CREST English Olympiad Class 2 Sample Paper

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Section 1: Collocations, Spellings, Words ( Related to Animals and their Sounds, Clothes, Body Parts, Basic Emotions, Food, etc. ), Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Adverbs, Adjectives, Articles, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Contractions, Word Order, Punctuation, Simple Tenses, Information Retrieval from Various Text (Stories, Short Dialogues, Messages, Invitations, etc. ), Spoken and Written Expressions (Thanking, Greeting, Permission, Introduction, etc).

Achievers Section: Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section 1

Please note that the dictionary which will be used for reference is Oxford Learner's Dictionary. This will be w.r.t. spellings & meanings. In case, if the word is not found in this dictionary, then it is assumed that this word does not exist.

Q.1 Q.2 Q.3 Q.4 Q.5 Q.6 Q.7 Q.8 Q.9 Q.10


Choose the pair that does not express a similar relationship to the one expressed in the given pair of words:

carpenter: carpentry


Spot the noun in the given sentence:

Switch on the light, it is getting dark.


Read the given sentence and spot the noun:

He threw a ball on his face. This embarrassed both.


Read the following sentence and fill in the correct preposition:

We can only get to the camp ____________ foot.


Use appropriate punctuation marks in the given sentence:

The girls father sat in a corner


Write out the sentence adding capital letters, commas, full stops and question marks:

i like dogs cats horses and elephants


Fill the blank with the correct tense form:

 I __________ my homework, so my mom lets me play with my friends the entire Sunday.


Fill in the blank with the correct punctuation mark:

Great ____ I am so happy that you scored really well on your unit test.


Fill in the blank using appropriate verb that would complete the collocation:

Although the doctors tried hard, they couldn’t ______________ his life.


Read the following sentence and fill in the correct preposition:

What are you talking ____________ ? I don’t understand a word of it.

Your Score: 0/10

Answers to Sample Questions from CREST Olympiads:


English Olympiad Questions for Class 2

1. Choose the correct answer:

What is the sound made by bats called? 


a) clutch
b) gibber
c) screech
d) meow

Answer: c) screech

2. Choose the correct word:
One toe, many ___

a) tos
b) toes
c) toses
d) tows

Answer: b) toes

3. The children are playing in the _______.


a) post office
b) hospital
c) park
d) water park

Answer: c) park

4. Children like to ______ with toys.

a) walk
b) play
c) break
d) say

Answer: b) play

5. Use the picture to choose the right word:


a) a cat 
b) a rat
c) a dog
d) an umbrella

Answer:  c) a dog

6. Which one of the following words rhymes with TEA?

a) coffee
b) water
c) sea
d) milk

Answer: sea

7. Choose the odd word out:

a) airport
b) lake
c) airplane
d) flight

Answer: b) lake

8. A cobbler___________ our shoes.

a) mends
b) wash
c) break
d) creates

Answer: a) mends

9. Fill in the blank with missing letters to make the word that you see in the picture:

R_ _ _O


a) ODI
b) EDI
c) ADI
d) UDI

Answer: c) ADI

10. Unjumble the given letters to form the correct word shown in the picture:



a) carrot
b) crraot
c) torraoc
d) corrat

Answer: a) carrot

11. Choose the right spelling:

a) elephant
b) elaphent
c) elefant
d) alefant

Answer: a) elephant

12. I ___________ a zebra in the zoo.

a) see
b) saw
c) seen
d) sew

Answer: saw

13. The Earth is _______ like a ball.

a) round
b) square
c) triangle
d) rectangle

Answer: a) round

14. Which one of the following is a common gender?

a) father
b) friend
c) mother
d) chair

Answer:b) friend

15. Which one of the following options describes the picture correctly?


a) This is a picture of a fair. People fight here.
b) This is a picture of a fair. People enjoy here.
c) This is a picture of a fair. People do not come here.
d) All of these

Answer: b) This is a picture of a fair. People enjoy here.

16. Choose the best word:

I was hungry___________ I ate only one chapati.

a) but
b) and
c) so
d) since

Answer: a) but

17. Identify the noun in the following sentence:

He comes from New York.

a) He
b) comes
c) New York
d) all of these

Answer: New York

18. Choose the best reply to complete the conversation:

Jack: Hello! My name is Jack. What's your name?
Mala: ______________

a) I'm Mala.
b) I like your name.
c) It's a short name.
d) Sorry, I forgot.

Answer: I'm Mala.

19. Which one of the following words has been misspelt?

a) principael
b) teacher
c) student
d) all of these

Answer: a) Principael

20. Fill in the blank with correct option:

You must ____ well in the exam.

a) did
b) done
c) does
d) do

Answer: d) do

21. What will you say when you request someone for help?

a) thank you
b) sorry
c) excuse me
d) please

Answer: d) please

22. Choose the best reply to complete the conversation:

Sandy: How are you?
Andy: ____________ , thanks.

a) I’m ruined!
b) I’m fine.
c) I don’t like tea.
d) Why should I tell you?

Answer: b) I’m fine.

