Sir Alexander Fleming - Comprehension Worksheet
Sir Alexander Fleming is known to the world as FLEMING. He belonged to Scotland and emerged out as a world famous Bacteriologist. He discovered Penicillin, the wonder life saving drug.
Fleming was born in the south of Scotland on the 6th August 1901. He lost his father when he was too young and therefore struggled a lot of his life.
Fleming was a brilliant student in St. Mary’s Medical School where he started studying medicine. After graduation in medicine, he joined Almroth Wright, a teacher of Bacteriology, to undertake medical research.
Fleming was never a bookworm. He was a person with innumerable activities other than his medical curricula. He was a good swimmer and a polo player.
His work on penicillin won him the Noble Prize Award in 1945. He became the director of Fleming Institute in 1949.
His discovery of penicillin is put into practice even today as a vaccine for diphtheria, pneumonia and other such diseases caused by bacteria.
Hard words in the passage with their meanings
Emerged became known
Bacteriologist Scientist who studies about bacteria
Graduation completion of a course of academic study
Innumerable numerous, countless
(A) Discovery of Penicillin
(B) Being the director of an institute
(C) Playing polo
(D) Being a world class swimmer
(A) Writing and reading poetry
(B) Music and dance
(C) Swimming and polo
(D) Drawing and painting
(A) Reptiles (B) Germs (C) Bacteria (D) Viruses
Multiple Choice Questions (with more than one option):
(A) not a bookworm
(B) a brilliant student
(C) founder of the wonder drug
(D) a brilliant speaker
(A) diphtheria (B) polio (C) malaria (D) pneumonia
(A) He was a world famous bacteriologist
(B) He was taught medicine by his father
(C) He won the Noble Prize for discovering a vaccine
(D) He was the director of Penicillin Institute
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