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Friday, March 25, 2005

The Friday Brain-teaser from xrefer - this week: Phobias. Answers here.

1. Claustrophobia means being afraid of what?
2. Agoraphobia is an abnormal or persistent fear of what?
3. What is the word for an irrational fear of spiders?
4. Photophobia is a fear or intolerance of: (a) light, (b) being photographed, or (c) going to the cinema?
5. What is the word for an intense fear or dislike of foreigners or strangers?
6. Acrophobia is an irrational fear of what?
7. Necrophobia is an abnormal fear of what?
8. Is genophobia an irrational fear of: (a) old people, (b) sex, or (c) children?
9. Is an irrational fear of the sea known as: (a) auroraphobia, (b) thalassophobia, or (c) fishophobia?
10. Parthenophobia is an irrational fear of what?

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