Safety Quiz


 Check your knowledge of lab safety! 

1. When you find an unlabeled bottle of chemical in the lab, you should:

Smell it to see what it is
Ask your teacher
Waft the chemical
Pour it down the drain

2. If you break a beaker in the lab, the first thing you should do is:

Tell your teacher
Clean up the glass
Put the broken glass in a separate container labeled broken glass
Carefully use your hands to pick up the largest pieces

3. When you complete your lab work, which of the following should you not do:

Clean & return materials to the lab cart
Try your own experiment
Turn in all lab work to your teacher
Return to your own seat

4. Which of the following procedures is not correct:

Add acid to water
Pipette by mouth 
Keep flammables away from open flames
Never used chipped glass

5. What is the most important thing to do before starting a lab:

Put on goggles
Put on your lab apron
Pick up your materials from the lab cart
Read the entire lab

6. When heating liquids in test tubes:

Always tightly cork the test tube
hold the test tube pointing upward
Hold test tubes at a slant pointed away from everyone
None of the above

7. Which of the following is true about heating glass:

Only use glassware marked Kimex
Only use glassware marked Pyrex
Both A & B are correct
Always ask the teacher if the container can be heated

8. Which of the following is correct lab procedure:

Place heated glassware on countertops away from the edge
Hold dissecting specimens tightly with your hand when cutting with a scalpel
Wear gloves when dissecting & dispensing irritating chemicals
Pour excess chemical back into its original container

9. Which of the following statements is correct:

Never use cracked glassware
Wash hands before & after dissecting
Treat all chemicals as poisonous
All of the above

10. When inserting glass tubing into stoppers:

Use glycerin & a twisting motion
Hold the stopper tightly as you push the glass tubing into it
Insert the tubing into the stopper under water
Always ask your teacher to insert the glass tubing for you