Class 10 English NCERT Book Footprints Without Feet Chapter 6 The Making of a Scientist Questions and Answers with PDF File for cbse, hbse and other state boards.
The Making of a Scientist Question Answer Class 10 English
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Q.1. How did a book become a turning point in Richard Ebright’s life ?
Ans. One day Ebright’s mother gave him a book. It was entitled ‘The Travels of Monarch X’. This book was about butterflies. It described how monarch butterflies migrate to Central America. This book created an interest in him about monarch butterflies. He conducted experiments on butterflies and became very famous. In this way, this book became a turning point in his life.
Q. 2. How did his mother help him?
Ans. His mother found that he was curious about things around him. She encouraged him to pursue his interest further. She was a source of inspiration for him.
Q. 3. What lesson does Ebright learn when he does not win anything at a science fair ?
Ans. Ebright learns a lesson that a mere display of things does not win any prize at the science fair. He must conduct some real experiments. Later when he does real experiments, he won prizes at the science fairs.
Q. 4. What experiments and projects does he then undertake ?
Ans. Ebright takes a project to find out the cause of a viral disease that kills monarch butterfly caterpillars. The next year, his science fair project is testing the theory that viceroy butterflies copy monarch butterflies in order to avoid being eaten by birds.
Q.5. What are the qualities that go into the making of a scientist ?
Ans. These qualities are: first rate mind, curiosity, and will to win for right reasons.
Think about it
Q.1. How can one become a scientist, an economist, a historian ….? Does it simply involve reading many books on the subject ? Does it involve observing, thinking and doing experiments ?
Ans. One cannot become a scientist, an economist or a historian just by reading books. We know that books give us only theoretic knowledge. In addition to this, a person must have a first rate mind. He must be curious to know about the things around him. He must have the will to work for finding out the answers to the puzzles of nature and the world. He should not depend on the work done by others. He must work to get results which satisfy his curiosity.
0.2. You must have read about cells and DNA in your science books. Discuss Richard Ebright work in the light of what you have studied. If you get an opportunity to work like Richard Ebright on projects and experiments, which field would you like to work on and why?
Ans. For self attempt. It should be discussed at the class level. The field which one select, depends on one’s liking and bent of one.