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41 quizzes and 435 trivia questions.
  Proverbs About Animals great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Here are some proverbs from around the world which mention various animals. Can you work out which animal fits the space? Not all of them are as well known as those used in everyday English, but shouldn't be impossible to work out.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Apr 08 22
rossian editor
Apr 08 22
451 plays
  Cat-ch Phrases great trivia quiz - 15 questions - 4 mins
Based on my love for cats, I thought it would be interesting and fun to create this quiz on catty catch phrases. See how many of them you're familiar with or may have heard before. Enjoy and good luck!
Easier, 15 Qns, Tigress31, Jun 04 17
Jun 04 17
12257 plays
  That Proverbial Cat! great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Pussycat, pussycat, where have you been? Join our proverbial cat, Kitty Kyle, on a ten day World tour discovering proverbs about cats wherever he goes. This comes courtesy of an author challenge by Kyleisalive so I thought he ought to have star billing!
Average, 10 Qns, glendathecat, Sep 30 09
9838 plays
  Eating Crow Eating Crow great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
A quiz on bird-related idioms, proverbs and sayings.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Christinap, Aug 04 13
Very Easy
2107 plays
  The Human Zoo - 10 questions - 2 mins
We are all human animals. Let's see if you can get all the common labels we put on people! Have fun!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, AISS, Aug 02 20
Very Easy
Aug 02 20
19542 plays
  A Cat May Look at a King popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
In this quiz, written for Commission Number 47, we will be examining some idioms concerning cats. Don't let the cat get your tongue, let's cat-apult you into the cat-chphrases...
Tough, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Mar 30 18
1nn1 editor
Mar 30 18
2879 plays
  Animals Gone Missing great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
These animals have wandered off from their regular habitats. Can you figure out where they can be found idiomatically? Eg: Bats = Belfry
Very Easy, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Apr 11 19
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11
Very Easy
zorba_scank gold member
Apr 11 19
858 plays
  Proverbially Meowing... top quiz - 20 questions - 4 mins
As a follow up to my "Proverbially Barking" quiz, I realised afterwards that I had been a little unfair toward our feline friends, who also happen to have a lot of proverbs and idioms revolving around them. So here's my quiz on cats!
Easier, 20 Qns, thegogga, Jul 02 21
Jul 02 21
5112 plays
  Proverbially Barking... top quiz - 15 questions - 4 mins
I noticed the other day that we use a HECK of a lot of idioms and proverbs with dogs in them... So, I figured I'd make a quiz on it. Enjoy!
Easier, 15 Qns, thegogga, Jan 13 17
Jan 13 17
4895 plays
  A Prayer and a Wing top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Ten animal idioms, some well-known, some not so well-known. In this quiz, all are related to flying creatures. Test your knowledge and see how many you can guess!
Easier, 10 Qns, Jennifer5, May 02 17
Jennifer5 gold member
May 02 17
1633 plays
trivia question Quick Question
If someone tells you that you're "lower than a snake's belly in a wagon rut", what are they saying about you?

From Quiz "We're Off Like a Herd of Turtles"

  Swimming with Sharks popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Idioms based on fish and other marine creatures.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Jul 21 20
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10
Very Easy
zorba_scank gold member
Jul 21 20
658 plays
  That's One For the Birds popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Can you match these bird-related idioms with the people or concepts associated with them? Have fun!
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Oct 28 17
Creedy gold member
Oct 28 17
1280 plays
  Animal Talk 2 great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Animal Talk 2 is a second quiz that challenges you with expressions and idioms that have animal related words in them. We owe a lot to the animals around us! What would we be saying otherwise?
Easier, 10 Qns, SP44000, Jul 22 09
4185 plays
  Similes Referring to Animals - 10 questions - 2 mins
English traditionally links certain qualities with specific animals. However busy a cow may be grazing in the meadows, it's the bee which we have chosen to call 'busy'. See if you have still in mind all those traditional similes.
Easier, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Aug 18 18
Aug 18 18
6864 plays
  The Bird is the Word popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 3 mins
What bird are you? Latest research shows that "bird brained" may be a compliment. Our fine feathered friends often stand in for people, actions, things or even emotional states. Match them up.
Very Easy, 15 Qns, Nealzineatser, Jan 18 18
Very Easy
Nealzineatser gold member
Jan 18 18
794 plays
  The Year of the Sheep top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Although animal idioms are pretty common in everyday speech, who knew so many of them involved sheep? More to the point, how many can you answer correctly? Let's play and find out.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, poshprice, Mar 31 18
Very Easy
Mar 31 18
1934 plays
This quiz is all about the idiomatic use of the word 'horse'! Can you pick the correct 'horsey' phrase from the meaning given? All multiple choice.
Easier, 10 Qns, Engadine, Oct 24 18
Oct 24 18
7775 plays
  Animal Talk 3 top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Some are nouns, some are verbs, and some are adjectives, but they are all animal-related words and expressions. See what you know in this third installment of "Animal Talk". All multiple choice.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, SP44000, Jun 26 17
Very Easy
Jun 26 17
2556 plays
  Flying Creatures Idiomatically - 10 questions - 3 mins
Fit in the birds and other flying creatures correctly to form well known idioms and phrases.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Jul 16 16
Recommended for grades: 5,6,7
Very Easy
zorba_scank gold member
Jul 16 16
850 plays
  Idioms Referring To Animals - 10 questions - 3 mins
Many standing expressions and idioms refer to the more 'popular' animals, birds, etc. See which of these you can solve.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Nov 07 19
Nov 07 19
9303 plays
  It's A Dog's Life - Idiomatically Speaking - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz is all about the idiomatic use of the word 'dog'! Can you finish the 'doggy' phrase by picking the right word from the multiple choices given?
