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"Ologies" Quiz

We give you the subject of study. You give us word that ends in "logy".
For example, the study of Insects = Entomology
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Last updated: October 15, 2017
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First submittedNovember 22, 2012
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Average score52.2%
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Study of..
Ology
Life
Biology
Animals
Zoology
Humans
Anthropology
Religion
Theology
Weather
Meteorology
The Earth
Geology
Cocktails
Mixology
Horoscopes
Astrology
Study of..
Ology
Birds
Ornithology
Dinosaurs and other
ancient life
Paleontology
The Mind
Psychology
The Environment
Ecology
Earthquakes
Seismology
Word origins
Etymology
Ancient cultures
Archaeology
Family history
Genealogy
Study of..
Ology
China
Sinology
Water
Hydrology
Excrement
Scatology
The Universe
Cosmology
Fungus
Mycology
Hair and beauty
Cosmetology
Soviet government
Kremlinology
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Level 23
Dec 3, 2012
Brilliant Quiz! Didn't know Sinology but I got the others, I really enjoyed this quiz!
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Level 53
Oct 14, 2017
I'd never heard of Kremlinology, but I guessed Sinology from the SIno-Japanese War.
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Level 34
Nov 2, 2018
It was actually quite a wild guess for me, as well! I speak Hebrew and 'Sin' is the Hebrew word for China, so I just said 'for the gags let's see if it works', and it did!
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Level 64
Oct 19, 2022
"Um, Actually" 🤓
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Level 74
Dec 3, 2012
Agreed. Good quiz.
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Level 41
Dec 3, 2012
I guessed at Sinology! Great quiz!
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Level 90
Dec 3, 2012
Not to quibble, but "the mind" could also be neurology. And "word origins" could also be lexicology.
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Level 37
Dec 3, 2012
neurology is the study of the nervous system and brain function as physical object. the study of the mind (intangible) is psychology. different.
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Level 82
May 16, 2015
As we have come to (and continue to increasingly) understand that the mind and brain are the same thing, these two fields have begun to significantly overlap.
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Level 82
Oct 13, 2017
Erik flunked anatomy and physiology 101 I think........lol.
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Level 81
Apr 5, 2021
Hence: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuropsychology
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Level 65
Dec 14, 2018
No, etymology studies specifically the origins of a word, lexicology is the studies of words and the relationship between them ( and yes it can sometimes involve etymology)
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Level 22
Dec 3, 2012
very hard but good quiz
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Level 21
Dec 4, 2012
Um... you totally forgot wumbology, the study of all wumbo things!
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Level 79
Mar 19, 2021
What's 'wumbo'?
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Level 88
Mar 19, 2021
I didn't get it either so I looked it up. Seems to be a SpongeBob SquarePants reference.
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Level 59
Sep 13, 2023
I wumbo, you wumbo, we all wumbo
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Level 61
Dec 4, 2012
Only missed three, and am dissapointed that the fungus one wasn't mushroomology!
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Level 53
Oct 17, 2017
Not as disappointed as I am...
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Level 14
Dec 5, 2012
Ha! There's an "logy" for cocktails?! Hilarious
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Level 72
Sep 12, 2013
It does look like a joke...
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Level 28
May 16, 2015
Yep, there are mixology courses for those studying to become a bartender. My dad took one when he worked at a country club.
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Level 74
May 18, 2015
We laugh at bartenders who call themselves mixologists, though; we call them cocktologists instead.
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Level 71
May 25, 2018
You may laugh at bartenders who are mixologists 'geek', but most bartenders can't make a decent cocktail to save their lives, so if one can they deserve the credit.
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Level 70
Dec 2, 2022
On one hand, if you can't get a bachelors degree or higher in it from a university, it's a bit dubious as an "-ology". On the other, I totally support curious people out there learning and bettering themselves and others.
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Level 62
Dec 6, 2012
Poop and Fungus! Where's the love?
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Level 22
Oct 15, 2013
wheres mythology?
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Level 66
Oct 14, 2017
Obviously fictional and never existed
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Level 76
Mar 19, 2021
And yet there is theology. :)
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Level 55
Jul 18, 2014
In the UK, thanks to a very famous advertising campaign, we have been known to nickname these things "Ologies".

