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Cotton swab: Quiz


Question 1: The advantage of the paper sleeve and the wooden handle is that the package can be ________ to be sterilized (plastic sleeves or handles would melt in the autoclave).
Laboratory glasswareThermometerAgar plateAutoclave

Question 2: The term "Q-tip" is often used as a ________ for any cotton swabs.
CopyrightGenericized trademarkPublic domainMoral rights (copyright law)

Question 3: They are swabbed onto or into the infected area, then wiped across the culture medium, such as an ________ plate, where any bacteria from the swab will grow.
SeaweedAgarFungusGrowth medium

Question 4: They can be used to apply ________ to a targeted area, to selectively remove substances from a targeted area, or to apply cleaning substances like Betadine.
SurgerySpecialty (medicine)MedicinePhysician

Question 5: They are commonly used in a variety of applications including first aid, ________ application, for cleaning, and arts & crafts.
Hair removalCosmeticsL'OréalNivea

Question 6: The most common use for cotton swabs is to clean the ear canal and/or to remove ________.

Question 7: Medical-type swabs are often used to take ________ cultures.
PseudoscienceMicrobiologyNatural scienceSocial sciences

Question 8: Cotton swabs (________: cotton buds) consist of a small wad of cotton wrapped around either one or both ends of a small rod, usually made of either wood, rolled paper, or plastic.
British EnglishCanadian EnglishAmerican EnglishEnglish language

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