Welcome! Are you ready to put your knowledge to the test? 

Whether you’re looking to prove your expertise, review key takeaways from the conference, or are simply curious about science and healthcare, our quiz is the perfect opportunity to challenge yourself and expand your understanding. From general knowledge questions to in-depth healthcare information, this quiz is designed to examine your level of understanding and potentially highlight areas for further learning. 

So, are you up for the challenge? Gather your thinking cap and let’s begin!


#1. What does the colour flow doppler indicate on an echocardiogram?

#2. What do scientists and doctors do to definitively diagnose malaria?

#3. What is the fixative used in histopathology (to prevent postmortem changes)?

#4. How many chest compressions should you do per minute during CPR?

#5. What proportion of diarrhoea experiences could be prevented by handwashing with soap?

#6. Why are cell therapy and gene therapy procedures carried out in a closed system?

#7. The norovirus can be spread through poor hand washing, what are the symptoms?

#8. What does NHSBT stand for?

#9. In DNA which molecule pairs with Adenine?

#10. What shape does double stranded DNA form?

#11. How many chambers are there in the heart?

#12. Which of these diseases would a haematologist diagnose?

#13. What is ECG an abbreviation for?

#14. What does RBC stand for?

#15. Select which cell isn’t present in the skin

#16. What rhythmn does a defibrillator shock?

#17. Should moles and dark spots be checked regularly?

#18. What does MRSA stand for?

#19. What is the name of the heart’s main pumping chamber that delivers oxygenated blood to the body?

#20. Why are malaria parasites so effective at evading the body’s immune system?

#21. What do histologists look at under a microscope?

#22. What is the name of a medication commonly used to treat Asthma?

#23. What species of malaria parasite usually causes SEVERE malaria?

#24. What is the commonest bacterial cause of food poisoning in England and Wales?

#25. What might your GP prescribe you to treat an infection that is caused by bacteria?

#26. What is the age of consent to be a bone marrow donor?

#27. What causes cervical cancer?

#28. Where can you go online to find out about being a blood donor?

#29. When attempting chest compressions how should you push on adults?

#30. What does an ECG show?


Science for Living

The 10th Annual Schools Science Conference took place on 19th March 2013

The Royal College of Pathologists

2 Carlton House Terrace
St James’s