2012 Quiz of the Year

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Monday December 31 2012

Test your health news knowledge with our quiz of the year

Have you been paying attention to this year’s news? If so, why not try our Quiz of the Year.

Questions

Q1 – What drug could provide a potential cure for depression (according to UK researchers)?

  • A Ecstasy
  • B Mephedrone
  • C Magic mushrooms
  • D Amyl nitrate

Q2 – What had its existence questioned in research published at the beginning of the year?

  • A The ‘funny bone’
  • B The G-spot
  • C Wheat intolerance
  • D Chronic fatigue syndrome

Q3 – According to a Swedish study what fast-food favourite can help ‘dispel dementia’?

  • A Curry
  • B Kebabs
  • C Sushi
  • D Chips

Q4 – What may damage your immune system according to a US study?

  • A Eating too much
  • B Not eating enough
  • C Sleeping too much
  • D Not sleeping enough

Q5 – What is as addictive as cocaine, according to the Daily Mail?

  • A Ice cream
  • B Chocolate
  • C Fruit gums
  • D Turkish delight

Q6 – What herb could be used to treat acne?

  • A Thyme
  • B Fennel
  • C Cinnamon
  • D Garlic

Q7 – What has (wrongly) been described as a ‘cuddle drug’?

  • A Oxybutynin
  • B Oxprenolol
  • C Oxytocin
  • D Oxymoron

Q8 – What, according to news reports, can make you depressed?

  • A Being smacked as a child
  • B Fast food
  • C Working long hours
  • D All of the above

Q9 – What can allegedly be determined in the ‘blink of an eye’?

  • A Whether somebody is gay
  • B Whether somebody is psychotic
  • C Whether somebody finds you attractive
  • D Whether somebody is racist

Q10 – Fat mums have…

  • A A bad night’s sleep
  • B Longer maternity leave
  • C Higher risk of pregnancy complications
  • D Fat babies

Q11 – A study claimed that doctors may unconsciously discriminate against some patients, based on what?

  • A Their attractiveness
  • B Their weight
  • C Their income
  • D Their smell 

Q12 – What animal could provide a way of bird flu spreading into humans?

  • A Ferrets
  • B Foxes
  • C Frogs
  • D Finches

Q13 – A study in the summer cast doubt on what popular type of commercial product?

  • A Underarm deodorant
  • B Dental floss
  • C Probiotic yoghurt
  • D Sports drinks

Q14 – Living near to what was said to be healthier?

  • A A farm
  • B A park
  • C The seaside
  • D A hospital

Q15 – A clinical trial offered the hope of providing ‘spray-on’ what?

  • A Skin
  • B Bandages
  • C Hair
  • D Fngernails

Q16 – What was said to make women happier?

  • A Casual sex
  • B Oral sex
  • C Anal sex
  • D No sex

Q17 – What chocolate product triggered ‘opium-like cravings’ (in rats)?

  • A Snickers
  • B Wispas
  • C Smarties
  • D M&Ms

Q18 – What, according to the Daily Mail, was responsible for world-record rates of multiple sclerosis in the Orkneys?

  • A The EU
  • B The Vikings
  • C Falling house prices
  • D The Icelandic cod war of the 1970s

Q19 – What gave Dutch volunteers a warm glow?

  • A Listening to techno music
  • B Listening to sad pop songs
  • C Listening to classical music
  • D Listening to animal noises

Q20 – What condition is going to be ‘dropped’ from the upcoming DSM-5 classification system?

  • A Sex addiction
  • B Social anxiety disorder
  • C Asperger's syndrome
  • D Gambling addiction

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Answers

Q1 – What drug could provide a potential cure for depression (according to UK researchers)?

Q2 – What had its existence questioned in research published at the beginning of the year?

Q3 – According to a Swedish study what fast-food favourite can help ‘dispel dementia’?

Q4 – What may damage your immune system according to a US study?

Q5 – What is as addictive as cocaine, according to the Daily Mail?

Q6 – What herb could be used to treat acne?

Q7 – What has (wrongly) been described as a ‘cuddle drug’?

Q8 – What, according to news reports, can make you depressed?

Q9 – What can allegedly be determined in a ‘blink of an eye’?

Q10 – Fat mums have…

Q11 – A study claimed that doctors may unconsciously discriminate against some patients, based on what?

Q12 – What animal could provide a way of bird flu spreading into humans?

Q13 – A study in the summer cast doubt on what popular type of commercial product?

Q14 – Living near to what was said to be healthier?

Q15 – A clinical trial offered the hope of providing ‘spray-on’ what?

Q16 – What was said to make women happier?

Q17 – What chocolate product triggered ‘opium-like cravings’ (in rats)?

Q18 – What, according to the Daily Mail, was responsible for record high rates of multiple sclerosis in the Orkneys?

Q19 – What gave Dutch volunteers a warm glow?

Q20 – What condition is going to be ‘dropped’ from the upcoming DSM-5 classification system?

Scores  

  • Less than 5 – Lab rat
  • 5-9 – Placebo
  • 10-14 – Control group
  • 15-19 – Gold standard
  • 20 – Nobel Prize winner

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