MCQ Questions for Class 8 English Honeydew Chapter 7 A visit to Cambridge
1. Who is the author’s extraordinary encounter with in Cambridge?
a) Albert Einstein
b) Stephen Hawking
c) Isaac Newton
d) Firdaus Kanga
Answer: b) Stephen Hawking
2. What is Stephen Hawking’s profession?
Answer: c) Astrophysicist
3. What is the title of Stephen Hawking’s famous book?
a) A Journey through Time
b) The Universe Unveiled
c) A Brief History of Time
d) Beyond the Stars
Answer: c) A Brief History of Time
4. How does Stephen Hawking communicate?
a) Through sign language
b) Via a computerized voice
c) By writing on a notepad
d) Through gestures and facial expressions
Answer: b) Via a computerized voice
5. What is the author’s reaction upon learning about Stephen Hawking’s presence in Cambridge?
Answer: a) Shock
6. What does the author believe is the best thing about being disabled?
a) Overcoming physical limitations
b) Receiving admiration from others
c) Discovering the kindness in the world
d) Inspiring others through their journey
Answer: c) Discovering the kindness in the world
7. According to Stephen Hawking, what should disabled individuals focus on?
a) Participating in disabled Olympics
b) Overcoming their disabilities
c) Discovering their strengths
d) Seeking medical treatments
Answer: c) Discovering their strengths
8. How does the author feel during their conversation with Stephen Hawking?
Answer: a) Guilty
9. How does the author describe Stephen Hawking’s physical appearance?
a) Strong and athletic
b) Frail and weak
c) Energetic and lively
d) Agile and nimble
Answer: b) Frail and weak
10. What does the author learn from their meeting with Stephen Hawking?
a) The importance of physical abilities
b) The limitations of the human mind
c) The power of determination and resilience
d) The insignificance of scientific achievements
Answer: c) The power of determination and resilience
11. Which city did the author visit to meet Stephen Hawking?
Answer: a) Cambridge
12. What is Firdaus Kanga’s profession?
Answer: b) Writer
13. What disability does Firdaus Kanga have?
b) Visual impairment
c) Brittle bones
d) Hearing loss
Answer: c) Brittle bones
14. How does Firdaus Kanga move around?
c) Prosthetic limbs
d) None of the above
Answer: a) Wheelchair
15. What is the significance of Isaac Newton in the story?
a) He was Hawking’s mentor
b) Hawking succeeded Newton’s chair at the university
c) He was Kanga’s inspiration
d) He discovered the theory of relativity
Answer: b) Hawking succeeded Newton’s chair at the university
16. How long did the author get to spend with Stephen Hawking?
a) 10 minutes
b) Half an hour
c) One hour
d) The entire day
Answer: b) Half an hour
17. What feeling did the author experience upon meeting Hawking?
Answer: a) Nervousness
18. What does the author realize about disability during their conversation?
a) Disabled people are perpetually unhappy
b) Disability hinders creativity and accomplishment
c) Disabled people can find amusement amidst challenges
d) Disability is a choice one makes
Answer: c) Disabled people can find amusement amidst challenges
19. How does the author describe Hawking’s communication device?
a) Sign language
b) Braille system
c) Computerized voice synthesizer
d) Morse code
Answer: c) Computerized voice synthesizer
20. How does the author feel upon leaving Hawking’s presence?
a) Overwhelmed with emotion
b) Regretful and disappointed
c) Inspired and motivated
d) Indifferent and unaffected
Answer: c) Inspired and motivated
21. What is the author’s purpose for visiting Cambridge?
a) To meet Stephen Hawking
b) To explore the city’s historical landmarks
c) To attend a conference
d) To study at the university
Answer: a) To meet Stephen Hawking
22. What does the author mean by describing Stephen Hawking as “differently abled”?
a) Hawking has extraordinary physical abilities
b) Hawking has unique talents and skills
c) Hawking’s disabilities do not define his abilities
d) Hawking’s disabilities hinder his accomplishments
Answer: c) Hawking’s disabilities do not define his abilities
23. Which of the following books is written by Firdaus Kanga?
a) A Brief History of Time
b) The Theory of Everything
c) Trying to Grow
d) A Passage to India
Answer: c) Trying to Grow
24. How does the author initially contact Stephen Hawking?
a) Through email
b) Via a phone call
c) Through a mutual friend
d) By sending a letter
Answer: b) Via a phone call
25. What is the author’s emotional state upon learning they will meet Hawking?
Answer: c) Excitement
26. What does the author feel is the only thing that makes a disabled person stronger?
a) Recognition from others
b) Achieving something significant
c) Support from loved ones
d) Seeing others with similar disabilities succeed
Answer: d) Seeing others with similar disabilities succeed
27. How does Stephen Hawking express his amusement?
a) Through laughter
b) Via his computerized voice
c) With facial expressions
d) By clapping his hands
Answer: b) Via his computerized voice
28. What does the author describe as the “incandescence” of Stephen Hawking?
a) His physical appearance
b) His intellectual brilliance
c) His sense of humor
d) His determination to overcome obstacles
Answer: b) His intellectual brilliance
29. How does the author perceive Stephen Hawking’s body?
a) Irrelevant and insignificant
b) Strong and resilient
c) Perfectly functional
d) A constant source of pain
Answer: a) Irrelevant and insignificant
30. What advice does Stephen Hawking give to disabled people?
a) To focus on their limitations
b) To strive for physical perfection
c) To concentrate on their strengths
d) To avoid interacting with others
Answer: c) To concentrate on their strengths
31. How does the author feel as they leave Stephen Hawking’s presence?
a) Overwhelmed with gratitude
b) Indifferent and unaffected
c) Regretful and disappointed
d) Inspired and filled with admiration
Answer: d) Inspired and filled with admiration