Medical Quiz

Cosmetology Quiz


What is the medical term to describe dandruff?

A. Alopecia

B. Selenium

C. Pyrithone

D. Pityriasis

______ often found in home haircoloring products, leave a coating on the hair that may cause uneven curls, severe discoloration, or hair breakage.

A. Peroxide

B. Ammonia

C. Waving solution

D. Metallic salts

Of the 20 amino acids that make up hair, a person must obtain of the essential amino acids from daily diet.

a. seven

b. nine

c. eleven

d. thirteen

What is a light, continuous, stroking movement with the fingers or palms?

A. Fulling

B. Kneading

C. Petrissage

D. Effleurage

Nail polish is applied to the __________.

A. Ligament

B. Eponychium

C. Cuticle

D. Nail plate

What is the most common type of perm rod?

A. Curved

B. Concave

C. Convex

D. Soft bender

What small involuntary muscle is attached to the underside of a hair follicle?

a. arrector pili

b. hair bulb

c. dermal papilla

d. hair strand

The shape of a hair strand, described as straight, wavy, curly, or extremely curly, is known as its .

A. texture

B. density

C. porosity

D. wave pattern

The chemical bond that joins amino acids to each other is called a ____________

A. peptide bond

B. nucleotide bond

C. COHNS bond

D. cystine bond

What structure in the skin or scalp encases a hair root?

a. Hair follicle

b. Hair bulb

c. Dermal papilla

d. Arrector pili

What term describes a condition that requires avoiding certain treatments, procedures, or products to prevent undesirable effects?

A. Case history

B. Side effects

C. Skin analysis

D. Contraindication

The _______ uses only one end paper, placed over the top of the hair strand.

A. Single flat wrap

B. Bookend wrap

C. Double flat wrap

D. Spiral wrap

A/an, also known as a facial treatment, is a professional skin treatment that improves the condition and appearance of the skin.

A. Facial

B. Exfoliation

C. Mask

D. Wrap

The nail of the middle finger grows fastest and the thumbnail grows the slowest.



Where should you start the application of the chemical relaxer, often considered the most resistant area?

A. Back of the head

B. Scalp area

C. Front hairline

D. Side area

Clients with skin abnormalities, open sores, or fever blisters should be referred to a/an.

A. Podiatrist

B. Stylist

C. Physician

D. Gynegologist

The difference between open and closed comedones is the size of the follicle opening, called the _________.

A. Ostium

B. Follicle

C. Comedo

D. pore

Pheomelanin provides natural hair colors from to yellow and blond tones.

A. platinum and silver

B. brown and maroon

C. brown and black

D. red and ginger

Normal hair contains percent of the element carbon.

A. 6

B. 17

C. 21

D. 51

A Licensed cosmetologist is allowed to work on clients with nail disorders.



What is the lowest part of the hair strand?

a. hair follicle

b. hair bulb

c. dermal papilla

d. arrector pili

The process that stops the action of permanent wave solution and rebuilds the hair into its new form is called _____________.

A. Sectioning

B. Thio neutralization

C. Rinsing

D. Normalization

What substance in the cortex gives natural color to the hair?

A. Protein

B. Melanin

C. Sebum

D. Tissue

In the makeup of normal human hair, what COHNS element is present in the lowest percentage?

A. Nitrogen

B. Sulfur

C. Hydrogen

D. Oxygen

What is the second factor in the overall strength of the waving solution?

A. Ammonium thioglycolate

B. Amount used

C. Degrees of alkalinity

D. Length of hair


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