Words for Groups Quiz

Guess the words used to describe these groups.
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Last updated: October 9, 2019
First submittedMarch 20, 2012
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A group of ...
Is called a ...
Rock musicians
Band
Scottish highlanders
Clan
Urban criminals
Gang
Traveling actors
Troupe
Fish
School
Crows
Murder
Birds
Flock
Mongol invaders
Horde
Concubines
Harem
Dolphins
Pod
Geese
Gaggle
Native Americans
Tribe
A group of ...
Is called a ...
People working on a ship
Crew
Professors
Faculty
Insects in motion
Swarm
Preps, nerds, jocks, etc ...
Clique
Mammals born at the same time
Litter
Stars
Galaxy
Cheerleaders
Squad
Animals pulling a carriage
Team
Two musicians
Duo
100 Roman soldiers
Century
People attending a church service
Congregation
Vehicles traveling together
Convoy
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Level 49
Mar 20, 2012
False! a century was a group of 80 men! though the name is misleading
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Level 34
Apr 8, 2014
It was 100 at one time, and by the late empire declined to about 60. 80 is the most common value, however, and when referring to a century, you are quite right in saying 80 men.
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Level 67
Aug 22, 2019
judging by your name, you should know ;)
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Level 70
Jan 21, 2021
Isn't the word "centurion" not century anyways?
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Level 83
Mar 20, 2012
I agree with racinemitch, I was thinking smaller than a galaxy....a constellation is also a group of stars!
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Level 67
Dec 17, 2019
I put "cluster" and got it correct
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Level 32
Mar 20, 2012
Squad was on the tip of my tongue!
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Level 68
Dec 5, 2014
Intentional double entendre?
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Level 37
Mar 20, 2012
Century is the anglicised version of "centuria" or, to a lesser extent, "centurion". Please accept both.
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Level 72
Aug 9, 2013
I tried centurion, but i realized that centurion is the singular. I'm assuming a centurion is one member of a century.
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Level 82
May 31, 2014
I thought centurion was the leader of a century. Tried centurion, but couldn't think of century anyway. Missed it.
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Level 50
Dec 23, 2014
Same.
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Level 58
Dec 17, 2019
Centurion is indeed the leader of a century. No idea what a member of a century is called. Just a legionnaire?
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Level 36
Mar 20, 2012
I like how you incorporated roman and Mongolian history. Nice work Quizmaster!
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Level 43
Mar 23, 2012
I thought Centurion should work.
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Level 60
Mar 26, 2012
I got convoy, but what about accepting caravan as well?
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Level ∞
Oct 18, 2014
Okay
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Level 37
Mar 23, 2018
I thought that a caravan was a group traveling together in a desert.
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Level 58
Dec 17, 2019
I think caravans also travel across Endor.
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Level 52
Oct 14, 2018
or motorcade? or cavalcade??
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Level 60
Mar 26, 2012
Or did you accept that already, and I'm just too tired at the end of the day to remember what I typed?
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Level 28
Mar 28, 2012
Preps, nerds, etc ... (I put click) should accept it :(
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Level 32
Apr 3, 2012
Scottish Highlanders is wrong... There can be only one!
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Level 67
Aug 22, 2019
A Scottish Highlander is a red longhaired, bighorned bovine to me ;) Scottish Higlanders
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Level 70
Jun 3, 2012
I always called a group of nerds a "herd".
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Level 67
Aug 22, 2019
nerf herder?
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Level 22
Jul 19, 2012
That was interesting - also, can't you have a shoal of fish??
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Level 52
Jul 1, 2019
A shoal actually isn't the name for a group of fish. It describes a shallow area of a body of water. Often, fish can be found there, which is why it could easily get conflated.
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Level 67
Aug 22, 2019
It actually is the name for a group of fish shoaling and schooling
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Level 44
Sep 23, 2012
Procession for group of vehicles?
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Level 41
Nov 22, 2012
I thought the same.
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Level 36
Dec 5, 2014
A procession has a purpose tho...a caravan doesn't need to. Or a convoy... The traveling itself can be their only purpose... Processions are for funerals and inaugurations, perhaps a state visit. But anything else?
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Level 81
Jan 12, 2013
can a group of animals pulling something also be a train? A train of horses?
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Level 67
Aug 22, 2019
I tried a span, but that might not be used as much in english for this specific case? In old english it definitely still existed. And wiktionary still shows that use aswell (without marking it archaic) though I couldnt find it a wikipedia entry about it.
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Level 44
Feb 7, 2013
In the Navy for six years - saw hundreds of them - never heard of them being called a pod. I don't doubt you, just odd that I don't remember that.
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Level 34
Jan 12, 2014
Can we accept motorcade for group of cars? Cluster for stars?
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Level 64
Mar 14, 2014
How about a fleet of vehicles?
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Level 39
Apr 25, 2014
Maybe you could accept "motorcade" for "vehicles traveling together"
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Level ∞
Oct 9, 2019
Okay
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Level 82
May 31, 2014
I think the definition of a group here is slightly flawed. It's a group where the individuals are working together. Like Rock Stars. You wouldn't call Mick Jagger, PaulMcCartney and Justin Timberlake a band if they sat at the same table in a cafe. Still they are a group of rock stars. Same about professors. It's not a faculty if it's a professor of mathematics, one of literature and a third of international law. There needs to be something more to tie them together to be able to use those words. Good quiz though! Took some thinking.
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Level 37
Mar 23, 2018
A faculty is a group of educators working in an institution of education, no further commonality is necessary.
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Level 71
Feb 27, 2019
....and the members of a faculty are not all professors
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Level 74
Feb 12, 2019
Professoriat should probably be accepted as an alternative.
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Level 80
Jul 20, 2014
The coolest names for groups are a crush of shrimp and a crash of rhinos.
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Level 81
Dec 5, 2014
I like murder of crows but those are good, too.
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Level 58
Oct 7, 2015
http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/words/what-do-you-call-a-group-of

