Cosmetology: Nail Exam Practice Quiz II

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Cosmetology: Nail Exam Practice Quiz II

Cosmetology is a vast industry dealing with many things such as 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.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Improperly sanitized pedicure basins may cause:
    • 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. 
    Which medical problem would prevent a massage from being performed during a manicure?
    • 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. 
    When clean the nail during a manicure, brush strokes should be directed:
    • 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. 
    Nail forms should be used when applying:
    • 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. 
    What stops the growth of microorganisms on non-living surfaces?
    • 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. 
    When applying acrylic over bitten nails, which one of the following should not be done?
    • 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. 
    If a client has swelling of the nail, which one of the following conditions is present?
    • 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. 
    The vascular system is also known as the:
    • A. 

      Muscular system

    • B. 

      Nervous system

    • C. 

      Circulatory system

    • D. 

      Skeletal system

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