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 scalp.
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 of.
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!