The Lab Safety Quiz: True Or False!

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  • 1. 

    Horseplay is allowed in the laboratory now and then.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Allowing horseplay in a laboratory is highly unsafe and can lead to accidents or damage to equipment. Laboratories are controlled environments where experiments and research are conducted, requiring strict adherence to safety protocols. Horseplay, which refers to rough or playful behavior, can pose serious risks in such settings. Therefore, the statement that horseplay is allowed in the laboratory is false.

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  • 2. 

    The wearing of safety goggles in the laboratory is a state law.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that wearing safety goggles in the laboratory is mandated by a state law. This means that it is required by law for individuals to wear safety goggles while working in a laboratory setting.

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  • 3. 

    Open-toed shoes are allowed and encouraged in the lab.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Open-toed shoes are not allowed and encouraged in the lab. This is because open-toed shoes do not provide adequate protection for the feet, which can be dangerous in a lab setting where there may be hazardous materials or equipment. Closed-toe shoes are typically required in labs to minimize the risk of injury or accidents.

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  • 4. 

    All accidents can be reported to the teacher anytime before the end of class.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Accidents should be reported to the teacher immediately, not just before the end of class. Reporting accidents promptly ensures that appropriate action can be taken to address any injuries or prevent further harm. Waiting until the end of class could result in delays in getting the necessary help or assistance. Therefore, the statement that all accidents can be reported to the teacher anytime before the end of class is false.

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  • 5. 

    Read the labels on the containers only when you are not sure of the contents.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that you should only read the labels on the containers when you are unsure of what is inside. This implies that it is not necessary to read the labels every time you come across a container. Therefore, the correct answer is false, indicating that you should not read the labels on the containers only when you are unsure of the contents.

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  • 6. 

    Only change the directions on an assignment when instructed to do so by the teacher.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that students should only change the directions on an assignment if the teacher explicitly instructs them to do so. This implies that students should not make changes to the assignment on their own without the teacher's permission or guidance. By following the teacher's instructions, students can ensure that they are completing the assignment correctly and meeting the intended learning objectives.

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  • 7. 

    Smell chemicals when you are not sure of their identity.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is not advisable to smell chemicals when you are unsure of their identity. Smelling chemicals can be dangerous as some chemicals may have toxic or harmful fumes that can cause health issues or even be fatal. It is always recommended to handle chemicals with caution and follow proper safety protocols, such as using protective equipment and consulting material safety data sheets (MSDS), to ensure personal safety.

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  • 8. 

    Only acid and base spills should be washed off.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The correct answer is False because not only acid and base spills should be washed off, but also any other spills that may pose a safety or environmental hazard. It is important to clean up spills promptly and properly to prevent accidents, injuries, and contamination.

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  • 9. 

    Walking around the laboratory during an experiment is encouraged.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Walking around the laboratory during an experiment is not encouraged because it can be dangerous. Moving around can increase the risk of accidents, such as knocking over equipment or spilling chemicals. It is important to maintain a controlled and safe environment in the laboratory to ensure the accuracy and safety of the experiment.

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  • 10. 

    Broken glass should be disposed of in any trash basket.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Broken glass should not be disposed of in any regular trash basket because it can pose a safety hazard. Broken glass should be placed in a separate container, such as a designated glass recycling bin or a puncture-proof container, to prevent injuries to waste management workers and others who handle the trash.

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  • 11. 

    Place hot glass directly on a paper towel.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Placing hot glass directly on a paper towel is not recommended because the intense heat can cause the glass to shatter or the paper towel to catch fire. It is safer to use a heat-resistant surface or a trivet to protect both the glass and the surrounding area from potential damage or accidents.

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  • 12. 

    Goggles can be removed when cleaning up the lab at the end of an experiment when YOUR group is done. (even if the group across from you is still working)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because goggles should not be removed when cleaning up the lab at the end of an experiment, even if your group is done. Goggles should be worn at all times in the lab to ensure safety, even if other groups are finished with their work. Removing goggles prematurely can put you at risk of exposure to hazardous materials or accidents.

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  • 13. 

    If a chemical bottle will not open, lightly hit it against the tabletop and try again.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Hitting a chemical bottle against a tabletop is not a recommended method to open it. Doing so can be dangerous as it may cause the bottle to break or leak hazardous chemicals. It is important to follow proper safety protocols and use appropriate tools or techniques to open a chemical bottle. Therefore, the given statement is false.

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  • 14. 

    Always add acid to water and not the reverse.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true because adding acid to water allows for better control of the reaction. When acid is added to water, it gets diluted gradually, reducing the risk of a sudden and potentially dangerous release of heat. On the other hand, if water is added to acid, the acid can react violently, causing splattering and potentially causing harm. Therefore, it is important to always add acid to water and not the reverse.

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  • 15. 

    Cleaning the lab area is optional after each lab period.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Cleaning the lab area is not optional after each lab period. It is necessary to clean the lab area after each lab period to maintain cleanliness, hygiene, and safety standards. Failure to clean the lab area can lead to the accumulation of hazardous substances, contamination, and potential risks for future lab experiments. Therefore, it is essential to clean the lab area after each lab period.

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  • 16. 

