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Chapter 5: Louis Pasteur: Class 8 English: Important Questions-Answers: Assam Board

Lesson 5

Louis Pasteur

English Class VIII

Sunbeam English Reader - III

Important Questions and Answers:

1. Answer the following questions to check your understanding.

(a) What happened one day while Louis Pasteur was playing with his friends?

Ans: A man came running towards him and told him that someone had been bitten by a mad wolf from the mountain.

(b) What does rabies cause in human beings?
Ans: Rabies causes inflammation of the brain in humans.

(c) What experiment did Pasteur conduct on rabbits?

Ans: He treated the ailing rabbits by injecting them with the virus of rabies and succeeded in curing them.

(d) Who was Pasteur's first human patient? Was his treatment successful?

Ans: A school boy was Pasteur's first human patient.

Yes, his treatment was successful.

(e) Where and when did the French government establish the Pasteur Institute? What is it famous for?

Ans: The French government founded the Pasteur Institute in Paris in 1888.
It was famous for the study of biology, micro-organisms, diseases and vaccines.

2. Additional Important Questions:

(a) What causes Malaria?

Ans: Malaria is caused by the plasmodium parasite. The anopheles mosquito is a carrier of this parasite.

(b) What is the only cure for AIDS?

Ans: Prevention is the only cure for AIDS.

(c) What are the symptoms of Measles?

Ans: Pneumonia, diarrhoea and other life threatening complications.

(d) What causes Rubella?

Ans: Rubella is caused by a virus.

(e) What are the symptoms of Rubella?

Ans: Blindness, deafness, mental retardation and congenital heart defects.