Short Quiz On Middle School Science Lab Safety

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This is a short quiz on lab safety in a middle school science class. It is meant to be a practice quiz for my students.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why is it important to know the names and appearance of lab equipment before doing laboratory work?
    • A. 

      So you will score higher on the lab test.

    • B. 

      So you can quickly obtain your laboratory supplies before lab.

    • C. 

      So you can follow the lab instructions clearly.

    • D. 

      So you can make sure everything has been cleaned before beginning the lab procedure.

  • 2. 
    What is the correct procedure to follow when smelling the odor of a chemical substance?
    • A. 

      Fan your hand over the substance toward your nose which should be directly over the beaker.

    • B. 

      Place your nose directly over the substance and take a big whiff.

    • C. 

      Fan your hand over the substance toward your nose which should be several centimeters away from the substance.

    • D. 

      Place your nose near the opening of the beaker and inhale.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT a safe lab practice?
    • A. 

      Keep chemicals, glassware, and other equipment away from the edge of the lab table.

    • B. 

      After removing glassware from a heat source touch it right away to see if it is cool.

    • C. 

      Report minor accidents to your lab supervisor and/or teacher.

    • D. 

      Heat chemicals in a flask without a stopper.

  • 4. 
    If you wear contact lenses, you should not wear them the day of a lab and you should wear glasses instead. Which of the following is NOT a reason why contact lenses should not be worn in lab?
    • A. 

      It is difficult to remove lenses after a chemical splash

    • B. 

      The lens is permeable to vapors, which cause irritation

    • C. 

      Chemicals trapped under lens will cause severe damage

    • D. 

      Contact lenses are easy to clean

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is equipment for Lab Safety in the lab?
    • A. 

      Eyewash station

    • B. 

      Shower Station

    • C. 

      Goggles

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

  • 6. 
    What is the correct procedure for students to follow if a chemical is spilled:
    • A. 

      Stand back and advise the teacher of the spill.

    • B. 

      Run madly about the room.

    • C. 

      Splash large amounts of water onto the spill.

    • D. 

      Immediately ask to go to the restroom.

    • E. 

      Tell everyone that your friend did it and that "Ooooh, they are in BIG trouble!".

  • 7. 
    I can perform an experiment of my own when:
    • A. 

      When I am sure it is safe to do so.

    • B. 

      Whenever I want to.

    • C. 

      Only with permission from the teacher.

    • D. 

      Never.

  • 8. 
    The MOST important reason for keeping a clean and organized workplace in the lab is: 
    • A. 

      The teacher is a neat freak

    • B. 

      I won't lose my supplies in the clutter.

    • C. 

      It keeps the room from looking messy.

    • D. 

      It helps prevent accidents.

  • 9. 
    If you are not sure what to do during a lab activity: 
    • A. 

      Guess.

    • B. 

      Wait quietly until someone checks in on you

    • C. 

      Ask the teacher.

    • D. 

      Assume your lab partner knows what to do

  • 10. 
    Goggle must be worn when using
    • A. 

      Fire.

    • B. 

      Glassware.

    • C. 

      Chemicals.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 11. 
    Why are eating, drinking, and chewing gum NOT allowed in the lab?
    • A. 

      Because they're distracting

    • B. 

      Because there could be chemicals in the air, on surfaces, or on our hands in the lab and it is not safe to ingest them

    • C. 

      Because it is not fair to other students

    • D. 

      They are allowed

  • 12. 
    You should tie back your long hair & pull back long sleeves when: 
    • A. 

      Working near fire.

    • B. 

      Using chemicals in the lab.

    • C. 

      Working on a dissection or with any messy materials in the lab

    • D. 

      Only A and B

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    You should be sure equipment is clean:
    • A. 

      Before you use it.

    • B. 

      After you use it.

    • C. 

      Cleanliness doesn't matter.

    • D. 

      Both A and B.

    • E. 

      A, B, and C.

  • 14. 
    A spill can cause an accident.  Clean up a spill:
    • A. 

      When you have time.

    • B. 

      After the teacher has told you 3 or more times.

    • C. 

      At the end of the lab.

    • D. 

      Immediately.

  • 15. 
    In the lab sharp object should be carried
    • A. 

      With the points facing out to the front.

    • B. 

      With the point down and away from the body.

    • C. 

      With the point covered up by your hand.

    • D. 

      So that the point will give your lab partner a pretty good jab.

  • 16. 
    At the end of the lab you see some leftover chemical that looks just like the stuff you were using.  You should:
    • A. 

      Put the chemical back in the jar it came from.

    • B. 

      Sweep it into your hand and throw it out.

    • C. 

      Tell the teacher so you can dispose of it properly.

    • D. 

      Tell your classmates that your lab partner is really messy.

  • 17. 
    You should wash your hands after
    • A. 

      Touching a plant in the classroom.

    • B. 

      Handling one of the class pets.

    • C. 

      Working with chemicals.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 18. 
    When in the lab you should wear
    • A. 

      Sandals

    • B. 

      Closed-toed shoes.

    • C. 

      Open-toed shoes.

    • D. 

      No shoes.

  • 19. 
    Helping to clean up the lab or classroom is the job of
    • A. 

      Old students.

    • B. 

      Transfer students.

    • C. 

      Only the teacher.

    • D. 

      Each and every student.

  • 20. 
    The most important thing in laboratory experiments is
    • A. 

      Getting done first.

    • B. 

      Getting the answer right.

    • C. 

      Safety.

    • D. 

      Penmanship.

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