"You got an Ology! That means you're a scientist! That's almost like being a doctor!"

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Level 70
Aug 16, 2014
It's very easy if you speak greek
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Level 88
Sep 3, 2014
Dang it! I was sure the study of excrement was going to be bileology!
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Level 67
Feb 16, 2015
Knew all apart from three, but for some reason found it incredibly difficult to remember them. Ended up only getting 7...
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Level 77
Mar 17, 2015
So crapology did NOT work for excrement. That's a shame.
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Level 75
May 16, 2015
Poopology didn't work either.
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Level 56
May 17, 2015
Next time we must try doodooology.
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Level 55
Mar 15, 2016
I tried feceology....clearly I was trying too hard.
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Level 82
Aug 22, 2020
I remember in 11th grade authoring an epic poem about taking a massive dump one day, in an attempt to provoke a response out of my unflappable English teacher Mr. Crowley. He wrote in the margins "you're not the first scatological poet, you know!"
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Level 65
May 16, 2015
i feel like such an idiot i knew most of these but my mind went blank
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Level 65
Dec 14, 2018
I blanked too, for several minutes there was complete silence in my head... only saw ology ology ology...

The last minute things slowly started working again and ended up with 15/23 without the blank I would ve gotten atleast 3 more (zoology ecology and cosmology...) (and might ve guessed cosmetology and sinology, I knew it was china written in a different way, had no time to try anything though)

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Level 60
Sep 13, 2023
I tried Zoology and Ecology for life...
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Level 53
May 16, 2015
Archaeology description is misleading. There is also archaelogy of the 20th century. Not particularly an ancient culture.
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Level 82
Mar 12, 2018
Yup, e.g. in my country the victims of communist massacres after WW2 are excavated by archaeologists (with participation of police and others of course).
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Level 29
May 19, 2015
I can't believe I didn't get genealogy, archaeology...
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Level 62
May 19, 2015
Did anyone else try chinaology?
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Level 54
Jul 21, 2015
Good quiz. Although Quackology wouldn't work for the horoscopes clue and I would rather not mention my first eight guesses for the "Excrement" one....
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Level 43
Aug 14, 2015
Poopology
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Level 62
Apr 13, 2016
I came here for a quiz about the Australian Logies Awards. Disappointed.
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Level 31
Jul 1, 2016
Some of the type ins are a little harsh. I knew so many which I couldn't get it to accept (Mycology, Meteorology etc...)
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Level 59
Dec 6, 2016
Can't believe I couldn't think of archeology. But I did guess sinology.
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Level 73
Feb 24, 2017
Wow. I sucked at that.
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Level 74
Jun 24, 2017
I guess that kremlinology was challenged by pentagonology and whitehouseology at that times
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Level 67
Jul 2, 2017
The definition of archaelogy given here seems a bit misleading and threw me off track. It should be the study of ancient cultures and/or human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artifacts and other physical remains. I mean given that, most people will recall Indiana Jones, right?
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Level 66
Oct 13, 2017
Coprology should also be allowed for the excrement one.
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Level 68
Feb 17, 2021
Seconded!
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Level 65
Oct 13, 2017
cosmetology. FFS.
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Level 62
Oct 13, 2017
Kremlinology? Really?
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Level 82
Aug 22, 2020
sounds like something invented by a mixologist
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Level 86
Oct 13, 2017
Hey, there is an "alogy" among all those "ologies" :p.
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Level 36
Oct 13, 2017
Lots of these are entered with the suffix "-logy" instead of "-ology." "Paleontology" has the opposite problem. I missed a few for this reason.

Good quiz though.

