Nail Technician Certification Test: Quiz!

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Nail Technician Certification Test: Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A combination build-up of bed epithelium and hyponychial tissue is known as the    
    • A. 

      Onychodermal band

    • B. 

      Eponychium band

    • C. 

      Hyponychium band

    • D. 

      Lunula band

  • 2. 
    The nail bed and matrix bed is anchored to the underlying bone by the:    
    • A. 

      Nail ligaments

    • B. 

      Matrix

    • C. 

      Specialized ligaments

    • D. 

      Specialized tendons

  • 3. 
    The folds in the skin that forms the nail grooves are known as the    
    • A. 

      Nail ligaments

    • B. 

      Nail folds

    • C. 

      Specialized ligaments

    • D. 

      Onycholermal

  • 4. 
    The shape and thickness of the nail are determined by:    
    • A. 

      The shape of the matrix bed

    • B. 

      The length of the matrix bed

    • C. 

      How fast it produces the nail plate

    • D. 

      A, b, and c

  • 5. 
    The nail plate is attached to the nail bed by a layer of tissue known as the    
    • A. 

      Nail ligaments

    • B. 

      Matrix layer

    • C. 

      Bed epithelium

    • D. 

      Bed folds

  • 6. 
    The main compound of the nail plate is a fibrous protein called    
    • A. 

      Phosphorous

    • B. 

      Keratin

    • C. 

      Calcium

    • D. 

      Lunula

  • 7. 
    A nail disorder is a condition that can be caused by    
    • A. 

      An injury to the nail

    • B. 

      A disease in the body

    • C. 

      An imbalance in the body

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    A nail technician should never perform services on a client of there is evidence of    
    • A. 

      An infection

    • B. 

      Ragged cuticles

    • C. 

      Healthy skin

    • D. 

      A hang nail

  • 9. 
    Matrix bed problems are usually associated with    
    • A. 

      Nail thickness

    • B. 

      Nail coloring

    • C. 

      Nail shapes

    • D. 

      Dryness

  • 10. 
    Small white spots often seen under the surface of the nail plate are called    
    • A. 

      Lunula

    • B. 

      Leukonychia

    • C. 

      Onychatrophia

    • D. 

      Eponychium

  • 11. 
    Hangnails are caused by
    • A. 

      Dry cuticles

    • B. 

      Nail biting

    • C. 

      Polish

    • D. 

      Buffing

  • 12. 
    The wasting away or atrophy of the nail is known as
    • A. 

      Onychauxis

    • B. 

      Onychatrophia

    • C. 

      Agnails

    • D. 

      Eukonychia

  • 13. 
    The overgrowth of the nail is
    • A. 

      Onychauxis

    • B. 

      Onychatrophia

    • C. 

      Onychoophagy

    • D. 

      Onychocryptosis

  • 14. 
    Nails, which are thin, white, and curved over the free edges are called
    • A. 

      Furrowed

    • B. 

      Hangnails

    • C. 

      Eggshell

    • D. 

      Healthy

  • 15. 
    A black band seen under or withing the nail plate extending from the proximal nail fold to the free edge is know as
    • A. 

      Furrow

    • B. 

      Onychophagy

    • C. 

      Infection

    • D. 

      Melanonychia

  • 16. 
    A co ndition in which a clot of blood forms under the nail plate due to injurty to the nail bed is called a/an:
    • A. 

      Bruised nail

    • B. 

      Discolored nail

    • C. 

      Infection

    • D. 

      Inflammation

  • 17. 
    Long ridges that run lengthwise or across the nail are called
    • A. 

      Furrows

    • B. 

      Onychophagy

    • C. 

      Agnails

    • D. 

      Leukonychia

  • 18. 
    Another term for an ingrown nail is
    • A. 

      Onychophagy

    • B. 

      Furrows

    • C. 

      Corrugations

    • D. 

      Onychocryptosis

  • 19. 
    Nails that have an in creasing curvature through out the nail plate are called
    • A. 

      Pincer nail

    • B. 

      Tile nail

    • C. 

      Eggshell nails

    • D. 

      Plicatured nails

  • 20. 
    This condition develops as the nail reaches the end of the digit, and appears as a trumpet of cone formation:
    • A. 

      Pincer nail

    • B. 

      Tile-shaped nail

    • C. 

      Eggshell nail

    • D. 

      Bruised nail

  • 21. 
    When the surface of the nail is generally flat while one or both edges of the plate are folded at a 90-degree angle or move into the soft tissue of the nail margins, this is called a/an
    • A. 

      Trumpet nail

    • B. 

      Pincer nail

    • C. 

      Plicatured nail

    • D. 

      Eggshell nail

  • 22. 
    The medical term for the nails that have been bitten enough to the deformed is called
    • A. 

      Onychocryptosis hocryptosis

    • B. 

      Onychophagy

    • C. 

      Onychophosis

    • D. 

      Pterygium

  • 23. 
    Split or brittle nails that have a series of lengthwise ridges are called
    • A. 

      Onychorrhexis

    • B. 

      Onychophagy

    • C. 

      Corrugations

    • D. 

      Plicatured

  • 24. 
    Onychopathy or onychosis refers to a technical term for a
    • A. 

      Nail disease

    • B. 

      Nail deformity

    • C. 

      Nail shape

    • D. 

      Nail injury

  • 25. 
    Aobnormal scarring of proximal or distal nail fold is called
    • A. 

      Pterygium

    • B. 

      Plicatured

    • C. 

      Corrugations

    • D. 

      Agnails

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