CREST English Olympiad Class 8 Sample Papers

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Section 1: Synonyms, Antonyms, Analogies and Spellings, Collocations, Phrasal Verbs, Idioms or Proverbs, Homonyms and Homophones, One Word, Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Adverbs, Adjectives, Articles, Prepositions, Prepositional Phrases, Participle Phrases, Conjunctions, Determiners, Jumbled Words and Punctuations, Tenses, Voices and Narrations, Question Tags, etc. Words Related to Leisure, Household Items/Issues, Social Causes, Outdoor Locations and Activities, etc., Information Retrieval from News Reports, Blurb, Dictionaries, Instruction Manual Format, Messages, Editorials, Essays, etc., Spoken and Written Expressions like Requesting, Giving Information, Expressing Surprise, Pronunciation, 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.

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Fill in the blanks with suitable articles:

With his new promotion _____, Max went to London. He went to do his ______ higher studies but unfortunately he failed ______ in his exams.


Fill in the blank with the most appropriate option:

How can a highly successful man like him be devoid ______ common sense.


Fill in the blank using a suitable preposition:

Please apologize to them ___ me. I am unable to attend the wedding tonight.


Read the passage and answer the question:

I am going to put music in your pocket" her father shouted.
"What?" Lisa was confused about what she just heard of.
"Hundred songs. A thousand songs. 500 songs. Somewhere between 500 and a thousand songs right in your pocket. Because I can't stand looking at that walkman you're carrying around a brick playing cassette tape. We are not savages. So I am going to put a thousand songs in your pocket." He clarified.
"You can do that?" Lisa still not believed in her father's words.

Of course, not only his daughter about the music system in her pocket, even the world had not believed his words about placing a computer in the hands of everyone in the world.
Steven Paul Jobs, recognized by this world as Steve Jobs was an American inventor, designer, and entrepreneur who were the co-founder, chief executive, and chairman of Apple Computer, headquartered in Cupertino, California. He was the mind behind Apple's revolutionary products, which include the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, are now seen as changing the growth of modern technology.

Steve Jobs was born on February 24, 1955, in San Francisco, California. As a boy, Jobs and his father worked on electronics in the family garage. Paul showed his son how to take apart and reconstruct electronics, a hobby that filled confidence, determination, and mechanical artistry in young Jobs. In 1976, when Jobs was just 21, he and Steve Wozniak started Apple Computer in the Jobs' family garage. They funded their entrepreneurial venture by Jobs selling his Volkswagen bus and Wozniak selling his beloved scientific calculator.
Jobs and Wozniak are credited with changing the computer industry with Apple by controlling the technology and making machines smaller, cheaper, automatic, and accessible to everyday consumers. With a new management team and an annual salary of $1 a year, Jobs put Apple back on track. Jobs’ creative products (like the iMac) effective branding campaigns and stylish designs caught the attention of consumers once again. In the following years, Apple introduced such big products as the Mac book Air, iPod and iPhone, all of which controlled the evolution of technology.

In 2008, Apple became the second-biggest music retailer (seller) in America powered by iTunes and iPod sales. Apple has also been ranked No. 1 on Fortune magazine's list of "America's Most Admired Companies," as well as No. 1 among Fortune 500 companies. In August 2011, he resigned as CEO of Apple. And from 2011, Tim Cook is the CEO of Apple. Steve Jobs died in Palo Alto on October 5, 2011. He was also the Chairman of Pixar & NeXT companies. Steve Jobs inspired many young minds of this world with his innovative ideas. He was the mind behind the most tectonic shift in the status quo of technology.

Who is the current CEO of Apple?


Identify the part of the sentence that contains grammatical error:

Since his arrival at his (A)/ native town he is trying (B)/ to the best of his power (C)/ to spread education among the poor. (D)


Read the extract and answer the question:

Carly has a large family. She lives with four people. Carly also has two pets. Carly’s mom is a doctor. Carly’s mom works at the hospital. Carly’s mom helps people who are sick. Carly’s dad works at home. Carly’s dad cooks for the family. Carly’s dad drives the kids to soccer practice. Carly has two brothers. James is ten years old. Scott is fourteen years old. Carly has two pets. Jinx is a small, black cat. Diego is a large, brown dog. Carly loves her family!

How many people are in Carly's family?


Identify the type of noun for the quoted words:

There are "many ways" to solve a "question". You can also refer to the answer sheet if you find it difficult.


Identify the adverb:

I remember a beautiful place where our train halted for an hour.


Fill in the blank using an appropiate option:

All the brides were much _______ than the grooms in the wedding hall.


Read the given sentence and choose the antonym for the word given in quotes:

Rex is always with "enthusiasm" whenever he is with his friends.

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Answers to Sample Questions from CREST Olympiads:


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Answers to Sample Questions from CREST Olympiads:

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