Monday, 4 October 2010

QR – Cure – Quizzing Realms – 150

Have been talking and chatting about some phobias lately. So here are some questions regarding some of them.

1. Tell me, these words represent the fear of what?

A. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia

B. Triskaidekaphobia

C. Aibohphobia


2. Which nursery rhyme character suffered from arachnophobia?

Happy quizzing, and have a nice life, folks!

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Seven replies, and barring one or two incomplete ones, ALL CORRECT!

1. A. Fear of long words.

B. Fear of the number 13.

C. Fear of palindromes. In fact, the word aibohphobia itself is a palindrome!

2. Has to be Little Miss Muffet! This is the fear of spiders.


  1. 1 a) Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia - Fear of long words.
    b) Triskaidekaphobia - Fear of number 13.
    c) Aibohphobia - Fear of palindromes. Interestingly the word Aibohphobia itself is a palindrome.
    2. Little Miss Muffet.

  2. 1. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia--fear of lengthy words
    2. Triskaidekaphobia--related to the evil number 13
    3.Aibohphobia--fear of palindromes...its a palindrome itself...

    and the nursery rhyme is Little Miss Muffet...

  3. 1. Partly guessing, (no googling):
    A. Long words?
    B. The number 13
    C. Palindromes?

    2. Little Miss Muffet

  4. A. fear of long words
    B. fear of number 13
    C. noticed its a palindrome so fear of them?

    2. little miss muffet

  5. 1.
    A. fear of long words
    b. fear of the number 13
    C. fear of palindromes

    2. Little Miss Muffet

  6. a)fear of long words..
    b)fear of number 13...


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