Average, 10 Qns, Engadine, Dec 05 20
Dec 05 20
6902 plays
  Animal Proverbs - 10 questions - 3 mins
Animals often crop up in proverbs and sayings. Here is a quiz on some of them.
Easier, 10 Qns, Serenesh, Sep 22 18
Serenesh gold member
Sep 22 18
820 plays
  The Ultimate The Proverbial Cat Quiz popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
I noticed that this section covers plenty of horses and dogs, but I'm a cat person! I want to see more cats! Well, here are a few...
Easier, 10 Qns, ragiel, Dec 17 09
4063 plays
  A Snail's Pace great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
A mollusk of the class Gastropoda's rate of speed, or 'a snail's pace.' Can you identify the idiom written in other words?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Sprink1234, Oct 12 16
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10
Very Easy
Oct 12 16
2040 plays
  Why Keep a Dog and Bark Yourself? - 10 questions - 4 mins
There are so many dog idioms and expressions out there. I'll give you one and you tell me the person most associated with that expression.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Oct 23 18
Joepetz gold member
Oct 23 18
655 plays
  Take this The Proverbial Cat Quiz great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
There are many proverbs, sayings and quotes about cats. How many can you identify? (My source, for the most part, is 'Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable'.)
Difficult, 10 Qns, Cymruambyth, Sep 10 16
Cymruambyth gold member
Sep 10 16
2631 plays
  Idioms Referring To Animal Names - 10 questions - 3 mins
Animals are our closest of kin on the Planet Earth. Surprising how often we refer to them in everyday language. Just check for yourself.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Jul 18 20
Jul 18 20
6947 plays
  Sad Pandas - 10 questions - 3 mins
Although the expression "sad panda" is commonly used, pandas aren't the only animals used in English expressions. Take this quiz to test your knowledge on these. Good luck!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Lpez, Jan 01 20
Very Easy
Jan 01 20
935 plays
  Catopedia: Cat proverbs and sayings popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Owning cats has its problems. No two cats are the same. But the overall demeanour and traits shared by our 'domesticated darlings' have, over the years, created the basis of some well used sayings and proverbs. Can you guess the missing words?
Easier, 10 Qns, casey317, Jun 27 19
Jun 27 19
1764 plays
  Animal Talk 1 - 10 questions - 4 mins
Animals are an important part of our lives AND our vocabulary. See what you know about these animal-related words and expressions.
Average, 10 Qns, SP44000, Mar 07 19
Mar 07 19
3228 plays
  Fire in the Hole! - 10 questions - 5 mins
This Fill in the Blank quiz features creatures that dwell in dens or burrows. All you need to do is complete the idiom. Now you've got ants in your pants, don't you?
Easier, 10 Qns, JCSon, Jul 02 17
JCSon gold member
Jul 02 17
550 plays
  Overfishing - A Real Can of Worms popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This title is an author challenge from the man himself, Terry no less. No pressure, then. The quiz is about fish, worms and insects which appear in proverbs and sayings. Good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Nov 04 09
rossian editor
859 plays
  We're Off Like a Herd of Turtles popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Having grown up on a farm in the rural American South, these are phrases I've heard all my life. Come on in and sit a spell, and see how much you know about animal idioms.
Easier, 10 Qns, arthurdent001, Jun 06 14
882 plays
  Dog Words popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
All of these words and phrases have an origin that has something to do with dogs.
Tough, 10 Qns, crisw, Aug 29 21
crisw gold member
Aug 29 21
3907 plays
  Not an ordinary quiz on animal idioms! - 10 questions - 3 mins
Have you ever been 'dog tired'? I've given some animal idioms with amazing and fun facts, instead of the idioms' origins. (Most sayings typical to U.S.) Have fun!
Easier, 10 Qns, oh-Kay, Apr 28 11
1975 plays
  That Bird's Trying To Tell Me Something - 10 questions - 4 mins
No, this quiz is not about the flirtatious signals the girl across the bar may be sending you, but instead assesses your knowledge of the symbolism and characteristics attributed to wild birds. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, doublemm, Jul 01 10
doublemm gold member
629 plays
  What's That You Said? - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz is all about animals used in common proverbs, phrases or sayings. I've selected phrases and sayings that I expect most people have encountered.
Easier, 10 Qns, shuttlemania, Dec 15 14
838 plays
  You can lead a horse to water but... - 10 questions - 2 mins
You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him take a Fun Trivia Quiz. For a start his hooves are too big to hit the right key. And where did a horse ever learn to read? Probably best if you ask him to stamp once for A, twice for B and so on.
Easier, 10 Qns, teflon_kid, Jun 05 11
1101 plays
  Rare as Hen's Teeth - 10 questions - 3 mins
Animals have long held a place in humanity's figures of speech. Here then, are ten of them for your quizzing pleasure!
Easier, 10 Qns, NovaLuna, Sep 04 13
1035 plays
  People Personalities and Animals - 10 questions - 3 mins
What animal would best describe the different personalities of humans?
Average, 10 Qns, qtmelba, Jan 25 20
Jan 25 20
4557 plays
  More Animal Proverbs - Which Culture? - 10 questions - 5 mins
Here are more animal proverbs -- thought 25 was too many questions for one quiz! Your job, once again, is to choose the correct culture of origin.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, ravenskye, Mar 25 08
Very Difficult
1526 plays
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