1st B.tech English Non-Detail Key – C.V.Raman

1st B.tech English Non-Detail Key – C.V.Raman

1.A. Synonyms

Eureka = amazement
Distinguished = acclaimed
Conservative = Controlled
Prodigy = intellect
Inquisitiveness = eagerness
Stellar = heavenly
Luminaries = celebrity
Endeavored = determined
Phenomenal = extraordinary
Coveted = Crave
Formidable = Horrible
Eulogized = Priase
Volition = Choice
Conducive = favourable
Endowment = award
Assiduous = attentive
Civilian = citizen
Mooting = agitation
Mesmerizing = enthrall
Monochromatic = constant
Insinuated = intimate
Embezzlement = misuse
Exaggeration = elaboration

1B Antonyms

Absence = Presence
Bravery = Cowardice
Conceal = disclose
Dainty = harsh
Discourage = encourage
Feeble = [powerful
Generous = selfish
hindrance = Assistance
Immense = Little
Inferior = superior
Predicament = good
Sacred = unholy
Generous = greedy
Detrimental = Profitable
Chasm = Closure
Stoutly = Skinny
Pioneering = Following

2a Answer the below questions briefly

Name the place where Raman was born. What was unique about the place?
On 7 November 1888, C.V.Raman was born in a conservative South Indian Brahmin family in the river town of Tiruchirappalli in Tamilnadu. The uniqueness of

this place is that it is located  on the banks of the most famous south Indian river Cauvery.

2b At what age did Raman join the graduation class? Can you remember an interesting anecdote concerning his teacher?
At just 11 years of age did Raman join the graduation

2c. Name the college Raman did his graduation from. What was his subject and how did he fare in the final exam.
Raman did his graduation from Presidency College. His subject was Physics. He broke all the previous records with his stellar results.

2d. What was Raman’s first job? Where did he join.?
Raman’s first job was Deputy Accountant General. He joined in Calcutta.

2e. What did Raman do in his spare time in Kolkata?
He started his research in the Indian Association for the cultivation of science. He showed his interest in the science.

2f. Where did Raman do his M.A. from ? What was his subject?
Raman did his M.A. from Presidency College. His subject was Physics.

2g. When and why did Raman resign from his first job?
In 1917 he resigned the job because he joined Calcutta University as Palit Professor of Physice. He had interest in Science and Reasearch.

2h. Explain how working in Kolkata helped Raman with his passion for science.
He dedicated his life for research and for 15 years he worked with passion by his desire to achieve something.

2i. Why did Raman resign fromo his job after 10 year of service? And why did he take a cut in his salary?
To devote himself entirely for path breaking research. To be in the physics department and researching. He took a cut in salary because by his passion on

research and science.

3. Match the following.


4.Fill in the blanks:

1. Indian Academy of Sciences
2. National institute of Science
3. Meditaranean sea
4. The Indian Association for Cultivation of Sciences’ Laboratories.
5. Xray
6. Embezzlement
7. Sir James Irvin
8. 1948
9. Maharajah
10. Indian Academy of Science
11. Lenin Peace Prize
12. 1924.
13. Doctor of Science
14. Bharat Ratna

5. Choose the answers to the below questions

1. Cauvery
2. School teacher
3. Both a and b
4. Judge
5. Vice Chancellor of Calcutta University
6. Both a and b
7. have been trained abroad
8. 1930
9. Indian Academy of Science
10.National Institute of Science of India

6. Answer the below question in details.

1. What was remarkable about Raman’s school and college education

He completed his initial shcooling really fast and by the time he turned 11, as a child prodigy he had passed his matriculation. He then took admission into presidency college,chennai for a BA Degree course. It was quite unusual for the class and the teachers to have such a young boy doing graduation course and they were quite impressed by his capabilities. In 1905 he passed his B.A. examination and not on ly stood first in the class but also won a gold medal. He was actually the only student to get a first class.His passion for the subject ans his intelligence ensured that he broke all previous records with his stellar results.

2. Explain the Raman Effect

A. The “Raman Effect” is considered very important in analyzing the molecular structure of chemical compounds. After a decade of its discovery, the structure of about 2000 compounds had been studied. Thanks to the invention of the laser, the ‘Raman Effect” has proved to be a very useful tool for scientists.

3. Describe in short Raman’s first research paper that was published in an international journal.

A. When he was studying M.A. in the year 1906 at London, he published his first research paper called Philosophical Magazine at the at just 18 years of age. The paper went on becoming a full science journal in 1917.

4. When Asutosh Mukherjee offered Raman Palit Professorship to Raman, what were the considerations for Raman?

Raman was offered palit professorship when Asutosh started post graduate department for various disciplines of science. It was considered that Raman to be one of the best officers and most useful.

5. What were the main responsibilities of Raman as Palit Professor?

A. To devote himself to path breaking research in his subject to extend the limits of knowledge; To cultivate stimulated, and support research by students; and to supervise the laboratory in the college of science.

6. What events in his life temporarily affected his research

A. In 1930 Raman had some conflict with the administrators of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science and eventually Raman put a break to his research and went to bangalore.  He faced controversies even in Bangalore. But he did not give up.

7. Which events led to Raman accepting directorship at IISc Bangalore?

The Raman Effect and his contribution and research of various paper in intenational journals made him director of IIS c Bangalore.

8. Describe the work that got Raman a Noble Prize.

The Nobel Prize in Physics in the year 1930 was awarded to CV Raman “for his work on the scattering of light and for the discovery of the effect named after him”.

9. What plans did Raman have for retirement? How did he go about the same.

A. Raman planned to become busy with building the institute to continue the research.  Raman had to gather money for building the institute. Raman had lost most of his life’s savings including his Noble Prize money in an investment.

10. What were the difficulties faced by Raman at Indian Institute of Science?

Some of Raman’s initiatives were vehemently opposed by the existing staff. Raman had to face lot of flak for his reallocation of funds. Raman found himself incresingly in isolation. He face resentment in the campus.

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