Friday, 16 March 2012

6th class-cbse english (Honeysuckle) Chapter-4 (An Indian –American woman in Space: Kaplan chawla)


Answer following questions in short.

Q1) Where was kalpna Chawla born? Why is she called an Indian –American?
Ans1) Kalpana Chawla was born at karnal in Haryana. She is called an Indian -America because she was married to U.S flight instructor and became naturalized American citizen.
Q2) When and why did she go to the U.S? Who did she marry?
Ans2) She went to the U.S after doing her B.Sc in Aeronautical Engineering. She went there for a master’s degree. She married to flight instructor jean –Pierre Harrison.

Q3)  How did she become an astronaut.? What gave her the idea that she could be an astronaut?
Ans3) She was selected for training as an astronaut by NASA. After her successful training, she became an astronaut. The people around her encouraged her to fulfill her ambition.

Q4) What abilities an astronaut must have, according to the Journalist?
Ans4) According to the Journalist an astronaut must have a wide knowledge of all the subjects.

Q5) Describe Kalpna Chawla’s first mission in space.
Ans5) Kalpana Chawla’s first mission in space took place in Space Shuttle Columbia. She went around the earth 252 times. It took 15 days , 16 hours and 34mintes. The crew performed 80 experienments and some tests. While returning, Columbia caught fire and all seven members were killed.

Q6) What does Kalpana Chawla say about pursuing a dream? Do you agree with her that success is possible?
Ans6) Kalpana Chawla says that dreams are always fulfilled and nothing is impossible. But one should have a strong will power. Yes, I agree with her that success is possible.

Some more questions for practice.

Answer following questions in short.

Q1) Who was Kalpana Chawla? How did she make every Indian proud?

Q2) What was Kalpana Chawla’s dream?

Q3) What did her father oppose?

Q4) What were the activities of the crew of Columbia during days in orbit?

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