Do You Know About Marie Curie?

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Marie Curie was one of the most accomplished scientists in history. Together with her husband, Pierre, she discovered radium, an element widely used for treating canceraccomplished=

    • A.

      Powerful

    • B.

      Perfect

    • C.

      Successfully completed

    Correct Answer
    C. Successfully completed
    Explanation
    The word "accomplished" means to successfully complete or achieve something. In the context of the sentence, it is stating that Marie Curie was successful in her scientific endeavors and made significant contributions to the field of science. Therefore, the correct answer is "Successfully completed."

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  • 2. 

    Together with her husband, Pierre, she discovered radium, an element widely used for treating cancerelement is

    • A.

      An adjective

    • B.

      A noun

    • C.

      A pronoun

    Correct Answer
    B. A noun
    Explanation
    In the given sentence, "radium" is referred to as something that was discovered by the woman and her husband. It is not describing or replacing any noun or pronoun, but rather it is the subject of the sentence and represents a tangible thing. Therefore, "radium" is correctly identified as a noun.

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  • 3. 

    Pierre and Marie's amicable collaboration later helped to unlock the secrets of the atom.amicable =

    • A.

      Friendly

    • B.

      Disgusting

    • C.

      Common

    Correct Answer
    A. Friendly
    Explanation
    Pierre and Marie's amicable collaboration refers to their friendly and cooperative working relationship. This collaboration played a crucial role in unlocking the secrets of the atom, indicating that their friendly nature towards each other facilitated their successful scientific endeavors.

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  • 4. 

    Marie was born in 1867 in Warsaw, Poland, where her father was a professor of physics. At the early age, she displayed a brilliant mind and a blithe personality.from this context we can assume that blithe is a ___________ quality

    • A.

      Good

    • B.

      Rare

    • C.

      Bad

    • D.

      Disliked

    Correct Answer
    A. Good
    Explanation
    Based on the given context, we can assume that the word "blithe" is being used to describe Marie's personality. It is stated that she displayed a brilliant mind and a blithe personality. The word "blithe" means cheerful, carefree, and lighthearted. Therefore, it can be inferred that blithe is a positive quality in this context, suggesting that Marie had a cheerful and lighthearted personality.

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  • 5. 

    Her great exuberance for learning prompted her to continue with her studies after high school. 

    • A.

      Interest

    • B.

      Hatred

    • C.

      Emotion

    Correct Answer
    A. Interest
    Explanation
    The sentence states that the person's "great exuberance for learning" motivated them to continue studying after high school. This implies that they have a strong desire or enthusiasm for learning, which aligns with the meaning of "interest".

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  • 6. 

    She became disgruntled, however, when she learned that the university in Warsaw was closed to womenfrom this context we can assume that  disgruntled is a ___________ quality

    • A.

      Negative

    • B.

      Positive

    Correct Answer
    A. Negative
    Explanation
    From the context provided, we can infer that the woman's reaction to learning that the university in Warsaw was closed to women was negative. This suggests that she became unhappy or dissatisfied, which aligns with the definition of being disgruntled. Therefore, we can conclude that disgruntled is a negative quality.

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