Chapter 11. Properties Of The Hair And Scalp

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  • 1. 
    The scientific study of hair, its diseases, and care is called:
    • A. 

      Dermatology

    • B. 

      Trichology

    • C. 

      Biology

    • D. 

      Cosmetology

  • 2. 
    The two parts of a mature strand of human hair are the:
    • A. 

      Dermis and epidermis

    • B. 

      Hair shaft and hair follicle

    • C. 

      Hair shaft and hair root

    • D. 

      Hair root and hair follicle

  • 3. 
    The tube-like depression or pocket in the skin or scalp that contains the hair root is the:
    • A. 

      Follicle

    • B. 

      Shaft

    • C. 

      Bulb

    • D. 

      Scalp

  • 4. 
    Hair follicles are not found on the:
    • A. 

      Forehead area

    • B. 

      Back of the hands

    • C. 

      Soles of the feet

    • D. 

      Back of the neck

  • 5. 
    The ________________ is a tiny, involuntary muscle in the base of the hair follicle.
    • A. 

      Medulla

    • B. 

      Arrector pili

    • C. 

      Tinea

    • D. 

      Dermal papilla

  • 6. 
    A oily substance secreted from the sebaceous glands is:
    • A. 

      Sweat

    • B. 

      Lymph

    • C. 

      Catagen

    • D. 

      Sebum

  • 7. 
    For chemicals tp penetrate a healthy cuticle hair layer, they must have:
    • A. 

      No pH

    • B. 

      A neutral pH

    • C. 

      An alkaline pH

    • D. 

      An acidic pH

  • 8. 
    The medulla is composed of ________________ cells.
    • A. 

      Rod-shaped

    • B. 

      Round

    • C. 

      Spiral-shaped

    • D. 

      Rectangular

  • 9. 
    The process whereby living cells mature and begin their journey up the hair shaft is:
    • A. 

      Anagen

    • B. 

      Catagen

    • C. 

      Keratinization

    • D. 

      Osmosis

  • 10. 
    The five main elements that make up the chemical composition of human hair are carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, and :
    • A. 

      Lead and zinic

    • B. 

      Keratin and selenium

    • C. 

      Born and calcium

    • D. 

      Nitrogen and sulfur

  • 11. 
    The chemical bonds that hold together the amino acid molecules are called:
    • A. 

      Convex bonds

    • B. 

      Peptide bonds

    • C. 

      Helium bonds

    • D. 

      Protein bonds

  • 12. 
    Which type of melanin provides natural colors ranging from red and ginger to yellow and blond tones?
    • A. 

      Pheomelanin

    • B. 

      Eumelanin

    • C. 

      Polymelanin

    • D. 

      Biomelanin

  • 13. 
    Asians tend to have:
    • A. 

      Extremely straight hair

    • B. 

      Extremely curly hair

    • C. 

      Straight to wavy hair

    • D. 

      Wavy to curly hair

  • 14. 
    To help minimize tangles in extremely curly hair when washing, you should use:
    • A. 

      A drying shampoo

    • B. 

      Strong scalp manipulations

    • C. 

      A detangling rinse

    • D. 

      Soap instead of shampoo

  • 15. 
    Hair texture is classified as:
    • A. 

      Wavy, straight, or curly

    • B. 

      Coarse, medium, or fine

    • C. 

      Light, medium, or dark

    • D. 

      Long, medium, or short

  • 16. 
    The measurement of individual hair strands on 1 square inch (2.5 square centimeters) of the scalp is:
    • A. 

      Hair density

    • B. 

      Hair elasticity

    • C. 

      Hair texture

    • D. 

      Hair porosity

  • 17. 
    Compared to hair with high porosity, chemical services performed on hair with low porosity require:
    • A. 

      Neutral solutions

    • B. 

      More acidic solutions

    • C. 

      Solutions of the pH

    • D. 

      More alkaline solutions

  • 18. 
    Wet hair with normal elasticity will stretch up to ______________ of its original length.
    • A. 

      25 perecent

    • B. 

      40 percent

    • C. 

      50 percent

    • D. 

      70 percent

  • 19. 
    Oily scalp and hair can be treated by properly washing it:
    • A. 

      Without shampoo

    • B. 

      With normalizing shampoo

    • C. 

      With conditioning shampoo

    • D. 

      With dry shampoo

  • 20. 
    Which type of hair almost never has a medulla?
    • A. 

      Oily

    • B. 

      Pigmented

    • C. 

      Dark

    • D. 

      Vellus

  • 21. 
    The growth phase during which new hair is produced is:
    • A. 

      Patagen

    • B. 

      Telogen

    • C. 

      Anagen

    • D. 

      Catagen

  • 22. 
    The average growth of healthy scalp hair is:
    • A. 

      1/2 inch (1.25 cm) per week

    • B. 

      1 inch (2.5 cm) per week

    • C. 

      1/2 inch (1.25 cm)per month

    • D. 

