Nail Exam Quiz-2

110 Questions
Nail Quizzes & Trivia

Cosmetology is a wide industry dealing with among other things, the skin, hair and nails. The nail exam below is set to gauge and advance your knowledge on different concepts on the subject. All the best as you attempt.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Onychorrhexis

    • B. 

      Leuconychia

    • C. 

      Nevus

    • D. 

      Tinea pedis

  • 2. 
    Which one of the following should be the last step in fiberglass application?
    • A. 

      Filing

    • B. 

      Etching

    • C. 

      Nipping

    • D. 

      Buffing

  • 3. 
    What is the appearance of contaminated primer?
    • A. 

      Violet

    • B. 

      Amber

    • C. 

      Clear

    • D. 

      Cloudy

  • 4. 
    Careless filing an beviling of the fingernails may cause nails to:
    • A. 

      Split

    • B. 

      Grow slowly

    • C. 

      Grow quickly

    • D. 

      Become brittle

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Albinism

    • B. 

      Chloasma

    • C. 

      A heart condition

    • D. 

      A thyroid condition

  • 6. 
    What is the purpose of a paper wrap?
    • A. 

      Fill-in bases

    • B. 

      Tip overlays

    • C. 

      Mail extensions

    • D. 

      Quick repairs on natural nails

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Upward

    • B. 

      Circular

    • C. 

      Downward

    • D. 

      Sideways

  • 8. 
    Some no-light gels may be cured by:
    • A. 

      Spraying with an activator

    • B. 

      Exposure to UV light

    • C. 

      Soaking in acetone

    • D. 

      Applying nail polish

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Nail tips

    • B. 

      Acrylic nails

    • C. 

      Mending tissue

    • D. 

      Acrylic over nail tips

  • 10. 
    What is study of healthy skin and skin disorders called?
    • A. 

      Oncology

    • B. 

      Dermatology

    • C. 

      Neurology

    • D. 

      Histology

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Dry sanitizes

    • B. 

      Disinfectants

    • C. 

      Antiseptics

    • D. 

      Antibiotics

  • 12. 
    When applying polish, which one of the following can be used to correct a smudge before applying more polish:
    • A. 

      Alcohol

    • B. 

      Cuticle oil

    • C. 

      Polish remover

    • D. 

      Primer

  • 13. 
    Alcohol, quats, and phenols are known as:
    • A. 

      Physical agents

    • B. 

      Ultraviolet rays

    • C. 

      Chemical agents

    • D. 

      Moist heat

  • 14. 
    What is the function of the adductor muscles?
    • A. 

      Seperate the fingers

    • B. 

      Draw the fingers together

    • C. 

      Bend the thumb

    • D. 

      Extend the arm

  • 15. 
    What can be used by the nail technician to strengthen weak natural nails?
    • A. 

      Fabric wrap

    • B. 

      Nail primer

    • C. 

      Acetone

    • D. 

      Acrylic liquid

  • 16. 
    What is another name for monomer used in the application of acrylic nails?
    • A. 

      Powder

    • B. 

      Cream

    • C. 

      Paste

    • D. 

      Liquid

  • 17. 
    Effleurage druing a pedicure is:
    • A. 

      Pressure applied with a fist

    • B. 

      Smooth, continuous strokes

    • C. 

      Kneading upward and downward

    • D. 

      Lightly tapping the foot

  • 18. 
    What type of polish remover should be used if the client is wearing nail wraps?
    • A. 

      Acrylic solvent

    • B. 

      Acetone polish remover

    • C. 

      Callus solvent

    • D. 

      Non-acetone remover

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      Build and extend acrylic to finger tip

    • B. 

      Start acrylic application just below tip of bitten nail

    • C. 

      Apply primer to exposed skin

    • D. 

      Extend nail plate by applying small amount of acrylic to bitten end of nail bed

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      Onychohelcosis

    • B. 

      Onychophyma

    • C. 

      Leuconychia

    • D. 

      Paronychia

  • 21. 
    In which one of the follwoing conditions do bacteria grow and multiply best?
    • A. 

      Warm

    • B. 

      Cold and light

    • C. 

      Cool and dry

    • D. 

      Warm and light

  • 22. 
    Which one of the following results in poor adhesion of polish?
    • A. 

      Improper beveling of the free edge

    • B. 

      Oil traces on the nail plate

    • C. 

      Split cuticles

    • D. 

      Leuconychia

  • 23. 
    Which one of the following is not a function of a muscle?
    • A. 

      Movement

    • B. 

      Shape

    • C. 

      Support

    • D. 

      Secretion

  • 24. 
    Where should disinfected manicure implements be stored?
    • A. 

