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The Hundred Dresses Part 1 Extra Questions and Answers Class 10 English First Flight
Extract Based Questions (4 marks each)
Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow :
Wanda Petronski, most of the children in Room thirteen did not have names like that. They had names easy to say, like Thomas, Smith or Allen. There was one boy named bounce, Wille Bounce, and people thought that was funny in the same way that Petronski was. Wanda did not have any friends. She came to school alone and went home alone. She always wore a faded blue dress that didn’t hang right. It was clean, but it looked as though it had never been ironed properly. (1×4=4)
(a) Which name in the passage was not matched with other names ?
(b) Why did Wanda have no friends ?
(c) Trace a word from the passage that means “worn”.
(d) How did Wanda go to school ?
(a) The name ‘Wanda Petronski’ was not matched with other names.
(b) Wanda had no friends because she was different from other girls, she didn’t talk much, she was very scerene.
(c) ‘Faded’ means same as ‘worn’.
(d) She went alone.
She worked her arithmetic problems absent mindedly. “Eight times Eight let’s see ” she wished
she had the nerve to write Paggy a note, because she knew she never would have the courage to speak right out to Paggy to say “Hey, Peg, Let’s stop asking Wanda how many dresses she has”. (1×4=4)
(a) Who does she refer to ?
(b) In what way was she doing her work ?
(c) Find word from the passage which means the same as ‘nerve’.
(d) What quality was required by Maddie ?
(a) ‘She’ refers to Maddie.
(b) She was doing her work absent mindedly.
(c) ‘Courage’ word in the passage means the same as ‘nerve’.
The minute they entered the classroom, they stopped short and gasped. There were drawings all over the room, on every ledge and windowsill, dazzling colours and brilliant, lavish designs, all drawn on great sheets of wrapping paper. There must have been a hundred of them, all lined up. These must be the drawings for the contest. They were! Everybody stopped and whistled or murmured admiringly (1×4=4)
(a) Why did Maddie and Peggy gasp ?
(b) How did everybody respond to Wanda’s exquisite drawings ?
(c) Which word in the passage means ‘very bright’ ?
(d) How many drawings were there ?
(a) Maddie and Peggy gasped to see the drawings all over the room.
(b) Everybody appreciated Wanda’s exquisite drawings by clapping and whistling.
(c) ‘Dazzling’ means ‘very bright’.
(d) Must have been a hundred of them.
At last Maddie sat up in bed and pressed her forehead tight in her hands and really thought. This was the hardest thinking she had ever done. After a long, long time, she reached an important conclusion. She was never going to stand by and say nothing again. If she ever heard anybody picking on someone because they were funny looking or because they had strange names, she’d speak up. Even if it meant losing Peggy’s friendship. She had no way of making things right with Wanda, but from now on she would never make anybody else that unhappy again. (1×4=4)
(a) Why did Maddie think deeply ?
(b) At what important decision did Maddie reach ?
(c) Trace a word from the passage that means ‘decision’.
(d) Did she reach to the conclusion easily ?
(a) Maddie thought deeply as she was deeply hurt at Wanda’s moving away. She could not sleep that night.
(b) Maddie concluded never to criticise others for their names or for other things.
(c) ‘Conclusion’ means ‘decision’ ?
(d) No, she reached to the conclusion after a long time.
Tears blurred her eyes and she gazed for a long time at the picture. Then hastily she rubbed her eyes and studied it intently. The colours in the dress were so vivid that she had scarcely noticed the face and head of the drawing. But it looked like her, Maddie! It really looked like her own mouth. Why it really looked like her own self ! Wanda had really drawn this for her. Excitedly, she ran over to Peggy’s.
(a) How did ‘she’ feel after looking at the picture ?
(b) What made ‘her’ sure that the face in the picture was her own face ?
(c) Find out a word from the passage which means the same as ‘carefully’.
(d) What did she do in excitement ?
(a) ‘She’ felt sad and sorry.
(b) The face and head in the picture was very much like her own.
(c) ‘Intently’ means the same as ‘carefully’.
(d) She ran over to Peggy.
Short Answer Type Questions (30-40 words & 2 marks each)
In what way was Wanda different from the other children ? [Board Term I, 2012; Set-EL2 – 045 / Board Term I, 2011; Set-20013/520014] [NCERT]
Wanda was an immigrant. She did not talk much. She was very serene and laughed rarely. She was a talented, patient and skilled girl. She used to wear dull and faded dress.
Where in the classroom did Wanda sit and why ? [Board Term I, 2012; Set-EL2 – 016] [NCERT]
Wanda felt it comfortable to sit at the back of the class where the noisy rough boys, who got low marks, sat. She did so as she was not well dressed and her feet were dirty.
