Pseudoscientific Topics Quiz Stats

Quiz Updated Dec 9, 2012

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Description Pseudoscientific topic % Correct
Any of several systems of understanding, interpreting knowledge about reality and human existence, based on the relative positions and movement of various celestial bodiesAstrology
88.7%
Disappearances and ship and aircraft disasters perceived as frequent in this area have led to the circulation of stories of unusual natural phenomena and paranormal encountersBermuda Triangle
82%
Use of fine needles to stimulate certain points and balance the flow of qiAcupuncture
78.9%
Geometric designs of crushed or knocked-over crops created in a fieldCrop circles
72.7%
State of extreme relaxation and inner focus in which a person is unusually responsive to suggestions made by the testerHypnosis
70.9%
Act of rising up from the ground without any physical aids, usually by the power of thoughtLevitation
66.8%
The study of unidentified flying objects and frequently includes the belief that unidentified flying objects are evidence for extraterrestrial visitorsUfology
59.7%
Alternative medicine practice focusing on spinal manipulationChiropractic medicine
59.3%
Paranormal ability of the mind to influence matter or energy at a distancePsychokinesis
54.7%
Use of scientific methods and instrumentation in an unconventional manner to hunt 'spirits'Ghost hunting
53.2%
Ritualized attempts to communicate with the deadSeances
52.8%
Description Pseudoscientific topic % Correct
Refers to practices said to enable one to detect hidden water, metals, gemstones or other objectsDowsing
47.7%
Paranormal ability to acquire information by means such as telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, psychic abilities, and remote viewingExtra-sensory perception
45.2%
Now defunct theory for determining personality traits by feeling bumps on the skull Phrenology
43.1%
Class of proposed machines that violate one of the Laws of ThermodynamicsPerpetual motion
38.1%
The search for creatures that are considered not to exist by most biologistsCryptozoology
34.3%
Instrument that measures and records several physiological responses such as blood pressure, pulse, respiration, breathing rhythms, body temperature and skin conductivityPolygraph
34%
Visual or auditory information that is discerned below the threshold of conscious awareness and has an effect on human behaviorSubliminal perception
31.2%
Body of ideas developed by Austrian physician Sigmund Freud and his followers, which is devoted to the study of human psychological functioning and behaviorPsychoanalysis
29.1%
Proposes that our planet is disc-shaped and accelerates upward, producing the illusion of gravityFlat Earth Theory
29%
Ancient Chinese system of mysticism and aesthetics based on astronomy, geography, and the putative flow of qiFeng shui
28.7%

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