Laboratory Safety Quiz

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Laboratory Safety Quizzes & Trivia

Demonstrate your understanding of lab safety guidelines.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Flammable materials, like alcohol, should never be dispensed or used near
    • A. 

      An open door

    • B. 

      An open flame

    • C. 

      Another student

    • D. 

      A sink

  • 2. 
    If a laboratory fire erupts, immediately
    • A. 

      Notify your teacher

    • B. 

      Run for the fire extinguisher

    • C. 

      Throw water on the fire

    • D. 

      Open the windows

  • 3. 
    Eye protection such as goggles are worn in the lab
    • A. 

      To avoid eye strain.

    • B. 

      To improve your vision.

    • C. 

      Only if you don't wear regular glasses.

    • D. 

      Any time chemicals, heat or glassware are used.

  • 4. 
    If you wear contact lenses in the school laboratory,
    • A. 

      Do not wear them during experiments in the lab involving chemicals.

    • B. 

      You do not have to wear protective goggles.

    • C. 

      Advise your science instructor that you wear contact lenses.

    • D. 

      Keep the information to yourself.

  • 5. 
    If you do not understand a direction or part of a lab procedure, you should
    • A. 

      Figure it out as you do the lab.

    • B. 

      Try several methods until something works.

    • C. 

      Ask the instructor before proceeding.

    • D. 

      Skip it and go on to the next part.

  • 6. 
    After completing an experiment, all chemical wastes should be
    • A. 

      Disposed of according to your instructor’s directions.

    • B. 

      Left at your lab station for the next class.

    • C. 

      Dumped in the sink.

    • D. 

      Taken home.

  • 7. 
    If a lab experiment is not completed, you should
    • A. 

      Discuss the issue with your instructor.

    • B. 

      Sneak in after school and work alone.

    • C. 

      Come in during lunch and finish while eating lunch.

    • D. 

      Make up some results.

  • 8. 
    You have been injured in the laboratory (cut, burn, etc.). First you should
    • A. 

      Visit the school nurse after class.

    • B. 

      See a doctor after school.

    • C. 

      Tell the science instructor at once.

    • D. 

      Apply first aid yourself.

  • 9. 
    When gathering glassware and equipment for an experiment, you should
    • A. 

      Read all directions carefully to know what equipment is necessary.

    • B. 

      Examine all glassware to check for chips or cracks.

    • C. 

      Clean any glassware that appears dirty.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 10. 
    In a laboratory, the following should not be worn.
    • A. 

      Loose clothing.

    • B. 

      Dangling jewelry.

    • C. 

      Sandals.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 11. 
    The following footwear is best in the laboratory.
    • A. 

      Sandals.

    • B. 

      Open-toed shoes.

    • C. 

      Closed-toed shoes.

    • D. 

      Shoes appropriate for the weather.

  • 12. 
    Horseplay or practical jokes in the laboratory are
    • A. 

      Always against the rules.

    • B. 

      Okay.

    • C. 

      Not dangerous.

    • D. 

      Okay if you are working alone.

  • 13. 
    If an acid is splashed on your skin, wash at once with
    • A. 

      Soap.

    • B. 

      Oil.

    • C. 

      Weak base.

    • D. 

      Plenty of water.

  • 14. 
    All chemicals in the lab are to be considered dangerous.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Work areas should be kept clean and tidy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Pipets are used to measure and dispense small amounts of liquids. You should draw the liquid into the pipet using your mouth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Laboratory aprons should be worn during all lab activities.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    You are allowed to enter the chemical preparation/storage area any time you need to get an item.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Return all unused chemicals to their original containers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    All unauthorized experiments are prohibited.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False