Skin - Multiple Choice/ T&f

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Skin Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will test your knowledge on the layer of protection that keeps your precious body from harm in everyday life; your skin! What do you know about the science behind the organ? Let’s find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The layer of the epidermis that contains melanocytes is the
    • A. 

      Stratum basale

    • B. 

      Stratum lucidum

    • C. 

      Stratum spinosum

    • D. 

      Stratum corneum

    • E. 

      Stratim granulosum

  • 2. 
    Most body odor is the result of bacterial metabolism of the scretions produced by _____ glands.
    • A. 

      Apocrine sweat

    • B. 

      Ceruminous

    • C. 

      Merocrine sweat

    • D. 

      Sebaceous

    • E. 

      Eccrine sweat

  • 3. 
    The fibrous protein that is responsible for the strength and water resistance of the skin surface is
    • A. 

      Keratohyalin

    • B. 

      Eleidin

    • C. 

      Collagen

    • D. 

      Elastin

    • E. 

      Keratin

  • 4. 
    The layer of the skin that provides protection against bacteria as well as chemical and mechanical injuries is the
    • A. 

      Epidermis

    • B. 

      Dermis

    • C. 

      Sebum layer

    • D. 

      Subcutaneous layer

  • 5. 
    When the body temperature rises above normal
    • A. 

      Blood flow to the skin decreases

    • B. 

      Melanocyte activity increases

    • C. 

      Vasoconstriction occurs

    • D. 

      Blood flow to the skin increases

    • E. 

      Sweat gland activity decreases

  • 6. 
    The macrophages found in the epidermis are the
    • A. 

      Squamous cells

    • B. 

      Merkel cells

    • C. 

      Basal cells

    • D. 

      Langerhans cells

    • E. 

      Melanocytes

  • 7. 
    _________ glands discharge an oild secretion into fair follicles.
    • A. 

      Apocrine sweat

    • B. 

      Merocrine sweat

    • C. 

      Mammary

    • D. 

      Ceruminous

    • E. 

      Sebaceous

  • 8. 
    Functions of the integumentray system include all of the following except
    • A. 

      Maintenance of body temprature

    • B. 

      Synthesis of vitamin c

    • C. 

      Excretion of salts and wastes

    • D. 

      Protection of underlying tissue

  • 9. 
    The _____ are the most abundant cells in the epidermis
    • A. 

      Langerhans cells

    • B. 

      Keratinocytes

    • C. 

      Melanocytes

    • D. 

      Adipocytes

    • E. 

      Merkel Cells

  • 10. 
    Contraction of the arrector pili muscles cause
    • A. 

      "goose bumps"

    • B. 

      Sweat to be released from sweat glands

    • C. 

      Hair to be shed

    • D. 

      The skin to change color

  • 11. 
    The _______ contains the cells that are undergoing mitosis.
    • A. 

      Stratum granulosum

    • B. 

      Stratum corneum

    • C. 

      Stratum spoinosum

    • D. 

      Stratum lucidum

    • E. 

      Stratum basale

  • 12. 
    Protective functions of the skin include all of the following except protection
    • A. 

      Of the joints

    • B. 

      Against infections

    • C. 

      Against harmful chemicals

    • D. 

      Against water loss

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Subcutaneous layer; connective

    • B. 

      Dermis; subcutaneous

    • C. 

      Dermis; spidermal

    • D. 

      Epidermis; dermal

  • 14. 
    Most of the body heat is produced by
    • A. 

      The hypothalamus

    • B. 

      The blood vessels

    • C. 

      Contraction of skeletal muscles

    • D. 

      Contraction of cardiac muscles

  • 15. 
    Usually a decrease in the amount of oxygen in the blood will result in ____ of the skin
    • A. 

      Cyanosis

    • B. 

      Jaundice

    • C. 

      Paleness

    • D. 

      Flushing

  • 16. 
    The skin is able to synthesize Vitamin D when expose to sunlight.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Keratin is the skin pigment that protects it against ultraviolet light.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Both the epidermis and the dermis are continually shed and regenerated.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The skin color is basically determined by the amount of melanin in the skin.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    The sebaceous gland produces a waxy secretion in the external ear canal.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    The most numerous and widespread sweat glands in the body are the apocrine sweat glands.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    The blood bessels in the skin dilate when the body needs to conserve heat to maintain the body temprature.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Second-degree burns are less severe than first-degree burns and are not as painful.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    The amount of blood flow through the skin can influence skin color.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False