CREST Science Olympiad Class 9 Sample Paper

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Section 1: Motion, Force and Laws of Motion, Gravitation, Work and Energy, Sound, Matter in Our Surroundings, Is Matter Around Us Pure, Atoms and Molecules, Structure of Atom, Cell - The Fundamental Unit of Life, Tissues, Diversity in Living Organisms, Why Do We Fall Ill, Natural Resources, Improvement in Food Resources.

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

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A compound 'X' is an ionic compound. Which of the following is not the characteristic feature of X?


Consider the following sentences and choose the correct option:

(i) The cell wall is the site of energy production in a plant cell.
(ii) Lysosomes are the reservoirs of starch, oil and protein granules.
(iii) A plant cell becomes turgid due to plasmolysis.
(iv) Chemically plasma membrane is composed of fats and lipids.
(v) The functional segments of DNA are called genes.


Choose the correct option and complete the following sentence:

Two elements X and Y having the same number of valence electrons in their atom will have similar ______________.


Which of the following statement regarding the matter is/are correct?
I. Anything which has mass is matter.
II. Anything which occupies space is matter.
III. Anything which is felt by our one or more senses is matter.
IV. Anything which has no real physical existence is matter.


Match the following:

List I

List II


Cell Wall


Closed Ring




Food Reserve




Protect Cell




Locomotory Structure


Sound travels with a different speed in different media. In what order does the velocity of sound increase in these media?


Rectify the given statements by replacing the underlined words and select the correct option:

(i) The viscous fluid present in the nucleus is called cytoplasm.
(ii) Vacuoles are rod shaped structures which oxidise food to provide energy.
(iii) Mitochondria contain green pigment chlorophyll and take part in photosynthesis.
(iv) Lysosomes take part in synthesis of proteins.


Label A, B, C and D in the following diagram and choose the correct option:


Consider the following statements and choose the correct option:

Statement 1: The atmosphere of the earth is heated by radiations which are mainly re-radiated by land and water.

Statement 2: Solar radiations heat up land slower than the water bodies.


Consider the following statements and choose the correct option:

Statement 1: Mixed cropping is growing two or more crops simultaneously on the same piece of land, for example, wheat + gram, or wheat + mustard, or groundnut + sunflower.
Statement 2: Intercropping involves growing two or more crops simultaneously on the same field in a definite proportion or pattern. A few rows of one crop alternate with a few rows of a second crop, for example, soybean + maize.

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Answers to Sample Questions from CREST Olympiads:

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