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Level 89
Oct 13, 2017
What? No Scientology on this quiz? I will sue!
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Level 76
Mar 19, 2021
It's almost as if BS pyramid scheme self-help cons aren't an acceptable field of study, how about that!
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Level 49
Oct 13, 2017
I got a few from my experience in the Science Olympiad, what with events titled things like Ornithology and Meteorology. Somehow missed Ecology. And also, where's Herpetology?
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Level 49
Oct 13, 2017
not in the quiz, evidently
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Level 75
Jan 26, 2018
Herpetology is the study of reptiles from the greek herpeto (= the one which crawls)
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Level 65
Oct 13, 2017
Please accept Palaeontology - 'cos, you know, that's how it's supposed to be spelt...
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Level 48
Oct 14, 2017
Quizmaster, you really need to add: Thanklessjobology, Hurryupanddoitology, Editthisthingology and OMGjustdoitalreadyology.
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Level 32
Oct 14, 2017
It would be good if 'palaeo' was accepted for paleontology
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Level ∞
Oct 15, 2017
Ok
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Level 35
Oct 15, 2017
Can't believe I missed biology!! That was my freaking major!!
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Level 58
Oct 15, 2017
What about Wambology, the study of wama?
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Level 74
Oct 15, 2017
Theology is the study of God or the divine. The study of religion is known as the "study of religion" or, if you prefer, "religious studies".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theology#Theology_and_religious_studies

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Level 82
Mar 12, 2018
Indeed.
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Level 73
Oct 18, 2017
OK, got Kremlinology just because I was at the end and just started typing in everything popularly known as Russian or USSR related. That said, I never heard of it so I googled it and Kremlinology is actually only related to "Russia". Sovietology is related to "Soviet" I think the clue should be changed as they are NOT the same entity. Yes, Russia was part of the USSR, but the USSR has t's own history separate of Russia.
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Level 76
Mar 19, 2021
Yep, sovietology seems more appropiate.
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Level 65
Feb 10, 2022
Putinology - The study of Putin :D
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Level 64
Oct 19, 2022
"Um, Actually" 🤓
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Level 75
Jan 26, 2018
As a Greek, this was very easy. Although I would never guess scatology. "Scata" actually means s*it in greek lol. Coprology or even apeccrinology would be more suited imo.
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Level 64
Oct 19, 2022
"Um, Actually" 🤓
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Level 71
Jan 26, 2018
Like mixed questions? try Mal's General Knowledge 31 ......here it is
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Level 80
May 25, 2018
Besides meteorology, there is also metrology (study of measures and units), which I suggest to include for increased confusion.
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Level 65
Jan 22, 2021
And meterology? Someone that studies meters (the display, not the distance)
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Level 88
Sep 16, 2018
Feel sorry for anyone who got Cosmology and Cosmetology mixed up on their university application.
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Level 67
Dec 18, 2020
Kicking myself for not getting etymology, cosmetology and archaeology.
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Level 73
Jan 22, 2021
This is far easier when you know Greek.
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Level 61
Mar 19, 2021
Cool quiz. Missed mixology and, somehow, etymology.
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Level 61
Mar 19, 2021
Surprised not as many people got archaeology
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Level 72
Nov 6, 2022
Hard to spell.
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Level 73
Mar 19, 2021
Could you be more lenient on "t" or "th"?
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Level 68
Mar 19, 2021
It really helps if you are Greek.
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Level 74
Mar 20, 2021
Good tip. I'll work on that.
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Level 68
Mar 19, 2021
For Soviet studies, "criminology" should have been accepted.
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Level 52
Mar 20, 2021
You really made me type poology
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Level 72
May 17, 2021
Coprology should probably also be accepted for scatology.
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Level 82
Nov 19, 2021
that's crap
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Level 79
Nov 19, 2021
Can't believe the cocktails one was not "alcohology".
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Level 63
Feb 10, 2022
Study of China

SINology

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Level 67
Sep 13, 2023
Interesting, never heard of Kremlinology
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Level 63
Sep 13, 2023
What about Wumbology? The study of Wumbo?
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Level 60
Sep 13, 2023
Coprology still missing
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Level 68
Jan 9, 2024
Had to take this quiz because of the 1/9/24 word of the day (:
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Level 21
Jan 13, 2024
only knew 2 :,)