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William Henry Perkin IELTS Reading Answers
William Henry Perkin IELTS Reading Answers

William Henry Perkin IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘William Henry Perkin’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 1 – 13. Beyond the questions, you will find the answers along with the location of the answers in the passage and the keywords that  help you find out the answers.

William Henry Perkin

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Answers 

Question number  Answer  Keywords  Location of keywords
1 FALSE His talent and devotion to the subject, perceived by his teacher, Thomas Hall, who encouraged him to attend a series of lectures, by the eminent scientist Michael Faraday Paragraph B;

Lines 1 – 3 

2 NOT GIVEN
3 FALSE  Perkin’s scientific gifts, caught Hofmann’s attention, he became Hofmann’s youngest assistant Paragraph C;

Lines 2 – 3 

4 TRUE Not long after that, Perkin made the scientific breakthrough, bring him both fame and fortune. Paragraph C;

Lines 3 – 4 

5 NOT GIVEN 
6 TRUE  Attempting to manufacture quinine from aniline, an inexpensive and readily available coal tar waste product. Paragraph E;

Lines 1 – 2 

7 NOT GIVEN 
8 (the/ only) rich purple colour, extracted from a snail , so costly that in society at the time only the rich could afford it. Paragraph F;

Lines 2 – 3 

9 commercial possibilities most fascinating of all Perkin’s reactions to his find, instant recognition, that the new dye had commercial possibilities. Paragraph G;

Lines 2 – 4

10 mauve  Perkin originally named his dye Tyrian Purple,later became commonly known as mauve  Paragraph H;

Lines 1 – 2

11 Robert Pullar He asked advice of Scottish dye works owner Robert Pullar, who assured him that manufacturing the dye would be well worth it if the colour remained fast  Paragraph H;

Lines 2 – 4 

12 France company received a commercial boost from the Empress Eugenie of France, when she decided the new colour flattered her. Paragraph I;

Lines 3 – 4 

13 malaria  what would have been particularly pleasing to Perkin, their current use is in the search for a vaccine against malaria. Paragraph K;

Lines 6 – 7 

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