Saturday Quiz – Gathering Together

A Murmuration of Starlings

 

Dear Readers, as we come out of the National  Lockdown and go straight into a different kind of lockdown here in the UK, I have been thinking about the collective nouns for animals – a flock of sheep or a herd of deer or an idiocy of unmasked tube travellers for example. So this week your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to match the collective noun to the photo of the animal. Simples! All the nouns that I’ve chosen come from at least two verified sources, but they might not always be the one in most common usage.As usual, all answers in the comments by 5 p.m. UK on Thursday if you want to be marked, but feel free to play along anyway. If you feel you might be influenced by speedy people who have already commented, write your answers down first!

So, if you think that a group of the first animal is called an exultation, your answer is 1) A.

Good luck!

A) An Exultation

B) A Skulk

C) A Convocation

D) An Unkindness

E) A Clattering

F) A Congregation

G) A Piteousness

H) A Business

I) A Charm

J) A Cete

K) A Sounder

L) A Caravan

M) A Herd

N) An Obstinacy

O) A Clowder

Photo One by Mfield, Matthew Field - http://www.photography.mattfield.com, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo Two by kallerna, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo Three by Mfield, Matthew Field - http://www.photography.mattfield.com, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo Four by Bernard DUPONT from FRANCE, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo Five by Bernard Gagnon, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo Six by Scott Granneman, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo Seven by Ken Billington, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo Eight by Harry geurts, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo Nine by Virginie Moerenhout, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo Ten by Paul Resh from Delaware,OH, USA, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo Eleven by Evelyn Simak / A skylark (Alauda arvensis)

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Photo Twelve by גיא חיימוביץ at Hebrew Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo Thirteen by Peter Trimming, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo Fourteen by © Francis C. Franklin / CC-BY-SA-3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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Photo Fifteen by Bombtime, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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4 thoughts on “Saturday Quiz – Gathering Together

  1. Susan

    1F, 2J, 3K, 4N, 5L, 6O, 7E, 8M, 9G, 10C, 11A, 12H, 13B, 14I, 15D.
    This was a lot of fun! (But also tricky…)

    Reply

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