Sunburns Quiz

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Sunburns Quiz

This quiz tests for understanding of the effects of skin damage, the occurrence of skin cancer, and ways to prevent sunburn.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Label the cross section of skin with the following:  basal cell layer, epidermis, melanocytes.How does sunburn occur?
    • A. 

      Infrared rays clog the sweat pores.

    • B. 

      There is not enough of the pigment melanin (produced by the melanocytes) to filter the ultraviolet rays from the sun.

    • C. 

      The blood vessels become irritated by the amount of heat.

    • D. 

      The epidermis is unable to tan.

  • 2. 
    3 effects of long-term skin damage are:
    • A. 

      Wrinkling of the skin, leathery thickening of the skin, and wartlike lumps.

    • B. 

      Discolouration of fingernails, wrinkling of the skin, and spread of fungus in the skin.

    • C. 

      Shrinking blood vessels in the face, thinning of the skin, and wartlike lumps.

  • 3. 
    Skin cancer was very uncommon in the Victorian era because:
    • A. 

      It had not been discovered yet.

    • B. 

      There was little exposure to the sun.

    • C. 

      Pale skin was considered a sign of beauty.

    • D. 

      B & C

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 4. 
    Skin cancer can occur in people with long-term sun exposure who have never suffered sunburn.  True or false?
    • A. 

      True.

    • B. 

      False.

  • 5. 
    Fair-skinned people who can produce enough melanin pigment to get a good tan are not vulnerable to skin cancer.  True or false?
    • A. 

      True.

    • B. 

      False.

  • 6. 
    List 5 prevention methods to avoid sunburn.