CREST International Spell Bee - Winter Class 8 Sample Paper

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Section 1: Spell Bee Words for Class 8

There are a variety of questions based on the following word list and about 70%-80% of questions will come from this list. Different format of questions are available here. The words are alphabetically arranged.

Abbreviation, aberration, abhor, ablution, abominable, aboriginal, abrasive, abstract, abyss, accentuated, accession, accomplice, acquaint, acquaintance, adept, adolescent advantageous, affliction, affluent, ageist, agitation, aglow, agoraphobia, albatross, aloofness, ambiguous, amid, analogy, ancestry, announce, anthropology, antipathy, antiquated, apathetic, apoplexy, appropriation, arachnophobia, arbitrate, archaic, archive, arsenal, artifice, aspiration, aspire, assassination, astounding, astute, atrophy, audacious, avarice, Backlash, behemoth, belligerent, bemuse, benign, beryllium, betrayal, bewitched, bibliography, bicentennial, billionaire, biography, blanch, bondage, boomerang, bougainvillea, brutal, bulldoze, buoyant, bustle, bête noire, Calligraphy, callous, calumny, canny, canvass, captivating, carfare, caricature, cassowary, catalogue, catharsis, caucus, chassis, chastise, chemotherapy, choirboy, chronic, circumscribe, circumvent, claustrophobia, clergy, coherent, coiffure, collage, collision, colossal, combustion, commemorate, commend, commensurate, complementary, complimentary, composed, composure, comrade, conceited, concentric, conceptually, concierge, concurring, condemn, confederation, confound, conjecture, conjoint, connive, connoisseur, conscientious, conscription, conservative, conserve, console, conspire, constellation, constituent, constrain, construe, consul, contemporary, contender, contradictory, contravene, contrive, controversy, conundrum, conventional, convergent, convincing, convoluted convulsion, corroborate, corrugate, cowardice, cranky, crescent, croquette, crucifixion, culmination, culpable, Dainty, daunted, dawdle, dazzling, debacle, debonair, debutant, decommission, defray, dejection, delectable, demagogue, dementia, demolish, derby, dermis, descendant, deserving, despicable, detective, detrimental, devastate, deviate, devotion, dexterous, dialect, dialectologist, didactic, dilapidated, diminutive, disarm, discerning, disciple, discordant, disgruntled, disinherit, dissipate, distant, distinguish, disyllabic, diurnal, divergent, divert, docile, doctrine, doomed, downsize, draught, dreary, ductile, dunce, Earmuffs, eccentric, economical, egregious, elicit, eligibility, eloquence, emancipate, emollient, enamel, enchanted endearing, enduring, energise, enervate, enervating, enigmatic enlightened, ensemble, enticing, entomologist, enunciate, envisage, ephemeral, equilibrium, estuary, euthanasia, eventful, evolved, excruciating, exhilarating, expatriate, expository, exterminate, Facet, facetious, factoid, famished, façade, felicity, fervent, fidelity, flavonoids, flounce, fluctuate, fluorescent. forebode, forgiving, forsake, fracas, fraudulent, frivolous, fructose, fulminate, futuristic, Gabardine, garrulous, gauche, georgette, geranium, ghastly gingerly, glamorous, gratuity, grenadier, Hallucination, haste, heinous, heist, hermitage, hiss, histrionic homoeopathy, hydrophobia, hypochondria, hypotenuse, hypothalamus, hysterical, Idiolect, illogical, illumine, imagery, imitation, immaculate, impeccable, imperious, impertinent, impetus, implacable, impotent, impromptu, inchoate, indict, indignation, indispensable, inedible, ingenious, insomnia, intentional, interlocutor, intermittent, intonation, intransigent, invalidate, invigorating, irrevocable, isolation, janitor, Jeopardise, jewfish, jinx, Knapsack, Lacklustre, landlubber, lanky, lavish, lecherous, legalistic, legendry, leguminous, leukaemia, linchpin, linguist, liquorice, loathsome, lowbrow, lucrative, ludicrous, lumber, lustrous, Malicious, malignity, malodorous, maniac, manoeuvre, marsupial, mea culpa, megalomania, megawatt, menacing, mentee, merchandise, metalloid, meteoroid, mileage, millennium, misogynist, misquote, moderation, moist, monumental, muesli, murmur, mutilate Nasturtium, nebulous, negligence, negligent, nemesis, neophyte, nimble, nonchalant, nostalgic, nougat, novice, numismatist, Obituary, obscure, occurrence, odour, oenophile, oesophagus, offbeat, offshoot, onerous, originate, ornithologist, ostentatious, outrageous, Padre, palliate, paradigm, parched, parlance, parole, patronise, pedlar, penultimate, penurious, perplex, perseverance, perspicuous, persuasive, pertain, phenomenon, philanthropist, philatelist, philistine, philologist, philosopher, phosphoric, physiognomy, plagiarised, plume, plummet, poise, populace, porpoise, portcullis, portfolio, portmanteau, posterity, posthumously, postnuptial, pouffe, poultice, practical, precipitate, precursor, predicament, preponderance, preposterous, pretext, probability, proficient, progeny, prognosis, promptness, propaganda, prosecution, prosper, protocol, pulverised, Quaking, quibble, quintile, Rancour, ravenous, ravine, rebuff, recede, recompose, recondite, recuperate, recurrent, rehabilitation, reinstate, rejuvenate, relent, remoteness, renegade, renounce, renovate, repercussion, reprehensible, reprieve, repugnant, repulsive, requisition, residue, resilient, respectable, resplendent, resuscitation, retardation, retribution, revelation, reverberate, revere, reverie, revulsion, rhetoric, rhombus, rival, ruffian, Sabotage, sacrilege, salubrious, sanctimonious, sangfroid, sanguine, sauntering, scabbard, scholarly, scullery, segregation, senile, sensible, serendipity, sherpa, shirk, shuck, shudder, shun, silhouette, simulate, simulator, simulcast, sinuate, skedaddle, skilful, skulduggery, sleazebag, sleuthing, slingback, sloganeering, sluggish, smithereens, smokestack, snivelling, snorkelling, soapsuds, sobriquet, solicit, somersault, sophisticated, soppy, sparse, spectre, spendthrift, spontaneous, spurious, spurn, squadron, stagger, stalemate, stalwart, steak, stellar, stenographer, stoic, strand, strident, stunted, stupendous, subjective, subjugate, submissive, subterfuge, succumb, sumptuous, supernatural, surmount surreptitious, surveillance, susceptible, sycophantic, symmetrical, symphony, symptom, syndrome, Tandem, technophile, technophobe, teetotaller, telepathy, temperament, tenacious, tessellate, tetrahedron, therapeutic, thesaurus, thesis, thingamajig, thistledown, thrift, thumbscrew, thumping, tiddlywinks, timidity, tormentor, towering, treachery, treason, tremendous, trepidation, trespassers, trigonometry, tryst, turbulence, turbulent, turgid, turncoat, tussle, tutee, tutelage, Ubiquitous, uncivilised, undertake, unerringly, unguent, unlettered, unobtrusive, unpretentious, unrelenting, untoward, upbraid, uprising, urbane, usher, Valiant, valuation, vampire, vanish, vanquish, venerate, vengeance, verbiage, verbosity, verily, vestibule, vestige, veteran, vibrant, virile, virulent, Voilà, voluptuous, voracity, vulnerable, voluminous, Wanderlust, warble, watchful, waver, weariness, wiles willowy, winsome, wiry, witless, witticism, woo, woodlouse, wrangle, wreak, wriggle, writhe, Xenophobia, Zealot, zeppelin

