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Saturday, October 04, 2008

A just-for-fun contest!


I've hit the ground running between helping my mom sort out her house, home schooling, and trying to keep up with my writing deadline. Today, I took the kids to my sister's school co-op where they participated in PE, art, history, and home ec. My kids had so much fun.

But before I go try to meet my word count for the day, I thought I'd post a fun contest. The winner will receive a very cool magnetic bookmark from Africa, so leave a comment, and I'll draw a winner from the correct answers.

I found this matching game while at Kruger and thought it was very interesting. Can you match the group of animals with the group name. For example a bunch of cows are called a herd of cattle. And yes, cheating is allowed. :-)

Here it goes. You can match the letter with the number in your comments.

A. Leopard
B. Warthog
C. Giraffe
D. Rhino
E. Hippo
F. Croc
G. Butterfly
H. Ants
I. Elephant
J. Lions
K. Baboons
L. Wild Dogs

1. Pack
2. Troop
3. Tower
4. Bask
5. Leep
6. Pride
7. Sounder
8. Herd
9. Crash
10.Raft
11.Army
12.Flutter

Have fun!

Lisa

6 comments:

  1. Well I'll give it a try several had same usages. There were a few that you didn't have what they call it but a synonym. One do to process of elimination I had to put it but not really what I found. So here are my answers.

    A-5; B-7; C-3; D-9; E-4; F-10; G-12; H-11; I-8; J-6; K-2; L-1

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  2. Wow, Lisa. That's hard. There are only a few that I know. Pride of lions, herd of elephants, pack of wild dogs, army of ants, flutter of butterflies, tower of giraffes. I'll guess some more. Leep of leopards, troop of baboons. I can't even guess the rest.

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  3. My 16 y.o. daughter helped me with these.

    A. Leopard - Leap
    B. Warthog - Sounder
    C. Giraffe - Tower
    D. Rhino - Crash
    E. Hippo - Raft
    F. Croc - Bask
    G. Butterfly - Flutter
    H. Ants - Army
    I. Elephant - Herd
    J. Lions - Pride
    K. Baboons - Troop
    L. Wild Dogs - Pack

    How fun. Thanks for posting this. The kids and I learned something today. :)

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  4. I'm glad you all are enjoying this. I know I learned something when I took the quiz as well!

    I'll draw the winner next Friday.

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  5. A.(5) Leopard - leap, prowl
    B.(7) Warthog - sounder
    C.(3) Giraffe - tower, troop, corps, herd, group, stretch
    D.(9) Rhino - crash, herd
    E.(10) Hippo - bloat, pod, herd, huddle
    F.(4) Croc - bask, nest, congregation, float
    G.(12) Butterfly - rabble, flight, swarm, flutter
    H.(11) Ants - colony, nest, army, swarm, bike
    I.(8) Elephant - herd, host, flock, parade, memory
    J.(6) Lions - pride, tribe, sault, sowse
    K.(2) Baboons - troop, flange, congress, tribe
    L.(1) Wild Dogs - gang, legion, kennel, pack (wild), litter (young)


    My "references" that i got the answers are from
    http://dictionary2.classic.reference.com/writing/styleguide/animal.html, with some
    from
    http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/got_questions_groups_list.html

    i believe 'raft' is used for types of fowl, but that was the one that was left for hippo, which most places i check should be 'bloat'

    thanks for the fun research.

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  6. A.(5) Leopard - leap, prowl
    B.(7) Warthog - sounder
    C.(3) Giraffe - tower, troop, corps, herd, group, stretch
    D.(9) Rhino - crash, herd
    E.(10) Hippo - bloat, pod, herd, huddle
    F.(4) Croc - bask, nest, congregation, float
    G.(12) Butterfly - rabble, flight, swarm, flutter
    H.(11) Ants - colony, nest, army, swarm, bike
    I.(8) Elephant - herd, host, flock, parade, memory
    J.(6) Lions - pride, tribe, sault, sowse
    K.(2) Baboons - troop, flange, congress, tribe
    L.(1) Wild Dogs - gang, legion, kennel, pack (wild), litter (young)


    My "references" that i got the answers are from
    http://dictionary2.classic.reference.com/writing/styleguide/animal.html, with some
    from
    http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/got_questions_groups_list.html :-)

    i believe 'raft' is used for types of fowl, but that was the one that was left for hippo, which most places i check should be 'bloat'

    thanks for the fun research.

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