      In a supply closet

    • B. 

      In a open cabinet

    • C. 

      In a wet sanitizer

    • D. 

      In a closed dry sanitizer

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      Muscular system

    • B. 

      Nervous system

    • C. 

      Circulatory system

    • D. 

      Skeletal system

  • 26. 
    When polymer is mixed with monomer and shaped, the result is:
    • A. 

      An acrylic nail

    • B. 

      A clear nail varnish

    • C. 

      A fiberglass nail

    • D. 

      A linen nail

  • 27. 
    How should the technician reduce furrows in the nail plate?
    • A. 

      File into nail corners

    • B. 

      Suggest conditioning manicures

    • C. 

      Buff nails lightly

    • D. 

      Apply dark nail enamel

  • 28. 
    When applying acrylic nails, what will help the acrylic adhere to the natural nail?
    • A. 

      Monomer

    • B. 

      Catalyst

    • C. 

      Primer

    • D. 

      Lotion

  • 29. 
    What is the main purpose of soap bath?
    • A. 

      Shines the nails

    • B. 

      Softens the cuticles

    • C. 

      Shapes the nails

    • D. 

      Removes the polish

  • 30. 
    Where is the hyponychium found?
    • A. 

      Under the free edge

    • B. 

      At the cuticle

    • C. 

      In the matrix

    • D. 

      On the sidewalls

  • 31. 
    Which one of the following is used to remove nail stains?
    • A. 

      Soap

    • B. 

      Alcohol

    • C. 

      Detergent

    • D. 

      Hydrogen peroxide

  • 32. 
    To eliminate trapping air bubbles in the adhesive, the adhesive should be applied to the:
    • A. 

      Well of the tip

    • B. 

      Seam of the tip

    • C. 

      Back of the natural nail

    • D. 

      Sides of the natural nail

  • 33. 
    What is the techical term for the nail?
    • A. 

      Onyx

    • B. 

      Tinea

    • C. 

      Onychia

    • D. 

      Paronychia

  • 34. 
    What must the manicurist not do when massaging arthritic hands?
    • A. 

      Vigorous massage of joints

    • B. 

      Circular movement in palm

    • C. 

      Effleurage strokes on back of hand

    • D. 

      Firm stroking of the fingers

  • 35. 
    What should be used to remove product from a jar?
    • A. 

      Spatula

    • B. 

      Fingertip

    • C. 

      End of a towel

    • D. 

      Mail brush

  • 36. 
    Which one of the following protects nail polish from chipping?
    • A. 

      Top coat

    • B. 

      Dry nail polish

    • C. 

      Cuticle oil

    • D. 

      Nail conditioner

  • 37. 
    How does the nail technician dispose of used monomer?
    • A. 

      Return to original container

    • B. 

      Pour onto absorbent material and bag

    • C. 

      Flush down drain with warm water

    • D. 

      Pour into a trash receptacle

  • 38. 
    To avoid ingrown toenails, it is best to file the nails in which of the following manners?
    • A. 

      Rounded, starting at the corners

    • B. 

      Pointed, starting at the nail fold

    • C. 

      Straight across, rounding slightly at corners

    • D. 

      In an oval shape, starting at the nail fold

  • 39. 
    Which one of the following is an example of sanitizing?
    • A. 

      Boiling toenail separators

    • B. 

      Applying disinfectant to a cut

    • C. 

      Washing hands with soap and water

    • D. 

      Immersing an orangewood stick in a germicide

  • 40. 
    Which one of the following will help soften the skin around the nails?
    • A. 

      Acetone

    • B. 

      Cuticle oil

    • C. 

      Pumice powder

    • D. 

      Cuticle remover

  • 41. 
    What is melanin?
    • A. 

      Sweat pore

    • B. 

      Blackhead

    • C. 

      Color pigment

    • D. 

      Collagen

  • 42. 
    • A. 

      Wood

    • B. 

      Paper

    • C. 

      Metal

    • D. 

      Plastic

  • 43. 
    What should be done with paper wraps at every manicure?
    • A. 

      Filled in

    • B. 

      Repolished

    • C. 

      Reinforced with silk

    • D. 

      Replaced

  • 44. 
    A client with a disease of the fingernails should be referred to a:
    • A. 

      Physician

    • B. 

      Manicurist

    • C. 

      Cosmetologist

    • D. 

      Desairologist

  • 45. 
    All of the following are benefits of a hand and arm massage Except:
    • A. 

      It relaxes the client

    • B. 

      It decreases nail growth

    • C. 

      It increases blood circulation

    • D. 

