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Some English gardens feature a winding path called a(n) ___. Has to do with # 1
a) 1 serpentine
b) 2 feline
c) 3 bovine
d) 4 apiary

People who study ___ are experts on the animal kingdom. Has to do with # 3
a) 1 ursinity
b) 2 piscinity
c) 3 zoology
d) 4 equestrians

At horse shows, women dominate competitions in ___ which requires control of the animal's direction, gait, and speed. Has to do with # 4
a) 1 aviary
b) 2 zoology
c) 3 feline
d) 4 equitation

Which word is not used as both noun and adjective? Has to do with # 3
a) 1 canine
b) 2 feline
c) 3 piscine
d) 4 simian

caper : capricious is similar to # 2
a) 1 apis : obstinate
b) 2 canis : canine
c) 3 leo : feline
d) 4 avis : apiary

piscine : serpentine similar to # 4
a) 1 apiary : simian
b) 2 canine : caper
c) 3 lionize : equitation
d) 4 ursine : leonine

Which word is associated with a creature that climbs trees? Has to do with # 4
a) 1 caper
b) 2 equestrian
c) 3 porcine
d) 4 simian

Which adjective is least likely to be used as an insult? Has to do with # 3
a) 1 canine
b) 2 bovine
c) 3 leonine
d) 4 porcine

Americans were quick to ___ George Washington in his own lifetime, naming him The Father of His Country. Has to do with # 2
a) 1 caper
b) 2 lionize
c) 3 feline
d) 4 ursine

Which word describes a four-legged animal? Has to do with # 3
a) 1 aviarist
b) 2 equestrian
c) 3 porcine
d) 4 zoologist

The giant Clothespin that stands in front of Philadelphia's City Hall expresses the ___ of its sculptor, Claes Oldenburg. Has to do with # 2
a) 1 aviary
b) 2 capriciousness
c) 3 equitation
d) 4 zoology

Which word has a root meaning associated with a fur-bearing animal? Has to do with # 3
a) 1 apiary
b) 2 aviary
c) 3 ursine
d) 4 piscine

Which word is associated with a domesticated animal? Has to do with # 1
a) 1 feline
b) 2 leonine
c) 3 serpentine
d) 4 ursine

Jonathan Swift, in his satire Gulliver's Travels, gives his horse-like creatures the name Houyhnhnmns in imitation of their ___ speech. Has to do with # 2
a) 1 bovine
b) 2 equine
c) 3 equestrian
d) 4 simian

Although it may seem contradictory, cats have fangs called ___. Has to do with # 1
a) 1 canines
b) 2 felines
c) 3 piscines
d) 4 porcines

In Egyptian mythology, Hathor is a(n) ___ goddess who has the head of a cow. Has to do with # 4
a) 1 ursine
b) 2 leonine
c) 3 simian
d) 4 bovine

According to Greek mythology, the first person to keep bees in a(n) ___ was Aristaeus. Has to do with # 1
a) 1 apiary
b) 2 aviary
c) 3 equine
d) 4 serpentine

John Steinbeck's story Johnny Bear is about a man with ___ features. Has to do with # 1
a) 1 ursine
b) 2 serpentine
c) 3 aviary
d) 4 feline

Scientists say that ___ contentment is expressed by purring. Has to do with # 3
a) 1 ursine
b) 2 bovine
c) 3 feline
d) 4 aviary

The English photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones designed a large birdcage in the London Zoo called the Snowden ___. Has to do with # 4
a) 1 bovine
b) 2 serpentine
c) 3 apiary
d) 4 aviary

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