Science Safety Quiz PS1a
  • 1. If a fire erupts, immediately
A) notify the teacher.
B) open the windows.
C) throw water on the fire.
D) run for the fire extinguisher.
  • 2. Approved eye protection devices (such as goggles) are worn in the laboratory
A) to improve your vision.
B) any time chemicals, heat, or glassware are used.
C) to avoid eye strain.
D) only if you do not have corrective glasses.
  • 3. If you do not understand a direction or part of a laboratory procedure, you should
A) ask the teacher before proceeding.
B) skip it and go on to the next part.
C) figure it out as you do the lab.
D) try several methods until something works.
  • 4. After completing an experiment, all chemical wastes should be
A) disposed of according to your teacher's directions.
B) neatly left at your lab station for the next class.
C) taken home.
D) dumped in the sink.
  • 5. You have been injured in the laboratory (cut, burned, etc.). First you should
A) tell the teacher immediately
B) apply first aid yourself
C) visit the nurse after class
D) see a doctor after school
  • 6. Long hair in the laboratory must be
A) held away from the experiment with one hand.
B) cut short.
C) tied back or kept entirely out of the way with a hair band, etc.
D) always neatly groomed.
  • 7. Horseplay, practical jokes, or pranks in the science lab classroom are
A) okay.
B) always against the rules.
C) okay if you are working alone.
D) not dangerous.
  • 8. When you finish working with chemicals and other lab substances, always
A) treat your hands with skin lotion.
B) wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
C) wipe your hands on a towel.
D) wipe your hands on your clothes.
  • 9. In this classroom, where is the eyewash station located?
A) in the front of the room, beside the teacher's desk sink
B) in the back of the room, near the windows
C) inside the teacher's closet
D) inside the cabinets in the back of the room
  • 10. Which of the following should never be used to collect data in the laboratory?
A) looking for a color change
B) testing by taste
C) feeling for the production of heat
D) listening for the escaping of gases
  • 11. Whose responsibility is it to care for lab equipment and report any damage?
A) the principal mainly
B) every person participating in a lab has the responsibility
C) only the teacher has the responsibility
D) only my lab partner has this responsibility
  • 12. If any chemicals get into your eye,
A) shake your head back and forth violently to make your eyes water.
B) have your lab partner run to the nurse for Visine.
C) take your eyelids and flap them up and down to remove any chemicals trapped.
D) first notify the teacher, then flush with water at the eyewash station for 15 minutes.
  • 13. If you break glassware, like a test tube,
A) Immediately notify the teacher and those around you of the hazard. Do not attempt to clean it up yourself.
B) Conceal the accident so your group doesn't get a bad reputation.
C) Sweep the glass off the table, and put it into the trash.
D) Crush the remaining glass fragments down to allow for easier disposal.
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