Nail Structure And Growth! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Nail Structure And Growth! Trivia Questions Quiz

Did you know that our nails can show us how good or bad our health is? There are various reasons why a nail does not grow as it should, and one can only know this if they know how to nail structure and growth should be like. This trivia questions quiz will be perfect for assessing just how well you understand the process, do give it a shot!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The nail plate is made of dead cells, therefore they do not need________________.
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Oxygen

    • C. 

      Keratin

    • D. 

      Vitamin D

  • 2. 
    Cuticle moisturizers are designed to treat the eponychium, hyponychium, and the sidewalls but not the _____________________.
    • A. 

      Cuticle

    • B. 

      Nail bed

    • C. 

      Nail plate

    • D. 

      Free edge

  • 3. 
    Tissue that attaches the nail plate t the nail bed
    • A. 

      Bed eponychium

    • B. 

      Hyponychium

    • C. 

      Bed epithelium

    • D. 

      Ligament

  • 4. 
    Living skin at the base of the natural nail plate that covers the matrix
    • A. 

      Eponychium

    • B. 

      Ligament

    • C. 

      Nail bed

    • D. 

      Nail cuticle

  • 5. 
    Nail that extends over the tip of the finger or toe.
    • A. 

      Sidewall

    • B. 

      Nail bed

    • C. 

      Lanula

    • D. 

      Free edge

  • 6. 
    The layer of skin that lies between the fingertip and the free edge of the natural nail plate.
    • A. 

      Eponychium

    • B. 

      Hyponychium

    • C. 

      Nail folds

    • D. 

      Nail grooves

  • 7. 
    A tough band of fibrous tissue that connects bones and holds organs in place.
    • A. 

      Nail cuticle

    • B. 

      Sidewall

    • C. 

      Natural nail unit

    • D. 

      Ligament

  • 8. 
    The white half-moon shape at the base of the nail.
    • A. 

      Nail folds

    • B. 

      Nail bed

    • C. 

      Lanula

    • D. 

      Nail grooves

  • 9. 
    Nail plate cells that are formed and composed of matrix cells that produce the nail plate.
    • A. 

      Hyponychium

    • B. 

      Nail bed

    • C. 

      Matrix

    • D. 

      Natural nail

  • 10. 
    The portion of the living skin that supports the nail plate as it grows toward the free edge.
    • A. 

      Nail bed

    • B. 

      Nail cuticle

    • C. 

      Nail folds

    • D. 

      Nail plate

  • 11. 
    Dead colorless tissue attached to the natural nail plate.
    • A. 

      Nail folds

    • B. 

      Hyponychium

    • C. 

      Eponychium

    • D. 

      Nail cuticle

  • 12. 
    Folds of normal skin that surround the natural nail plate.
    • A. 

      Nail cuticle

    • B. 

      Nail folds

    • C. 

      Nail grooves

    • D. 

      Sidewall

  • 13. 
    Slits or furrows on the sides of the sidewall.
    • A. 

      Nail grooves

    • B. 

      Nail bed

    • C. 

      Matrix

    • D. 

      Free edge

  • 14. 
    A hardened Keratin plate that sits on and covers the natural nail bed. 
    • A. 

      Natural nail unit

    • B. 

      Matrix

    • C. 

      Nail plate

    • D. 

      Nail bed

  • 15. 
    A hard protective plate composed of Keratin. Also known as the onyx.
    • A. 

      Natural nail

    • B. 

      Natural nail unit

    • C. 

      Nail plate

    • D. 

      Nail bed

  • 16. 
    Major parts of the fingernail including the nail plate, nail bed, matrix, cuticle, etc, that form the nail unit.
    • A. 

      Natural nail

    • B. 

      Nail plate

    • C. 

      Natural nail unit

    • D. 

      Matrix

  • 17. 
    Lateral nail fold. Skin overlapping the side of the nail.
    • A. 

      Hyponychium

    • B. 

      Nail folds

    • C. 

      Nail grooves

    • D. 

      Sidewall

  • 18. 
    A fingernail replacement takes approximately _________months.
    • A. 

      6-12 months

    • B. 

      4-6 months

    • C. 

      1-2 months

    • D. 

      9 months

  • 19. 
    A toenail replacement takes approximately __________months.
    • A. 

      9-12 months

    • B. 

      6-12 months

    • C. 

      1-3 months

    • D. 

      4-6 months

  • 20. 
    On which finger does the nail grow the slowest.
    • A. 

      Pinky

    • B. 

      Ring finger

    • C. 

      Middle finger

    • D. 

      Thumb

  • 21. 
    On which finger does the nail grow the fastest.
    • A. 

      Middle finger

    • B. 

      Pinky

    • C. 

      Ring finger

    • D. 

      Thumb

  • 22. 
    Removes dead cuticle off of the nail plate.
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Cuticle moisturizers

    • C. 

      Cuticle removers

    • D. 

      Scrapping it off

  • 23. 
    Water content of a nail is
    • A. 

      10-15%

    • B. 

      15-25%

    • C. 

      25-35%

    • D. 

      40-50%

  • 24. 
    Nail beds are live cells so they need the following.
    • A. 

      Oxygen, vitamins, minerals

    • B. 

      Water, minerals, oxygen

    • C. 

      Cuticle removers, moisturizers, vitamins

    • D. 

      Buffing, moisturizers, oxygen

  • 25. 
    Nail beds do not perspire therefore they do not have
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Subaceous glands

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Sudioferus glands

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