2012 Quiz of the Year

Monday December 31 2012

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