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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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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
100 Recent Comments
+4
Level 63
Dec 6, 2012
Poop and Fungus! Where's the love?
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Level 21
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 69
Feb 26, 2024
Edgyyyyy
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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 89
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.
+5
Level 55
Mar 15, 2016
I tried feceology....clearly I was trying too hard.
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Level 17
May 26, 2024
Sameee
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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 69
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 83
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 35
Feb 26, 2024
Me
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Level 31
Feb 29, 2024
me too
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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 42
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 30
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 58
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 75
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 69
Feb 17, 2021
Seconded!
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Level 65
Feb 26, 2024
Thirded
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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 90
Oct 13, 2017
What? No Scientology on this quiz? I will sue!
+2
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
+1
Level 35
Oct 15, 2017
Can't believe I missed biology!! That was my freaking major!!
+3
Level 69
Feb 26, 2024
You should reconsider some things
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Level 46
Feb 26, 2024
Lol!
+1
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 83
Mar 12, 2018
Indeed.
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Level 46
Feb 26, 2024
That's right because my major was Comparative Religion and I only took one Judeo-Christian class.
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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 46
Feb 26, 2024
Yeah it sounds better. Points for coinage? I tried that and Bolshevik before Kremlin.
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Level 63
Oct 19, 2022
"Um, Actually" 🤓
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Level 46
Feb 26, 2024
Mee too. I typed in Bolshevik and then Kremlin. Lol.
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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 63
Oct 19, 2022
"Um, Actually" 🤓
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Level 70
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 69
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 46
Feb 26, 2024
I don't. They need to learn lol! I would like to see a cosmetology student in a cosmology class. That would be hilarious!
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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 74
Nov 6, 2022
Hard to spell.
+1
Level 74
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.
+4
Level 75
Mar 20, 2021
Good tip. I'll work on that.
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Level 67
Feb 26, 2024
How is this going so far?
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Level 69
Mar 19, 2021
For Soviet studies, "criminology" should have been accepted.
+2
Level 69
Feb 26, 2024
edgy
+1
Level 46
Feb 26, 2024
I agree.
+3
Level 55
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 46
Feb 26, 2024
You mean crapology.
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Level 17
May 26, 2024
Exactly my thoughts.
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Level 81
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 66
Sep 13, 2023
What about Wumbology? The study of Wumbo?
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Level 46
Feb 26, 2024
I thought that was the study of wombats.
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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 :,)
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Level 63
Feb 26, 2024
I’m quite good at genetics as a subset of biology,

Because I am an expert, which I know is a tautology.

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Level 52
Feb 26, 2024
Can't believe excrement wasn't analogy
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Level 59
Feb 26, 2024
Theology is the study of god and religious belief not of religion. If you think about it for a moment you can see they are quite different.
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Level 58
Feb 26, 2024
Can you accept "coprology"? That's another term for the study of feces.
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Level 65
Feb 26, 2024
Climatology for weather? Might be a bit of a stretch, but it kinda fits.
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Level 44
Feb 27, 2024
neurology feels like should be included for mind one