Strange Phobias Quiz
by Staff
Fear of flying, fear of heights, fear of needles -- chances are you or someone you know has one of these common phobias.

How many Americans suffer from a phobia?

  • about 1 million
  • about 6 million
  • about 12 million
  • about 19 million

What is the most common phobia in America?

  • claustrophobia
  • glossophobia
  • altophobia
  • aichmophobia

Which celebrity has a fear of antiques?

  • Brad Pitt
  • Billy Bob Thornton
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Sarah Jessica Parker

What is the fear of chickens known as?

  • arachnophobia
  • alektorophobia
  • ailurophobia

Phobias are classified as what type of mental health illness?

  • anxiety disorder
  • personality disorder
  • mood disorder
  • psychotic disorder

You'll want to avoid sending flowers and balloons to someone who suffers from which two phobias?

  • dendrophobia and herpetophobia
  • anthrophobia and globophobia
  • botanophobia and entomophobia

True or false: Phobias can go away without treatment.

  • TRUE

Fear is our brain's reaction to a possible threat. What is a phobia?

  • A phobia is an irrational and extreme reaction to a situation or item that poses no real threat.
  • Phobias and fears are the same thing.

People who fear ventriloquists' dummies suffer from what phobia?

  • pupaphobia
  • automatonophobia
  • pediophobia
  • coulrophobia

When someone fears the color yellow, what phobia does that person have?

  • xanthophobia
  • leukophobia
  • porphyrophobia