      1 inch (2.5 cm) per month

  • 23. 
    The technical term used to describe gray hair is:
    • A. 

      Canities

    • B. 

      Tinea

    • C. 

      Alopecia

    • D. 

      Albino

  • 24. 
    A condition of abnormal hair growth on areas of the body is:
    • A. 

      Trichorrhexis

    • B. 

      Ringed hair

    • C. 

      Hypertrichosis

    • D. 

      Electrolysis

  • 25. 
    The medical term for dandruff is:
    • A. 

      Canities

    • B. 

      Pityriasis

    • C. 

      Alopecia

    • D. 

      Simplex

  • 26. 
    The body can produce 11 of the 20 _____________ that make up hair.
    • A. 

      Amino acids

    • B. 

      COHNS elements

    • C. 

      Disulfide bonds

    • D. 

      Polypeptide chains

  • 27. 
    Salt bonds account for about _______________ of the hair's overall strength.
    • A. 

      One-quarter

    • B. 

      One-half

    • C. 

      One-third

    • D. 

      Two-thirds

  • 28. 
    The anagen phase generally lasts from three to five:
    • A. 

      Days

    • B. 

      Weeks

    • C. 

      Months

    • D. 

      Years

  • 29. 
    Scalp hair grows ______________ on women than on men.
    • A. 

      Slower

    • B. 

      Faster

    • C. 

      Thinner

    • D. 

      Thicker

  • 30. 
    The _____________ phase signals the end of the growth phase.
    • A. 

      Cysteine

    • B. 

      Cystine

    • C. 

      Anlagen

    • D. 

      Catagen

  • 31. 
    Scalp message __________________ hair growth.
    • A. 

      Increases

    • B. 

      Decreases

    • C. 

      Does not affect

    • D. 

      Is necessary for

  • 32. 
    • A. 

      Neither coarser nor more resistant

    • B. 

      Both coarser and more resistant

    • C. 

      coarser

    • D. 

      More resistant

  • 33. 
    Cross-sections of hair:
    • A. 

      Are always round

    • B. 

      Are always oval

    • C. 

      Are always flattened

    • D. 

      Can be almost any shape

  • 34. 
    Bald men are commonly perceived as:
    • A. 

      More assertive

    • B. 

      Younger

    • C. 

      More physically attractive

    • D. 

      Less successful

  • 35. 
    By age 35, almost ________________ percent of both men and women show some degree of hair lost. 
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      40

    • D. 

      50

  • 36. 
    Finasteride ia an oral prescription medication for hair loss that meant for:
    • A. 

      Men only

    • B. 

      Women only

    • C. 

      Men and women

    • D. 

      Animals

  • 37. 
    Congenital canities manifests:
    • A. 

      At or before birth

    • B. 

      During adolescence

    • C. 

      During middle age

    • D. 

      In the later years of life

  • 38. 
    Dandruff can easily be mistaken for:
    • A. 

      Tinea

    • B. 

      Dry scalp

    • C. 

      Pediculosis capris

    • D. 

      Trichoptilosis

  • 39. 
    Dandruff is believed to be caused by a:
    • A. 

      Bacterium

    • B. 

      Virus

    • C. 

      Parasite

    • D. 

      Fungus

  • 40. 
    The most frequently encountered fungal infection resulting from hair services is:
    • A. 

      Tinea barbae

    • B. 

      Tinea capitis

    • C. 

      Tinea pedis

    • D. 

      Tinea favosa

  • 41. 
    Tinea is characterized by:
    • A. 

      Numbness

    • B. 

      Blisters

    • C. 

      Sudden hair loss

    • D. 

      Itching

  • 42. 
    The infestation of hair and scalp with head lice is called:
    • A. 

      Hyperttichosis

    • B. 

      Trichoptilosis

    • C. 

      Pediculosis capitis

    • D. 

      Fragilitas cranium

  • 43. 
    A carbuncle is similar to a furuncle, but is:
    • A. 

      Smaller

    • B. 

      Larger

    • C. 

      Much darker in color

    • D. 

      Much lighter in color

  • 44. 
    Fine hair is _____________ than coarse or medium hair.
    • A. 

      Thicker

    • B. 

      Harder tp process

    • C. 

      Less susceptible to damage from chemical services

    • D. 

      More fragile

  • 45. 
    Coarse hair:
    • A. 

      Has the smallest diameter of the three types of hair texture

    • B. 

      Is the most common hair texture

    • C. 

      Is not resistant to chemical services

    • D. 

      Is stronger than fine hair

  • 46. 
    The ______________ is the outermost layer of hair.
    • A. 

      Hair cuticle

    • B. 

      Hair bulb

    • C. 

      Hair follicle

    • D. 

      Hair root

  • 47. 
    The oil glands in the skin that are connected to the hair follicles are the _______________ glands.
    • A. 

      Systine

    • B. 

      Simplex

    • C. 

      Sebaceous

    • D. 