23. Choose the correct answer:

There is/are _____________ in this picture.


a) fruits and vegetables
b) only fruits
c) only vegetables
d) only man

Answer: a) fruits and vegetables

24. Fill in the blank with the correct article:

He is _____ astronaut.

a) an
b) a
c) the
d) no article

Answer: a) an

25. Arrange P, Q, R, and S, in order to make a meaningful sentence:

R – him S – I caught Q – red P – handed


Answer: b) SRQP

26. Fill the blank with the correct article:

The world is ________________ happy place.

a) a
b) an
c) the
d) all of these

Answer: a) a

27. Choose the right sentence:


a) The children are playing with a ball.
b) The children are flying kites.
c) The children are playing with balloons.
d) The children are playing with toys.

Answer: c) The children are playing with balloons.

28. Edward made a mistake _________ he refused to admit it.

a) if
b) as
c) so
d) but

Answer: d) but

29. Choose the appropriate sound that the following animal makes:


a) shouts
b) whistles
c) hums
d) dims

Answer: b) whistles

30. Read the given sentence and spot the adjective:

This book is based on a true story.

a) true
b) based
c) book
d) story

Answer: a) true

31. My family ________ an amazing time last weekend in Beverly Hills.

a) has
b) have
c) had
d) will have

Answer: c) had

32. Find the opposite meaning of PRETTY:

a) beautiful
b) good
c) ugly
d) strange

Answer: c) ugly

33. The phone ______ can you answer it, please?

a) rang
b) ring
c) rings
d) is ringing

Answer: d) is ringing

34. Fill in the blank with a suitable article:

What time can I expect you _______ home?

a) a
b) the
c) no article required
d) an

Answer: c) no article required

35. What is the correct plural of rabbit?

a) rabbets
b) rabbits
c) raebbits
d) rabits

Answer: b) rabbits

36. Use the clues to choose the right word:

You use this to fly from one place to another -

a) a train
b) a car
c) a helicopter
d) a boat

Answer: c) a helicopter

37. Fill in the blank with the correct tense form:

My mother _______ a lot.

a) to shop
b) shopping
c) shops
d) shop

Answer: c) shops

38. Use the most suitable word to fill in the blank:

A washing machine is used to ___________ clothes.

a) colour
b) wash
c) fold
d) cut

Answer: b) wash

39. I _________ for my pen. Have you seen it?

a) am looking
b) look
c) will look
d) looking

Answer: a) am looking

40. Select a suitable determiner and fill in the blank:

Mom : Look at the bowl of cherries there.
Me : _________ cherries look delicious!

a) Their
b) This
c) That
d) Those

Answer: d) Those

41. Find the word that has the same meaning as the word 'clever':

a) stupid
b) shrewd
c) unknown
d) intelligent

Answer: b) shrewd

42. Fill in the blank with a suitable option:

Nobody ________ that she is innocent.

a) beliefs
b) believes
c) believe
d) belief

Answer: b) believes

43. Find the analogy:
If a potato is to a vegetable then a banana is to a ______.

a) vegetable
b) fruit
c) flower
d) bird

Answer: b) fruit

44. Fill in the blank with an appropriate option:

Shawn __________ a pen to the newcomer.

a) borrowed
b) asked
c) lend
d) lent

Answer: d) lent

45. Arrange the jumbled alphabets to make a meaningful word:


a) rtian
b) train
c) trian
d) ratin

Answer: b) train

46. Look at the image given and answer the question:

What are the children doing?


a) Children are sleeping.
b) Children are reading.
c) Children are eating breakfast.
d) Children are enjoying themselves.

 d) Children are enjoying themselves.

47. Use the appropriate homophones in the given sentence:

Yesterday, I took my ______ on the terrace to show him the ______.

a) sun, sunn
b) son, sunn
c) son, sun
d) sun, son

Answer: c) son, sun

48. Identify the word for countable and uncountable nouns:

I met ____ people at the party.

a) any
b) little
c) many
d) all of the above

Answer: c) many

49. Choose the correct punctuation mark and fill in the blank:

When is Ray going to play baseball _____

a) !
b) ,
c) .
d) ?

Answer: d) ?

50. Choose the correct word to fill in the blank:

It is very cold, ____ I am wearing a sweater.

a) so
b) because
c) but
d) my

Answer: a) so

The optimal time to begin working on the CREST English Olympiad sample papers for class 2 is two months before the exam. Students must have completed their syllabus and gone through the review process by this time. All they need now is some more practice on English Olympiad questions. Students can refer to CREST English Olympiad previous years’ question papers for that.

Having a good grip on each and every topic under the English syllabus is very important. With the practice of sample papers, candidates can get a deeper understanding of the types of questions and ways to answer them. Make use of these test papers to score excellent marks in the examination and secure the top ranks.

Answers to Sample Questions from CREST Olympiads:

Q.1 : d | Q.2 : c | Q.3 : b | Q.4 : b | Q.5 : d | Q.6 : c | Q.7 : a | Q.8 : c | Q.9 : d | Q.10 : a