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Coronavirus Science Knowledge Test

Based on research from the University of Chicago

Anticipatory civilian measures in response to the novel coronavirus crisis have included self-isolation, extreme stockpiling of food or medical supplies, and other forms of preparation to meet the expected crisis. But how well does the general public understand the novel coronavirus outbreak and how much does the average citizen know about the virus? This test will allow you to gauge your knowledge of the novel coronavirus relative to the general population.

Instructions: To use the coronavirus science knowledge test, DO NOT USE A SEARCH ENGINE OR ENCYCLOPEDIA. Indicate your answers to each of the following questions below.

Question 1 of 18

Which of these is a synonym of antibody?


The IDR-CVSK18 was compiled based on university research, using metrics and data available to researchers.

While this test can help you gauge the extent of your knowledge concerning the novel coronavirus and its outbreak, it is important to note that knowledge of the virus does not necessarily translate into medical understanding – that is, the ability to accurately decipher the greater factors at work behind the disease and its emergence or the medico-historical contingencies involved. On the other hand, all else being equal, such knowledge certainly helps. As such, please note that the Coronavirus Science Knowledge Test is not intended to replace any further education or orientation on the coronavirus, and it should, as stated, not be used as a measurement of an individual's medical ability or understanding of medical issues in general. In other words, the test can only say something about how much general information an individual knows about the novel coronavirus, its outbreak, and its ramifications.

The authors of this online coronavirus test are certified in the use of numerous personality tests and have worked professionally with personality testing as well as psychometric testing concerning a variety of other measurements related to individual differences research and personality studies. Though the present test is professionally designed, based on university research, and intended for earnestly measuring the respondent's level of coronavirus knowledge, it is nevertheless not administered under controlled conditions; therefore, it is not intended to take the place of tests administered in person.

Though developed and validated by researchers, free online tests such as this one are unable to provide professional medico-political assessments, definitive test results, or personal recommendations of any kind; personalized test scores and accompanying results provided by our free coronavirus science knowledge quiz are provided “as-is.” For additional information about our coronavirus science knowledge test and our other free online psychological tests, please refer to our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Used in professional research. This Coronavirus Science Knowledge Test was developed by scientists at the University of Chicago.

2. Free. This online 18-item Coronavirus Science Knowledge Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to discern the extent of your knowledge concerning the new coronavirus, and related matters, as calculated against internationally validated items and population statistics.

3. Brief. Using findings from university research, this edition of the Coronavirus Science Knowledge Test will give you a measure of your coronavirus knowledge by using just 18 items while retaining good reliability.

4. Statistical controls. Test scores are logged into an anonymized database. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

5. Made by professionals. The authors of this free online personality test are certified in the use of numerous personality tests and have worked professionally with typology and personality testing.