Skin, Hair & Nails - Level 2

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  • 1. 
    Which layer of the skin contains adipose tissue? 
    • A. 

      Epidermis

    • B. 

      Dermis

    • C. 

      Subcutaneous

  • 2. 
    In which layer of the epidermis does mitosis occur?
    • A. 

      Stratum corneum

    • B. 

      Stratum lucidium

    • C. 

      Stratum germinativum

    • D. 

      Stratum granulosum

  • 3. 
    In which layer of the epidermis does keritinisation occur?
    • A. 

      Stratum corneum

    • B. 

      Stratum lucidium

    • C. 

      Stratum germinativum

    • D. 

      Stratum granulosum

  • 4. 
    Which layer of the dermis contains collagen and elastin?
    • A. 

      Papillary

    • B. 

      Reticular

  • 5. 
    Which layer of the epidermis contains nerve endings and a blood & lymph network?
    • A. 

      Papillary

    • B. 

      Reticular

  • 6. 
    What do melanocyte cells produce?
    • A. 

      Keratin

    • B. 

      Collagen

    • C. 

      Melanin

    • D. 

      Elastin

  • 7. 
    Which layer of the skin does not have a direct blood supply?
    • A. 

      Epidermis

    • B. 

      Dermis

    • C. 

      Subcutaneous

  • 8. 
    Which type of cells produce elastin and collagen?
    • A. 

      Fibroblast cells

    • B. 

      Osteocyte cells

    • C. 

      Melanocyte cells

    • D. 

      Papillary cells

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is not a function of skin?
    • A. 

      Sensation

    • B. 

      Protection

    • C. 

      Vitamin production

    • D. 

      Movement

  • 10. 
    Which is the most superficial layer of the skin?
    • A. 

      Dermis

    • B. 

      Subcutaneous

    • C. 

      Epidermis

  • 11. 
    The area of the nail where living cells are produced is:
    • A. 

      Nail bed

    • B. 

      Matrix

    • C. 

      Lunula

    • D. 

      Nail plate

  • 12. 
    A common nail disease characterised by inflammation and bacterial infection of the skin surrounding the nail is:
    • A. 

      Pterygium

    • B. 

      Onychomycosis

    • C. 

      Paronychia

    • D. 

      Leuconychia

  • 13. 
    Where are terminal hairs found on the body?
    • A. 

      On the scalp

    • B. 

      Under the arms

    • C. 

      Pubic region

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is a fungal infection of the skin?
    • A. 

      Impetigo

    • B. 

      Herpes simplex

    • C. 

      Ringworm

    • D. 

      Herpes Zoster

  • 15. 
    Hair grows from a sac like depression called the:
    • A. 

      Hair shaft

    • B. 

      Hair root

    • C. 

      Hair follicle

    • D. 

      Hair bulb

  • 16. 
    What is meant by the term erythema in the skin?
    • A. 

      A mass of dilated capillaries in the skin

    • B. 

      A small, raised elevation in the skin

    • C. 

      A mark left on the skin after a wound has healed

    • D. 

      Reddening of the skin due to the dilation of blood capillaries

  • 17. 
    The tough protein found in the epidermis, nails and skin is:
    • A. 

      Melanin

    • B. 

      Keratin

    • C. 

      Reticulin

    • D. 

      Collagen

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is responsible for making the skin pigmentation darker?
    • A. 

      Keratin

    • B. 

      Sebum

    • C. 

      Carotene

    • D. 

      Melanin

  • 19. 
    Desquamation occurs in which layer of the epidermis?
    • A. 

      Clear layer

    • B. 

      Basal cell layer

    • C. 

      Prickle-cell layer

    • D. 

      Horny layer

  • 20. 
    The errector pili muscle affects:
    • A. 

      The hair

    • B. 

      The sebaceous gland

    • C. 

      Motor nerves

    • D. 

      Capillary network

  • 21. 
    The function of the sebaceous gland is to:
    • A. 

      Secrete sweat

    • B. 

      Secrete sebum

    • C. 

      Regulate temperature

    • D. 

      Insulate

  • 22. 
    The correct order of the layers of the epidermis from deepest to most superficial is as follows:
    • A. 

      Basal cell, prickle-cell, clear, granular, horny

    • B. 

      Basal cell, prickle-cell, granular, clear, horny

    • C. 

      Basal cell, horny, clear, granular, prickle-cell

    • D. 

      Basal cell, granular, prickle-cell, clear, horny

  • 23. 
    Which of the following provides a crucial source of nourishment for hair?
    • A. 

      Connective tissue sheath

    • B. 

      Dermal papilla

    • C. 

      Outer root sheath

    • D. 

      Inner root sheath

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