Practice Science Safety Test

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Practice Science Safety Test

Before you head on out to the lab there are some safety issues you need to be aware of. To test out what you know and if you need a refresher class before tomorrow we have prepared this simple test. Take it out and the results will guide you. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Eye protection, such as goggles, are worn in the laboratory
    • A. 

      To see better.

    • B. 

      To avoid eye strain.

    • C. 

      Only if you don't wear glasses.

    • D. 

      Every time you use chemicals, heat, or glassware.

  • 2. 
    If you wear contact lenses during a lab,
    • A. 

      Take them out before starting the lab.

    • B. 

      You do not have to wear goggles.

    • C. 

      Tell your teacher that you wear contact lenses.

    • D. 

      It is unnecessary to tell your teacher.

  • 3. 
    If you don't understand a direction or part of a lab procedure, you should
    • A. 

      Just figure it out as you go.

    • B. 

      Try many different things until something works.

    • C. 

      Ask your teacher before moving forward.

    • D. 

      Skip it and move on.

  • 4. 
    After completing an experiment, all chemical wastes should be
    • A. 

      Left at your table for the next class.

    • B. 

      Disposed of according to your teacher's directions.

    • C. 

      Dumped in the sink.

    • D. 

      Dumped in the trash can.

  • 5. 
    If an experiment is not finished, you should
    • A. 

      Talk to your teacher.

    • B. 

      Come in after school and work alone without the teacher present.

    • C. 

      Come in during lunch and finish while eating.

    • D. 

      Make up results.

  • 6. 
    You are heating a substance in a test tube. Always point the open end of the tube
    • A. 

      Toward yourself.

    • B. 

      Toward your lab partner.

    • C. 

      Toward your teacher.

    • D. 

      Away from all people.

  • 7. 
    You are heating a piece of glass and now want to pick it up.
    • A. 

      You need to use paper towels.

    • B. 

      You should pick up the end that looks cooler.

    • C. 

      You should use tongs.

    • D. 

      Make sure to pour cold water on it first.

  • 8. 
    You have been burned in the laboratory. First you should
    • A. 

      Go to the nurse later.

    • B. 

      See a doctor whenever you can get an appointment.

    • C. 

      Tell your teacher immediately.

    • D. 

      Take care of it yourself.

  • 9. 
    When gathering glassware and equipment for an experiment, you should
    • A. 

      Read the directions.

    • B. 

      Look for chips or cracks in your glassware.

    • C. 

      Clean dirty glassware.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 10. 
    You want to place a piece of glass tubing into a rubber stopper after the tubing has been fire polished and cooled. This is best done by
    • A. 

      Lubricating the tubing with glycerine.

    • B. 

      Using a towel for protection.

    • C. 

      Twisting gently.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 11. 
    Personal glasses give as much protection as
    • A. 

      A face shield.

    • B. 

      Safety glasses.

    • C. 

      Chemical goggles.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 12. 
    Long hair during a lab must be
    • A. 

      Cut shorter.

    • B. 

      Held back with your hands.

    • C. 

      Neatly groomed.

    • D. 

      Tied back.

  • 13. 
    What shouldn't you wear in the laboratory?
    • A. 

      Loose clothing

    • B. 

      Dangling jewelry

    • C. 

      Sandals

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 14. 
    Which footwear is best to wear during a lab?
    • A. 

      Sandals

    • B. 

      Open-toed shoes

    • C. 

      Closed-toed shoes

    • D. 

      High heels

  • 15. 
    Horseplay and joking around in the lab are
    • A. 

      Never allowed.

    • B. 

      Okay.

    • C. 

      Not dangerous.

    • D. 

      Okay if you're working alone.

  • 16. 
    If a piece of equipment is not working, stop, turn it off, and tell
    • A. 

      The custodian.

    • B. 

      Your lab partner.

    • C. 

      Your friend.

    • D. 

      Your teacher.

  • 17. 
    When you finish working with chemicals, always
    • A. 

      Use hand lotion.

    • B. 

      Wash your hands with soap and water.

    • C. 

      Wipe your hands off on a towel.

    • D. 

      Wipe your hands off on your clothes.

  • 18. 
    Cold glass looks the same as hot glass.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    All chemicals should be considered dangerous until your teacher tells you otherwise.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    You should always return all unused chemicals to their original containers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    When you complete labs, you should clean up your station.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Pipets measure and dispense small amounts of liquid. You use your mouth to draw the liquid into the pipette.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Laboratory work can be started as soon as you enter class, even if your teacher isn't in the room.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    You should never remove chemicals from the science classroom.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    You should use chipped or cracked glassware.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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