ology & phobia Quiz


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What does the suffix -phobia mean?

A. study of

B. life

C. hundred

D. fear


A sociology student will typically study what?
A. the study of humans
B. the study of life and living things
C. the study of how people interact
D. the study of the mind


What does the root bio mean?

A. life

B. one

C. heat

D. thousandth


A psychologist is someone who studies _______.

A. the mind

B. the environment

C. the students

D. the plants


What is an antonym of “phobia”?
A. Brave
B. Congregate
C. Hiatus
D. Lollygag


An abnormal fear of water is called _____________.

A. hydrophobia

B. acrophobia

C. psychology

D. arachnophobia


What does “graph” most likely mean in the word “graphology?”
A. to write
B. to read
C. to think
D. to speak


fear of blood

A. hemophobia

B. acrophobia

C. ornithophobia

D. ailurophobia


fear of animals

A. zoophobia

B. ailurophobia

C. ornithophobia

D. arachnophobia


People who donate money to an animal shelter probably took at least one class in which area of study?
A. graphology
B. dermatology
C. zoology
D. geology


The book titled “The Earth Explored” would probably be interesting to a person who studies what?
A. graphology
B. psychology
C. sociology
D. ecology


An _______________ professor from a local college spoke to my middle school students about the dating practices of ancient civilizations.
A. sociology
B. geology
C. zoology
D. anthropology


fear of strangers or foreigners

A. xenophobia

B. acrophobia

C. zoophobia

D. hydrophobia


the study of humans

A. anthropology

B. dermatology

C. graphology

D. sociology


the study of the skin

A. dermatology

B. graphology

C. psychology

D. sociology


What does “derma” mean in the word “dermatology?”
A. bones
B. teeth
C. heart
D. skin


Which is a synonym for “Phobia”?
A. Fear
B. Brave
C. Fast
D. Loud


The study of living things is called _________.

A. biodegradable

B. claustrophobe

C. hydrophobic

D. biology


What does circum mean?

A. circumference

B. into

C. around

D. same


What is Arachnophobia the fear of?
A. Spiders
B. Water
C. Fire
D. Snakes


The student was very interested in studying the environment, so the teacher recommended that she check out books in ____________ section of the library.
A. ecology
B. sociology
C. cardiology
D. dermatology


What word means “the study of the mind or behavior”?

A. dermatology

B. psychology

C. sociology

D. zoology


What does syn/sym mean?

A. same

B. study of

C. to be

D. into


fear of light

A. photophobia

B. arachnophobia

C. acrophobia

D. xenophobia


the study of the physical nature, structure, and history of the earth

A. geology

B. zoology

C. biology

D. cardiology




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