Medical Quiz

Nail Quiz


The end portion of the nail plate that reaches over the fingertip is called the _________.

A. free edge

B. nail root

C. nail extension

D. nail fold

An absorbent cloth for drying the hands and feet.

A. Tissue

B. Cloth

C. Towel

Some nail conditions can be treated in the salon. 

A soft white downy fiber for dubbing or cleaning the nails and removing nail polish.

A. Cotton

B. Coton

C. Cottoonn

Humans have nails to:

A. protect our fingers and toes

B. use as tools

C. we don’t really know

A thin plastic film use for sealing the paraffin during a hand spa.

A. Gloves

B. Cling wrap

C. Apron

D. Towel

A. cuticle pusher

B. cuticle nipper

C. nail buffer

D. nail fail

The slightly thickened layer of skin under the nail that lies between the fingertip and free edge of the natural nail plate is the __________.

A. eponychium

B. perionychium

C. hyponychium

D. bed epithelium

What is the technical term for the natural nail?

A. Lunula

B. Onyx

C. Matrix

D. Mantle

The surface of a healthy natural nail should be;
A. smooth and spotted 
B. flexible and spotted 
C. smooth and unspotted 
D. pitted and rough 

The living skin at the base of the natural nail plate that covers the matrix area is known as the __________.

A. hyponychium

B. nail bed

C. mantle

D. eponychium

I am qualified as a cosmetologist/nail technician to advise  a client as to what diseases or disorders they have? 

It is used to loosen or push back cuticles.

A. cuticle scissor

B. nail file

C. cuticle nail pusher

D. nail buffer

A. cuticle pusher

B. cuticle nipper

C. nail buffer

D. toe separator

What is this nail disorder?

A. Pterygium

B. Onychatrophia

C. Onychauxis

D. Onychophagy

She went to the nail salon to get a ________________________.

A. manecure

B. manicure

C. mannicure

D. manycure

Callous remover

A. Tool

B. Equipment

A tool used to cut stubborn cuticles.

A. Cuticle nipper

B. Cuticle nail pusher

C. Cuticle scissor

Discolorations of the nail plate from infections of the fingernails or toenails are usually the result of a _____.

A. viral infection

B. mold

C. bacterial infection

D. fungus

A nail condition in which blood clots form under the nail plate due to a small injury of the nail plate is;
A. bruised nails 
B. blue nails 
C. abnormal nails 
D. bruised onychia

The hardened keratin structure covering the nail bed is the __________.

A. nail extension

B. lunula

C. nail plate

D. matrix

Your fingernails are made of:

A. potassium

B. iron

C. protein

D. magnesium

What tool is shown in the picture?

A. Cuticle nail pusher

B. Nail cutter

C. Cuticle scissors

D. Cuticle nipper

The whitish, half-moon shape at the base of the nail is known as the __________.

A. free edge

B. bed epithelium

C. eponychium

D. lunula

Dark nail polish can be used to cover an infected nail. 


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