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  • 1. 

    DIRECTIONS: Choose the exact meaning of mania and phobias from the options given below Question: An extravagant fondness for flowers is called-

    • A.

      Logomania

    • B.

      Gephycomania

    • C.

      Anthomania

    • D.

      Ochlomania

    Correct Answer
    C. Anthomania
    Explanation
    Anthomania refers to an extravagant fondness for flowers. This term combines the Greek words "anthos" meaning flower and "mania" meaning an excessive enthusiasm or obsession. Therefore, anthomania accurately describes the given situation of having an extravagant fondness for flowers.

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  • 2. 

    DIRECTIONS: Choose the exact meaning of mania and phobias from the options given below Question: An insatiable, periodic craving for alcohol is-

    • A.

      Agoraphobia

    • B.

      Dipsomania

    • C.

      Astraphobia

    • D.

      Ochlomania

    Correct Answer
    B. Dipsomania
    Explanation
    Dipsomania refers to an insatiable, periodic craving for alcohol. It is a condition characterized by an uncontrollable urge to consume alcohol, often leading to excessive drinking and loss of control over one's alcohol consumption.

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  • 3. 

    DIRECTIONS: Choose the exact meaning of mania and phobias from the options given below Question: An abnormal dread of coldness or cold weather; an extreme sensitiveness to cold is known as-

    • A.

      Pterophobia

    • B.

      Pnigophobia

    • C.

      Psychrophobia

    • D.

      Phasmophobia

    Correct Answer
    C. Psychrophobia
    Explanation
    Psychrophobia refers to an abnormal dread or extreme sensitiveness to coldness or cold weather. It is a specific phobia characterized by an intense fear or anxiety related to cold temperatures. This fear may cause individuals to avoid cold environments or take excessive precautions to stay warm.

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  • 4. 

    DIRECTIONS: Choose the exact meaning of mania and phobias from the options given below Question: The fear of being closed in small spaces or rooms and having no escape is called-

    • A.

      Cheimophobia

    • B.

      Cremnephobia

    • C.

      Cynophobia

    • D.

      Claustrophobia

    Correct Answer
    D. Claustrophobia
    Explanation
    Claustrophobia is the correct answer because it refers to the fear of being in enclosed or confined spaces where escape may be difficult or impossible. This fear can lead to anxiety, panic attacks, and avoidance of situations that may trigger claustrophobic feelings.

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  • 5. 

    DIRECTIONS: Choose the exact meaning of mania and phobias from the options given below Question:The fear of water or drinking fluids is known as-

    • A.

      Hygrophobia

    • B.

      Hodophobia

    • C.

      Hydrophobia

    • D.

      Maniaphobia

    Correct Answer
    C. Hydrophobia
    Explanation
    Hydrophobia is the correct answer because it refers to the fear of water or drinking fluids. This term is commonly associated with the fear of water due to its historical usage to describe the fear of contracting rabies, which is characterized by difficulty swallowing water.

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  • 6. 

    DIRECTIONS: Choose the exact meaning of mania and phobias from the options given below Question: An obsession with food is known as-

    • A.

      Sitomania

    • B.

      Thanatomania

    • C.

      Theomania

    • D.

      Poriomania

    Correct Answer
    A. Sitomania
    Explanation
    Sitomania is the correct answer because it refers to an obsession or excessive preoccupation with food. Mania is a state of extreme enthusiasm or obsession, and sitomania specifically relates to food. Phobias, on the other hand, are irrational fears or aversions towards specific objects or situations. Therefore, phobias are not relevant to the given question.

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  • 7. 

    DIRECTIONS: Choose the exact meaning of mania and phobias from the options given below Question: The fear of bees or bee stings is commonly known as-

    • A.

      Melissophobia

    • B.

      Poriomania

    • C.

      Lygophobia

    • D.

      Musophobia

    Correct Answer
    A. Melissophobia
    Explanation
    Melissophobia is the correct answer because it refers to the fear of bees or bee stings. The term "melissa" is derived from the Greek word for honey bee, and "phobia" indicates an irrational fear or aversion. Therefore, melissophobia accurately describes the fear specifically related to bees or bee stings.

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  • 8. 

    DIRECTIONS: Choose the exact meaning of mania and phobias from the options given below Question:An excessive dread of the darkness and silence of night, or of being in the dark is-

    • A.

      Siderodromophobia

    • B.

      Scotophobia

    • C.

      Taphophobia

    • D.

      Tonitrophobia

    Correct Answer
    B. Scotophobia
    Explanation
    Scotophobia refers to an excessive dread or fear of the darkness and silence of night, or of being in the dark. It is a specific phobia that can cause anxiety and distress when exposed to darkness or nighttime environments.

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  • 9. 

    DIRECTIONS: Choose the exact meaning of mania and phobias from the options given below Question: The fear of number thirteen is-

    • A.

      Thiskaidekaphobia

    • B.

      Xenophobia

    • C.

      Tonitrophobia

    • D.

      Tranmatophobia

    Correct Answer
    A. Thiskaidekaphobia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Thiskaidekaphobia." This term refers to the fear or extreme anxiety related to the number thirteen. It is a specific phobia that can cause individuals to experience distress or avoidance behaviors when encountering the number thirteen or situations associated with it.

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  • 10. 

    DIRECTIONS: Choose the exact meaning of mania and phobias from the options given below Question: Excessive use of or obsession with words is called-

    • A.

      Verbomania

    • B.

      Pyromania

    • C.

      Ochlomania

    • D.

      Tomomania

    Correct Answer
    A. Verbomania
    Explanation
    Verbomania is the excessive use of or obsession with words. This term specifically describes a condition where a person has an uncontrollable urge to talk or use words excessively. It is derived from the Latin word "verbum," meaning word, and the suffix "-mania," which denotes an obsession or excessive enthusiasm for something.

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