to follow proper procedures and use appropriate tools to open chemical bottles safely.

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  • 14. 

    The rule when mixing water and acid is to always add acid to water and not the reverse.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When mixing water and acid, it is important to always add acid to water and not the reverse. This is because adding water to acid can cause a violent reaction, known as an acid splash or acid boil, which can result in the release of a large amount of heat and potentially cause the mixture to boil and splatter. Adding acid to water, on the other hand, allows for better control of the reaction and minimizes the risk of a dangerous reaction occurring.

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  • 15. 

    Cleaning the lab area is optional after each lab period.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Cleaning the lab area is not optional after each lab period. It is necessary to clean the lab area after each lab period to maintain a safe and clean environment. Failure to clean the lab area can lead to potential hazards, contamination, and the accumulation of waste materials. Therefore, the statement that cleaning the lab area is optional is incorrect.

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  • 16. 

    Reading the laboratory experiment should only be done during the lab.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Reading the laboratory experiment should only be done during the lab" is false. Reading the laboratory experiment can be done before the lab as well. This allows the students to familiarize themselves with the experiment, understand the procedures and materials required, and have a better understanding of what they will be doing during the lab. Reading the experiment beforehand can also help in planning and preparing for the lab, ensuring that the necessary materials and equipment are available.

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  • 17. 

    Clean all glassware after an experiment only if its really dirty.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that all glassware should be cleaned after an experiment, but only if it is really dirty. This implies that there may be cases where the glassware is not dirty enough to require cleaning. Therefore, the correct answer is False, as the statement does not support the idea of cleaning all glassware after an experiment regardless of its cleanliness.

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  • 18. 

    The location of fire equipment in the room is useless knowledge.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that knowing the location of fire equipment in a room is useless knowledge. However, this is not true. Knowing the location of fire equipment is crucial in case of emergencies such as a fire outbreak. It allows individuals to quickly locate and use fire extinguishers, fire alarms, or emergency exits, potentially saving lives and preventing further damage. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 19. 

    The tasting of chemicals is NOT an accepted procedure in the lab.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Chemicals in the lab are potentially hazardous and can be toxic if ingested. Therefore, tasting chemicals is not an accepted procedure in the lab. This is because it can lead to serious health risks and is not a reliable or accurate method of determining the properties or composition of a substance. Lab procedures typically involve proper handling, labeling, and use of appropriate instruments and techniques for analysis, rather than relying on taste.

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  • 20. 

    Always point the test tube directly at your lab partner so they can see how the reaction is going.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Pointing the test tube directly at the lab partner is not a safe practice as it can potentially harm the lab partner's eyes or face in case of a reaction or explosion. It is important to prioritize safety in the laboratory and follow proper procedures, which include not pointing the test tube towards anyone, but rather keeping it away from oneself and others.

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  • 21. 

    There are no fire extinguishers in the chemistry lab.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "There are no fire extinguishers in the chemistry lab" is false. This means that there are fire extinguishers present in the chemistry lab.

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  • 22. 

    The shower can be used anytime for any purpose.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement contradicts itself by saying that the shower can be used anytime for any purpose, but then the correct answer is false. This implies that the shower cannot be used anytime for any purpose, suggesting that there are limitations or restrictions on its use.

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  • 23. 

    If you spill any chemicals on yourself, you should immediately begin rinsing the chemical off while getting the attention of the teacher to report the spill.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If you spill any chemicals on yourself, it is important to immediately begin rinsing the chemical off. This is because certain chemicals can cause harm or damage to the skin if left on for too long. Additionally, getting the attention of the teacher to report the spill is crucial as they can provide further assistance or medical attention if necessary. Therefore, the statement is true and emphasizes the importance of taking immediate action in case of a chemical spill.

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  • 24. 

    Solid waste should be placed in the sink.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Solid waste should not be placed in the sink. The sink is meant for water drainage and is connected to the plumbing system. Placing solid waste in the sink can lead to clogging of the pipes and cause plumbing issues. Solid waste should be disposed of properly in trash bins or recycling containers.

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  • 25. 

    You can pour liquids down the sink when you are done with them.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Pouring liquids down the sink is not always safe or environmentally friendly. Certain liquids, such as chemicals, oils, or medications, can contaminate water sources and harm the environment. It is important to dispose of these substances properly, following local regulations and guidelines. Additionally, pouring large quantities of any liquid down the sink can cause clogs in the plumbing system. Therefore, it is not recommended to pour liquids down the sink without considering their potential impact.

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  • 26. 

    The eye-wash sink can be used as a drinking fountain.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The eye-wash sink is specifically designed for emergency eye irrigation and flushing out harmful substances from the eyes. It is not meant to be used as a drinking fountain because the water in the eye-wash sink may contain chemicals or contaminants that can be harmful if ingested. Using the eye-wash sink as a drinking fountain can pose health risks and is not recommended.

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  • 27. 

    Wash your hands after each experiment before you leave the lab area.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is important to wash your hands after each experiment before leaving the lab area to maintain proper hygiene and prevent the spread of any potential contaminants or chemicals. Washing hands helps to remove any harmful substances that may have come into contact with the skin during the experiment, reducing the risk of contamination and potential health hazards.

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  • 28. 

    Drinking out of beakers is an accepted practice in the lab.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement implies that drinking out of beakers is an accepted practice in the lab, but the correct answer is false. Drinking out of beakers is not an accepted practice in the lab because beakers are designed for holding and measuring liquids, not for drinking. Using beakers for drinking can contaminate the contents and compromise the experiments or research being conducted in the lab. It is important to follow proper lab protocols and use appropriate glassware for specific purposes.

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  • 29. 

    The only type of candy or food you can chew in the lab is gum.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In the lab, it is generally not allowed to chew gum or consume any type of food or candy. This is because chewing gum can be distracting and may lead to contamination of the lab environment. Additionally, food particles can get stuck in equipment or mix with chemicals, potentially causing safety hazards or affecting the accuracy of experiments. Therefore, the statement that the only type of candy or food you can chew in the lab is gum is false.

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  • 30. 

    You shouldn't wear loose clothing in the lab because it is more likely to get in the chemicals or catch fire.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Loose clothing in the lab poses a higher risk as it can easily come into contact with chemicals or open flames, increasing the chances of accidents such as spills or fires. Tight-fitting clothing reduces the likelihood of such incidents, ensuring a safer environment in the laboratory. Therefore, the statement is true.

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