What was unusual about the dress of Wanda ? [Board Term I, NCT-2014]
Wanda always wore a faded blue dress that didn’t fit her well. It was neat but it was wrinkled all over and required a good ironing. She always wore the same dress.
What shows that Peggy was not really cruel ? [Board Term I, 2012; Set-EL2 – 024]
Peggy was not really cruel. She protected small children from bullies. Not only this, she cried for hours if she saw an animal being mistreated.
Why was Maddie sure Peggy would win the dress designing contest ? [Board Term I, 2013]
Peggy drew designs better than anyone else and could copy a picture of film star’s head with such precision that no one could recognize it.
What kind of a girl was Peggy ? [Board Term I, 2016-17; Set-4G1ZMWA]
Peggy was most popular and pretty looking girl. She was hypocrite could be kind at one time and make fun of someone at other. She was a good artist, she protected children from bullies, cried when animals were ill treated, but made fun of Wanda.
How did Wanda win the drawing competition ? Did anyone expect her victory ? [Board Term I, DDE-2014]
Wanda won the drawing competition as she had drawn hundred dresses-all different, colourful and exquisite. All of them deserved a prize though nobody expected her victory because in routine, she used to wear the same wrinkled dress.
Why did Maddie feel guilty of herself ? [Board Term I, 2012; Set-EL2 – 018]
Maddie felt guilty of herself because she always supported Peggy for fun. She never stopped Peggy for making fun of Wanda. Later, she was remorseful to see the beautiful dresses gifted by Wanda.
Why did Wanda’s house remind Maddie of Wanda’s blue dress ? [Board Term I, 2012; Set-EL2 – 062]
Maddie was reminded of Wanda’s blue dress after looking at her house because the house and the sparse little yard looked shabby but it was clean like Wanda’s blue dress. The dress Wanda wore was always clean but not ironed, simple and humble.
How can you say that Maddie was different from Peggy ? [Board Term I, 2012; Set-EL2 – 021]
Maddie belonged to a poor family. She always wore old clothes. She also kept sympathy with Wanda. Maddie did not like Peggy when she made fun of Wanda.
Long Answer Type Questions (100-120 words & 8 marks each)
Describe the scene in which Peggy made fun of Wanda.
Paggy often mocked at Wanda due to her only one dress that too never ironed. She often made fun of her by asking her questions about the number of dresses Wanda had. Wanda, though a quiet girl, spoke a lot about her 100 dresses. She told the girls that her dresses were made of velvet or silk. She also had sixty pairs of shoes. Listening to this, all the girls burst into laughter.
Give the character sketch of Maddie.
Maddie was a poor girl who usually wore somebody’s hand-me-down clothes. Although she did not like Peggy making fun of Wanda, she did not say anything as she was afraid that Peggy would start making fun of her. Peggy’s friendship was important to her as Peggy was the most liked girl in the room. Maddie was not really a cruel girl, she only lacked courage.
What was the effect of the letter of Wanda’s father on Miss Mason ? How did Maddie react to it ?
There was a deep silence in the class when Miss Mason read the letter. Whatever happened was due to thoughtlessness. It was also unfortunate and sad. She didn’t like that other students had hurt the feelings of Wanda just because she had a name which happened to be a long, unfamiliar one. She wanted everyone to think about it. On the other hand, Maddie had a sick feeling. She wanted to regret on her behaviour. She thought that she never wanted to hurt Wanda in this way.
Did Maddie and Peggy get a reply ? Who was more anxious for a reply, Peggy or Maddie ? How do you know ? [NCERT]
No, they did not get a reply from Wanda. Maddie was more anxious to get the reply. Peggy began to forget all about Wanda. But Maddie was always thinking of her. At night, before she could go to sleep, she often imagined how she would be defending Wanda from the crowd of girls who were trying to tease her.
“Wanda Petronski liked Maddie and Peggy very much.” Give a reasoned answer.
Wanda wrote a letter to Miss Mason on the occasion of Christmas. She suggested Ihat Peggy should have the drawing of the green dress with red trimmings. For Maddie, she offered the blue dress. Maddie and Peggy concluded that Wanda had forgiven them. Also Maddie observed her and Peggy’s face in the respective gifts. So she knew that Wanda liked them and had forgiven them.
Value Based Question
‘Appearance could be misleading’. Support this statement with reference to the story ‘The Hundred Dresses’. [Value Based Question]
Wanda was a poor polish girl. She used to sit in a lonely corner of the classroom where the noisy rough boys sat. She always wore pale blue dress that was never ironed. Despite all that, she was highly intelligent and dignified. She was a talented artist and had drawn a hundred dresses for a drawing competition which she ultimately won. She won the heart of her classmates, when she gave those drawing to them.
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