Collective Noun Quiz

10 Questions
Collective Noun Quiz

This quiz was created for beginner ESL learners studying collective nouns.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is exact definition of a collective noun?
    • A. 

      A person, place, thing, or idea

    • B. 

      A name for materials that can either be measured or weighed

    • C. 

      A word that always begins with a capital letter

    • D. 

      A word that refers to general things, people, or animals

    • E. 

      The name of a group of persons or objects of the same kind considered as a unit

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Herd

    • B. 

      Bunch

    • C. 

      Swarm

    • D. 

      Bevy

    • E. 

      School

  • 3. 
    All night we could hear the ___________ of wolves howling.
    • A. 

      Troop

    • B. 

      Pod

    • C. 

      Gaggle

    • D. 

      Pride

    • E. 

      Pack

  • 4. 
    We were in awe as we watched the _________ of whales swimming.
    • A. 

      Flock

    • B. 

      Pod

    • C. 

      Band

    • D. 

      Bunch

    • E. 

      Shoal

  • 5. 
    The _________ of lions slept all day on the African plains.
    • A. 

      Class

    • B. 

      Fleet

    • C. 

      Pride

    • D. 

      Drove

    • E. 

      Posse

  • 6. 
    A _________ of fruits.
  • 7. 
    A _________ of fish.
  • 8. 
    A _________ of sticks.
  • 9. 
    How many different types of collective nouns are in the English language?
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      80

    • D. 

      100

    • E. 

      Over 200

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Single person

    • B. 

      Two people

    • C. 

      Twenty five people

    • D. 

      One animal

    • E. 

      A group of persons or objects of the same kind