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. Which animal cannot hear ultrasound waves?

#2. Which language does the word ‘anaesthesia’ stem from?

#3. When should reverse pipettting be used?

#4. When was the use of micro plastic in cosmetics banned in the UK?

#5. Why is it important to be concerned about antibiotic resistance?

#6. How many plastic bottles are used in the UK each year?

#7. Which fruit has the highest level of radioactivity?

#8. Which exposure will give you the highest dose of radiation?

#9. How many chromosomes does a human have?

#10. Which is the most likely reason a bacterium becomes resistant to antibiotics?

#11. What does BiPAP stand for?

#12. Which of these are not a bacterial or viral pathogen?

#13. Which is a contributing factor for antibiotic resistance?

#14. How many times can glass by recycled?

#15. Which one of these techniques uses ionising radiation?

#16. What type of plastic are carrier bags are made of?

#17. What is the main reason for randomising patients to their treatment allocation in a clinical trial?

#18. Where were tomatoes likely to first domesticated?

#19. What contributes to background radiation?

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

#21. Which of these are NOT a chemical barrier to infection?

#22. Why are bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics?

#23. How many streaks are on a sub culture plate?

#24. In what year were X-rays first discovered?

#25. Are bacteria good for you?

#26. Which animal carries the Ebola virus?

#27. What is the most commonly used animal (vertebrate) in UK research?

#28. What is ‘farm to fork’?

#29. What type of pathogen is Ebola?

#30. What type of glassware should be used for the final stage of making up accurate solutions?


Science for Sustainability

The 16th Annual Schools Science Conference took place on 24th April 2019

University of Westminster

115 New Cavendish Street