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Which of the following would be considered a medical condition that should be seen by a physician and NOT
a nail tech?
Which of the following is NOT considered one of the reasons that nail technicians must differentiate between
healthy and unhealthy client’s nails?
The ___________________ is the hard protective plate that protects the tips of the fingers or toes.
Nails are part of ________________________.
What part of the natural nail unit protects the tips of the fingers and toes?
Angela is training to be a nail technician. While she is working on a client, her manager stops her because
she’s about to clip too close to the eponychium. What might Angela have confused the eponychium for?
The natural nail itself is technically referred to as the ____________.
The _______________ is composed mainly of keratin.
What are the characteristics of a normal, healthy nail?
What color is NOT normal for a healthy nail?
The natural nail unit is which part of the nail?
Which of the following is NOT a part of the natural nail unit?
The lateral nail fold is also known as _____________.
The proximal nail fold is the entire flap of skin that covers what?
The nail plate has approximately how many layers?
What is the water content of a healthy nail?
What is the visible part of the matrix that extends from underneath the living skin?
Cuticle moisturizers are designed for all EXCEPT?
What is the slightly thickened layer of skin that lies between the fingertip and the free edge of the nail plate?
A ___________________ is a tough band of fibrous tissue that connects bones or holds an organ in place.
The __________________ is the part of the nail plate that extends over the tip of the finger or toe.
What is the relationship between water content and the nail?
What is the living skin that supports the nail plate as it grows toward the free edge?
What helps guide the nail plate along the nail bed as it grows?
Why must the hyponychium be treated gently?
The growth of the nail plate is affected by all of the following EXCEPT:
A normal nail plate grows forward from the ________ and extends over the tip of the finger.
How would you compare the relationship between the matrix and the plate?
What is the average rate of nail plate growth in normal adults per month?
During what time of year do nail plates grow fastest?
Which nail grows the fastest?
Which nail grows the slowest?
How would you compare fingernail and toenail growth and the matrix?
How long does it take for toenail plates to be fully replaced?
How long does it take for fingernail plates to be fully replaced?
Which of the following groups of people would have the fastest growing nails?
During which scenario do nail growth rates increase dramatically?
Stephanie is pregnant. She is talking to her nail tech friend Charlie about how wonderful her prenatal
vitamins have been for her hair and nail growth. What could Charlie tell Stephanie about her nail growth?
What is the relationship between nail cell production and plate growth?
How would you recommend a person make his or her nail plate grow thicker?
What can affect the shape or thickness of the nail plate?
Which of the following disorders is associated with depressions running across the width of the nail plate due
to a slowing production of matrix cells, which causes the nail plate to grow thinner and is usually the result
of serious illness or injury?
Which of the following disorders is associated with a noticeably thin, white nail plate that is more flexible
than normal and is usually caused by improper diet, heredity, internal disease, medication, or overfiling with
Which of the following disorders is associated with dark purplish spots usually due to a small injury to the
Which of the following disorders is associated with the nail turning a variety of colors, which may indicate
surface staining, a systemic disorder, or poor blood circulation?
Which of the following diseases is associated with rapidly growing and contagious bacteria that can cause an
infection, and which in early stages is associated with a yellow-green spot?
Which of the following diseases is associated with fungal infections of the feet, or athlete’s foot?
Which of the following diseases is associated with the separation of the nail plate and bed due to injury or
Which of the following diseases is associated with bacterial inflammation of the tissues around the nail plate,
causing pus, swelling, and redness?
Which type of glove is recommended for nail techs?
Which type of disorder is associated with visible redness, pain, swelling, broken skin, or pus?
Which type of disorder is associated with whitish spots of discoloration of the nails and is usually caused by
minor injury to the nail matrix?
Which type of disorder is associated with damaged skin around the nail plate that becomes split or torn?
Which type of disorder is associated with significant darkening of the fingernails or toenails caused by
increased pigment cells?
What type of disorder is associated with a dramatically increased nail curvature of the free edge, wherein it
might curl in upon itself?
What type of disorder is associated with damage to the capillaries under the nail?
What type of disorder is associated with nail surface pitting, roughness, onycholysis, and bed discolorations?
Phyllis is a nail tech who has recently moved to California. During her interview, she describes how her
many years of work at another spa have made her well suited for this new position. When asked to describe
the services she performed, Phyllis briefly mentions waxing in conversation. Why would that surprise
Nail technicians are governed under ________________.
The scope of practice for nail technicians is found under ________________.
Which of the following is used to enhance the appearance of an individual?
How would you explain to someone why a nail tech might NOT be able to perform some services that a
What would you say to someone who says that because something is NOT specifically prohibited, it is