Phobias: Words

This quiz tests your knowledge of fears related to words. Most of the terms are genuine—but one is just for fun!

The Greek word for “fear” or “terror” is phobos, the origin of the word ending -phobia, which we use in the scientific names of various fears. Can you match the following descriptions to the correct phobia?

1. fear of dictionaries
2. fear of long words
3. fear of hearing certain words pronounced
4. fear of public speaking
5. fear of difficult scientific terminology
6. fear of books
7. fear of words