Wednesday, August 2, 2017

CBSE Class 5/6/7/8 - English Grammar - Reading Comprehension (Set-9) (#cbseNotes)

 Reading Comprehension 


CBSE Class 5/6/7/8 - English Grammar - Reading Comprehension (Set-9) (#cbseNotes)
Thomas Edison

Question: Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions followed by the passage.

One of the greatest inventors of all times , Thomas Alva Edison was born in 1847 in a small town in Ohio, USA. His teachers thought he was a slow learner, so his mother taught him herself, inspiring his interest in Science. In 1869 , after moving to New York , he improved a machine called the "ticker" . It was used for relaying information about the stock market. Edison invented many things that changed the world.

Electric lighting, sound recording, and an early form of moving pictures were among these. Perhaps
Edison's most important invention was the electric bulb. It took him thousands of experiments before he succeeded. Edison worked extremely hard and would spend days, months or even years experimenting in order to make something work. He often slept on his worktables, so that he could start work again first thing in the morning.


Q1. Who was Thomas Alva Edison?

Q2. When and where was Edison born?

Q3. Mention three inventions of Edison.

Q4. Was Edison a hardworking man?

Q5. What did his teacher think about him?

Q6. Write words from the passage which mean the opposite of these words.
1. failed
2. fast
3. late
4. finish

Q7. Make sentence with the following word.
1. hard

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