Collective Nouns 1 Quiz

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Collective Nouns 1 Quiz - Quiz

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence:


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A............of antelope were seen in the game park.

    • A.

      Herd

    • B.

      Army

    • C.

      Colony

    • D.

      Swarm

    Correct Answer
    A. Herd
    Explanation
    The word "herd" is the correct answer because it is the collective noun used to refer to a group of antelope. The other options, such as "army," "colony," and "swarm," are used to describe groups of different animals or insects, and are not appropriate in this context.

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  • 2. 

    The house was invaded by a...............of ants.

    • A.

      Herd

    • B.

      Pack

    • C.

      Colony

    • D.

      Mob

    Correct Answer
    C. Colony
    Explanation
    The word "colony" is the correct answer because it is commonly used to describe a large group of ants. Ants live in organized social groups called colonies, where they work together to build and maintain their nests, gather food, and protect their territory. The word "colony" accurately describes the situation where a large group of ants has invaded the house.

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  • 3. 

    We were attacked by a ............ of bees.

    • A.

      Herd

    • B.

      Colony

    • C.

      Swarm

    • D.

      Pack

    Correct Answer
    C. Swarm
    Explanation
    A "swarm" is the most appropriate collective noun for bees. Bees are known to gather and move together in large numbers, especially when they are searching for a new hive or defending their colony. The word "swarm" specifically refers to a large group of bees, making it the correct choice to complete the sentence. "Herd" is typically used for animals like cattle or sheep, "colony" is more commonly used for ants or termites, and "pack" is usually used for wolves or dogs.

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  • 4. 

    We came across a ............ of bears in Canada.

    • A.

      Herd

    • B.

      Colony

    • C.

      Swarm

    • D.

      Pack

    Correct Answer
    D. Pack
    Explanation
    The word "pack" is the correct answer because it is commonly used to describe a group of bears. "Herd" is typically used for large mammals like cattle or deer, "colony" is used for groups of insects or birds, and "swarm" is used for insects or small animals moving together. Therefore, "pack" is the most appropriate term to describe a group of bears.

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  • 5. 

    You can see a............of kangaroos in the Australian Outback.

    • A.

      Mob

    • B.

      Herd

    • C.

      Pack

    • D.

      Colony

    Correct Answer
    A. Mob
    Explanation
    In the Australian Outback, it is common to see a group of kangaroos, which is referred to as a "mob". This term is used to describe a gathering or collection of kangaroos in their natural habitat. The word "mob" accurately describes the behavior and social structure of kangaroos, as they often move and travel together in a cohesive unit. The other options, such as "herd", "pack", or "colony", do not accurately describe the collective noun used for a group of kangaroos.

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  • 6. 

    Never approach a..............of lions.

    • A.

      Herd

    • B.

      Pride

    • C.

      Pack

    • D.

      Colony

    Correct Answer
    B. Pride
    Explanation
    A group of lions is commonly referred to as a "pride." This term is used to describe a social unit of lions, typically consisting of multiple adult females, their offspring, and a few adult males. The word "pride" accurately describes the social structure and behavior of lions, as they are known to be highly social animals that live and hunt together in cohesive groups. Therefore, "pride" is the most appropriate term to use in the context of a group of lions.

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  • 7. 

    We noticed a................of birds at the beach.

    • A.

      Herd

    • B.

      Swarm

    • C.

      Flock

    • D.

      Colony

    Correct Answer
    C. Flock
    Explanation
    The word "flock" is the correct answer because it is commonly used to refer to a group of birds. It is specifically used to describe a group of birds that are together in flight or on the ground. The other options, such as "herd" and "swarm," are not typically used to describe birds and do not accurately convey the meaning of the sentence. "Colony" is also not the correct answer as it is used to describe a group of animals of the same species living together in a specific area, rather than a group of birds.

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  • 8. 

    We were surprised when we saw that our cat had a..................of kittens.

    • A.

      Pack

    • B.

      Flock

    • C.

      Colony

    • D.

      Litter

    Correct Answer
    D. Litter
    Explanation
    The word "litter" is the correct answer because it refers to a group of baby animals born to the same mother at the same time. In this context, the sentence suggests that the speaker was surprised to see that their cat had given birth to a group of kittens. The other options, "pack," "flock," and "colony," do not specifically refer to a group of baby animals, making them incorrect choices.

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  • 9. 

    The cowboys drove the...............of cattle to the next pasture.

    • A.

      Herd

    • B.

      Pack

    • C.

      Flock

    • D.

      Colony

    Correct Answer
    A. Herd
    Explanation
    The word "herd" is the correct answer because it is used to describe a group of cattle. "Pack" is usually used for wolves or dogs, "flock" is used for birds, and "colony" is used for ants or bees. Therefore, "herd" is the most appropriate term to describe a group of cattle being driven to the next pasture.

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  • 10. 

    While out on a boat, we saw a.............of fish.

    • A.

      School

    • B.

      Swarm

    • C.

      Colony

    • D.

      Pack

    Correct Answer
    A. School
    Explanation
    The word "school" is the correct answer because it is commonly used to refer to a group of fish. It is a specific term used to describe a large group of fish swimming together. The other options, such as "swarm," "colony," and "pack," do not accurately describe a group of fish and are more commonly used to refer to other types of animals or insects.

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