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Phobias (& their scary-long names)

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(13 votes)
8 questions
English
Phobias are defined by an irrational, unrealistic, persistent and excessive fear of an object or situation. Do you know these phobias?
1

If you suffer from iatrophobia, who are you afraid of?

Doctors

Children

Clowns

Lawyers

Hard  34% got this right

Iatrophobia is an intense and irrational fear of doctors, medical care, or the medical care system.
2

Which phobia is a fear of blood?

Hemophobia

Aerophobia

Glossophobia

Ophidiophobia

64% got this right

This fear often includes their own blood, another person or animal's, or even an image of blood.
3

Which animal are people with cynophobia afraid of?

Dogs

Cats

Mice

Snakes

Hard  18% got this right

7-9% of the US population suffers from cynophobia.
4

What is hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia?

Fear of long words

Fear of hippopotomuses

Fear of monsters

Fear of technology

Hard  33% got this right

This 35-letter, 15-syllable word contains the root sesquipedalian, which means "long word."
5

Which phobia is a fear of flowers?

Anthophobia

Ambulophobia

Emetophobia

Lockiophobia

57% got this right

“Anthos” is the Greek word for flowers.
6

Which weather phenomenon are lilapsophobics afraid of?

Tornadoes and hurricanes

Blizzards

Earthquakes

Floods

46% got this right

40% of people fear tornadoes and tropical storms, but those with lilapsophobia live as if there's a constant threat.
7

Choose all the phobias that are animal-related.

Ailurophobia

Arachnophobia

Ophidiophobia

Ancraophobia

Hard  35% got this right

Ancraophobia is a fear of wind. The other three options were fear of spiders, cats, and snakes.
8

What is the fear of being without your phone?

Nomophobia

Ambulophobia

Entomophobia

Trypanophobia

79% got this right

The term was coined in the UK in 2009 and is based on the anglicism "no-mobile-phone-phobia."