Practice Science Safety Test

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Practice Science Safety Test - Quiz

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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