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Cosmetic Science Question Bank (MCQ)

1. An agent used to clean the surface of teeth and there by decrease the tooth decay, mouth odor is
a. Abrasive
b. Dentifrice
c. Dental paste
d. Dental cone

2. Surfactants are incorporated in the preparation of Dentifrice as they
a. Aid in preparation of surface film
b. Produce foam
c. Removes debris
d. All the above

3. Zinc pyrithine in shampoo is used as
a. Conditioner
b. Cleansing
c. Antidandruff agent
d. Detergent

4. The Spreadability of cold Cream is increased by adding
a. Hard paraffin
b. Ozokerite
c. Vegetable oil
d. Isopropyl myristate

5. Titanium dioxide commonly used in
a. Vanishing cream
b. Sunscreen Cream
c. Ophthalmic Cream
d. Aqueous calamine cream

6. Vanishing Cream is an ointment that may be classified as
a. Water soluble base
b. Oleaginous base
c. Absorption base
d. Emulsion base

7. Vanishing creams are called so because
a. They disappear during formulation mix
b. They vanish during removal from skin surface
c. They disappear after rubbing application
d. None of the above

8. The most frequently used surfactant in shampoo are
a. Anionic
b. Cationic
c. Non-ionic
d. All

9. Which is example of cationic surfactant
a. Benzalkonium chloride
b. Polysorbate80
c. Sodium lauryl sulphate
d. Sorbitol mono pleats

10.Which of the following is used as humectants in dental preparation?
a. Agar
b. Sorbitol
c. Methyl cellulose
d. Carbopol93

11.The purpose of conditioning agent on shampoo is
a. To bring moisture to nail
b. To bring moisture to hair
c. To bring moisture to skin
d. To bring greasiness to hair

12.Cold cream are:
a. w/o- type borax cream
b. o/w- type
c. SLS
d. Polysorbate 80

13.Classification of cosmetic based on widely used body parts
a. Hair cosmetics
b. Face cosmetic
c. Eye make up
d. All of the above

14.Classification of cosmetics based on physical form
a. Emulsion
b. Powder
c. Jellies
d. All of the Above

15.The European Union requires that cosmetic products placed on the EU market be?
a. Safe
b. Must not cause damage to human health
c. Both a & b
d. None of the above

16.Following country has a specific category of products that are in between
cosmetics and drugs called quasi drugs.
a. Japan
b. India
c. Russia
d. Turkey

17.The pharmaceutical affairs law defines quasi-drug as an item for the purpose of:
a. Preventing nausea, heat rash, soreness and other discomfort
b. Encouraging hair growth or removing hair
c. Exterminating and preventing mice, flies, mosquitoes, fleas
d. All of the above

18.These surfactants are most widely used in the preparation of washing
powder but not in cosmetics
a. Lauryl sulphate
b. Alkyl benzene sulphonates
c. Myristyl sulphate
d. None of the above

19.Thickeners commonly used in skin moisturizing products
a. Xanthum gum
b. Cellulose derivatives
c. Acrylic polymers
d. All of the above

20.Chemically all humectants have something in common and that is:
a. Hydroxyl groups
b. Acetone groups
c. Functional groups
d. Ether

21.Example of humectant
a. Di ethylene glycol
b. Triethylene glycol
c. Polyethylene glycol
d. All of the above

22.Following is not the synthetic humectants
a. Butylene glycol
b. Talc
c. Urea
d. Glycerin

23.The optimal preservative should have this attribute
a. Broad spectrum activity
b. Be effective over the anticipated shelf life
c. Be effective over a wide pH range
d. All of the above

24.Following is not the preservative
a. Methyl paraben
b. Butyl paraben
c. Phenol
d. Magnesium stearate

25.Layers of epidermis
a. Stratum Basale & stratum spinosum
b. Stratum granulosum & stratum corneum
c. Both a & b
d. None of the above

26.Common problem associated with teeth and gums
a. Plaque and dental carries
b. Tartar and bad breathe
c. Dental stains
d. All of the above

27.Dry mouth is dental condition in which the level of saliva in the mouth is:
a. Reduced
b. Increased
c. Stop
d. None of the above

28.Skin care product is categorized into following functional group
a. Drugs
b. Cosmetics
c. Cosmeceuticals
d. All of the above

29.Different surfactants are often combined in cleaners to minimize the
irritating potential of the cleaners.
a. True
b. False
c. Surfactant maximize the irritating potential of the cleaners
d. Surfactant are not combined with cleaner

30.Example of emollient
a. Petrolatum and lanolin
b. Mineral oil and ceramides
c. Both a & b
d. None of the above

31.A moisturizing product includes
a. Moisturizers
b. Emulsifier system
c. Water and preservatives
d. All of the above

32.Most important naturally found structural element of intercellular lipids in the SC which regulates body homeostasis is:
a. Proteins
b. Ceramides
c. Glucose
d. None of the above

33.Antioxidant BHA stands for:
a. Butyl Hydroxyl amine
b. Boron hydroxyl aniline
c. Butylated hydroxyl anisole
d. None of the above

