History Of Cosmetology: MCQ Exam! Quiz

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  • 1. 
    The Greek word "kosmetikos" mean:
    • A. 

      Skilled in the use of cosmetics

    • B. 

      Trained in barbering

    • C. 

      Skilled in hair care

    • D. 

      Licensed to practice cosmetology

  • 2. 
    Haircutting and hairstyling have been practiced since
    • A. 

      The glacial age

    • B. 

      The Golden Age of Greece

    • C. 

      The Renaissance

    • D. 

      Medieval times

  • 3. 
    The first people to use cosmetics were the:
    • A. 

      Mayans

    • B. 

      Vikings

    • C. 

      Celts

    • D. 

      Egyptians

  • 4. 
    Henna is a dye extracted from:
    • A. 

      Rose petals

    • B. 

      Walnut shells

    • C. 

      Dried bodies of insects

    • D. 

      The leaves of an ornamental shrub

  • 5. 
    Nail care was first practiced before 3000 B.C. in:
    • A. 

      Egypt and China

    • B. 

      Northern Europe

    • C. 

      India

    • D. 

      The Americas

  • 6. 
    Women in ancient Rome used their hair color to indicate:
    • A. 

      How many children they had

    • B. 

      Their class in society

    • C. 

      Their marital status

    • D. 

      Their religion

  • 7. 
    When monks and priests were forbidden by Pope Alexander III to shed blood, they enlisted the help of:
    • A. 

      Barbers

    • B. 

      Farmers

    • C. 

      Servants

    • D. 

      Carpenters

  • 8. 
    The barber pole, symbol of the barber-surgeon, has its roots in the early practice of:
    • A. 

      Tooth-pulling

    • B. 

      Bloodletting

    • C. 

      Haircutting

    • D. 

      Leeching

  • 9. 
    In 1875 the technique of using irons for waving and curling the hair was developed by:
    • A. 

      Charles Nessler

    • B. 

      Marcel Grateau

    • C. 

      Alexandra Godefroy

    • D. 

      Madam C.J. Walker

  • 10. 
    The first permanent wave technique that did not require the use of a machine was invented by:
    • A. 

      Evans and McDonough

    • B. 

      Charles Nessler

    • C. 

      Marcel Grateau

    • D. 

      Brisbois and Federmeyer

  • 11. 
    An important pioneer of the modern black hair-care and cosmetics industry was:
    • A. 

      Charles Nessler

    • B. 

      Sojourner Truth

    • C. 

      Marcel Grateau

    • D. 

      Madam C.J. Walker

  • 12. 
    An entry-level cosmetologist may be expected to perform a variety of duties, except for:
    • A. 

      Selling retail products to clients

    • B. 

      Updating client records

    • C. 

      Paying bills

    • D. 

      Making appointments

  • 13. 
    A client desiring a new wave pattern will require the service of a:
    • A. 

      Nail technician

    • B. 

      Texture service specialist

    • C. 

      Platform artist

    • D. 

      Esthetician

  • 14. 
    The first job a new cosmetologist graduate is usually offered is:
    • A. 

      Haircolor specialist

    • B. 

      Salon stylist

    • C. 

      Salon manager

    • D. 

      Cosmetic chemist

  • 15. 
    Working with cancer patients who have suffered hair loss is a gratifying experience for a:
    • A. 

      Haircolor specialist

    • B. 

      Wig specialist

    • C. 

      Nail technicial

    • D. 

      Testure service specialist

  • 16. 
    An esthetician can choose from many employment possibilities, including:
    • A. 

      Massage therapist

    • B. 

      Nail technician

    • C. 

      Celebrity hairstylist

    • D. 

      Cosultant for a cosmetic company

  • 17. 
    To create a new image for a client, a makeup artist:
    • A. 

      Performs a manicure

    • B. 

      Uses cosmetics to blend and shade

    • C. 

      Applies a body wrap

    • D. 

      Provides haircolor services

  • 18. 
    A day spa offers the client:
    • A. 

      A full range of services

    • B. 

      Massage therapy only

    • C. 

      Esthetic services only

    • D. 

      Health and nutritional services

  • 19. 
    To be a successful salon manager, it is important to have:
    • A. 

      An eye for color

    • B. 

      Styling skills

    • C. 

      Creative talent

    • D. 

      The ability to supervise people

  • 20. 
    Product educators selling to professionals and salon owners often provide:
    • A. 

      Product knowledge classes

    • B. 

      Hairstyling techniques

    • C. 

      Chemistry class

    • D. 

      Business training

  • 21. 
    A design team works together to present:
    • A. 

      New salon design

    • B. 

      Regulatory issues

    • C. 

      New cosmetic products

    • D. 

      Fashion and runway shows

  • 22. 
    The salon industry has grown tremendously and annually grosses:
    • A. 

      $50 million

    • B. 

      $50 billion

    • C. 

      $5 billion

    • D. 

      $100 million

  • 23. 
    Government regulatory agencies are involved in providing:
    • A. 

      Continuing education

    • B. 

      Standards for the industry

    • C. 

      Trade publications

    • D. 

      Job opportunities

  • 24. 
    To develop your career to the maximum, its important to:
    • A. 

      Socialize with other cosmetologists

    • B. 

      Continue your education

    • C. 

      Always agree with your boss

    • D. 

      Find your niche and stay with it

  • 25. 
    There has been a huge growth in day spas, which offer many specialized treatments including all the following except:
    • A. 

      Botox treatment

    • B. 

      Nutritional support

    • C. 

      Aromatherapy

    • D. 

      Hydrotherapy