History Of Cosmetology: MCQ Exam! Quiz

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History Of Cosmetology: MCQ Exam! Quiz

What do you understand about the history of cosmetology? Do you think you can pass this quiz? The history of cosmetology dates back to ancient times. Some of the very first indication of the use of make-up is the Egyptian women using ochres and dyes on their cheeks and eyes, which can be seen in Egyptian art. See how much you realize about the history of cosmetology by taking this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 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

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