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Chapter 3: Stephen Hawking

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Warming Up [Page 114]

Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 3 Stephen Hawking Warming Up [Page 114]

Warming Up | Q 1 | Page 114

Get into pairs and match the prominent personalities with the disabilities they had :

‘A' ‘B’
(1) John Milton The great German composer and musician who became deaf at the age of 28 years
(2) Beethoven The great English poet who became blind at the age of 43 years.
(3) Stephen Hawking An American enterpreneur, animator, voice actor, had a learning disability.
(4) Walt Disney Famous scientist of the 20th century who was paralyzed.
(5) Albert Einstein A great inventor who has over 1000 patents had a learning disability and became deaf.
(6) Thomas Edison Great 20th Century scientist and noted physicist who had a learning disability.
(7) Hellen Keller Dancer whose leg had to be amputated because of an accident.
(8) Sudha Chandran Was blind and deaf.
(9) Tanay Grey-Thompson Had polio and was elected as the President of the United States for four terms.
(10) Franklin Roosevelt Is a wheelchair racer.
Warming Up | Q 2 | Page 114

Word Building.

(a) Reduplication: The root/stem of a word is repeated exactly the same or with a slight change.

For example, tweet-tweet, pitter-patter, chit-chat, bang-bang, riff-raff

(b) Blending: Parts of two or more words combine to form a new one.

For example, 

  • breakfast + lunch = brunch
  • smoke + fog = smog
  • motor + hotel = motel

(c) Clipping: Reducing a word to one of its syllables or a part of it.

For example, 

  • Mathematics - Maths
  • Advertisement - Ad
  • Laboratory - Lab

(d) Acronym: Words formed from the first letter of each of the words involved.

For example, 

  • radar, scuba, Unicef, Nasa
  • BBC, CID, USA, ATM, VIP
  • DOB, KYC, PM, GN, TY, etc.

In your notebook, write five examples of each of the above types of word-building devices. (You may take the help of a Dictionary/Internet)

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English Workshop [Pages 119 - 121]

Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 3 Stephen Hawking English Workshop [Pages 119 - 121]

English Workshop | Q 1 | Page 119

Observe the timeline and search the occurrences according to it. Prepare a chart.

English Workshop | Q 2 | Page 119

Make a list of books written by Stephen Hawking.

Name of the book What’s in it? (topics covered) His contribution to the world
1. _______________ (a)_______________  
2. _______________  (b) _______________  
3. _______________ (c) _______________  
4. _______________ (d) _______________  
English Workshop | Q 3 | Page 119

Make a list of Hawking’s physical inabilities after 1963.

(a) __________________ (d) __________________
(b) _________________  (e) __________________ 
(c) __________________ (f) __________________

English Workshop | Q 4 | Page 119

Shape your mind. Complete the network of cluster diagrams with the name of great personalities and their contribution.

English Workshop | Q 5 | Page 120

Complete the following web.

English Workshop | Q 5 | Page 120

The following incident in Stephen Hawking’s life is given in jumbled order. Arrange the incidents in proper sequence as per their order of occurrence in Hawking’s life.

Hawking published ‘A Brief History of Time’ that contained the newest development

English Workshop | Q 6 | Page 120

Explain how the life of Stephen Hawking proves the proverb ‘Every cloud has a silver lining’. Write it down in your notebook.

English Workshop | Q 7. (a) | Page 120

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Justify your stand/ answer by quoting a line from the text.

Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease

English Workshop | Q 7. (b) | Page 120

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Justify your stand/ answer by quoting a line from the text.

Hawking believed that man cannot live on other planets in the future.

English Workshop | Q 7. (c) | Page 120

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Justify your stand/ answer by quoting a line from the text.

Though Hawking lost control over his body, he writes with a prolific rate with the help of assistants.

English Workshop | Q 7. (d) | Page 120

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Justify your stand/ answer by quoting a line from the text.

Hawking has written or co-written more than 25 books.

English Workshop | Q 8. (a) | Page 120

The following incident in Stephen Hawking’s life is given in jumbled order. Arrange the incidents in proper sequence as per their order of occurrence in Hawking’s life.

Hawking’s book ‘The Universe in a Nutshell’ offered an illustrated guide to cosmology’s big theories.

English Workshop | Q 8. (b) | Page 120

The following incident in Stephen Hawking’s life is given in jumbled order. Arrange the incidents in proper sequence as per their order of occurrence in Hawking’s life.