- a bloat of hippopotami - a cowardice of curs - a leap or lepe of leopards

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Level 71
Feb 27, 2019
What do you call a group of people who sit there working out ridiculous names for groups of things?
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Level 70
May 3, 2020
Mobologists
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Level 67
Aug 22, 2019
I like murder of crows and parliament of owls :)
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Level 65
Sep 20, 2014
Mafia or mob for urban criminals?
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Level 81
Dec 5, 2014
The mafia is a specific group dedicated to organized crime, not a generic term for a group of criminals. And they don't necessarily have to be urban.
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Level 78
Dec 5, 2014
It might be worth accepting "skein" (a group of geese in flight) as an alternative to "gaggle".
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Level 86
Dec 5, 2014
I don't understand why "Breakfast Club" wasn't accepted for "Preps, nerds, jocks, etc.". :P
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Level 38
Dec 5, 2014
Excellent quiz! Got them all with 0:19 left to spare. I'm surprised most people didn't get a group of professors, or the dolphins. The crow, Mongol invaders, and the vehicles were the most difficult for me.
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Level 39
Dec 5, 2014
please accept 'click' for clique
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Level 72
May 3, 2020
Please, No; try using the alternate pronunciation of "Cleek" to differentiate
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Level 33
Dec 6, 2014
Groups of animals have the best names!
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Level 67
Dec 17, 2014
English has two words to refer to a group of geese.

A Gaggle (which you accept) is a group of geese on the ground or in the water.

a group of geese in flight is called a Skein.

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Level 78
Jan 20, 2015
Asterism should be accepted for stars
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Level 77
Jun 22, 2015
Might I suggest "Cavalcade" for the group of vehicles, and "shoal" for a group of fish?
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Level 30
Jul 14, 2015
Technically speaking, a Roman Century is made up of around 80 soldiers.
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Level 75
Oct 18, 2015
Excellent quiz. Amused by the pedant who thinks the actual number of soldiers is important. I scored only 79% but this was an excellent quiz. None of the answers I failed to get was obscure. A genuinely good test of education and recall. Top marks.
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Level 55
Mar 9, 2016
A group of professors is called a pomposity (multiple sources). Faculty surely encompasses more than just professors.
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Level 41
Dec 5, 2016
Duet should be accepted
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Level 61
Jan 12, 2017
A duet is a song meant for two performers, not a group of two musicians itself.
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Level 80
Jun 8, 2017
Shoal for school?
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Level 89
Apr 11, 2018
I don't agree with 'clique', even though I eventually guessed it. Although 'clique' refers to a group, the defining aspect of a clique is exclusivity, not the nature or type of its members.
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Level 89
Apr 11, 2018
Centurion was the commander of a centuria, or century, which was initially made up of about 80 soldiers, not 100, as the name would imply.
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Level 66
Sep 2, 2018
I'm pretty sure you should accept asterism for stars. For the vehicles one, I tried column. Someone else suggested motorcade, which seems like a specific kind of vehicles travelling together.
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Level 52
Oct 14, 2018
yes, vehicles with motors, donkey carts don't count as vehicles for me
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Level 52
Jul 1, 2019
The "people attending a church service" answer could still work for most any religious service, not just one held in a church specifically. Maybe the clue could be "people attending a religious service".
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Level 54
Dec 17, 2019
Traveling actors should be tractor
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Level 63
Dec 17, 2019
A band can still be a band if they don't play Rock. Then again a group of musicians is probably too vague for a clue since it could be an orchestra or a choir or...
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Level 73
Dec 17, 2019
Constellation should be the actual answer for the stars one, not a type-in. Galaxies are composed of many different space objects that exist within them; not just stars.
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Level 55
Dec 17, 2019
Quite a random and entertaining assortment!
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Level 67
Dec 17, 2019
Need to add in 'skein' for geese.
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Level 37
Dec 19, 2019
Darn 23/24.... couldn't get "team"