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Ncert Solution for Class 6 English Honey Suckle Chapter 4 An Indian American Woman in Space Kalpana Chawala

Ncert Solution for Class 6 English Honey Suckle Chapter 4 An Indian American Woman in Space Kalpana Chawala

WORKING WITH THE TEXT

A. Answer the following questions.

Question:-1. Where was Kalpana Chawla born? Why is she called an Indian – American? (3)

Answer:-  Kalpana Chawla was born at Karnal, in Haryana. She was born in India but married to an American flight instructor Jean-Pierre Harrison and became a naturalised citizen. That is why, she is called an Indian-American.

 

Question:-2. When and why did she go to the U.S.? Who did she marry? (2, 3)

Answer:-  She went to the U.S. for master degree in aeronautical engineering. She married to an American, who was a flight instructor named Jean-Pierre Harrison.

 

Question:-3. How did she become an astronaut? What gave her the idea that she could be an astronaut? (3)

Answer:-  Kalpana Chawla was also a certified flight instructor. After qualifying as a pilot,she applied for NASA’s space programme. She was first taken as a research scientist at NASA and was trained as an astronaut. Her success as a pilot motivated her to become an astronaut.

 

Question:-4. What abilities must an astronaut have, according to the journalist? (6)

Answer:-  According to the journalist,  It takes enormous ability to become an astronaut. One need to know a lot about everything, from biology to astrophysics to aeronautical engineering. In this age of super-specialisation, one must have encyclopaedic knowledge to be an astronaut.

 

Question:-5. Describe Kalpana Chawla’s first mission in space. (5)

Answer:-  Kalpana’s first space mission in the space shuttle, Columbia, was 15 days, 16 hours and 34 minutes long. She went around the earth 252 times, travelling 10.45 million kilometers. Her crew included a Japanese and a Ukranian astronaut too. They performed many there.  The mission cost around 56 million dollars.

 

Question:-6. What does Kalpana Chawla say about pursuing a dream? Do you agree with her that success is possible? (7)

Answer:- Kalpana says that, “The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get onto it.” Yes, I do agree with her on this point.  Yes, success is possible when you have the ability to overcome self-doubt.

 

B. Read the newspaper report to find the following facts about the Columbia’s ill-fated voyage.

  1. Date and place of lift off: ————————————————————
  2. Number of astronauts on board: ———————————————––
  3. Number of days it stayed in space: ——————————————––
  4. Number of experiments done by scientists: —————————––
  5. Date of return journey: ———————————————–————–––
  6.  Height at which it lost contact: ————————————————–

Answer:-

  1. Date and place of lift off: 16 January 2003
  2. Number of astronauts on board: Seven
  3. Number of days it stayed in space: 15 days, 16 hours and 34 minutes
  4. Number of experiments done by scientists: 80
  5. Date of return journey: 1 February 2003
  6. Height at which it lost contact: 200000 feet

WORKING WITH LANGUAGE

A. Match the following

1.   unprecedented space tragedy

1.   something that causes feelings of respect and wonder

2.   certified flight instructor

2.   having knowledge of a wide variety of subjects

3.   space mission

3.   nowadays, in these times

4.   super specialisation

4.   a set of jobs to be done in space by a group

5.   encyclopedic knowledge

5.   a person with the correct qualification to teach people to fly planes

6.   awe-inspiring

6.   a sad accident of a kind that has never happened before in space

7.   in this age

7.   great expertise in a limited field or a particular subject

 

 

Answer:

1.   unprecedented space tragedy

1.   a sad accident of a kind that has never happened before in space

2.   certified flight instructor

2.   a person with the correct qualification to teach people to fly planes

3.   space mission

3.   a set of jobs to be done in space by a group

4.   super specialisation

4.   great expertise in a limited field or a particular subject

5.   encyclopedic knowledge

5.   having knowledge of a wide variety of subjects

6.   awe-inspiring

6.   something that causes feelings of respect and wonder

7.   in this age

7.   nowadays, in these times

B. Use these phrases in sentences of your own, after finding out their meanings.

1. broke apart

4. lifted off

7. cheered along

2. streaked over

5. blast off

8. on board

3. spread across

6. went on

9. carry on

Answer:

  1. Broke apart: (separated)-The coaches of the train broke apart because of fire.
  2. Streaked over: (a line, mark)-A plane was seen streaking over our village.
  3. Spread across: (spread everywhere)-The news about coronavirus spread across the entire world.
  4. Lifted off: (to carry from a lower to a higher position) – The rocket lifted off from a space station in Florida.
  5. Blast off: (take off from a launching site) – The rocket blasted off on 16 January.
  6. Went on: (to proceed) – She went on teaching us even during the lunch break.
  7. Cheered along: (encouraged) – The players were cheered along by their fans.
  8. On board: (inside a ship, train and aircraft)– There were more than 100 passengers on board in the aircraft.
  9. Carry on: (to continue) – Deepika decided to carry on with her work.

C. We add ‘un-’ to make opposites.

For example, true — untrue.

Add ‘un’– to the words below to make their opposites. Then look up the meanings of the words you have formed in the dictionary.

1.Identified ——            6. Educated  ———

2.Controlled ——          7. Interesting  ———

3.Attended ———        8. Qualified  ———

4.Successful ——           9. Trained  ————

5.Important ——         10. Answerable  ——

Ncert Solution for Class 6 English Honey Suckle Chapter 4 An Indian American Woman in Space Kalpana Chawala

WRITING

Question 1. Do you have a ‘dream’, or something you very much wish to do? Write a paragraph saying what you want or wish to do. Then say (in another paragraph) how you think you can make your dream come true.

Answer:- Do it yourself

Question 2. Given below are some words that are spelt differently in British and American English. Fill in the blanks accordingly.

British

American

1. Colour

………………

2. ………..

Labor

3. …………

Traveler

4. Counsellor

…………….

5. Centre

…………..

6. ………..

Theater

7. ……….

Organize

8. Realise

……………

9. ………….

Defense

10. Offence

…………….

Answer:-

 

British

American

1. Colour

Color

2. Labour

Labor

3. Traveller

Traveler

4. Counsellor

Counselor

5. Centre

Center

6. Theatre

Theater

7. Organise

Organise

8. Realise

Realise

9. Defence

Defense

10. Offence

offense

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