      It softens the skin

  • 46. 
    Hangnails may be caused by a dryness of the:
    • A. 

      Dermis

    • B. 

      Lunula

    • C. 

      Cuticle

    • D. 

      Nail bed

  • 47. 
    Why is smoking prohibited during the application of artification nails?
    • A. 

      Products may cause fire

    • B. 

      Products will break down with heat

    • C. 

      Smoke may cause product to crystallize

    • D. 

      Smoke slows adhesion of product

  • 48. 
    Which muscle is used to bend the wrist, draw the hand upward, and close the fingers toward the forearm?
    • A. 

      Pronator

    • B. 

      Supinator

    • C. 

      Flexor

    • D. 

      Extensor

  • 49. 
    Nails are appendages of the:
    • A. 

      Hair

    • B. 

      Skin

    • C. 

      Oil glands

    • D. 

      Sweat glands

  • 50. 
    • A. 

      The wasting away of the nail

    • B. 

      An overgrowth of nails

    • C. 

      A swelling of the nail

    • D. 

      An ingrown nail

  • 51. 
    The tracks on each side of the nail are the:
    • A. 

      Beds

    • B. 

      Grooves

    • C. 

      Mantles

    • D. 

      Free edge

  • 52. 
    Artificial nails are used to:
    • A. 

      Cover up a fungus

    • B. 

      Protect a hangnail

    • C. 

      Aid circulation

    • D. 

      Repair bitten nails

  • 53. 
    What is the term for the hair-like projections that help bacteria move in a whilike motion?
    • A. 

      Cocci

    • B. 

      Spores

    • C. 

      Spirilla

    • D. 

      Flagella

  • 54. 
    Hand and arm massage should be avoided when:
    • A. 

      The client has had a stroke

    • B. 

      The skin is very dry

    • C. 

      The client has liver spots

    • D. 

      The client is tense

  • 55. 
    How does a paraffin wax manicure benifit a client?
    • A. 

      Permanently increases skin elasticity

    • B. 

      Rehydrates the skin

    • C. 

      Removes wrinkles from hands

    • D. 

      Lightens age spots

  • 56. 
    When preparing the foot bath for a pedicure, what should the manicurist add?
    • A. 

      Foot lotion

    • B. 

      Antibacterial agent

    • C. 

      Exfoliating agent

    • D. 

      Nail bleach

  • 57. 
    Which one of the following is a primary function of the skin?
    • A. 

      Oxidation

    • B. 

      Digestion

    • C. 

      Protection

    • D. 

      Salivation

  • 58. 
    Which one of the following should be added to the water in a finger bowl?
    • A. 

      Oil

    • B. 

      Soap

    • C. 

      Polish remover

    • D. 

      Cuticle softener

  • 59. 
    • A. 

      Acetone

    • B. 

      Styptic pencil

    • C. 

      Hydrogen peroxide

    • D. 

      Sodium hypochlorite

  • 60. 
    When a client has dry rough cuticles, what can be used by the nail technician to treat this problem?
    • A. 

      Base coat

    • B. 

      Nail sealer

    • C. 

      Conditioning oil

    • D. 

      Acetone remover

  • 61. 
    Lifestyle must be considered during which one of the following steps in a manicure?
    • A. 

      Sanitation

    • B. 

      Consultation

    • C. 

      Table set up

    • D. 

      Post-service record

  • 62. 
    Which one of the following procedures should not be done when giving a nail wrap?
    • A. 

      Removal of old nail polish

    • B. 

      Pushing back the cuticle

    • C. 

      Buffing to remove shine

    • D. 

      Soaking nails in water

  • 63. 
    Two reasons for using an antiseptic when applying nail tips are that it removes more oil and:
    • A. 

      Moisturizes the nail

    • B. 

      Dehydrates the nail

    • C. 

      Seals the nail

    • D. 

      Hardens the nail

  • 64. 
    The small folds of skin overlapping the sides of the nails are called the nail:
    • A. 

      Bed

    • B. 

      Wall

    • C. 

      Matrix

    • D. 

      Mantle

  • 65. 
    A nail technician should refuse to perform services on a client with:
    • A. 

      Ringworm

    • B. 

      Bitten, deformed nails

    • C. 

      White spots on the nails

    • D. 

      Severely curved nails

  • 66. 
    What should the nail technician do to remove dust after filing?
    • A. 

      Gently blow on nails

    • B. 

      Mist with primer

    • C. 

      Wipe with monomer

    • D. 

      Clean with nail brush

  • 67. 
    Which one of the following is used to correct yellow nails?
    • A. 

      Antibacterial soap

    • B. 

      Cuticle solvent

    • C. 

