Collective Disney Animal Names Quiz – Questions

Jack Spence Masthead

One of the craziest oddities of the English language is that there are so many different, collective nouns. For example, a herd of elephants, a crowd of people, a box of crayons, a pad of paper, etc. In addition, many objects and animals have multiple collective terms. For instance, ants can be a colony, army, nest, or swarm.

Today I’m going to test your knowledge of Disney characters and their collective nouns. Mind you, I haven’t always selected the most obvious of term, like pack of dogs. I went for the more obscure and humorous collective noun. It is your job to match the Disney characters (A-Z) with their collective noun (1-26). Note, a few of the collective nouns fit more than one group of animals, so you will have to use the process of elimination to make the answers come out right.

The answers will appear in tomorrow’s column. As always with my quizzes, no winners will be announced and no prizes awarded.

Good luck.

A. Archimedes and Big Mama
B. Baloo, Humphrey, and Lots-o-Huggin’C. Bambi and Faline
D. Bruce, Anchor, and Chum
E. Cyril Proudbottom, Widowmaker, Bullseye, and Philippe
F. Donald, Daisy, Huey, Dewey, and Louie
G. Dumbo, Mrs. Jumbo, Prissy, and Giddy
H. Fifer, Fiddler, and Practical
I. Figaro, Duchess, and Thomas O’Malley
J. Flotsam and Jetsam
K. Goofy, Pluto, Lady, and Tramp
L. Hyacinth and her Fantasia friends
M. Iago and Jose Carioca
N. Jim, Fat, Preacher, Straw Hat, and Glasses
O. Jiminy, Evinrude, and Francis
P. Kaa, Sir Hiss, Jafar (transformed)
Q. Louis, Brutus, and Nero
R. Maggie, Mrs. Calloway, Grace, and Ferdinand
S. Mickey, Minnie, Bernard, and Timothy
T. Nemo, Cleo, and Flounder
U. Oswald, Thumper, and Roger
V. Pascal, Bill, and Frank
W. Remy, Ratigan, and Jake
X. Robin Hood, Maid Marian, and Tod
Y. Shenzi, Banzai and Ed
Z Shere Khan, Rajah, and Tigger

1. ambush
2. bloat
3. bury
4. cackle
5. congregation
6. drove
7. fry
8. kennel
9. kine
10. knot
11. lounge
12. memory
13. mischief
14. mob
15. murder
16. nuisance
17. paddling
18. pandemonium
19. parliament
20. plague
21. rabble
22. shiver
23. shoal
24. skulk
25. sleuth
26. stable

While I was creating this quiz, I decided to come up with a few of my own, collective nouns that are specific to Disney. Here is what I came up with. Any ideas of your own?

Geppetto, Tarzan, and Jim Dear – an animation of humans
Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Tiana, and Cinderella – an enchantment of princesses
Charming, Eric, Phillip, and Naveen – a gallant of princes
Tower of Terror, Space Mountain, and Expedition: Everest – a scream of attractions
Jafar, Ursula, Scar, and Maleficent – a nightmare of villains
Aladdin, Simba, Tramp, and Mulan – an adulation of heroes
There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow, A Spoonful of Sugar, and The Age of Not Believing – A Sherman of songs
Contemporary, Polynesian, and Grand Floridian – A lagoon of hotels

If you enjoy collective nouns, may I suggest picking up a copy of James Lipton’s “An Exhalation of Larks” through Amazon. It’s easy reading and great fun. And yes, this is the same James Lipton that hosts “Inside the Actor’s Studio.”


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3 Replies to “Collective Disney Animal Names Quiz – Questions”

  1. Hey Jack
    Another interesting and challenging quiz. It will be fun to see how well I did tomorrow. Can’t wait for your next blog and as always keep up the great work.