Flinn Safety Quiz

34 Questions
Flinn Safety Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Flammable materials, like alcohol, should never be dispensed or used near...
    • A. 

      An open door.

    • B. 

      An open flame.

    • C. 

      Another student.

    • D. 

      A sink.

  • 2. 
    If a laboratory fire erupts, immediately...
    • A. 

      Notify your instructor.

    • B. 

      Run for the fire extinguisher.

    • C. 

      Throw water on the fire.

    • D. 

      Open the windows.

  • 3. 
    Approved eye protection devices (such as goggles) are worn in the laboratory...
    • A. 

      To avoid eye strain.

    • B. 

      To improve your vision.

    • C. 

      Only if you don't have corrective glasses.

    • D. 

      Any time chemicals, heat or glassware are used.

  • 4. 
    If you wear contact lenses in the school laboratory, 
    • A. 

      Take them out before starting the lab.

    • B. 

      You do not have to wear protective goggles.

    • C. 

      Advise your science instructor that you wear contact lenses.

    • D. 

      Keep the information to yourself.

  • 5. 
    If you do not understand a direction or part of a lab procedure, you should...
    • A. 

      Figure it out as you do the lab.

    • B. 

      Try several methods until something works.

    • C. 

      Ask the instructor before proceeding.

    • D. 

      Skip it and go on to the next part.

  • 6. 
    After completing an experiment, all chemical wastes should be...
    • A. 

      Left at your lab station for the next class.

    • B. 

      Disposed of according to your instructor's directions.

    • C. 

      Dumped in the sink.

    • D. 

      Taken home.

  • 7. 
    If a lab experiment is not completed, you should...
    • A. 

      Discuss the issue with your instructor.

    • B. 

      Sneak in after school and work alone.

    • C. 

      Come in during lunch and finish while eating.

    • D. 

      Make up some results.

  • 8. 
    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 another classmate.

    • D. 

      Away from all people.

  • 9. 
    You are heating a piece of glass and now want to pick it up.  You should...
    • A. 

      Use a rag or paper towels.

    • B. 

      Pick up the end that looks cooler.

    • C. 

      Use tongs.

    • D. 

      Pour cold water on it.

  • 10. 
    You have been injured in the laboratory (cut, burn, etc.).  First you should...
    • A. 

      Visit the nurse after class.

    • B. 

      See a doctor after school.

    • C. 

      Tell the science instructor at once.

    • D. 

      Apply first aid yourself.

  • 11. 
    When gathering glassware and equipment for an experiment, you should...
    • A. 

      Read all directions carefully to know what equipment is necessary.

    • B. 

      Examine all glassware to check for chips or cracks.

    • C. 

      Clean any glassware that appears dirty.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Lubricating the tubing with water or glycerin.

    • B. 

      Using a towel or cotton gloves for protection.

    • C. 

      Twisting the tubing and stopper carefully.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 13. 
    Personal eyeglasses provide as much protection as...
    • A. 

      A face shield.

    • B. 

      Safety glasses.

    • C. 

      Splashproof chemical goggles.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 14. 
    Long hair in the laboratory must be...
    • A. 

      Cut short.

    • B. 

      Held away from the experiment with one hand.

    • C. 

      Aways neatly groomed.

    • D. 

      Tied back or kept entirely out of the way with a hair band, hairpins, or other confining device.

  • 15. 
    In a laboratory, the following should not be worn:
    • A. 

      Loose clothing

    • B. 

      Dangling jewelry

    • C. 

      Sandals

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    The following footwear is best in the laboratory:
    • A. 

      Sandals

    • B. 

      Open-toed shoes

    • C. 

      Closed-toed shoes

    • D. 

      Shoes appropriate for the weather

  • 17. 
    Horseplay or practical jokes in the laboratory are...
    • A. 

      Always against the rules.

    • B. 

      Okay.

    • C. 

      Not dangerous.

    • D. 

      Okay if you are working alone.

  • 18. 
    If a piece of equipment is not working properly, stop, turn it off, and tell...
    • A. 

      The custodian.

    • B. 

      Your lab partner.

    • C. 

      Your best friend in the class.

    • D. 

      The science instructor.

  • 19. 
    If an acid is splashed on your skin, wash at once with...
    • A. 

      Soap.

    • B. 

      Oil.

    • C. 

      Weak base.

    • D. 

      Plenty of water.

  • 20. 
    When you finish working with chemicals, biological specimens, and other lab substances, always...
    • A. 

      Treat your hands with skin lotion.

    • B. 

      Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.

    • C. 

      Wipe your hands on a towel.

    • D. 

      Wipe your hands on your clothes.

  • 21. 
    Hot glass looks the same as cold glass.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    all chemicals in the lab are to be considered dangerous.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Return all unused chemicals to their original containers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Work areas should be kept clean and tidy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Pipets are used to measure and dispense small amounts of liquids.  You should draw the liquid into the pipet using your mouth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    Laboratory work can be started immediately upon entering the laboratory even if the instructor is not yet present.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    Never remove chemicals or other equipment from the laboratory.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    Chipped or cracked glassware is ok to use.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    Read all procedures thoroughly before entering the laboratory.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    All unauthorized experiments are prohibited.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    You are allowed to enter the chemical preparation/storage area any time you need to get an item.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    It's ok to pick up broken glass with your bare hands as long as the glass is placed in the trash.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    Never leave a lit burner unattended.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False