Medical Quiz

Cosmetology Quiz


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

______ 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

What structure is described as a small, cone-shaped elevation located at the bottom of the hair follicle?

a. lower follicle

b. hair bulb

c. dermal papilla

d. arrector pili

The three main layers of the hair shaft are the .

a. outer, inner, and central

b. cuticle, cortex, and medulla

c. cuticle, inner root, and medulla

d. cortex, medulla, and dermis

As newly formed cells mature, they fill up with a fibrous , then move upward, lose their nucleus, and die. This process is called keratinization.

A. protein

B. melanin

C. sebum

D. tissue

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

A. Protein

B. Melanin

C. Sebum

D. Tissue

A mature strand of human hair is divided into two principal parts known as the .

a. follicle and cuticle

b. hair root and follicle

c. hair shaft and follicle

d. hair root and hair shaft

Nail polish is applied to the __________.

A. Ligament

B. Eponychium

C. Cuticle

D. Nail plate

Normal hair contains percent of the element oxygen.

A. 6

B. 17

C. 21

D. 51

Oil glands of the skin, connected to the hair follicles, are known as .

a. sudoriferous glands

b. endocrine glands

c. lymph glands

d. sebaceous glands

The range of numbers used in the ph scale is _________.

A. 0 to 5

B. 0 to 10

C. 0 to 7

D. 0 to 14

What is the most common type of perm rod?

A. Curved

B. Concave

C. Convex

D. Soft bender

The study of hair is known as .

a. histology

b. trichology

c. bacteriology

d. dermatology

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

A. Fulling

B. Kneading

C. Petrissage

D. Effleurage

Short, fine, downy, unpigmented hair is known as hair.

A. terminal

B. dense

C. vellus

D. dry

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



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

What is the medical term to describe dandruff?

A. Alopecia

B. Selenium

C. Pyrithone

D. Pityriasis

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

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

A. Ostium

B. Follicle

C. Comedo

D. pore

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



What is the lowest part of the hair strand?

a. hair follicle

b. hair bulb

c. dermal papilla

d. arrector pili

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

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

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


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