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Friday, October 8, 2010

The Preliminary Round of the English Quiz was conducted today, at 3.30 pm. Given below are the names of the finalists!

1. Siv Sammriddhi Rajan

2. Maria Smiti

3. Vishaal.G

4. Sivsanjna Rajan

5. Mohammed Javeed

6. Haritha.V

7. Ayush Melwani

8. Vimeenaa.M

9. Sana Banu

10. Advaita.A

11. Sanchana.M

12. Maheesha.G

Congrats to all the Finalists!

English Quiz – Preliminary Round – Questions and Answers 
1. Pride and Prejudice is written by - Jane Austen
2. In which Shakespearean play, do you find the character, Shylock? - The Merchant of Venice
3. Who was the first Indian writer to win the Booker Prize? – Arundhathi Roy (1997)
4. To which country does the author of the Harry Potter series, J.K.Rowling belong to? – United Kingdom
5. The poem ‘Stopping by the woods on a snowy evening’ is written by – Robert Frost
6. In which year did Rabindranath Tagore win the Nobel Prize for literature? - 1913
7. Ariel is a fictional spirit that appears in one of the Shakespearean plays. Name the play:- The Tempest
8. “Swami and friends” is a collection of stories by the celebrated writer – R.K. Narayan
9. The Merchant of Venice is one the best comedies by Shakespeare. Who is the villain of this play? - Shylock
10. Who is the Indian author of British descent, who wrote “Our trees still grow in Dehra” – Ruskin Bond
11. Who is the fictional detective created by Conon Doyle? – Sherlock Holmes
12. Give one-word for a ‘describing word’? - Adjective
13. In which Shakespearean play, do you meet ‘the three witches’? - Macbeth
14. Which is the best known work by Rudyard Kipling? – Jungle Book
15. “Three men in a boat” is written by – Jerome. K. Jerome
16. The great writer who penned “Alice in Wonderland” – Lewis Caroll
17. The Movie “Three Idiots” is based on a book by Chetan Bhagat. Name the book: 5 Point Someone
18. Identify the tense – “I am writing a story.” – Present Continuous Tense
19. Who wrote “The Discovery of India”? – Jawaharlal Nehru
20. ‘Brunch’ is a combination of words “Breakfast” and ‘Lunch’. What is the name given to such a word? – Portmanteau Word
21. Who is a bibliophile? – One who loves to read or admire or collect books
22. In which novel do you find a character, who spends almost 28 years, all alone in an island? – Robinson Crusoe
23. What is the ‘dot’ on the small letter i called? - Tittle
24. What do you mean by “white lie”? – A harmless lie
25. Who is the father of English language? - Geoffrey Chaucer 
Thank You! 


  1. congratz to the people ho have made their way to the finals.especially the 8th graders.

  2. Well, I'm impressed!
    Congrats to all the Finalists!!!!!!!!

  3. Congrats & Best Wishes to the Finalists...

  4. congrats to de rosebuddies who have been selected for de finals....... gr8 work guyz...

  5. congrats to all the finalists!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  6. congratz to all finalists........!

  7. gr8 work guys......congrats to all d finalists...!!!

  8. all the best for the next round buddies!!!!! and congrats to the winners!!!! specially the eighth graders!!!!!

  9. well done every1
    all the best to the finalists!!!!!!!!!!:)

  10. congratz guys & gals all de best 4 de upcoming round

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  12. well don guyz i think ur effort didn't go in vain... especially 8th graders hav made d 8th std popular..... congratz to d the all d finalists!!!!! people who hav not been sent 2 d next round do not worry!!!!!!! try & try until u succeed... 3 hoorays 4 d finalists!!!!!!!

  13. congratz. super performance