The Turning Point Questions & Answers

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The Turning Point Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Turning point – a time at which an important change takes place
  • Conflict – a serious disagreement
  • Scarce – rare
  • Affordable – reasonably priced
  • Defend – protect
  • Manoeuvred – plotted
  • Curiosity – a strong desire to know
  • Gloomy – unhappy
  • Flap – move up and down
  • Generate – produce
  • Transform – change
  • Indigenous – local
  • Ignite – light

Question 1: Write true or false:

(a) Sri Siva Subramania Iyer, sowed the seeds of vision – True
(b) One day Kalam taught about the bird’s flight – False
(c) Sri Siva Subramania Iyer took the students to the airport to show the flying of aeroplanes – False
(d) Kalam took up computer engineering at Madras Institute of Technology – False
(e) Sri Siva Subramania Iyer ignited young minds – True

Question 2: Arrange the following sentences in the order they occurred in the story.


…3…Abdul Kalam decided to study aeronautical engineering.
…1…The photos of fighter air crafts and the stories of the second World War caught my attention.
…4…In 2002, he was elected the 11th President of India.
…2…Siva Subramania Iyer took the whole class to the seashore.
…5…Kalam felt what he had learnt that day changed his life.

Question 3: Why did Kalam take up the job as a newspaper boy?

Answer: Kalam had to take up the job as a newspaper boy because all the resources due to Second World War had become scarce and prices were not affordable.

Question 4: What was Kalam curious about?

Answer: Kalam was curious about aeroplanes.

Question 5: Which topic did Shri Subramania Iyer discuss one day in the class?

Answer: One day Subramania Iyer discussed the topiv ‘How birds fly’ in the class. He drew the sketch of a bird with a tail, wings and feathers, a head on the board and explained how a bird flew. He explained how a bird could lift itself, fly and change direction by using its tails and wings.

Question 6: Where did the teacher take the whole class to explain the concept of bird’s flight?

Answer: When the students did not understand the concept of flying then, the teacher took them to the seashore. There, he asked the students to observe the formation made by the birds and how they flew.

Question 7: What was the turning point in Kalam’s life? Explain.

Answer: Kalam’s teacher took the students of his class to the seashore to teach them how birds fly. He showed them how birds flap their wings to fly higher and how they use their tail to propel directions. He showed them how a bird is powered by itself to fly. This flight principle got imprinted in Kalam’s mind and that day, he decided to study objects related to flight. It changed his life.

Question 8: When was Kalam honoured with Bharat Ratna?

Answer: Kalam was honoured with the highest civilian award Bharat Ratna by the Government of India in 1997.

So, these were The Turning Point Questions & Answers.

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