English Class -07 Chapter -03 


About the Author

Kitty Gail Ferguson
Born:-16 December 1941
Native :-USA
Kitty Gail Ferguson is a Science writer, lecturer and a former professional musician. She has authored numerous science books, including books on biographical facts. Her works are important for their degree of accuracy and detailed explanation. She is known for her ability to explain very complicated scientific concepts. 

Word Meaning 

Inaugural = പ്രാരംഭവിഷയകമായ

Startled =ഞെട്ടിപ്പോവുക

Quest = തിരച്ചില്‍ 

Prodigy - genius = ബൃഹത്തായ

Buoyant = ഉത്സാഹഭരിതമായ

Lucasian Professor = The Lucasian professor of Mathematics is the mathematics professorship in the University of Cambridge, England. Its holder is known as Lucasian professor

What was the title of the lecture ?

The title of the lecture was a question: ‘Is the End in Sight for Theoretical Physics?’ 

When  was  Stephen Hawking born ?
Stephen William Hawking was born on 8 January, 1942, in Oxford, England .  It was exactly three hundred years after the death of Galileo, the father of modern science.

Text Book Questions 

 Qu-1) How did Hawking startle the audience?

Hawking startled his listeners by announcing them that there is an End in the sight for Theoretical Physics

Qu2)- Stephen Hawking did not appear to be a promising choice to lead any adventure. Why?

Stephen Hawking sat silently in a wheelchair while one of his students read his lecture to the assembled company. Judged by appearance alone, Hawking didn’t seem a promising choice to lead any adventure.

Qu3)-What do you learn about Stephen Hawking’s life ?

Stephen Hawking was born on 8th January 1942 in Oxford, England. His parents were Frank and Isobel Hawking. 

They were not wealthy, but they firmly believed in the value of education. 

Hawking attended the local Saint Alban's school. By the time when Stephen was 8 , he was seriously thinking of becoming a scientist.

His father wanted him to study medicine.

But Stephen was not interested in Biology. 

He wanted a subject in which he could look for exact answers. 

He was just an ordinary school boy, very slow in learning and his handwriting was horrible. 

Today's Assignment 

Qu)-Can a person be judged by appearance alone? Justify your response, 

A person cannot be judged by appearance alone.

There are many examples in history. Great men like Mahatma Gandhi , APG Abdul Kalam, Abraham Lincoln , and Nelson Mandela, did not have a very attractive appearance.

 Helen Keller who was deaf and blind has won everyone's admiration. 

  If we had judged Stephen Hawking by appearance alone, the world would have lost the services of that great buoyant