JKBOSE Class 6 English Tulip Prose Chapter 6 An Indian-American Woman in Space Solution

JKBOSE Class 6 English Tulip Prose Chapter 6 An Indian-American Woman in Space Solution

JKBOSE (Jammu Kashmir State Board Of School Education) Class 6 English Solution Chapter 6 An Indian-American Woman in Space all Exercise Question Answers. Students of JK Board Grade 6 Standard can download all Answer.

2.) Use a dictionary to do the tasks below:

(i) Find out the meanings of the following words and phrases:

(a) Naturalised U.S. citizen     –           A naturalized citizen of a particular country is someone who has legally become a citizen of that country, although they were not born there.


(b) Space                                             –           Space is the expanse that exists beyond Earth and its atmosphere and between celestial bodies.


(c) Frontiers of space              –           The land or territory that forms the furthest extent of a country’s settled or inhabited regions.


(d) Aboard                                          –           Out of the country


(e) Lift off (How is it different from ‘take off ’?)     –           To announce that they have just sent a space vehicle up into the air successfully.


(f) Crew                                              –           The men and women who man a vehicle (ship, aircraft, etc.)



A.) Answer the following questions:

1.) Where was Kalpana Chawla born? Why is she called an Indian -American?

Answer:  Kalpana was born in Karnal, Haryana, but was a naturalised U.S. citizen, married to a flight instructor, Jean-Pierre Harrison and this is why she is called an Indian American.


2.) When and why did she go to the U.S.? Whom did she marry?

Answer: After a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering, she went for a master’s degree to the United States of America. She later earned her PhD in aerospace engineering. She married to a flight instructor, Jean-Pierre Harrison.


3.) How did she become an astronaut? What gave her the idea that she could be an


Answer: Besides being an astronaut, Kalpana Chawla was a certified flying instructor too. She was first hired as a research scientist at NASA. In 1994, she was selected by NASA for training as an astronaut. It was her dream to be an astronaut and people around her encouraged her to pursue her dream.


4.) What abilities must an astronaut have, according to the journalist?

Answer:  According to the journalist, to be an astronaut, one should have knowledge about everything, from biology to astrophysics to aeronautical engineering. Also one must have encyclopedic knowledge to be an astronaut.


5.) Describe Kalpana Chawla’s first mission in space.

Answer: Kalpana’s first space mission in the space shuttle, the Columbia, was 15 days, 16 hours and 34 minutes long. During that time she went around the earth 252 times, travelling 10.45 million kilometres. Kalpana and her crew members performed experiments such as pollinating plants to observe food growth

in space, and tests for making stronger metals and faster computer chips — all for a price tag of about 56 million dollars.


6.) What does Kalpana Chawla say about pursuing a dream? Do you agree with her that success is possible?

Answer: Kalpana Chawla said that the path from dreams to success does exist. She added that if a person has the vision to find it, and courage to get onto it the success is possible. I totally agree with her words because she was and she still is an inspiration for many who wish to achieve great heights in life.


B.) Read the newspaper report to find the following facts about the Columbia’s ill-fated voyage.

l.) Date and place of lift off:16th January 2003, Kennedy Space Center, Florida.


2.) Number of astronauts on board:Seven


3.) Number of days it stayed in space: 16 days


4.) Number of experiments done by scientists: Eighty

5.) Date of return journey: 1 February 2003


6.) Height at which it lost contact: 200,000 feet



A.) Match the following:

1.) Unprecedented space tragedy                   –           A sad accident of a kind that has never happened before in space.


2.) Certified flight instructor              –           A person with the correct qualification to teach people to fly planes.


3.) Space mission                                            –           A set of jobs to be done in space by a



4.) Super specialization                                   –           Great expertise in a limited field or a

particular subject.


5.) Encyclopedic knowledge              –           Having knowledge of a wide variety of subjects.


6.) Awe-inspiring                                            –           something that causes feelings of respect and wonder.


7.) In this age                                      –           Nowadays; in these times


  1. Use these phrases in sentences of your own, after finding out their meanings.

1.) Broke apart                        –           To break into separate pieces

Their ship broke apart


2.) Streaked over                     –           Moved very fast

The plane streaked over the tall buildings.


3.) Spread across                     –           To gradually affect or cover a larger area

The fire in the room spread across.


4.) Lifted off                           –           To rise straight up from the ground.

Our plane lifted off.


5.) Blast off                             –           To take off

Their plane blasted off on time.


6.) Went on                            –           To continue happening or doing something as before

Despite the rain, they went on with the meeting.


7.) Cheered along                    –           Encouraged and supported

Everyone cheered along when Virat entered the ground.


8.) On board                            –           On or in ship, aircraft, etc.

The passengers were on board in time.


9.) Carry on                             –           To continue

Nobody was paying heed to what the manager was saying yet he carried on.


Add ‘un’– to the words below to make their opposites. Then look up the meanings of the words you have formed in the dictionary.


l.) Identified                X         Unidentified   –           Not yet identified


2.) Controlled X         Uncontrolled   –           Not in control


3.) Attended               X         Unattended                 –           Not watched or looked after


4.) Successful X         Unsuccessful   –           Not achieving success


5.) Important   X         Unimportant    –           Lacking in importance

6.) Educated               X         Uneducated                –           Having received little or no education


7.) Interesting  X         Uninteresting  –           Boring



8.) Qualified                X         Unqualified                 –           Lacking the necessary qualifications



9.) Trained                   X         Untrained                    –           Not trained


10.) Answerable          X         Unanswerable –           Not capable of being answered


Find some more irregular verbs and write their conjugation.

1.) Dream                    Dreamt                        Dreamt


2.) Deal                       Dealt                           Dealt


3.) Feel                        Felt                              Felt


4.) Hide                       Hid                              Hid


5.) Learn                      Learnt              Learnt


6.) Quit                        Quit                             Quit


7.) Shoot                     Shot                             Shot


8.) Take                       Took                            Taken


9.) Swim                      Swam                          Swum


10.) Stand                   Stood                          Stood


Now use the present continuous form of the verbs given in brackets in each of the following sentences:

(The first one is done for you.)

a) Do you want anything from the market? Mother is going (go) there. [is going]

b) I don’t think we should disturb him. He’s working(work) on his project.

c) ‘Do you know where Mohan is?’ ‘Yes. He’s writing(write) a letter to his uncle in his room.

d) I am selling (sell) my bike next week. It’s very old.

e) She is planning(plan) to visit Delhi next month. Do you want anything from there?

f) I don’t think they are joining (join) us for dinner.

g) ‘What’s Akbar doing?’ ‘He is having (have) a bath.’

h) You can turn off the television. I am not watching (watch) it.

i) Please be quiet. I am (work).

j) Is she playing (play) the game?’ ‘No, she isn’t.’


B.) Given below are some words that are spelt differently in British and American English. Fill in the blanks accordingly.

British American
1. Colour Color
2. Labour Labor


3. Traveller Traveler


4. Counsellor Counselor


5. Centre Center


6. Theater Theatre


7. Organise Organize


8. Realise Realize


9. Defence Defense


10. Offence Offense


Also See: Previous Chapter Question Answer Solution

Updated: May 27, 2023 — 11:42 am

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