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What Do You Call Groups of Animals?

A Group of Animals by Any Other Name

Quick! That quintet of quail crossing the quay: what's it called? If you said "flock," you've got some learning to do! Today, we're taking you back to school to fish for answers in our quiz about obscure names for groups of animals. So while we could talk in terms of bands and herds, we're not letting you off so easy. From muster to murder, get started now!

A Group of Animals by Any Other Name


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Dark-Haired-Girl Dark-Haired-Girl 4 years
Okay, so besides a few errors, I scored decently on this quiz. But what if I took a quiz on my pet's political views?    Check out Gina Barreca's take on pets and politics:,0,2295857.column
Pampire Pampire 7 years
5/10 :( that was hard!
Amanda-La Amanda-La 7 years
I suck but I had only heard two of them, murder of crows and lions pride.
hottpink hottpink 7 years
I did not do very good :(
Ellenora Ellenora 7 years
Martens are weasels Susanna. The only marten I know of is the pine marten which, in America, is very endangered. 6/10! Not bad.
mudnessa mudnessa 7 years
I believe martens are in the weasel family and look quite similar too. I was wondering the same about where the names originated.
Susanna Susanna 7 years
I wonder what the etymology of a lot of these words is. I mean, a shrewdness of apes? A smack of jellyfish? A richness of martens? (And what is a marten, anyway?)
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