Read the following extracts carefully and choose the correct option.
Question 1 : The headmaster once told his father that what Einstein chose as a profession wouldn’t matter, because “he’ll never make a success at anything.” Einstein began learning to play the violin at the age of six because his mother wanted him to; later he became a gifted amateur violinist, maintaining this skill throughout his life.
i) What was headmaster’s opinion about Einstein?
a) He was very intelligent
b) Very hard working
c) Will not succeed in any profession
d) Will be a failure
ii) Why did Einstein begin learning to play the violin?
a) He loved playing violin
b) His mother wanted him to learn violin
c) His head master wanted
d) His father wanted
iii) Which word from the extract means the same as ‘not a professional’?
iv) How can we say that headmaster was not correct in his opinion of Einstein?
a) Einstein was a successful man
b) He was a gifted child
c) Headmaster could not recognise Einstein’s talent
d) Einstein was an average person
i) c) Will not succeed in any profession
ii) b) His mother wanted him to learn violin
iii) b) Amateur
iv) b) He was a gifted child
Question 2 : But Albert Einstein was not a bad pupil. He went to school in Munich, where Einstein’s family had moved when he was 15 months old and scored good marks in almost every subject. Einstein hated the school’s regimentation and often clashed with his teachers. At the age of 15, Einstein felt so stifled that he left the school for good.
i) Why did Einstein hate the school?
a) Because of too much crowd
b) Because of its regimentation
c) Teachers unable to understand students
d) Too much load of studies
ii) How can we say Einstein was not a bad pupil?
a) He scored good marks in all subjects
b) He respected school teachers
c) He attended school regularly
d) He loved studying
iii) Which word given in the passage may also mean suppressed?
iv) Why did Einstein leave the school?
a) He hated school’s strict discipline
b) Did not like the Head-principal
c) He argued with teachers
d) He was thrown out of the school
i) b) Because of its regimentation
ii) a) He scored good marks in all subjects
iii) b) Stifled
iv) He hated school’s strict discipline
Question 3 : Einstein was highly gifted in Mathematics and interested in Physics and after finishing school, he decided to study at a university in Zurich. But science wasn’t the only thing that appealed to the dashing young man with the walrus moustache. He also felt a special interest in a fellow student, Mileva Manic, whom he found to be a “clever creature”.
i) What did Einstein decide to do after schooling?
a) To open a laboratory
b) To pursue a job
c) To attend a university
d) To get married
ii) Where did Einstein complete his schooling?
iii) Besides studies what else appealed Einstein?
a) His friends
b) Fellow student Mileva Maric
c) Playing violin
d) Conducting experiments
iv) Which word from the passage will be antonym of word ‘unimpressive and unfashionable’?
i) c) To attend a university
ii) d) Switzerland
iii) b) Fellow student Mileva Maric
iv) c) Dashing
Question 4 : She was also bothered by Mileva’s intelligence. “She is a book like you”, his mother said. Einstein put the wedding off. The pair finally married in January 1903, and had two sons. But a few years later, the marriage faltered.
i) What bothered Einstein’s mother about Mileva?
a) Her beauty
b) Her simple nature
c) Her intelligence
d) Her behaviour
ii) What decision did Einstein take about Mileva?
a) Continued friendship
b) Got married
c) Put off wedding
d) Stopped meeting her
iii) What does the expression ‘marriage faltered’ mean?
a) Marriage was solemnised
b) Marriage came to an end
c) Led a happy married life
d) Marriage could not be continued
iv) Why was Einstein’s mother not happy about Einstein’s marriage to Mileva?
a) Mileva was ugly
b) Mileva did not respect her
c) Mileva was also a book worm
d) Mileva did not love Einstein
i) c) Her intelligence
ii) c) Put off wedding
iii) b) Marriage came to an end
iv) c) Mileva was also a book worm
Question 5 : The pair finally married in January 1903, and had two sons. But a few years later, the marriage faltered. Mileva meanwhile was losing her intellectual ambition and becoming an unhappy housewife. After years of constant fighting , the couple finally divorced in 1919.
i) What was special in Einstein’s life in year 1903?
a) He invented new theory
b) He got married to Mileva
c) He got an award
d) A son was born to him
ii) What changes in Mileva led to her divorce?
a) Lost her intellectual ambition
b) Lost interest in Einstein
c) Grew very irritated
d) Fought with Einstein’s mother
iii) Which word in the passage is antonym of word ‘Inconsistent’?
iv) What was the main reason of divorce of Einstein and Mileva?
a) Mileva’s irrational temper
b) Mileva’s incompatibility
c) Years of constant fighting
d) Einstein became disinterested
i) b) he got married to Mileva
ii) a) Lost her intellectual ambition
iii) b) Constant
iv) c) Years of constant fighting