KSEEB 8th English The First Woman in Space Lesson Notes Summary Questions and Answers
Textbook Questions and Answers
I. Answer each of the following questions in a sentence or two.
When did Valentina go round the earth? What was great about the event.
Valentina went round the earth on June 16,1963.
Valentina travelled successfully in the spaceship, Vostak VI round the earth at 18000 miles an hour. She won the credit of being the world’s first space woman. It was a great event.
How did Valentina help her mother? What else was she doing at the same time?
Valentina went to work at a tyre factory and then at a textile mill to help her mother to maintain the family. At the same time, she attended some classes at Yaroslov. In 1960, she graduated from a trade school.
How did people all over the world share her joys at the historic moment?
Crowds of people all over the world simply danced with joy when they heard that Valentina was going round the globe.
What did she say on landing after the space flight?
Valentina said that it was very nice to be a guest but it was always better at home and she felt joy at being home again when she landed.
Apart from flying, what were Valentina’s hobbies?
She was interested in music and literature. She loved reading.
II. Answer each of the following in a paragraph of about 80-100 sentences each.
Imagine you are asked to interview Valentina Tereshkova. Prepare a list of questions you would like to ask her.
- Good morning, Madam. You are the first woman cosmonaut. How do you. feel about your achievement?
- You are a successful cosmonaut. Could you tell me about your early education?
- The great personalities of the w orld had the dream of their achievements in their early life. Have you had any such dream in your childhood?
- May I know, whether your family members or relatives or friends supported you?
- Are you influenced by the achievements of any great person alities?
- How it is possible for you a successful cosmonaut?
- How did you feel when you were in space?
- How did the people react when you were going round the earth in space?
- What chores did you do while you were in space?
- Do you have any other hobbies?
- What is your advice to the younger generation?
- Thank you Madam.
You must have read about Kalpana Chawla. Write in a paragraph the similarity and the contrast betweeen the flights of Tereshkova and Kalpana Chawla.
The similarities between Valentina and Kalpana Chawla.
Valentina is a Russian. She is the first woman cosmonaut in the world. Kalpana Chawla is an Indian. She is the First Indian woman Cosmonaut.
Both of them had great courage and ability.
Valentina was dreaming of sailing on a ‘magic carpet’, when she was selected to undergo cosmonauts training Kalpana Chawla also dreamt that she was flying an aeroplane, while riding bicycle to the school.
Valentina was influenced by Yuri Gagarin. Kalpana Chawla had a high regard for J.R.D. Tata. He was her role model. Both of them went round the earth in space and made the observation of earth and gave information from the space.
There are many dissimilarities between the flight of Valentina and Kalpana Chawla. Valentina could not get a good education during her early days. But Kalpana got very a good education in her early days and graduated in aerospace engineering. Valentina could not get full support from her family. But Kalpana got support from her family members and her husband.
Valentina went to space by the spaceship of her country. Kalpana went in space by the spaceship of America. Valentina steered the spaceship herself well and landed by parachute successfully. Crew members were there in Kalpana’s spaceship. But during reentry, there was a small hitch and Kalpana’s spaceship exploded and all the crew members died.
What do you think youngsters like you can learn from the life of Valentina Tereshkova? Discuss and write.
Valentina came from a poor family. She . was a village girl. Her father was a driver. He died at the front during World War II. Valentina could not, get smooth and continuous education. She worked in a tyre factory and later at a textile mill to help her mother maintain the family.
At the same time she attended some night classes and graduated in a trade school, she had got training in parachute jumping and later got cosmonauts training. Later she became first woman cosmonaut in the world.
Though Valentina faced many difficulties and poverty, she developed herself with strong determination, boldness and daring qualities. By understanding her life story, we should not get disheartened at the time of difficulties. We have to face difficulties with courage. We should not think about the place of birth and poverty. We should have strong determination.
Valentina was not just strong and fit, but had all the soft and nice qualities of a women. She was interested in music, literature and reading. These are admirable qualities and should be imitated by us.
Additional Questions with Answers
I. Four alternatives are given below each question. Choose the correct one:
Valentina was the first woman
(b) aerospace scientist
Valentina was a cosmonaut
The name of the spaceship in which Valentina travelled
Valentina’s father was a
(c) tractor driver
(c) tractor driver
Valentina was dreaming of sailing on a
(a) magic aeroplane
(c) magic carpet
(c) magic carpet
The river that looked beautiful from outer space was
Valentina steered the spaceship herself very well and landed by parachute in
(a) Central America
(b) Soviet Central Asia
(c) Central Europe
(d) Western Russia
(b) Soviet Central Asia
Valentina was more intimately known as
The First Woman in Space Lesson Summary in English
It is a life story of Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman cosmonaut of the world.
June 16, 1963 was a memorable day because Valentina Tereshkova of Soviet Union travelled successfully in the spaceship, Vostok-VI round the earth at 18,000 miles an hour and won the credit of being the world’s first space woman.
Valentina was a village girl of humble birth. But she made a great achievement in space travelling and became the first woman cosmonaut.
Valentina was born on March 6, 1937 at the village of Maselennikovo. Her father was a tractor driver. He died at the war front during World War II. The family was passing through many difficulties of poverty. Therefore Valentina could not have a smooth and continuous schooling. She went to work at a tyre factory and then at a textile mill to help her mother to maintain the family.
At the same time, she attended some classes at Yaroslov and graduated in a trade school. Later she underwent the training of parachute jumping and cosmonauts training. She was influenced by Yuri Gagarin and started to dream of sailing on a “magic carpet”. Then she was admitted to space school and this proved the way for her great expectation.
With her keen interest and persistent efforts, she soon progressed ahead of all her fellow trainees. She learnt with earnestness and hard work all about rockets. After moths of vigorous training, she was chosen to fly into outer space.
The day was fixed for her taking off. Every minute things went with clock-like accuracy according to plan. It was the proudest moment of her life when she talked from outer space to millions of her fellowmen on the earth. Crowds of people all over the world simply danced for joy of her success.
From those heavenly height, she saw the cloud covered earth and at times she could recognize the landscape too. River Volga looked beautiful from outer space. She felt quite normal even while going at that unimaginable speed. She remained in that spaceship speeding round and round for three days. Thus she showed to the world that a woman has better stamina and endurance than a man.
She made observations, wrote down notes and sent news to earth. While returning to earth, she steered the ship herself very well and landed by parachute in Soviet Central Asia. She told about her flight that it was very nice to be a guest but it was always better to be at home.
When she landed, she felt joy being at home again. She was very happy over her success in the space experiment. She proved that women could also withstand the rigorous strains of rocket flight and weightlessness.
Valentina was interested in music, literature and reading. She loved a happy and quite home life.
Valentina’s space flight will be recorded in the history of civilization as one more triumph of the human spirit.
The First Woman in Space Lesson Summary in Kannada
The First Woman in Space Lesson Word in English
- credit = honour
- cosmonaut = space traveller
- thrilling = very joyful
- Yuri Gagarin = the first man in space
- stamina = strength
- mysterious = full of miracle
- destiny = fate
- numerous = uncountable
- dare = venture, courage
- persistent = persevering
- rigorous = very severe
- endurance = bear
- strain = injure by over exertion
- literature = books and written composition valued for form and style