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Friday the Thirteenth Quiz

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What is the fear of Friday the 13th called?

  • Triskaidekaphobia
  • Tropophobia
  • Paraskevidekatriaphobia
  • Phengophobia

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Who directed the classic 1980 horror film "Friday the 13th"?

  • Sean S Cunningham
  • Gun Jönsson
  • Martin Scorsese
  • Francis Ford Coppola

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Which politician was known to put off travelling by air or road on Friday the 13th?

  • Winston Churchill
  • Aneurin Bevan
  • Pitt the Younger
  • Clement Attlee

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Friday 13th is said to be lucky for some. Who?

  • People who have psychic powers
  • People born on Friday 13th
  • People who live at number 13
  • People who find love on Friday 13th

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Which of the following events took place on Friday the 13th?

  • Karl Marx died
  • Margaret Thatcher resigned
  • A plane crashed in the Andes, and the survivors were forced to resort to cannibalism to survive
  • The racehorse Shergar was kidnapped

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What was discovered in a study published in the British Medical Journal in 1993 concerning Friday the 13th?

  • The number of hospital admissions due to accidents was on average the same as on other Fridays
  • The risk of hospital admission from accidents may be increased by as much as 52%
  • More people drive on Friday the 13th in order to disprove the superstition
  • Fewer than 5m people worldwide suffer from fear of Friday the 13th

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What happened to Wall Street in the last five Friday 13ths of the 1990s?

  • Share prices rose
  • Half of all companies stopped trading
  • A major investment group went bankrupt
  • The stock market crashed

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What will members of the Friday 13 club be doing when they meet in Philadelphia today?

  • Hiding under the table
  • Assuring each other it is already Saturday 14
  • Throwing salt over their left shoulders
  • Breaking mirrors, walking under ladders and crossing the paths of black cats

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Why did Lloyds of London stop insuring ships launched on Friday 13?

  • The day was made a statutory holiday for all members in 1865
  • The coffee shop where Lloyds originally met called Fridays burned down in its 13th year
  • HMS Friday, captained by a man called Friday, disappeared soon after its launch
  • They all sank

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When is Friday 13 considered especially unlucky?

  • On a Good Friday
  • During the plague
  • Close to a full moon
  • When it snows

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Which country has omitted the number 13 from its national lottery?

  • Switzerland
  • Italy
  • USA
  • Iceland

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What would French socialites known as quatorziens (fourteeners) attend, to bring the number of guests to 14 and prevent bad luck tainting an event?

  • Birthdays
  • Funerals
  • Weddings
  • Dinner Parties

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Who has predicted the world will end on Friday 13th?

  • Nostradamus
  • Mystic Meg
  • The Mayans
  • The Delphic Sybil

 

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