Saturday, July 17, 2021

Vocabulary Quiz: Words ending in "ology" (meaning fields of study)

 
Number 16 Vocabulary Quiz #8

Ten words ending in "olgy" (meaning fields of study)

Number 16 presents a multiple choice vocabulary quiz.  Choose the correct definition of each word listed.  There are ten words that define a field of study.

1.  (noun) enigmatology
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A.  The study of detective work

B.  The study of detective novels

C.  The study of mysteries

D.  The study of reclusive people

E.  The study of speech and sound



2.  (noun) entomology
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A.  The study of fish

B.  The study of reptiles

C.  The study of tadpoles

D.  The study of insects

E.  The study of amphibians 



3.  (noun) lepidopterology

A.  The study of butterflies and moths

B.  The study of leopards

C.  The study of wild animals

D.  The study of animal habitats

E.  The study of bats



4.  (noun) nasology
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A.  The study of breathing 

B.  The study of the nose

C.  The study of sneezing

D.  The study of smell and odours

E.  The study of sinuses 




5.  (noun) meteorolgy
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A.  The study of planetary forms

B.  The study meteors and asteroids

C.  A branch of astronomy concerned with the movements of planets

D.  The branch of science concerned with the atmosphere, especially as a means of weather forecasting

E.  The study of craters



6.  (noun) glottology
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A.  The study of gluttons, gluttony and overeating

B.  The study of global warming

C.  A scientific study of goats 

D.  A branch of zoology concerned with geese and ducks

E.  The study of languages



7.  (noun) graphology
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A.  The study of charts and graphs

B.  The analysis of handwriting characteristics purporting to identify the writer

C.  The study of comics and cartoons

D.  The study of keyboarding and typewriting

E.   The branch of geography dealing with topographical maps





8.  (noun) enology or oenology (Br. spelling)
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A.  The study of eels

B.  The branch of botany concerned with roses

C.  The study of wines

D.  The study of the letter "n"

E.   The branch of zoology that studies elephants



9.  (noun)  chirology

A.  The study of hands; palmistry

B.   The study of church bells

C.   The study of animal sounds

D.  The study of feet

E.  The study of facial lines



10.  (noun) kinesiology
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A.  The study of telescopes

B.  The study green, leafy vegetables

C.  The study of recycling methods

D.  The scientific study of human body movement

E.   The study of glassware



11.  (noun) virology
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A.  The study of blood vessels

B.  The study of viruses

C.  The study of virtue and virtuous behaviour

D.  The study of different styles of vests

E.  The study of pain and pain killers







ANSWERS 
(Note:  The definitions for the correct answers have been taken from the Merriam-Webster dictionary or thesaurus)

1.  C 

The study of mysteries

enigmatology (noun): The investigation or analysis of enigmas, i.e. something hard to understand or explain; an inscrutable or mysterious person


2.  D

The study of insects

entomology:(noun):: The branch of zoology concerned with the study of insects.


3.  A

The study of butterflies and moths

lepidopterology (noun): A branch of entomology concerned with lepidopterans i.e. butterflies and moths and skippers that as adults have four broad or lanceolate wings, usually covered with minute overlapping and often brightly colored scales and that as larvae are caterpillars


4.  B

The study of the nose

nasology (noun): A scientific study of noses


5.  D.

The branch of science concerned with the atmosphere, especially as a means of weather forecasting


meteorology (noun): A science that deals with the atmosphere and its phenomena and especially with weather and weather forecasting


6.  E

The study of languages 

glottology (noun): linguistics


7.  B 

 The analysis of handwriting characteristics in order to identify the writer

graphology (noun): The study of handwriting especially for the purpose of character analysis


8.  C.  

The study of wines

enology (noun): A science that deals with wine and wine making


9.  A

The study of hands; palmistry

chirology (noun): The study of hands, palmistry


chirology (noun): The study of the hand (medical definition); palm reading


10.  D

The study of human body movement

kinesiology (noun): the study of the principles of mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement


11.  B

The study of viruses

virology (noun): A branch of science that deals with viruses and viral diseases



- Joanne

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