The Life And Work Of Marie Curie Reading Answers- IELTS SampleUpdated on 09 January, 2023
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To attain the desired band scores in the IELTS exam, practice more sample papers. To prepare better, here is a reading passage for practice on the topic ‘the life and work of Marie Curie’, with questions and their answers.
Do the following statements agree with the information given in the Reading Passage?
In boxes 1-6 on your answer sheet, write
|TRUE||if the statement agrees with the information|
|FALSE||if the statement contradicts the information|
|NOT GIVEN||if there is no information on this|
Guidelines/Tip for Answering These Types of Questions: Candidates have to identify the statements that agree with the passage by tallying them with the information provided in the passage. To answer these questions, read the passage carefully before marking it as True or False.
1. Marie Curie’s husband was a joint winner of both Marie’s Nobel Prizes.
2. Marie became interested in science when she was a child.
3. Marie was able to attend the Sorbonne because of her sister’s financial contribution.
4. Marie stopped doing research for several years when her children were born.
5. Marie took over the teaching position her husband had held.
6. Marie’s sister Bronia studied the medical uses of radioactivity.
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Complete the notes below.
Choose ONE WORD from the passage for each answer.
Write your answers in boxes 7-13 on your answer sheet
Guidelines/Tip for Answering These Types of Questions: Candidates are asked to answer this type of questions in one word. You can quickly scan the passage to answer these questions.
7. When uranium was discovered to be radioactive, Marie Curie found that the element called _____ had the same property.
8. Marie and Pierre Curie’s research into the radioactivity of the mineral known as _____ led to the discovery of two new elements.
9. In 1911, Marie Curie received recognition for her work on the element ______.
10. Marie and Irene Curie developed X-radiography which was used as a medical technique for _________.
11. Marie Curie saw the importance of collecting radioactive material both for research and for cases of _______.
12. The radioactive material stocked in Paris contributed to the discoveries in the 1930s of the _________ and of what was known as artificial radioactivity.
13. During her research, Marie Curie was exposed to radiation and as a result she suffered from _________.
|1||False||The Nobel Prize for Physics was shared by Marie Curie and Pierre Curie in 1903. The Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded to Marie Curie in 1911 after her husband’s death.|
|3||True||Marie's earnings enabled her to fund her sister Bronia's medical studies. Later her sister helped her to study at the Sorbonne.|
|4||False||Marie Curie's research work did not cease when she gave birth to her children, but her continuity in her scientific work did.|
|5||True||Once her husband passed away, Marie took over his professorship.|
|7||Thorium||Marie aimed to find out if any other element possessed the same radioactivity as uranium. As a result, she discovered that thorium contained it.|
|8||Pitchblende||Because Marie Curie had a keen interest in minerals; pitchblende attracted her attention.|
|9||Radium||Marie received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1911 for the isolation of a pure form of radium.|
|10||Soldiers||During WW1, Marie Curie developed X-radiography with the help of her daughter Irene Curie. This period also saw the development of mobile X-ray units to care for wounded soldiers.|
|11||illness||Both research and treatment of illness depend on the collection of radioactive materials.|
|12||Neutron||Sir James Chadwick found Neutrons in 1930 by using radioactive materials in Paris that contained 1.5 grams of radium.|
|13||Leukemia||Marie Curie died of leukemia after being exposed to radiation a few months after discovering artificial radioactivity in 1934.|
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