Hawking published the book ‘A Brief History of Time’ that offered an overview of space and time.

English Workshop | Q 8. (c) | Page 120

The following incident in Stephen Hawking’s life is given in jumbled order. Arrange the incidents in proper sequence as per their order of occurrence in Hawking’s life.

Hawking was unable to attend a conference in Arizona.

English Workshop | Q 8. (d) | Page 120

The following incident in Stephen Hawking’s life is given in jumbled order. Arrange the incidents in proper sequence as per their order of occurrence in Hawking’s life.

Hawking was diagnosed with ALS while studying cosmology at the University of Cambridge.

English Workshop | Q 9. (a) | Page 120

Fill in the blank with the proper form of the Verbs as per the Subject :

Mother _____________ a good meal.

  • cook

  • cooks

English Workshop | Q 9. (b) | Page 120

Fill in the blank with the proper form of the Verbs as per the Subject :

Mother and her daughter _______ good meals.

  • cook

  • cooks

English Workshop | Q 9. (c) | Page 120

Fill in the blank with the proper form of the Verbs as per the Subject :

The rise and fall of the Empire _____________ recorded in History.

  • is

  • are

English Workshop | Q 9. (d) | Page 120

Fill in the blank with the proper form of the Verbs as per the Subject :

Neither Ritesh nor Alok ____________ well.

  • play

  • plays

English Workshop | Q 9. (e) | Page 120

Fill in the blank with the proper form of the Verbs as per the Subject :

Either of the two ____________ guilty.

  • is

  • are

English Workshop | Q 9. (f) | Page 121

Fill in the blank with the proper form of the Verbs as per the Subject :

Everyone ____________ mistakes.

  • make

  • makes

English Workshop | Q 9. (g) | Page 121

Fill in the blank with the proper form of the Verbs as per the Subject :

That news ________________ published today

  • is

  • are

English Workshop | Q 9. (h) | Page 121

Fill in the blank with the proper form of the Verbs as per the Subject :

Eight lakh rupees ____________ a big amount.

  • was

  • were

English Workshop | Q 9. (i) | Page 121

Fill in the blank with the proper form of the Verbs as per the Subject :

The Committee __________ approved of it.

  • has

  • have

English Workshop | Q 9. (j) | Page 121

Fill in the blank with the proper form of the Verbs as per the Subject :

The cost of all the goods ____________ risen.

  • has

  • have

English Workshop | Q 10. (a) | Page 121

From the following sentence, underline the Noun and encircle their Determiners that specify the noun in a noun phrase.

(articles/possessive pronouns/demonstratives or quantifiers)

He lost his voice for good.

English Workshop | Q 10. (b) | Page 121

From the following sentence, underline the Noun and encircle their Determiners that specify the noun in a noun phrase.

(articles/possessive pronouns/demonstratives or quantifiers)

Over the years, Hawking has written 15 books.

English Workshop | Q 10. (c) | Page 121

From the following sentence, underline the Noun and encircle their Determiners that specify the noun in a noun phrase.

(articles/possessive pronouns/demonstratives or quantifiers)

These three books articulate his search for science’s Holy Grail.

English Workshop | Q 10. (d) | Page 121

From the following sentence, underline the Noun and encircle their Determiners that specify the noun in a noun phrase.

(articles/possessive pronouns/demonstratives or quantifiers)

A few events prevented him from despondency.

English Workshop | Q 10. (e) | Page 121

From the following sentence, underline the Noun and encircle their Determiners that specify the noun in a noun phrase.

(articles/possessive pronouns/demonstratives or quantifiers)

That dream made him realize it

English Workshop | Q 11 | Page 121

Complete the information from the following graphic organiser and prepare a summary.

Summary Maker

               Title of the text :

(a) Name of the personality : ______________

(b) Age : ____________________

(c) Books (As Author) : __________________

(d) Field of Excellence : _______________

(e) Achievements : ____________________

English Workshop | Q 12 | Page 121

You have come to know from the text that ‘The Theory of Everything’ is a film describing the life and work of Stephen Hawking. Watch the film on the internet and write a complete review of it. You can take the help of the following points while writing the review of the film.

(1) Title

(2) Characters

(3) Story

(4) Dialogues

(5) Picturisation

(6) Music

(7) Special features (if any)

(8) Opinion / Views

(9) Message/Moral values.

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Chapter 3: Stephen Hawking

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