1 In which of the following layers are epidermal cells constantly being reproduced?
a horny layer b basal cell layer c clear layer d granular layer
2 Desquamation occurs in which layer of the epidermis?
a horny layer b basal cell layer c prickle cell layer d clear layer
3 Which of the following is responsible for making the skin pigmentation darker?
a keratin b sebum c carotene d melanin
4 The type of sweat glands that are widely distributed throughout the body are:
a apocrine b eccrine c adipose d sebaceous
5 Which of the following is not a function of the skin? a protection b temperature regulation c transportation d excretion
6 The tough protein found in the epidermis, hair and nails is:
a melanin b reticulin c keratin d collagen
7 In which layer of the skin would you find collagen fibres?
a papillary layer b reticular layer c subcutaneous layer d basal cell layer
8 The function of the subcutaneous layer is to: a support blood vessels b insulate the body c support nerve endings d all of the above
9 Which of the following skin types is most likely to present with the best elasticity?
a dry b sensitive c oily d mature
10 Which of the following is a fungal infection of the skin?
11 A chronic inflammatory skin disease in which the skin appears abnormally red is known as:
12 What is erythema?
a small raised elevation in the skin b reddening of the skin due to the dilation of blood capillaries c mark left on the skin after a wound has healed d mass of dilated capillaries in the skin
13 Which of the following ethnic skin types is most likely to be affected by the condition Dermatosis papulosa nigra?
a Afro-Caribbean/black b Oriental/light Asian c dark Asian d Mediterranean
14 A milia is:
a a pearly hard white nodule under the skin b an abnormal sac containing fluid c a crack in the epidermis d a small, flat patch of increased pigmentation
15 Hair grows from a sac-like depression called the hair...
a follicle b shaft c root d bulb
16 Which of the following provides a crucial source of nourishment for a hair?
a connective tissue sheath b outer root sheath c dermal papilla d inner root sheath
17 The area of the nail where living cells are produced is the:
a nail bed b lunula c cuticle d matrix
18 All nutrients are supplied to the nail via which layer of the skin?
a subcutaneous layer b epidermis c subdermal layer d dermis
19 A common nail disease characterised by inflammation and bacterial infection of the skin surrounding the nail is:
a onychomycosis b paronychia c pterygium d leuconychia
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