      Nail bleach

    • D. 

      Polish remover

  • 68. 
    Great care must be exercised when filing the sides of sculptured nails to ensure that:
    • A. 

      They taper toward the lunula

    • B. 

      They angle away from the nail edges

    • C. 

      The corners of the nails are removed

    • D. 

      The edges are blended with the natural nails

  • 69. 
    The formation of the nail occurs in the:
    • A. 

      Matrix

    • B. 

      Lunula

    • C. 

      Cuticle

    • D. 

      Nail bed

  • 70. 
    The part of the nail that extends over the fingertip can best be described as the:
    • A. 

      Matrix

    • B. 

      Nail bed

    • C. 

      Nail root

    • D. 

      Free edge

  • 71. 
    The nail plate extends from the nail root to the:
    • A. 

      Lunula

    • B. 

      Nail bed

    • C. 

      Free edge

    • D. 

      Matrix

  • 72. 
    To prevent the spread of disease the nail tech should clean up blood spills which product?
    • A. 

      Alcohol

    • B. 

      Antiseptic

    • C. 

      Sterile cotton square

    • D. 

      Hospital grade disinfectant

  • 73. 
    Hot oit manicures should be recommended for clients who have:
    • A. 

      Sculptured nails

    • B. 

      Dry cuticles

    • C. 

      Strong, hard nails

    • D. 

      Smooth, soft hands

  • 74. 
    Which one of the following are glued onto natural nails and are made of plastic, nylon, or acetate?
    • A. 

      Acrylics

    • B. 

      Wraps

    • C. 

      Tips

    • D. 

      Gels

  • 75. 
    • A. 

      Wait until the condition worsens

    • B. 

      Add additional acrylic

    • C. 

      Cover the area with an extra coat of nail polish

    • D. 

      Remove the product and inspect for any disorders

  • 76. 
    • A. 

      Nail bleach

    • B. 

      Nail enamel

    • C. 

      Nail primer

    • D. 

      Nail polish remover

  • 77. 
    • A. 

      Shape of the nail

    • B. 

      Shape of the arm

    • C. 

      Shape of the nail file

    • D. 

      Shape of the orangewood stick

  • 78. 
    Which of the following bacteria is responsible for causing disease?
    • A. 

      Pathogenic

    • B. 

      Non-pathogenic

    • C. 

      Non-contagious

    • D. 

      Saprophyte

  • 79. 
    What is the term for skin that surrounds the nail?
    • A. 

      Groove

    • B. 

      Nail mantle

    • C. 

      Perionychium

    • D. 

      Hyponychium

  • 80. 
    Prior to the application of polish, what should the nail technician use on the nails to remove oily residue?
    • A. 

      Nail primer

    • B. 

      Polish remover

    • C. 

      Acrylic liquid

    • D. 

      Cuticle remover

  • 81. 
    Spraying a client's nails with water before buffing will reduce:
    • A. 

      Heat

    • B. 

      Hydration

    • C. 

      Yellowing

    • D. 

      Lifting

  • 82. 
    • A. 

      Spray the feet with a fungicide and continue with the service

    • B. 

      Refuse the service and recommend the client see a physician

    • C. 

      Resoak in a foot bath with alcohol

    • D. 

      Reassure the client and proceed with the pedicure using gloves

  • 83. 
    How should metal manicuring implements be disinfected?
    • A. 

      Place in a dry sanitizer

    • B. 

      Place in a wet sanitizer

    • C. 

      Wrap in sanitized towels

    • D. 

      Wash with soap and hot water

  • 84. 
    Which one of the following is most important when applying gel nails?
    • A. 

      Experimenting

    • B. 

      Putting gel on evenly

    • C. 

      Following manufacturer's instructions

    • D. 

      Reading msds sheets

  • 85. 
    Which one of the following may result from filing the corners of the nails too deeply?
    • A. 

      Hard nails

    • B. 

      Nail ridges

    • C. 

      Ingrown nails

    • D. 

      Very long nails

  • 86. 
    A base coat is primarily used to:
    • A. 

      Fill in ridges

    • B. 

      Repair nail splits

    • C. 

      Dehydrate nail plate

    • D. 

      Make polish adhere better

  • 87. 
    Which one of the following is most likely to create an environment for mold growth under artificial nails?
    • A. 

      Excessive oils

    • B. 

      Hand creams

    • C. 

      Paraffin bath

    • D. 

      Trapped moisture

  • 88. 
    What is used to remove dry skin or keratomas from the feet?
    • A. 

      Toe nail clipper

    • B. 

      Toe nail separator

    • C. 

      Foot file

    • D. 

