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13th July 2001 - Page 3


Q1. Which current NBA star is nicknamed Air Canada?
A) Karl Malone
B) Reggie Miller
C) Vince Carter
D) Michael Jordan.
Q7. Who was the first Indian to be seeded at Wimbledon?
A) Leander Paes
B) Vijay Amritraj
C) Dilip Bose
D) Mahesh Bhupati
Q2. Only two countries have won the Soccer World Cup three times. Brazil is one, who is the other?
A) Italy
B) England
C) Poland
D) Germany

Q3. What is the color of the cue ball in pool?
A) Yellow
B) Red
C) White
D) Blue

Q4.Who scored the first one day century?
A) Sunil Gavaskar
B) Sachin Tendulkar
C) Kapil Dev
D) Denis Amis

Q8. Which team has reached the Cricket World Cup final thrice but never won it?
A) New Zealand
B) South Africa
C) Zimbabwe
D) England

Q9. Who was the first Indian to reach the finals of the All England Badminton Open?
A) Prakash Padukone
B) Pullela Gopichand
C) Vijay Madgavkar
D) Jagdeep Aggarwal

Q10. Whom did India defeat in the 1983 Cricket World Cup semi finals?
A) West Indies
B) Australia
C) Pakistan
D) England
Q5. In which country were the 1992 Olympics held?
A) U.S.A
B) Australia
C )Mexico
D) Spain


1C, 2A, 3C, 4D, 5D, 6C, 7C, 8D, 9A, 10D


Hi!! It's nice to see you again. I'm sorry that I have not been filling you in lately. But I guess the whole process of packing, shifting and then unpacking made me neglect you. So let me first fill you up about my journey. I got up that morning at about 4 a.m. and lolled around in bed for about five minutes. I got ready, and then took a last walk around the house and said goodbye to all my favourite corners. Breaking the little mud cottages that Subhash had built, I took a last look at the view from my window. Esha had already said goodbye the previous evening, and had given me a big hug. 
A wave of nostalgia swept over me and was threatening to sweep me off my feet. My heart was a whirlpool of emotions. Sheba and didi saw us off at the gate, and mama and bhaiya were coming to the airport. I got into the cab and secretly whispered goodbye, not only to the house, or Coonoor or Elk hill, but also to the happy, carefree and fun filled years that I had spent there. The cab started to move. I heard Coonoor begging me not to go. A short while later, somewhere in the hairpin bends, we got stuck in a traffic jam. I craned my neck out and saw Coonoor sitting right on top of a hill. Maybe it was the effect of the light, but I thought I saw Coonoor looking dull and gray. It was probably raining but my silly mind wanted to think Coonoor was sad, knowing that someone had gone away, and knowing that there would be no one dumb enough to think that the trees could talk. Knowing…

Rayman Gill
Class VIII-B

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