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Collective Nouns Quiz


Questions: which animals have the following collective nouns?

  1. A shrewdness...
  2. A murder...
  3. A coalition...
  4. A dray...
  5. An ostentation or muster of...




  6. A stand or flamboyance of...
  7. A kaleidoscope or flutter of...
  8. A sleuth of...
  9. A caravan of...
  10. A labour or company of...
  11. A mutation of...
  12. A mischief of...
  13. An embarrassment of...
  14. An ambush of...
  15. A gaggle of...
  16. A bask or float of...
  17. A huddle, bloat or thunder of...
  18. A obstinacy of...
  19. A parliament...
  20. A bouquet of...
  21. A cackle of...
  22. A smack of...
  23. A cauldron or colony of...
  24. A shiver of...
  25. A conspiracy of...
  26. A convocation of...
  27. A crash or stubbornness of...
  28. An exaltation or exalting of...
  29. A mask or gaze of...
  30. An implausibility of...
  31. A pandemonium of...




Answers: collective nouns

  1. A shrewdness of apes
  2. A murder of crows (or magpies)
  3. A coalition of cheetahs
  4. A dray of squirrels
  5. An ostentation or muster of peacocks
  6. A stand or flamboyance of flamingoes
  7. A kaleidoscope or flutter of butterflies
  8. A sleuth of bears
  9. A caravan of camels
  10. A labour or company of moles
  11. A mutation of thrushes
  12. A mischief of mice (or rats)
  13. An embarrassment of pandas
  14. An ambush of tigers
  15. A gaggle of geese
  16. A bask or float of crocodiles
  17. A huddle, bloat or thunder of hippopotamus (or rather, hippopotami)
  18. A obstinacy of buffalo (or bison)
  19. A parliament of owls (or ravens, or rooks)
  20. A bouquet of pheasants
  21. A cackle of hyenas
  22. A smack of jellyfish
  23. A cauldron or colony of bats




  24. A shiver of sharks
  25. A conspiracy of lemurs (or ravens)
  26. A convocation of eagles
  27. A crash or stubbornness or rhinoceroses (or rhinos)
  28. An exaltation or exalting of larks
  29. A mask or gaze of raccoons
  30. An implausibility of gnus/wildebeest
  31. A pandemonium of parrots