Collective Nouns 3 Quiz

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Choose the correct word to complete the following sentences:


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    We noticed a ..............of antelope in the distance.

    • A.

      Herd

    • B.

      Pack

    • C.

      Tribe

    • D.

      Band

    Correct Answer
    A. Herd
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "herd" because when referring to a group of antelope, the term "herd" is commonly used. It is the most appropriate and commonly accepted collective noun for a group of antelope. The other options, such as "pack," "tribe," and "band," are not typically used to describe a group of antelope.

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  • 2. 

    The people stopped the car to let a.................of baboons cross the road.

    • A.

      Herd

    • B.

      Pack

    • C.

      Tribe

    • D.

      Band

    Correct Answer
    C. Tribe
    Explanation
    The word "tribe" is the most appropriate choice for the given sentence. A tribe is a social group of people who share common ancestry, customs, and traditions. In this context, it implies that the people stopped the car to allow a group of baboons, who are known to live and move together in tribes, to cross the road. The other options, such as "herd," "pack," and "band," are more commonly associated with other animals like cattle, wolves, or musicians, respectively.

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  • 3. 

    A......................of bacteria was found in one spot on the table.

    • A.

      Herd

    • B.

      Culture

    • C.

      Pack

    • D.

      Band

    Correct Answer
    B. Culture
    Explanation
    In this context, the word "culture" refers to a group or colony of bacteria that has been grown and cultivated in a controlled environment. It suggests that a significant number of bacteria were present in one specific area on the table, indicating a potential contamination or growth of bacteria in that spot. The word "herd" typically refers to a group of animals, "pack" refers to a group of wolves or dogs, and "band" refers to a group of musicians, none of which are appropriate in the context of bacteria.

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  • 4. 

    A...................of beavers were found near the river.

    • A.

      Herd

    • B.

      Pack

    • C.

      Tribe

    • D.

      Colony

    Correct Answer
    D. Colony
    Explanation
    The term "colony" is the most appropriate word to describe a group of beavers. It is commonly used to refer to a group of animals, especially when they live together in a specific area. In the case of beavers, they are known to live in close proximity to rivers and create dams and lodges. Therefore, "colony" accurately captures the social structure and behavior of beavers.

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  • 5. 

    The children saw an.....................of caterpillars on the plant.

    • A.

      Army

    • B.

      Tribe

    • C.

      Pack

    • D.

      Band

    Correct Answer
    A. Army
    Explanation
    The word "army" is the correct answer because it is commonly used to describe a large group of caterpillars. The word "army" suggests a sense of organization and unity, which is often seen in the behavior of caterpillars when they move together in a coordinated manner. The other options, such as "tribe," "pack," and "band," do not typically refer to a group of caterpillars.

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  • 6. 

    There were a ..................of buck under the trees.

    • A.

      Herd

    • B.

      Brace

    • C.

      Pack

    • D.

      Band

    Correct Answer
    B. Brace
    Explanation
    The word "brace" is the correct answer because it refers to a group of animals, specifically deer, that are together. In this context, it suggests that there were a group of bucks (male deer) under the trees. The other options, such as "herd," "pack," and "band," are not typically used to describe a group of bucks.

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  • 7. 

    I noticed a...................... of butterflies in the fields.

    • A.

      Flight

    • B.

      Army

    • C.

      Swarm

    • D.

      Flock

    Correct Answer
    C. Swarm
    Explanation
    The word "swarm" is the correct answer because it is commonly used to describe a large group of butterflies. The other options, such as flight, army, and flock, do not accurately describe a gathering of butterflies. Therefore, "swarm" is the most appropriate choice in this context.

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  • 8. 

    The hen was followed by her.....................of chicks.

    • A.

      Litter

    • B.

      Pack

    • C.

      Gaggle

    • D.

      Clutch

    Correct Answer
    D. Clutch
    Explanation
    The term "clutch" is used to refer to a group of chicks that are following their mother hen. This term is commonly used to describe a group of baby birds, especially chickens, that are hatched and raised together. Therefore, "clutch" is the most appropriate term to describe the group of chicks following the hen.

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  • 9. 

    The.....................of cobras were found in a cave.

    • A.

      Swarm

    • B.

      Quiver

    • C.

      Army

    • D.

      Nest

    Correct Answer
    B. Quiver
    Explanation
    A group of cobras is commonly referred to as a "quiver." Therefore, the correct answer is "quiver."

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  • 10. 

    The tourists saw a.........................of crocodiles on the bank of the river.

    • A.

      Herd

    • B.

      Congregation

    • C.

      Pack

    • D.

      Army

    Correct Answer
    B. Congregation
    Explanation
    The word "congregation" is the correct answer because it is commonly used to refer to a group of people gathered for religious worship, but it can also be used to describe a group of animals gathered together. In this context, it suggests that the tourists saw a large group of crocodiles gathered on the bank of the river. The other options - herd, pack, and army - are not typically used to describe a group of crocodiles.

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