1. On average,
each hair on your scalp will be replaced ___times during your lifetime.
a. 3
b. 12
c. 25

2. The average
number of hairs lost per day is___.
a. 40 to100
b. 25
c. around 300

3. On average,
hair grows ___per month.
a. 1/2 inch
b. 1 to 2 inches
c. 1/16 inch

4. The average
growth period for scalp hair is normally ___year(s).
a. 1
b. 2 to 6
c. 7 to 10

5. The pigment
that gives hair its color is called.
a. melanin
b. serotonin
c. trichohyalin

6. Blondes,
brunettes, and redheads all have about the same number of hairs on their
a. true
b. false

7. Your hair
grows fastest between the ages of 15 and 30.
a. true
b. false

8. A man has as
many hairs on his hand as a chimpanzee.
a. true
b. false

9. If one of
your parents has curly hair and the other straight hair, your hair will also
be straight.
a. true
b. false

10. It you live
to be 80 years old and never cut your hair, it will grow to an average length
a. 2 feet
b. 5 feet
c. 8 feet

11. The only
external areas of your body that are free of hair are the lips, nipples, palms
of the hands, and soles of the feet.
a. true
b. false

12. Straight
hair is characteristic of the Caucasian (white) race.
a. true
b. false


11-12 Excellent! You really know your
“hairs” pretty good!

9-10 Great job!

7-8 Not bad – you’re above average!


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