Marie was born in 1867 in Warsaw Poland Unseen Passage

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Marie Curie Unseen Passage Class 10 English

(1) Marie was born in 1867 in Warsaw, Poland, where her father was a Professor of Physics. At an early age, she displayed a brilliant mind and a blithe personality. Her great exuberance for learning prompted her to continue with her studies after high school. She became disgruntled, however, when she learned that the University of Warsaw was closed to women. Determined to receive a higher education, she defiantly left Poland and in 1891, entered the Sorbonne, a French university, where she earned her master’s degree and a doctorate in physics.

Marie was born on the 7th of November1867
Her sisters Bronya and Zosia became ill and Zosia passed away.1876
Curie’s mother died from grief.1878
She graduates high school 1883
Leaves Warsaw for a governess position1884
Her sister Bronya graduated from medical school. 18911891
Marie graduated with a master’s degree in Mathematics and was first in her class in Physics.1893
She married Pierre Curie1895
Marie Curie was
a. The first woman with a degree in Physics.
b. The first woman to graduate in France.
c. The first woman to obtain a Nobel Prize.
d. The first woman to obtain a chair at the Sorbonne.
e. The first scientist to obtain two Nobel Prizes.

(2) Marie was fortunate to have studied at the Sorbonne with some of the greatest scientists of her days, one of whom was Pierre Curie. Marie and Pierre were married in 1895 and spent many productive years working together in the physics laboratory. A short time after they discovered radium, Pierre was killed by a horse-drawn wagon in 1906. Marie was stunned by this horrible misfortune and endured heartbreaking anguish. Despondently she recalled their close relationship and the joy that they had shared in scientific research. The fact that she had two young daughters to raise by herself greatly increased her distress.

(3) Curie’s feeling of desolation finally began to fade when she was asked to succeed her husband as a physics professor at the Sorbonne. She was the first woman to be given a professorship at a world-famous university. In 1911, she received the Nobel Prize in chemistry for isolating radium. Although Marie Curie eventually suffered a fatal illness from her long exposure to radium, she never became disillusioned with her work. Regardless of the consequences, she had dedicated herself to science and to revealing the mysteries of the physical world.

On the basis of your understanding of the passage, answer any ten questions from the twelve that follow: 1 × 10 = 10

Marie Curie Unseen Passage With Multiple Choice Questions Answer Key for Class 10 English

Q1. In the line “……..she defiantly left Poland,” the word “defiantly” DOES NOT refer to

(a) Coldly (b) Challenging (c) Resistant (d) Openly

ANS- (d) Openly

Q2. The events in the life of Marie Curie could reveal the following points:

(a) She was determined to receive higher education. (b) She was eager for women’s empowerment. (c) She had a brilliant mindset and rude behaviour. (d) She never liked her personal and professional life with Pierre Curie.

ANS- (a) She was determined to receive higher education.

Q3. Marie …………………… by leaving Poland and travelling to France to enter the Sorbonne.

(a) challenged authority (b) showed intelligence (c) got happy (d) was distressed

ANS- a) challenged the authority

Q4. Choose the option that lists the correct answers for the following:

(a) Ashwini, a physicist was working hard on her research on the black hole. She worked really very hard to make her research a unique one. She did a lot of experimental work to come up with better inferences. What kind of researcher is she?

(b) Lata was a lady of firm determination. She lost her husband after three years of marriage. She had two daughters whom she raised all her own. She felt the void in her life but was never disappointed or disheartened by that. What kind of lady is she?

(a) (1) disappointed and (2) experimental (b) (1) determined (2) independent (c) (1) independent (2) determined (d) (1) diligent and (2) resolute

ANS- (d) (1) diligent and (2) resolute

Q5. Based on your understanding of the passage, choose the option that lists the qualities of The professor.

(1) Scholar (2) Distressed (3) Exuberant (4) Lethargic (5) A bad student (6) Thoughtful

(a) (2) and (4)

(b) (5) and (6)

(c) (1) and (3)

(d) (3) and (6)

ANS- (c) (1) and (3)

Q6. Even though she became fatally ill by working with radium, Marie Curie was never.

(a) cheerful (b) enthusiastic (c) staunch (d) disillusioned

ANS- (d) disillusioned

Q7. Marie became ‘aggrieved’ when she found that

(a) Her husband was dead. (b) The University of Warsaw was closed to women. (c) She was ill. (d) She will have to leave her birthplace.

ANS- (a) Her husband was dead.

Q8. According to the passage, how long did the married life of Marie & Pierre Curie survive?

(a) 12 years (b) 10 years (c) 11 years (d) 15 years

ANS-(c) 11 years

Q9. Marie’s mother was …………………… and died after the death of …………………….

(a) heartbroken, her friends (b) depressed, two of her daughters (c) heartbroken, one of her daughters (d) heartbroken, her cousin

ANS- (c) heartbroken, one of her daughters

Q10. Choose the option that lists statements that are NOT TRUE.

(a) Marie was brilliant in her studies. (b) Marie was the first scientist to obtain two Nobel Prizes. (c) Marie succeeded her husband Pierre at Sorbonne University. (d) Marie didn’t reveal many facts and mysteries of the physical world.

ANS-(d) Marie didn’t reveal many facts and mysteries of the physical world.

Q11. Marie’s subject of interest was:

(a) To reveal the facts of the physical world. (b) To explore the astronomical objects of the universe. (c) To study plant physiology. (d) To study the anatomical structure of an organism.

ANS- (a) To reveal the facts of the physical world.

Q12. Marie completed her master’s degree and a doctorate in physics from ……………………

(a) University of Warsaw (b) University of Sorbonne (c) University of Poland (d) University of France

ANS- (b) University of Sorbonne

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