All important MCQs are provided for the chapter The Making of a Scientist for class 10. Students are requested to practice all MCQ which will be helpful in their exam preparation. MCQs provided are as per the latest pattern announced by CBSE.

Q1.Where did he come from?

(1) Reading
(2) Oxford
(3) London
(4) none of the above


Answer: Reading

Q2.He tried to grow in the presence of betties

(1) butterflies
(2) catterpillar
(3) rats
(4) snakes


Answer: catterpillar

Q3.When did he find the cause of a viral disease common among caterpillars?

(1) in the 7th grade
(2) in the 8th grade
(3) in college
(4) none of the above


Answer: in the 8th grade

Q4.What did he realise was necessary for winning a prize at the fair?

(1) display
(2) experiment
(3) all of the above
(4) none of the above


Answer: experiment

Q5.Who did he write to get an idea for a real science experiment?

(1) his mother
(2) his friend
(3) Dr Frederick A. Urquhart
(4) none of the above


Answer: Dr Frederick A. Urquhart

Q6.What groundbreaking research did Ebright do?

(1) working of body
(2) working of DNA
(3) Working of heart
(4) none of the above


Answer: working of DNA

Q7.How many species of butterflies had he collected till second grade?



Answer: 25

Q8.How many gold spots were there on a Monarch pupa?



Answer: 12

Q9.What was he fond of in his childhood?

(1) basketball
(2) collecting things
(3) baseball
(4) none of the above


Answer: collecting things

Q10.Where did Richard grew up?

(1) Pennsylvania
(2) Chicago
(3) New York
(4) London


Answer: Pennsylvania

Q11.What did Richards dad do?

(1) scientist
(2) doctor
(3) he was dead
(4) teacher


Answer: he was dead

Q12.It was his fascination for that opened the world of science to him.

(1) cats
(2) dogs
(3) birds
(4) butterflies


Answer: butterflies

Q13.Which butterfiles copied monarchs to prevent being eaten by birds?

(1) vice president
(2) viceroy
(3) viceprincipal
(4) vices


Answer: viceroy

Q14.Name Richards college room mate

(1) John
(2) James
(3) Jack
(4) Jeff


Answer: John

Q15.Who is the writer of the story The Making of a Scientist?

(1) HG Wells
(2) Robert W. Peterson
(3) Ruskin Bond
(4) Guy De Maupassant


Answer: Robert W. Peterson

Q16.Where did Ebright study?

(1) Oxford
(2) Cambridge
(3) Harvard
(4) Stanford


Answer: Harvard

Q17.Name Ebrights social science teacher.

(1) Mr Weiherer
(2) Dr Urquhart
(3) James R Wong
(4) Taplow


Answer: Mr Weiherer

Q18.Ebright took part in countyfair.

(1) handicraft
(2) science
(3) cattle
(4) insects


Answer: science

Q19.Which book did Ebrights mother give him to?

(1) Travels of Monarch X
(2) Travels of Ebright
(3) Travels of Dr Urquhart
(4) Travels of Viceroy X


Answer: Travels of Monarch X

Q20.Which of the following is a part of the life cycle of butterflies?

(1) egg
(2) caterpillar
(3) pupa
(4) all of the above


Answer: all of the above

Q21.At the age of —— Richard H Ebright surprised the world by explaining the theory on how cells work.



Answer: 22.

Q22.Richard H Ebright explained the theory of –

(1) Movement of plant
(2) On how atom work
(3) On how cells work
(4) Rotation


Answer: On how cells work.

Q23.The cell theory got published in the proceeding of the –

(1) World Academy of technology
(2) National Academy of science
(3) National science and technology
(4) World innovative science


Answer: National Academy of Science.

Q24.Richards interests on experiments started with a small things i.e. –

(1) Rat
(2) Money Plant
(3) Bed bug
(4) Butterfly


Answer: Butterfly.

Q25.Ebright grew up in the North of –

(1) Pennsylvania
(2) Paris
(3) Zurich
(4) France


Answer: Pennsylvania.

Q26.Ebright started collecting butterflies from the stage of –

(1) Kinder garden
(2) Class (V)
(3) Nursery
(4) Class (II)


Answer: Kinder Garden.

Q27.Ebright wanted to become –

(1) A scientist
(2) A Journalist
(3) An astronomer
(4) A writer


Answer: An astronomer.

Q28.Ebright was always encouraged for studies by his –

(1) Father
(2) Grandmother
(3) Sister
(4) Mother


Answer: Mother.

Q29.—— was Ebrights only friend until he went to school.

(1) Mother
(2) Brother
(3) Father
(4) Grandfather


Answer: Mother.

Q30.Ebrights father did when he was in —— grade.

(1) Third
(2) Second
(3) Fourth
(4) First


Answer: Third.

Q31.In Class (II) Ebright had collected all the —— species of butterflies.



Answer: 25.

Q32.The book, which encouraged Ebright and turned his life towards science was –

(1) The travels of Monarch (X)
(2) 100 Shade o butterflies
(3) The 50 collection of butterflies
(4) The travels of Monarch (XI)


Answer: The travels Monarch (X).

Q33.At the end of the childrens book the readers were invited to tag butterflies to Dr. Frederick A. Urquhart of the university of –

(1) Zurich
(2) London
(3) Toronto
(4) Oxford


Answer: Toronto.

Q34.Ebright got a hint of real science in the —— grade.

(1) 7th
(2) 5th
(3) 8th
(4) 4th


Answer: 7th.

Q35.Ebright was in class —–, when he tried to find out the cause of a viral disease that killed nearly all monarch caterpillars.

(1) (IX)
(2) (VI)
(3) (VIII)
(4) (X)


Answer: (VIII).

Q36.After doing experiment on the theory that viceroy butterflies copy monarchs, Ebright won the —– division in the zoology department and —— position in the overall science fair.

(1) 2nd and 3rd
(2) 1st and 3rd
(3) 2nd 1st
(4) 1st and 2nd


Answer: 1st and 2nd.

Q37.The —– tiny gold spots on monarch pupa produced a necessary hormone for the full development of butterfly from a pupa.



Answer: 12.

Q38.The research on growing cells from a —— helped him to won the first prize at the international fair.

(1) Monarch’s wing
(2) Frog’s body
(3) Monarch’s body
(4) Pupa


Answer: Monarch’s wing.

Q39.Ebright also identified the chemical structure of –

(1) Chlorine
(2) Calcium
(3) Hormone
(4) Clorofluro Carbon


Answer: Hormone.

Q40.According to Ebright —— is the blue print of life.

(1) DNA
(2) Nucleus
(3) RNA
(4) Cytoplasm


Answer: DNA.

Q41.The most important discovery of Ebright was –

(1) Cell life
(2) Atomic structure
(3) Chemical structure of Hormone
(4) Viceroy butterfly copies Monarch butterfly


Answer: Cell life.

Q42.—— the roommate of Ebright helped him to draw pictures and to construct the plastic models of molecules.

(1) J.K Upright
(2) James K long
(3) Thomas Wilson
(4) James R. Wong


Answer: James R. Wong.

Q43.Ebright used to admire his —— teacher.

(1) SST
(2) Science
(3) Mathematics
(4) Language teaches


Answer: SST.

Q44.Apart from scientist research Ebright had a keen interest in –

(1) SST
(2) Drawing
(3) Debate
(4) Travelling


Answer: Debate.

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