      Scutulua

  • 48. 
    A _______________ bond is a physical bond easily broken by water or heat.
    • A. 

      Hydrogen

    • B. 

      Hydrophilic

    • C. 

      Hydrophobic

    • D. 

      Helix

  • 49. 
    Hair is approximately __________________ percent protein.
    • A. 

      60

    • B. 

      70

    • C. 

      80

    • D. 

      90

  • 50. 
    Total scalp hair loss is now as:
    • A. 

      Alopecia areata

    • B. 

      Androgenetic alopecia

    • C. 

      Alopecia totalis

    • D. 

      Alopecia universalis

  • 51. 
    Hypertrichosis is also know as:
    • A. 

      Ringed hair

    • B. 

      Hirsuties

    • C. 

      Canities

    • D. 

      Split ends

  • 52. 
    The naturally occurring fungus that causes the symptoms of dandruff when it grows out of control is:
    • A. 

      Medulla

    • B. 

      Monilenthrix

    • C. 

      Malassezia

    • D. 

      Hypertrichosifs

  • 53. 
    The _________________ is the lowest part of a hair strand.
    • A. 

      Hair root

    • B. 

      Hair bulb

    • C. 

      Hair cuticle

    • D. 

      Hair follicle

  • 54. 
    The technical term for beaded hair is:
    • A. 

      Monilethrix

    • B. 

      Fragilitas cranium

    • C. 

      Trichorrhexis nodosa

    • D. 

      Hypertichosis

  • 55. 
    A highly contagious skin disease caused by a parasite called a mite that burrows under the skin is:
    • A. 

      Capitis

    • B. 

      Scabies

    • C. 

      Furuncle

    • D. 

      Carbuncle

  • 56. 
    The term for the spiral shape of a coiled protein is:
    • A. 

      Matrix

    • B. 

      Cystine

    • C. 

      Helix

    • D. 

      Cysteine

  • 57. 
    Shaving, clipping, and cutting the hair on the head:
    • A. 

      Makes it grow back faster

    • B. 

      Makes it grow back darker

    • C. 

      Makes it grow back coarser

    • D. 

      Has no effect on hair growth

  • 58. 
    Dry, sulfur-yellow, cup-like crusts on the scalp are called:
    • A. 

      Tinea barbae

    • B. 

      Scabies

    • C. 

      Scutlua

    • D. 

      Wheals

  • 59. 
    • A. 

      Hair, skin, and nails

    • B. 

      Hair, skin, nails, and glands

    • C. 

      Hair, glands, and nails

    • D. 

      Nails, skin, and glands

  • 60. 
    The longer, coarse, pigmented hair found on the scalp, legs, arms, and bodies of males and females is called ________________ .
    • A. 

      Vellus hair

    • B. 

      Lanugo hair

    • C. 

      Extra hair

    • D. 

      Terminal hair

  • 61. 
    The technical term for knotted hair is:
    • A. 

      Trichorrhexis nodosa

    • B. 

      Monilethrix

    • C. 

      Trichoptilosis

    • D. 

      Hypertrichosifs

  • 62. 
    The _______________ is the innermost layer of the hair.
    • A. 

      Tinea

    • B. 

      Monilethrix

    • C. 

      Medulla

    • D. 

      Scutula

  • 63. 
    Hair that forms in a circular pattern on the crown of the head is called:
    • A. 

      Crown hair

    • B. 

      Cowlick

    • C. 

      Ringed hair

    • D. 

      Whorl

  • 64. 
    The part of the hair located below the surface of the epidermis is the:
    • A. 

      Hair root

    • B. 

      Hair shaft

    • C. 

      Hair stream

    • D. 

      Hair bulb

  • 65. 
    A tuft of hair that strands straight up is a:
    • A. 

      Cystine

    • B. 

      Cysteine

    • C. 

      Cortex

    • D. 

      Cowlick

  • 66. 
    The ability of the hair to absorb moisture is called:
    • A. 

      Hair absorbency

    • B. 

      Hair porosity

    • C. 

      Hair saturation

    • D. 

      Hair stream

  • 67. 
    The middle layer of the hair is the:
    • A. 

      Cortex

    • B. 

      Carbuncle

    • C. 

      Canity

    • D. 

      Catagen

  • 68. 
    An autoimmune disorder that causes affected hair follicles to be mistakenly attacked by a person's own immune system is:
    • A. 

      Androgenic alopiecia

    • B. 

      Alopecia areata

    • C. 

      Alopecia totalis

    • D. 

      Alopecia universalis

  • 69. 
    Vellus hair is also knows:
    • A. 

      Lanugo hair

    • B. 

      Lanthionine hair

    • C. 

      Malassezia hair

    • D. 

      Monilethrix hair

  • 70. 
    The medical term for ringworm is:
    • A. 

      Tinea

    • B. 

      Tinea barbae

    • C. 

      Tinea favosa

    • D. 

      Tines capitis