      Foot powder

  • 89. 
    What implement is used to apply and shape acrylic nails?
    • A. 

      Sable brush

    • B. 

      Cotton-tipped orangewood stick

    • C. 

      Nail brush

    • D. 

      Nail forms

  • 90. 
    Which of the following describes tinea unguium?
    • A. 

      Swelling of the nail

    • B. 

      Overgrowth of the nail

    • C. 

      An infectious disease caused by a fungus

    • D. 

      A growth of horny epithelium in the nail bed

  • 91. 
    Which one of the following is a common ingredient used to dissolve nail products?
    • A. 

      Glycerine

    • B. 

      Formaldehyde

    • C. 

      Paraffin

    • D. 

      Acetone

  • 92. 
    An example of a vegetable parasite infection is:
    • A. 

      Rickettsia

    • B. 

      Immunity

    • C. 

      Ringworm

    • D. 

      Scabies

  • 93. 
    • A. 

      Decaying matter

    • B. 

      Non-pathogenic bacteria

    • C. 

      Parasites

    • D. 

      Pathogenic bacteria

  • 94. 
    Under which one of the following conditions could you perform a pedicure massage?
    • A. 

      High blood pressure

    • B. 

      Heart condition

    • C. 

      Leuconychia

    • D. 

      Tinea pedis

  • 95. 
    What does a disinfectant destroy?
    • A. 

      Chemicals

    • B. 

      Heat

    • C. 

      Bacteria

    • D. 

      Antiseptics

  • 96. 
    What should be done with manicuring implements before they are used on a client?
    • A. 

      Cleaned and disinfected

    • B. 

      Soaked in acetone

    • C. 

      Washed with warm soapy water

    • D. 

      Wiped with alcohol

  • 97. 
    When filing fragile nails, what implement should the nail technician use?
    • A. 

      Metal file

    • B. 

      Emery board

    • C. 

      Chamois buffer

    • D. 

      Nail clipper

  • 98. 
    What muscle straightens the wrist, hand, and fingers to form a straight line?
    • A. 

      Tricep

    • B. 

      Extensor

    • C. 

      Deltoid

    • D. 

      Bicep

  • 99. 
    • A. 

      Filing nails

    • B. 

      Client consultation

    • C. 

      Removing polish

    • D. 

      Buffing nails

  • 100. 
    Which one of the following is the part of the nail that extends over the fingertip?
    • A. 

      Matrix

    • B. 

      Nail bed

    • C. 

      Free edge

    • D. 

      Nail root

  • 101. 
    • A. 

      Wear protective dust mask

    • B. 

      Wipe nails with hospital grade disinfectant

    • C. 

      Wear protective gloves

    • D. 

      Apply primer to exposed nail plate

  • 102. 
    • A. 

      Increases the adhesion of the polish

    • B. 

      Etches the nails

    • C. 

      Stimulates the matrix

    • D. 

      Lubricates the skin and nails

  • 103. 
    To avoid loss of time between appointments the nail technician should:
    • A. 

      Have two sets of disinfected implements

    • B. 

      Use the same set of towels for every client

    • C. 

      Wait to sanitize the implements at the end of the day

    • D. 

      Eliminate the soaking portion of the manicure

  • 104. 
    A base coat is usually applied:
    • A. 

      To the lunula only

    • B. 

      To the free edge only

    • C. 

      After the color polish

    • D. 

      Before the color polish

  • 105. 
    When finishing an artificial nail, which one of the following should be done?
    • A. 

      Buffing

    • B. 

      Soaking

    • C. 

      Etching

    • D. 

      Brushing

  • 106. 
    The cuticle overlapping the lunula is the:
    • A. 

      Mantle

    • B. 

      Groove

    • C. 

      Eponychium

    • D. 

      Hyponychium

  • 107. 
    Which one of the following implements best removes length quickly from an artificial nail tip?
    • A. 

      Metal file

    • B. 

      Block buffer

    • C. 

      Cuticle nippers

    • D. 

      Nail clipper

  • 108. 
    In which direction should sculptured nail forms be removed?
    • A. 

      Upward

    • B. 

      Downward

    • C. 

      To the left side

    • D. 

      To the right side

  • 109. 
    After a manicure, which one of the following should be disinfected?
    • A. 

      Emery board

    • B. 

      Nail form

    • C. 

      Cuticle nippers

    • D. 

      Orangewood stick

  • 110. 
    When applying nail tips. It is important that the nail well:
    • A. 

      Covers the entire nail bed

    • B. 

      Is wider than the nail plate

    • C. 

      Matches the width of the nail

    • D. 

      Rest on the cuticle