Student Laboratory Safety Quiz

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The school laboratory can be an exciting place to learn. But it can also be a very dangerous place if one is careless. Take this quiz to see how well you know how to conduct yourself in the school laboratory.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In the science laboratory, which two of the following are required for all students?
    • A. 

      Loose and baggy clothing

    • B. 

      Loose jewellery

    • C. 

      Safety goggles

    • D. 

      Laboratory coat

    • E. 

      Scarves

  • 2. 
    What should students take into the science laboratory?
    • A. 

      Books, backpacks and coats

    • B. 

      Textbook and schoolbag

    • C. 

      Lab notebook, pen, and calculator

    • D. 

      Purses, pencil, calculator

  • 3. 
    How should students with long hair avoid accidents?
    • A. 

      Slick back hair with gel

    • B. 

      Tie back hair into a ponytail

    • C. 

      Use extra hairspray

    • D. 

      Do nothing, since hair is not flammable

  • 4. 
    Horseplay and running is allowed in the lab
    • A. 

      During a break

    • B. 

      As long as a teacher is monitoring the class

    • C. 

      Never

    • D. 

      At any time

  • 5. 
    Students are allowed to eat and drink in the lab
    • A. 

      During the morning break

    • B. 

      If the teacher gives them permission

    • C. 

      As long as they use their own drink bottles

    • D. 

      Never

  • 6. 
    If you are not sure how to perform an experiment
    • A. 

      Shout "HELP" to get your teacher's attention.

    • B. 

      Re-read your experiment instructions and do your best.

    • C. 

      Raise your hand and ask your teacher for help.

    • D. 

      You are doomed to failure.

  • 7. 
    When using chemicals or glassware in the lab, students should use
    • A. 

      Safety goggles

    • B. 

      Steel capped shoes

    • C. 

      A helmet

    • D. 

      A safety screen

  • 8. 
    When using a fire extinguisher, you should always aim
    • A. 

      At the base of the flame

    • B. 

      At the top of the flame

    • C. 

      At the centre of the flame

  • 9. 
    The four main steps to using a fire extinguisher are
    • A. 

      Pull, aim, squeeze and sweep

    • B. 

      Press, aim, stand and squeeze.

    • C. 

      Pull alarm, smoke and sweep

    • D. 

      Pass, aim, stand and squeeze

  • 10. 
    When heating a test tube over a flame, always hold the test tube
    • A. 

      Away from other people

    • B. 

      Upright

    • C. 

      Towards a door

    • D. 

      With your right hand

  • 11. 
    If a student's jumper catches fire, which of the following would be best to use?
    • A. 

      Fire blanket

    • B. 

      Fire extinguisher

    • C. 

      Safety goggles

    • D. 

      Fire alarm

  • 12. 
    A student should smell a chemical
    • A. 

      By wafting the fumes towards their nose by using their hand

    • B. 

      By putting one's nose over the container and inhaling deeply

    • C. 

      Under no circumstances

    • D. 

      By applying a small amount on their wrist and then smelling

  • 13. 
    How should you dispose of chemical waste?
    • A. 

      By putting it into a hazardous waste container

    • B. 

      By washing it down the sink with plenty of water

    • C. 

      By placing it in the nearest rubbish bin

    • D. 

      By hiding it under the bench

  • 14. 
    You have accidentally broken a test tube and spilled a chemical on the table. Which of the following best explains what you should do?
    • A. 

      Warn your lab partners to avoid the area while you go tell the teacher of the accident.

    • B. 

      Clean up the spillage with water and paper towels. Place the broken test tube in the disposal container specified by the teacher for broken glass.

    • C. 

      Throw the glass into the nearest rubbish bin and continue with your work.

    • D. 

      Quickly dispose of the glass, wipe up the spill with a cloth, and hope nobody notices.

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