Test On Skin, Hair And Nails! Trivia Quiz

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Test On Skin, Hair And Nails! Trivia Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following statements is true?
    • A. 

      The skin is one of the smallest organs of the body

    • B. 

      The skin is the largest organ of the body

    • C. 

      The skin is a tissue

    • D. 

      The skin is the smallest organ of teh body

  • 2. 
    Keratinised stratified epithelium is found in the
    • A. 

      Reticular layer

    • B. 

      Dermis

    • C. 

      Epidermis

    • D. 

      Subcutaneous layer

  • 3. 
    Functions of the hair include
    • A. 

      Excretion

    • B. 

      Protection

    • C. 

      Secretion

    • D. 

      Absorption

  • 4. 
    In the nail, cell division takes place in the
    • A. 

      Nail mantle

    • B. 

      Lunula

    • C. 

      Matrix

    • D. 

      Nail plate

  • 5. 
    Sebaceous glands secrete
    • A. 

      Sweat

    • B. 

      Uric acid

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Sebum

  • 6. 
    Which of the following statements is true?
    • A. 

      Keratin is important in the sensation of touch

    • B. 

      Keratin contributes to skin colour

    • C. 

      Keratin helps waterproof and protect the skin

    • D. 

      Keratin absorbs ultraviolet radiation

  • 7. 
    Which is the correct order of the layers of the epidermis, from the most superficial to the deepest?
    • A. 

      Stratum spinosum, s germinativum, s lucidum, s granulosum, s corneum

    • B. 

      Stratum germinativum, s spinosum, s granulosum, s lucidum, s corneum

    • C. 

      Stratum corneum, s lucidum, s granulosum, s spinosum, s germinativum

    • D. 

      Stratum corneum, s lucidum, s germinativum, s spinosum, s granulosum

  • 8. 
    Herpes simples is a
    • A. 

      Fungal infection of the nail

    • B. 

      Viral infection of the skin

    • C. 

      Bacterial infection of the skin

    • D. 

      Viral infection of the nail

  • 9. 
    The skin plays a part in increasing body temperature by which of the following?
    • A. 

      Sweating

    • B. 

      Shivering

    • C. 

      Vasodilation

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is a pigment found in the skin?
    • A. 

      Melanin

    • B. 

      Keratin

    • C. 

      Collagen

    • D. 

      Elastin

  • 11. 
    Tinea corporis is a fungal infection of the
    • A. 

      Scalp

    • B. 

      Nails

    • C. 

      Feet

    • D. 

      Body

  • 12. 
    Mitosis takes place in the stratum
    • A. 

      Spinosum

    • B. 

      Germinativum

    • C. 

      Corneum

    • D. 

      Granulosum

  • 13. 
    Where are the eccrine glands located?
    • A. 

      All parts of the body

    • B. 

      In the axillae (armpits and groin) only

    • C. 

      Everywhere except the palms, soles and lips

    • D. 

      Everywhere except the scalp

  • 14. 
    Keloids are
    • A. 

      Harmless, soft, flesh coloured growths on the skin

    • B. 

      Sometimes known as age spots

    • C. 

      Small white pustules

    • D. 

      An overgrowth of scar tissue

  • 15. 
    The clinical term for nail biting is
    • A. 

      Koilonychia

    • B. 

      Onychophagy

    • C. 

      Onycholysis

    • D. 

      Leuconychia

  • 16. 
    Which of the following statements is true?
    • A. 

      The skin is a serous membrane

    • B. 

      The skin is a synovial membrane

    • C. 

      The skin is a mucous membrane

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    What is the name of the thin, protective outer layer of the skin?
    • A. 

      Dermis

    • B. 

      Epidermis

    • C. 

      Hypodermis

    • D. 

      Subcutaneous layer

  • 18. 
    In which layer of the skin are the cells die and completely filled with keratin?
    • A. 

      Stratum germinativum

    • B. 

      Stratum spinosum

    • C. 

      Stratum granulosum

    • D. 

      Stratum corneum

  • 19. 
    Through which process are skin cells constantly shed?
    • A. 

      Phagocytosis

    • B. 

      Keratinisation

    • C. 

      Desquamation

    • D. 

      Degranulation

  • 20. 
    What is the function of the reticular layer of the dermis?
    • A. 

      It increases the surface area of the dermis

    • B. 

      It contains capillaries that deliver oxygen and nutrients to the skin surface

    • C. 

      It contains collagen and elastin and is the main support of skin structures

    • D. 

      It attaches the skin to underlying organs

  • 21. 
    The active stage in the hair growth cycle is
    • A. 

      Anagen

    • B. 

      Catagen

    • C. 

      Telogen

    • D. 

      Mutagen

  • 22. 
    Which term is used to describe the redness of the skin due to increased blood flow?
    • A. 

      Chloasma

    • B. 

      Lentigines

    • C. 

      Vitiligo

    • D. 

      Erythema

  • 23. 
    Cell division in a hair follicle takes place in the
    • A. 

      Outer root sheath

    • B. 

      Inner root sheath

    • C. 

      Germinal matrix

    • D. 

      Hair shaft

  • 24. 
    The strip of tissue under the edge of the nail plate that protects the nail bed from infection is the
    • A. 

      Hyponychium

    • B. 

      Eponychium

    • C. 

      Paronychium

    • D. 

      Cuticle

  • 25. 
    When expose to ultraviolet radiation the skin is able to make
    • A. 

      Vitamin A

    • B. 

      Vitamin B

    • C. 

      Vitamin C

    • D. 

      Vitamin D