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Collective Nouns Test

Free Online English Grammar Practice Test

* What is a collective noun?
* Examples of collective nouns
* Using collective nouns
* Singular collective nouns
* Plural collective nouns

10 Question Multiple Choice Quiz with Answers and Answer Explanations

Collective Nouns Test


1) What is a collective noun?
a) A word used to describe different verbs.
b) Nouns that you can collect.
c) A word used to describe a group of nouns.
d) All of the above.

2) Collective nouns can be:
a) Singular.
b) Proper.
c) Plural.
d) Options a and c.

Collective Nouns Test

3) You can tell if a collective noun is singular if:
a) All the individuals in the group do different things at the same time.
b) The individuals in the group decide.
c) There is only one individual in the group.
d) All the individuals in the group do the same thing at the same time.

4) You can tell if a collective noun is plural if:
a) All the individuals in the group do different things at the same time.
b) The individuals in the group decide.
c) There is only one individual in the group.
d) All the individuals in the group do the same thing at the same time.
Question 5 - Collective Nouns Test
5) Pick the correct option:
a) A group of geese is called a gaggle.
b) A group of ducks is called a pack.
c) A group of emus is called an army.
d) A group of fish is called a flock.

6) “A school of fish was startled when a white shark lazily swam by.” Is the collective noun “school” singular or plural?
a) Singular.
b) Plural.
c) Can be either.
d) Both.


7) Which of these options is correct?
a) A skein of Greyhounds.  
b) A drove of tigers.
c) A glint of goldfish.  
d) All of the above.

8) Is the collective noun “council” in the following sentence plural or singular: “The council decided that after a long session, they should stretch their legs, have something to eat and some needed a bathroom break.”
a) Singular.
b) Plural.
c) Can be either.
d) Neither.

9) Which is the correct option?
a) A drove of goats.
b) A herd of goats.
c) A tribe of goats.
d) All of the above. 

10) Which of the sentences below is correct?
a) An ambush of tigers.
b) A streak of tigers.
c) A herd of tigers.
d) Options a and b.