NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Beehive Unit 7

A Truly Beautiful Mind Class 9

Unit 7 A Truly Beautiful Mind Exercise Answers & Summary

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Before you read : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 46

Q1 :  

Who do you think of, when you hear the word 'genius'? Who is a genius- what qualities do you think a genius has?


Answer :

I think of Albert Einstein when I hear the word 'genius'.

A genius is a person with exceptional intellectual or creative abilities. I think a genius has a strong drive, devotion and curiosity to gain knowledge. He works patiently and with great concentration. He is imaginative and solves problems with an open mind.  He is a versatile person who is not only perfect in his field of work but also devotes energy towards bettering the society.

(A model answer has been provided for students' reference. It is strongly recommended that students prepare the answer based on their own understanding.)

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Thinking about the text : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 50

Q1 :  

Here are some headings for paragraphs in the text. Write the number(s) of the paragraph(s) for each title against the heading. The first one is done for you.

(i)

Einstein's equation

(ii)

Einstein meets his future wife


Answer :

(i)         9

(ii)        7

(iii)       3

(iv)       10

(v)        15

(vi)       8

(vii)      11

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Thinking about the textthinking about language : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 51

Q1 :  

Here are some sentences from the story. Choose the word from the brackets which can be substituted for the italicised words in the sentences.

1. A few years later, the marriage faltered. (failed, broke, became weak)

2. Einstein was constantly at odds with people at the university. (on bad terms, in disagreement, unhappy)

3. The newspapers proclaimed his work as “a scientific revolution.” (declared, praised, showed)

4. Einstein got ever more involved in politics, agitating for an end to the arms buildup. (campaigning, fighting, supporting)

5. At the age of 15, Einstein felt so stifled that he left the school for good, (permanently, for his benefit, for a short time)

6. Five years later, the discovery of nuclear fission in Berlin had American physicists in an uproar. (in a state of commotion, full of criticism, in a desperate state)

7. Science wasn't the only thing that appealed to the dashing young man with the walrus moustache. (interested, challenged, worried)


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Q2 :  

Who had these opinions about Einstein?

(i) He was boring.

(ii) He was stupid and would never succeed in life.

(iii) He was a freak.


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Explain what the reasons for the following are.

(i) Einstein leaving the school in Munich for good.

(ii) Einstein wanting to study in Switzerland rather than in Munich.

(iii) Einstein seeing in Mileva an ally.

(iv) What do these tell you about Einstein?


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Q4 :  

What did Einstein call his desk drawer at the patent office? Why?


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Q5 :  

Why did Einstein write a letter to Franklin Roosevelt?


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Q6 :  

How did Einstein react to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki?


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Q7 :  

Why does the world remember Einstein as a "world citizen"?


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Q8 :  

Here are some facts from Einstein's life. Arrange them in chronological order.

[ ] Einstein publishes his special theory of relativity.

[ ] He is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics.

[ ] Einstein writes a letter to U.S. President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and warns against Germany's building of an atomic bomb. 

[ ] Einstein attends a high school in Munich.

[ ] Einstein's family moves to Milan.

[ ] Einstein is born in the German city of Ulm.

[ ] Einstein joins a university in Zurich, where he meets Mileva.

[ ] Einstein dies.

[ ] He provides a new interpretation of gravity.

[ ] Tired of the school's regimentation, Einstein withdraws from school.

[ ] He works in a patent office as a technical expert.

[ ] When Hitler comes to power, Einstein leaves Germany for the United States.


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Thinking about language : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 52

Q1 :  

Study the following sentences.

• Einstein became a gifted amateur violinist, maintaining this skill throughout his life.

• Letters survive in which they put their affection into words, mixing science with tenderness.

The parts in italics in the above sentences begin with -ing verbs, and are called participial phrases. Participial phrases say something more about the person or thing talked about or the idea expressed by the sentence as a whole. For example:

- Einstein became a gifted amateur violinist. He maintained this skill throughout his life.

Complete the sentences below by filling in the blanks with suitable participial clauses. The information that has to be used in the phrases is provided as a sentence in brackets.

1. __________, the firefighters finally put out the fire. (They worked round the clock.)

2. She watched the sunset above the mountain, __________ (She noticed the colours blending softly into one another.)

3. The excited horse pawed the ground rapidly, __________ (While it neighed continually.)

4. __________, I found myself in Bangalore, instead of Benaras. (I had taken the wrong train.)

5. __________, I was desperate to get to the bathroom. (I had not bathed for two days)

6. The stone steps, __________ needed to be replaced. (They were worn down).

7. The actor received hundreds of letters from his fans, __________ (They asked him to send them his photograph.)


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Writing newspaper reports : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 53

Q1 :  

Here are some notes which you could use to write a report.

21 August 2005 — original handwritten manuscript of Albert Einstein unearthed — by student Rowdy Boeynik in the University of the Netherlands — Boeynik researching papers — papers belonging to an old friend of Einstein — fingerprints of Einstein on these papers — 16-page document dated 1924 — Einstein's work on this last theory — behaviour of atoms at low temperature — now known as the Bose-Einstein condensation — the manuscript to be kept at Leyden University where Einstein got the Nobel Prize.

Write a report which has four paragraphs, one each on:

• What was unearthed.

• Who unearthed it and when.

• What the document contained.

• Where it will be kept.

Your report could begin like this:

Student Unearths Einstein Manuscript

21 AUGUST 2005. An original handwritten Albert Einstein manuscript has been unearthed at a university in the Netherlands …


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