running scared

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 27 January, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 30 June, 2016, 5:26am

1 Who said: 'Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood'?

2 The pseudonym Richard Bachman has been used by which horror writer?

3 What fear is appropriately known as hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia?

4 What is the once crazy-haired Spice Girl Scary Spice's real name?

5 Which US reality-TV programme did NBC adapt from a Dutch show called Now or Neverland?

6 Which British artist, of German-Swiss origin, painted The Nightmare in 1781?

7 How many instalments, the first being in 2000, have so far been released in the Scary Movie series?

8 Other than 'paralyse with fear', what does the word 'petrify' mean?

9 The British have long been accused by Australians of being ablutophobic, meaning they fear what?

10 (Don't Fear) The Reaper was voted best rock single of 1976 by Rolling Stone magazine. Which band recorded it?

Solution: 1 Polish-born scientist Marie Curie 2 Stephen King 3 The fear of long words 4 Melanie Brown, also known as Mel B 5 Fear Factor 6 Henry Fuseli 7 Four 8 'Change into a stony substance' 9 Bathing 10 Blue Oyster Cult.