34.Following are the examples of opacifying agent, except
a. Titanium dioxide
b. Ethylene Glycol Distearate
c. Dicalcium Phosphate
d. Ethylene Glycol Monostearate

35.Abrasive used in the formulation of toothpaste should have following properties
a. Particles should be spherical with no sharp edges
b. Should not damage the gums, enamel and dentin
c. Should remove debris and residual surface stains
d. All of the above

36.Triclosan is ___________ agent that has been widely used in toothpaste,
deodorants and soaps
a. Surfactant
b. Antibacterial
c. Foaming agent
d. Cleansing agent

37.A hydro-alcoholic solution in which flavors, essential oils, and other agents
are combined to provide long-term breath deodorization is
a. Mouthwash
b. Deodorant
c. Toothpaste
d. None of the above

38.Following are the examples of anti-caries agent expect
a. Sodium fluoride
b. Strontium chloride
c. Stannous fluoride
d. Sodium mono-fluoro phosphate

39.All the following statements are true, except,
a. Most of bleaching products are hydrogen peroxide based
b. Hydrogen peroxide is a strong oxidant and can form free radicals
c. Carbamide peroxide decomposes to release hydrogen peroxide in an
aqueous medium
d. Hydrogen peroxide is used as good humectant

40.The Malassezia yeasts can colonize the scalp and produce by-products that
enhance lipid secretion. These circumstances lead to
a. Moisturize
b. Oily hair
c. Inflammation and hyper-proliferation
d. None of the above

41.Following are the silicones that form a thin film on the hair without creating
the appearance if greasy and limp hair, except

42.Sunscreens have been deemed safe for infants older than ___ age
a. 6 months
b. 10 months
c. 12 months
d. 15 months

43.Sunscreen also commonly known as:
a. Sun block
b. Sun tan lotion
c. Sunburn cream
d. All of the above

44.Sunscreen is available in following dosage form
a. Lotion
b. Spray
c. Gel
d. All of the above

45.Secondary sunscreens products can be used for following purpose
a. Daily moisturizing creams
b. Anti-ageing creams
c. Facial foundations
d. All of the above

46.Following is the approved UV filter except
a. Methyl salicylate
b. Cinoxate
c. Dioxybenzone
d. Homosalate

47.Following is the approved UV filter excluding
a. Sulisobenzone
b. TiO2
c. MCC
d. Zinc oxide

48.Broad spectrum sunscreens with an SPF ____ can have the statement on the labels: “Decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun”
a. 15 or higher
b. 25 or higher
c. 50 or lower
d. None of the above

49.Following is the inorganic sunscreen agent
a. Zinc oxide
b. Potassium
c. Steel
d. zinc

50. Aloe vera gel possess mineral, except
a. Magnesium
b. Potassium
c. Steel
d. Zinc

51.Which statement is true for Aloe Vera?
a. It lessens the visibility of stretch marks
b. It treats acne
c. Both a & b
d. None of the above

52.Following gives yellow colour to turmeric
a. Curcumin
b. α- phellanderene
c. sabiene
d. cineol

53. Following is the benefit of turmeric:
a. Protects from sun damage
b. Reduces risk of skin cancer
c. Helps treat psoriasis
d. All of the above

54.Following is the benefit of henna, except
a. Balances pH and oil production
b. It acts as a moisturizer
c. It can help prevent dandruff
d. It can help repair split ends

55.Amla fruit contains high amounts of ______, except
a. Ascorbic acid
b. Curcumin
c. Emblicanin A
d. Emblicanin B

56.Biologically active principles isolated from different parts of the neem
a. Azadirachtin and meliacin
b. Gedunin and nimbidin
c. Nimbolides and salanin
d. All of the above

57.Neem seed contain ________ which is responsible for the distinctive odour
of the oil
a. Tignic acid
b. Nimbidin
c. Salanin
d. Curcumin

58.The part of the clove that is used is the _____ of the clove
a. Root
b. Flower buds
c. Bark
d. None of tCurcumin

59.Important components of clove, except
a. Flavanoids
b. Hidroxibenzoic acid
c. Nimbidin
d. Eugenol

60.The bureau of Indian Standards act was passed by the parliament in the year
a. 1992
b. 1986
c. 1948
d. 1952

61.Following detergent is added in preparation of shampoo
a. Lauryl ether sulphates
b. Sodium alkyl sulpho acetate
c. Sodium alpha olefin sulphonates
d. All of the above

62.Following is the preservative in shampoo
a. Lanoline
b. Methyl cellulose
c. Imidozolidinyl urea
d. None of the above

63.Sebum is a complex and variable mixture, except
a. Glycerides
b. Free fatty acids
c. Wax esters
d. Proteins

64. Use of Sebumeter
a. To classify skin type as dry, normal and oily in an objective manner
b. To make early diagnosis of senile asteotosis
c. To measure skin clearing effects of soaps
d. All of the above

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65.The corneometer CM 825 instrument is used to determine
a. Hydration level of the skin surface
b. Hardness of skin surface
c. Hairs on skin surface
d. None of the above

Subject:- Cosmetic Science
(Multiple Choice Questions-2021) BP809TT

Semester:- 8th sem