English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Nouns (Collective) 1 (Questions)

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Collective nouns signify groups, such as 'team', 'group', 'orchestra' or 'herd'. You should be aware that there is more than one type of noun in English.

See how much you have learned in your classes by playing the following quiz about collective nouns.

1. Find the correct collective noun for the following.
An ....... of ants.
[ ] army
[ ] cluster
[ ] hive
[ ] navy
2. Find the correct collective noun for the following.
A ....... of geese.
[ ] gaggle
[ ] goggle
[ ] hiss
[ ] quack
3. Find the correct collective noun for the following.
A ....... of bees.
[ ] army
[ ] hive
[ ] navy
[ ] nest
4. Find the correct collective noun for the following.
A ....... of fish.
[ ] net
[ ] form
[ ] sea
[ ] shoal
5. Find the correct collective noun for the following.
A ....... of porpoise.
[ ] army
[ ] school
[ ] sea
[ ] shoal
6. Find the correct collective noun for the following.
A ....... of sheep.
[ ] flock
[ ] herd
[ ] pen
[ ] stable
7. Find the correct collective noun for the following.
A ....... of elephants.
[ ] flock
[ ] group
[ ] herd
[ ] school
8. Find the correct collective noun for the following.
A ....... of penguins.
[ ] colony
[ ] flock
[ ] herd
[ ] school
9. Find the correct collective noun for the following.
A ....... of birds.
[ ] aviary
[ ] colony
[ ] flock
[ ] nest
10. Find the correct collective noun for the following.
A ....... of flies.
[ ] buzz
[ ] flock
[ ] hive
[ ] swarm
English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Nouns (Collective) 1 (Answers)
1. Find the correct collective noun for the following.
An ....... of ants.
[x] army
[ ] cluster
[ ] hive
[ ] navy
The collective noun here is 'army'
2. Find the correct collective noun for the following.
A ....... of geese.
[x] gaggle
[ ] goggle
[ ] hiss
[ ] quack
'Gaggle' is the collective noun
3. Find the correct collective noun for the following.
A ....... of bees.
[ ] army
[x] hive
[ ] navy
[ ] nest
'A swarm of bees' is also used = collective noun phrase
4. Find the correct collective noun for the following.
A ....... of fish.
[ ] net
[ ] form
[ ] sea
[x] shoal
'A shoal of fish' is a collective noun phrase
5. Find the correct collective noun for the following.
A ....... of porpoise.
[ ] army
[x] school
[ ] sea
[ ] shoal
'School' is the collective noun here
6. Find the correct collective noun for the following.
A ....... of sheep.
[x] flock
[ ] herd
[ ] pen
[ ] stable
'A flock of sheep' is a collective noun phrase
7. Find the correct collective noun for the following.
A ....... of elephants.
[ ] flock
[ ] group
[x] herd
[ ] school
'Herd' is the collective noun here
8. Find the correct collective noun for the following.
A ....... of penguins.
[x] colony
[ ] flock
[ ] herd
[ ] school
The collective noun e.g. 'flock' is always singular
9. Find the correct collective noun for the following.
A ....... of birds.
[ ] aviary
[ ] colony
[x] flock
[ ] nest
The concrete noun 'birds'/'penguins' is plural
10. Find the correct collective noun for the following.
A ....... of flies.
[ ] buzz
[ ] flock
[ ] hive
[x] swarm
Often animals are the concrete nouns used here