Medical Quiz

Cosmetology Quiz


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

A. Protein

B. Melanin

C. Sebum

D. Tissue

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

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

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 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 is the medical term for ringworm?

A. Tinea

B. Furuncle

C. Carbuncle

D. Pneumocytis

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

A. Nitrogen

B. Sulfur

C. Hydrogen

D. Oxygen

The cortex contains coloring matter in the form of minute grains of , or pigment.

A. medulla

B. albino

C. melanin

D. marrow

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

A. Podiatrist

B. Stylist

C. Physician

D. Gynegologist

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

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

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 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

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

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

Normal hair contains percent of the element carbon.

A. 6

B. 17

C. 21

D. 51

What type of skin appears shiny or greasy from clogged, dead cells in the follicle?

A. Dehydrated skin

B. Oily skin

C. Acid skin

D. Combination skin

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

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

In the cortex, a side bond that is easily broken by strong alkaline or acidic solutions is a called a bond.

A. hydrogen

B. disulfide

C. salt

D. keratin

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

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

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

a. Hair follicle

b. Hair bulb

c. Dermal papilla

d. Arrector pili

The _________ uses only one end paper folded in half over hair ends like an envelope.

A. Double flat wrap

B. Bookend wrap

C. Double flat wrap

D. Spiral wrap


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