Exam Cosmetology- State Boards

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Practice Test Cosmetology


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  • 1. 
    Laws are also called: 
    • A. 

      Regulations

    • B. 

      Guidelines

    • C. 

      Statutes

    • D. 

      Rules

  • 2. 
    A parasitic submicroscopic particle that infects and resides in the cells of a biological organism is a: 
    • A. 

      Virus

    • B. 

      Bacteria

    • C. 

      Parasite

    • D. 

      Contaminant

  • 3. 
    The part of the muscle at the movable attachment to the skeleton is the: 
    • A. 

      Ligament

    • B. 

      Tendon

    • C. 

      Origin

    • D. 

      Insertion

  • 4. 
    Pressure in massage is usually directed from the: 
    • A. 

      Insertion to beginning

    • B. 

      Insertion to the origin

    • C. 

      Origin to the insertion

    • D. 

      Front to sides

  • 5. 
    The muscle of the scalp that raises the eyebrows, draws the scalp forward, and causes wrinkles across the forehead is the:
    • A. 

      Occipitalis

    • B. 

      Masseter

    • C. 

      Temporalis

    • D. 

      Frontalis

  • 6. 
    Which blood component gives blood its color? 
    • A. 

      Hemoglobin

    • B. 

      White blood cells

    • C. 

      Platelets

    • D. 

      Plasma

  • 7. 
    Lesions of the skin characterized by piles of material on the skin surface are: 
    • A. 

      Secondary skin lesions

    • B. 

      Primary skin lesions

    • C. 

      Contagious skin lesions

    • D. 

      Excessive lesions

  • 8. 
    Benign, keratin-filled cysts that appear just under the epidermis and have no visible opening are: 
    • A. 

      Nodules

    • B. 

      Cysts

    • C. 

      Milia

    • D. 

      Keloids

  • 9. 
    A noncontagious skin disease characterized by red patches covered with silver-white scales found on the scalp is: 
    • A. 

      Herpes

    • B. 

      Psoriasis

    • C. 

      Papules

    • D. 

      Macula

  • 10. 
    The portion of living skin that supports the nail plate is the:
    • A. 

      Nail bed

    • B. 

      Nail root

    • C. 

      Nail groove

    • D. 

      Nail matrix

  • 11. 
    The nail bed contains many nerves and is attached to the nail plate with a thin layer of tissue called the: 
    • A. 

      Bed epithelium

    • B. 

      Bed eponychium

    • C. 

      Bed lunula

    • D. 

      Nail mantle

  • 12. 
    The average rate of the nail growth in the normal adult is about:
    • A. 

      1/4 inch per month

    • B. 

      1/10 inch per month

    • C. 

      1/8 inch per month

    • D. 

      1/2 inch per month

  • 13. 
    The lifting of the nail plate from the bed without shedding is a sign of: 
    • A. 

      Nail psoriasis

    • B. 

      Onychomadesis

    • C. 

      Eggshell nails

    • D. 

      Onycholysis

  • 14. 
    A weak, physical, cross-link side bond between adjacent polypeptide chains that is broken by changes in pH is a: 
    • A. 

      Salt bond

    • B. 

      Hydrogen bond

    • C. 

      Carbon bond

    • D. 

      Sulfur bond

  • 15. 
    A severe type of dandruff characterized by an accumulation of greasy or waxy scalp scales mixed with sebum is: 
    • A. 

      Pityriasis capitis

    • B. 

      Tinea favosa

    • C. 

      Pityriasis steatoides

    • D. 

      Pityriasis papules

  • 16. 
    An infestation of the hair and scalp with head lice is:
    • A. 

      Vesicles parasites

    • B. 

      Alopecia areata

    • C. 

      Pediculosis capitis

    • D. 

      Pediculosis furuncle

  • 17. 
    The current for facial and scalp treatments is measured in: 
    • A. 

      Miliamperes

    • B. 

      Watts

    • C. 

      Kiolwatts

    • D. 

      Voltages

  • 18. 
    A measurement of how much electricity is being used in one second is an: 
    • A. 

      Volt

    • B. 

      Kilowatt

    • C. 

      Watt

    • D. 

      Ohm

  • 19. 
    Cataphoresis forces acidic substances into deeper tissues using galvanic current from the: 
    • A. 

      Negative toward the positive pole

    • B. 

      Inactive toward the electric pole

    • C. 

      Positive toward the negative pole

    • D. 

      Negative toward the ohm pole

  • 20. 
    Rays with short wavelengths that are the least penetrating, produce chemical effects, and kill germs are:
    • A. 

      Blue light

    • B. 

      Red light rays

    • C. 

      Ultraviolet rays

    • D. 

      Infrared rays

  • 21. 
    Curved lines repeating in opposite directions creates an:
    • A. 

      Dimesion

    • B. 

      Wave

    • C. 

      Diagonal

    • D. 

      Element

  • 22. 
    Contrasting lines are horizontal and vertical lines that create a hard edge and form a: 
    • A. 

      90-degree angle

    • B. 

      45-degree angle

    • C. 

      180-degree angle

    • D. 

      Curved angle

  • 23. 
    The part of the overall design that the client will respond to first is the: 
    • A. 

      Sihouette

    • B. 

      Space

    • C. 

      Texture

    • D. 

      Combination

  • 24. 
    The element used to define texture and line and tie design elements together is: 
    • A. 

      Color

    • B. 

      Form

    • C. 

      Space

    • D. 

      Curves

  • 25. 
    A client's facial shape is determined by the position and prominence of the: 
    • A. 

      Head Shape

    • B. 

      Chin line

    • C. 

      Facial bones

    • D. 

      Profile

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