William Henry Perkin Reading Answers IELTS Reading

William Henry Perkin Reading Answers IELTS Reading

Answers for: William Henry Perkin

1. FALSE

2. NOT GIVEN

3. FALSE

4. TRUE

5. NOT GIVEN

6. TRUE

7. NOT GIVEN

8. (the / only) rich

9. commercial (possibilities)

10. mauve (was/is)

11. (Robert) Pullar

12. (in) France

13. malaria (is)

William Henry Perkin Reading Answers IELTS Reading

Questions 1-7

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage?

In boxes 1-7 on your answer sheet, write

TRUE    if the statement agrees with the information

FALSE    if the statement contradicts the information

NOT GIVEN    if there is no information on this

1    Michael Faraday was the first person to recognise Perkin’s ability as a student of chemistry.

Answer: FALSE

2  Michael Faraday suggested Perkin should enrol in the Royal College of Chemistry.

Answer: NOT GIVEN

3 Perkin employed August Wilhelm Hofmann as his assistant.

Answer: FALSE

4 Perkin was still young when he made the discovery that made him rich and famous.

Answer: TRUE

5    The trees from which quinine is derived grow only in South America.

Answer: NOT GIVEN

6   Perkin hoped to manufacture a drug from a coal tar waste product.

Answer: TRUE

7  Perkin was inspired by the discoveries of the famous scientist Louis Pasteur.

Answer: NOT GIVEN

Questions 8-13 of William Henry Perkin Reading

Answer the questions below.

Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the passage for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 8-13 on your answer sheet.

8    Before Perkin’s discovery, with what group in society was the colour purple associated?

Answer: (the / only) rich

9    What potential did Perkin immediately understand that his new dye had?

Answer: commercial (possibilities)

10    What was the name finally used to refer to the first colour Perkin invented?

Answer: mauve (was/is)

11    What was the name of the person Perkin consulted before setting up his own dye works?

Answer: (Robert) Pullar

12    In what country did Perkin’s newly invented colour first become fashionable?

Answer: (in) France

13    According to the passage, which disease is now being targeted by researchers using synthetic dyes?

Answer: malaria (is)

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