Quiz Eight – Phobias

TIME TO BE VERY AFRAID
Put a tick against the correct definition of these phobias

1. Astraphobia
A. Fear of stars
B. Fear of Vauxhall Astras
C. Fear of thunder and lightning
D. Fear of flying

2. Venustraphobia
A. Fear of beautiful women
B. Fear of insect-eating plants
C. Fear of being conned out of money
D. Fear of colliding with the planet Venus

3. Cryophobia
A. Fear of ice and cold
B. Fear of bursting into tears
C. Fear of yodelling
D. Fear of cryptic crosswords

4. Chronomentrophobia
A. Fear of colour
B. Fear of chronic illness
C. Fear of getting a suntan
D. Fear of clocks

5. Heliophobia
A. Fear of the sun
B. Fear of helicopters
C. Fear of going to Hell
D. Fear of wounds not healing

5. Megalophobia
A. Fear of being rich
B. Fear of famous people
C. Fear of large things
D. Fear of getting gallsto

6. Obesophobia
A. Fear of arguing
B. Fear of gaining weight
C. Fear of fat people
D. Fear that you will always be so fearful of so many things

7. Scolionophobia
A. Fear of school
B. Fear of intelligent people
C. Fear of shoals of fish
D. Fear of lions

8. Trypanophobia
A. Fear of saucepans
B. Fear of needles and injections
C. Fear of trying too hard
D. Fear of tripping up

9. Xenophobia
A. Fear of magic
B. Fear of people of a different religion
C. Fear of homosexuals
D. Fear of strangers or foreigners

10. Pyrophobia
A. Fear of fire
B. Fear of flashing lights
C. Fear of being robbed
D. Fear of pies

11. Ostraconophobia
A: Fear of ostriches
B: Fear of Australians
C: Fear of contradiction
D: Fear of shellfish

12. Arachibutyrophobia
A: Fear of spiders
B: Fear of the tyres on your car being flat
C: Fear of slime
D: Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth

13. Climacophobia
A: Fear of hot weather
B: Fear of climbing stairs
C: Fear of loud music
D: Fear of new technology

14. Decidophobia
A: Fear of trees
B: Fear of freedom
C: Fear of daylight
D: Fear of making decisions

15. Geliophobia
A: Fear of bombs
B: Fear of hair gel
C: Fear of laughter
D: Fear of losing friends

16. Ophthalmophobia
A: Fear of being stared at
B: Fear of surgery
C: Fear of having to wear glasses
D: Fear of retirement

17. Bathmophobia
A: Fear of slopes
B: Fear of taking a bath
C: Fear of flying bats
D: Fear of going out to bat at cricket

18. Pentheraphobia
A: Fear of high buildings
B: Fear of your mother-in-law
C: Fear of building up high emotions
D: Fear of pens

19. Genuphobia
A: Fear of the opposite sex
B: Fear of knees
C: Fear of sitting
D: Fear of the colour yellow

20. Atelophobia
A. Fear of telephones
B. Fear of not doing something right
C. Fear of elephants
D. Fear of talking too much

21. Autophobia
A. Fear of cars
B. Fear of automatic machinery
C. Fear of being alone
D. Fear of making a fool of oneself

22. Bogyphobia
A. Fear of being stuck in a bog
B. Fear of gypsies
C. Fear of bogeymen
D. Fear of going to the toilet

23. Coprastasophobia
A. Fear of policemen
B. Fear of co-operating with other people
C. Fear of getting constipation
D. Fear of Rastafarians

24. Cyclophobia
A. Fear of bicycles
B. Fear of cyclones
C. Fear of repetitive rhythmic sounds
D. Fear of only having one eye

25.Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
A : Fear of being trampled by horses
B: Fear of being charged by a hippo
C: Fear of monsters under the bed
D: Fear of long words

© Chris Wright Madeley & District U3A, Staffordshire

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