NCERT English Class 10 Chapter 18 the Making of a Scientist CBSE Board Sample Problems Short Answer (For CBSE, ICSE, IAS, NET, NRA 2022)

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Question

Which project did Richard undertake in the eighth grade?

Solution

  • Richard undertook the project to find the cause of a viral fever that had killed thousands of butterflies.
  • He thought that a beetle might carry the virus although he was not able to prove it.

Question

How did ‘The Travels of Monarch X’ prove a turning point in his life?

Solution

  • Richard was bored with collecting butterflies.
  • At this time, his mother got the book ‘The Travels of Monarch X’ for him.
  • After reading the book, he studied the migration of butterflies and it opened the world of science to him.

Question

What rare achievement did Richard manage at the age of twenty-two?

Solution

  • Richard had a rare Honour at the age of twenty-two. He wrote an article with his friend about a theory of how cells work.
  • The article was published in the scientific journal ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.’ No one had this achievement at such a young age before him.