Section 2

It's a Get, Set, Spell! section wherein students would be required to listen to audio and write the spellings of the word asked. The accent used in the audio files is Indian.
This section will be based on the above-given word list.

Upto 20%-30% of the questions may have words outside of the above list. For any improvements or suggestions, do write to us at

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 right combination to make a meaningful word:

1. ed 2. renew 3. able 4. measure 5. al 6. human 7. ity


In which option are the given words arranged in alphabetical order?

1. hostage 2. horrify 3. horsemanship 4. hospitable


Choose the meaning of the word that will be formed by adding ‘e’ and ‘i' to one of the following:

1. te__tot__ller
2. t__chnoph__be
3. t__chnoph__le
4. t__l__pathy


Choose the correct option:

This comes from French and it means 'a private conversation'.


Choose the correct word for the given image:


What is the meaning of the word that can be formed from the given letters?



Choose the right combination to form a meaningful word for the blank:

__________ means causing a feeling of extreme fear.

1. Spine
2. Toe
3. Blood
4. curling
5. curdling
6. chilling


Which word will not rhyme with the others when the blanks are filled with ‘ai’ or ‘ei’?


Choose the correct word for the blank:

A/n _________is a person in a hotel whose job is to help guests by giving them information, arranging theatre tickets, etc.


Match the words with their meanings:

1. philanthropist
2. philosopher
3. philologist

a. a rich person who helps the poor and those in need, especially by giving money
b. someone who studies and tries to explain the meaning of things such as life, knowledge, or beliefs
c. ​a person who studies the development of language or of a particular language

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Answers to Sample Questions from CREST Olympiads:


When it comes to the CREST Olympiads it conducts the CREST International Spell Bee (Winter) exam for class 8. Students study from a variety of textbooks in order to ace this test. However, most students overlook the importance of practicing sample papers. Previous year sample papers allow them to get a sense of the exam's level of difficulty.

It is critical for students to review the sample papers available on this website. CREST International Spell Bee (Winter) class 8 sample papers make it easier for students to take the first time.

The answer key for the sample paper is present at the end of the PDF file. Sample papers are essential for students preparing for the CREST International Spell Bee Olympiad exam. Sample papers help students become acquainted with the curriculum and patterns followed.

Answers to Sample Questions from CREST Olympiads:

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