Collective Nouns Quiz #3

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  • 1. 

    Which one is a collective noun?

    • A.

      Army

    • B.

      Tomato

    • C.

      Tornado

    • D.

      Joe

    Correct Answer
    A. Army
    Explanation
    A collective noun is a word that refers to a group of people, animals, or things. "Army" is a collective noun because it refers to a large group of soldiers who work together. "Tomato" is a singular noun, "Tornado" is a singular noun, and "Joe" is a proper noun referring to an individual person. Therefore, the correct answer is "Army" as it is the only option that fits the definition of a collective noun.

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  • 2. 

    Which one is a collective noun?

    • A.

      Councilman

    • B.

      Council

    • C.

      Obama

    • D.

      Taco

    Correct Answer
    B. Council
    Explanation
    A collective noun is a word that represents a group of people or things. In this case, "Council" is the correct answer because it refers to a group of individuals who come together to make decisions or govern. "Councilman" is not a collective noun as it refers to an individual who is a member of a council. "Obama" is a proper noun referring to a specific person, and "Taco" is a common noun referring to a type of food.

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  • 3. 

    Collective nouns name people, places, and things.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Collective nouns are a type of noun that refers to a group or collection of people, places, or things. Examples of collective nouns include "team," "herd," and "family." So, the statement that collective nouns name people, places, and things is true.

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  • 4. 

    What is the collective noun in the sentence: "The audience gave the singer's performance a standing ovation."

    Correct Answer
    audience
    Explanation
    The collective noun in the sentence is "audience" because it refers to a group of people who are watching the singer's performance and collectively giving a standing ovation.

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  • 5. 

    What is the collective noun in the following sentence:"Mr. Dinkleberg's class did terrible on their last test, so they did not get recess after lunch."

    Correct Answer
    class
    Explanation
    The collective noun in the given sentence is "class". A collective noun refers to a group of people or things. In this sentence, "class" refers to the group of students in Mr. Dinkleberg's class who did not perform well on their last test and therefore did not get recess after lunch.

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  • 6. 

    Collective nouns can only be used to name groups of people.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Collective nouns can be used to name groups of people, animals, or things. They are words like team, family, herd, or flock that refer to a collection of individuals as a single unit. Therefore, the statement "Collective nouns can only be used to name groups of people" is incorrect. Collective nouns can also be used to name groups of animals or things.

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