    Reading the laboratory experiment should only be done during the lab.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that reading the laboratory experiment should only be done during the lab. However, this is not necessarily true. Reading the laboratory experiment beforehand can actually be beneficial as it allows the person to familiarize themselves with the procedures, materials, and potential hazards involved. This can help them better understand the experiment and be more prepared during the lab session. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 17. 

    Clean all glassware after an experiment only if its really dirty.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that glassware should only be cleaned if it is really dirty after an experiment. This implies that glassware does not need to be cleaned after every experiment, regardless of its condition. Therefore, the correct answer is False, indicating that glassware should be cleaned after every experiment, regardless of how dirty it is.

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  • 18. 

    The location of fire equipment in the room is useless knowledge.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because knowing the location of fire equipment in a room is actually very useful knowledge. In case of a fire emergency, knowing where the fire extinguisher, fire alarm, or emergency exit is located can be crucial for ensuring the safety of individuals and minimizing damage. Being aware of the fire equipment's location allows for quick and effective response in case of a fire, making it valuable knowledge to have.

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  • 19. 

    The tasting of chemicals is NOT an accepted procedure in the lab.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Tasting chemicals is not an accepted procedure in the lab because it can be dangerous and potentially harmful. Chemicals can be toxic, corrosive, or cause allergic reactions. Ingesting chemicals can lead to poisoning or other serious health issues. Therefore, it is important to rely on other methods such as using appropriate equipment, conducting experiments, or referring to safety data sheets for information about chemicals rather than tasting them.

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  • 20. 

    Always point the test tube directly at your lab partner so they can see how the reaction is going.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Pointing the test tube directly at your lab partner is not a safe practice as it can potentially cause harm to them. It is important to prioritize safety in the laboratory and avoid any actions that may put others at risk. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 21. 

    There are no fire extinguishers in the chemistry lab.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says that there are no fire extinguishers in the chemistry lab. However, the correct answer is False, which means that there are fire extinguishers in the lab. This suggests that the statement is incorrect and there are indeed fire extinguishers present in the chemistry lab.

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  • 22. 

    The shower can be used anytime for any purpose.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the shower can be used anytime and for any purpose. However, the correct answer is False, indicating that the statement is not true. This implies that there are restrictions or limitations on when and how the shower can be used, possibly due to certain rules or regulations.

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  • 23. 

    If you spill any chemicals on yourself, you should immediately begin rinsing the chemical off while getting the attention of the teacher to report the spill.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If you spill any chemicals on yourself, it is important to immediately begin rinsing the chemical off. This is because certain chemicals can cause harm or damage to the skin if left on for too long. Additionally, getting the attention of the teacher to report the spill is crucial as they can provide further assistance and ensure proper measures are taken to address the situation. Therefore, the statement "If you spill any chemicals on yourself, you should immediately begin rinsing the chemical off while getting the attention of the teacher to report the spill" is true.

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  • 24. 

    Solid waste should be placed in the sink.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Solid waste should not be placed in the sink. The sink is meant for liquid waste and should be used for washing dishes, hands, or other similar activities. Solid waste should be properly disposed of in trash bins or recycling containers. Placing solid waste in the sink can cause clogs, blockages, and damage to the plumbing system. It is important to follow proper waste disposal practices to maintain the functionality and cleanliness of the sink and plumbing system.

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  • 25. 

    When opening a bottle of a liquid chemical, tip the mouth of the bottle towards you to get a better grip.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is not advisable to tip the mouth of the bottle towards you when opening a bottle of a liquid chemical. This is because it can increase the risk of the chemical splashing or spilling onto you, potentially causing harm or injury. It is recommended to hold the bottle away from your body and open it carefully and slowly to ensure safety.

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  • 26. 

    The eye-wash sink can be used as a drinking fountain.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The eye-wash sink is specifically designed for emergency situations where chemicals or foreign objects may come into contact with the eyes. It is not intended for use as a drinking fountain. Drinking from an eye-wash sink can be dangerous and may lead to contamination or injury. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 27. 

    Wash your hands after each experiment before you leave the lab area.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is important to wash your hands after each experiment before leaving the lab area to ensure that any potentially harmful substances or chemicals are removed from your hands. This practice helps to prevent the spread of contaminants and maintain a clean and safe working environment in the lab.

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  • 28. 

    Drinking out of beakers is an accepted practice in the lab.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Drinking out of beakers is not an accepted practice in the lab. Beakers are primarily used for measuring, mixing, and heating substances during experiments, and they are not designed for drinking purposes. It is important to follow proper lab safety protocols and use appropriate glassware for their intended purposes.

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  • 29. 

    The only type of candy or food you can chew in the lab is gum.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says that the only type of candy or food you can chew in the lab is gum. However, this statement is false. In a lab, it is generally not allowed to chew any type of candy or food, including gum. Chewing gum can be distracting and can also lead to contamination of the lab equipment or experiments. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 30. 

    You shouldn't wear loose clothing in the lab because it is more likely to get in the chemicals or catch fire.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Loose clothing in the lab is more likely to get in contact with chemicals or catch fire because it can easily come in contact with hazardous substances or open flames. This can lead to accidents, injuries, or even chemical spills. Wearing tight-fitting clothing reduces the risk of such incidents as it minimizes the chances of loose fabric getting entangled in equipment or exposed to dangerous substances. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid wearing loose clothing in the lab to ensure safety.

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