Medical Quiz

Properties of Hair and Scalp Quiz


Name the two types of melanin (pigment)

A. eumelanin. pheomelanin

B. canities, eumelanin

C. grey, natural

D. pheomelanin, natural

Open scales (all the way) means the hair is __________

A. porous

B. healthy

C. shiny

D. dead

The outer most layer of the hair shaft is the ______

A. medulla

B. pith

C. cortex

D. cuticle

The hair root is located ________

A. in the follicle

B. above the skin

C. below the skin

D. in the cortex

__________ melanin is responsible for yellow and red color

A. eumelanin

B. natural

C. pheomelanin

D. ginger

Disulfide bonds are broken by ______________

A. strong alkaline solutions

B. acidic solutions

C. strong shampoo

D. perms and relaxers

The hair shaft is located _______

A. Above the skin surface

B. Below the cortex

C. In the hair root

D. Under the skin

When the scales are closed the hair has ______ _______

A. great porosity

B. good porosity

C. poor porosity

D. high porosity

The follicle, bulb, dermal papilla, sebaceous glands and arrector pili muscle are structures of the _____

A. Hair root

B. Hair shaft

C. Blood supply

D. Side bonds

__________ hair does not have melanin

A. gray

B. baby

C. men’s beards

D. natural hair

Hair is divided into 2 parts, the _______ and the ________.

A. cuticle, root

B. root, shaft

C. shaft, cortex

D. follicle, root

The salt bonds are broken by ____________

A. pH change

B. chemicals

C. water

D. surfactants

Protein Keratin and melanin pigment is found in the ______

A. medulla

B. eumelanin

C. cortex

D. pheomelanin

Hydrogen bonds are broken by _______ and __________

A. heat, perms

B. heat and water

C. water, chemical relaxers

D. styling, heat

Hair pigment is called __________

A. canities

B. lanthionine

C. melanin

D. alopecia

The cuticle determines the hair’s ___________

A. length

B. density

C. elasticity

D. porosity

A science that deals with hair, it’s structure, diseases and treatments.

A. Trichology

B. cosmetology

C. hairology

D. oncology

___________ melanin is responsible for brown and black color

A. natural

B. pheomelanin

C. eumelanin

D. pigment

All ___________ processes take place in the cortex.

A. chemical

B. density

C. styling

D. integumentary

Name the 3 side bonds.

A. Hydrogen, disulfide, salt,

B. salt, damaged, hydrogen

C. hydrogen, salt, depilatory

D. disulfide, hydrolic, salty

Peptide bonds link together and make a __________ shape called a __________

A. spiral, helix

B. oval, helix

C. pop bead, helix

D. peptide chain, helix

Hair, skin and nails belong to the __________ system.

A. Trichology

B. Cosmetology

C. Integumentary

D. Beautification

A combination of eumelanin and pheomelanin is called.

A. natural hair color

B. pigmented hair

C. unpigmented hair

D. grey hair

Proper nutrition of proteins, good blood circulation and good hygiene is required for _________

A. Strong amino acid

B. Hair health

C. Low porosity

D. Cortex bonding

The middle layer is called the ___________

A. medulla

B. pith

C. cortex

D. cuticle


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