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Class 10 English Chapter 12 The Hundred Dresses – I
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The Hundred Dresses – I
Chapter – 12
TEXTUAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
1. Where in the classroom does Wanda sit and why?
Ans: Wanda sits in the seat next to the last seat in the last row in Room Thirteen. She sits in the corner because she comes from Boggins Heights and with dry mud in her feet.
2. Where does Wanda live? What kind of a place do you think it is?
Ans: Wanda lives in Boggins Heights. It is a rural area with muddy roads.
3. When and why do Peggy and Maddie notice Wanda’s absence?
Ans: Peggy and Maddie notice Wanda’s absence on Wednesday because they waited for her to come to school to have some fun with her but she didn’t come.
4. What do you think “to have fun with her” means?
Ans: “To have fun with her” means to tease her.
Oral comprehension check
1. In what ways was Wanda different from the other children?
Ans: In many ways Wanda was different from the other children. Her name was queer and she wore a blue faded dress that did not fit her properly. She had no friends.
2. Did Wanda have a hundred dresses? Why do you think she said she did?
Ans: Wanda did not have a hundred dresses. She said so in reply to the fun they made of her.
3. Why is Maddie embarrassed by the questions Peggy asks Wanda? Is she also like Wanda, or is she different?
Ans: Maddie is embarrassed by the questions Peggy asks Wanda because she is poor and she might be the next target. She is different from Wanda from the point of view of her name and her living place.
Oral comprehension text
1. Why didn’t Maddie ask Peggie to stop teasing Wanda? What was she afraid of?
Ans: Maddie didn’t ask Peggy to stop teasing Wanda because she had no courage to do so. She was afraid of losing her friendship with Peggy.
2. Who did Maddie think would win the drawing contest? Why?
Ans: Maddie thought that Peggy would win the drawing contest. Because Peggy could draw more beautifully than anyone could in the room.
3. Who won the drawing contest? What had the winner drawn?
Ans: Jack Beagles won for the boys for drawing an outboard motor and Wanda petronski won for the girls for drawing a hundred drawings, all beautiful. They were exquisite.
Think about the Text
1. How does Wanda feel about the dresses game? Why does she say that she has a hundred dresses?
Ans: Wanda feels bad about the dresses game. She says that she has a hundred dresses in reply to the question and to counter them.
2. How does Maddie stand by and not do anything? How is she different from Peggy? (Was Peggy’s friendship important to Maddie? Why? Which lines in the text tell you this?)
Ans: Maddie stands by Peggy and does nothing. Because she has no courage to speak to Peggy. She is different from Peggy from the point of view that she never teased Wanda. Peggy’s friendship was important for her because Peggy was the most popular girl in the class. She also wire Peggy’s used dresses.
3. What does Miss Mason think of Wanda’s drawings? What do the children think of them? How do you know?
Ans: Miss Mason thinks of Wanda’s drawings that they are “exquisite, all different and all beautiful “. The children found them “amazing”. They clapped their hands in joy and applauded. The boys whistled.
Thinking about Language
1. Look at these sentences –
a) She sat in the corner of the room where the rough Boys who did not make good marks, sat, the corner of the room where there was most sniffing of feet,…..
b) The time when they thought about Wanda was outside of school hours…….
These italicised clauses helps us to identify a set of boys, a place, and a time. They are answers to the questions ‘What king of rough boys?’ Which corner did she sit in? and ‘what particular time outside of school hours?’ They are ‘defining’ or ‘restrictive’ relative clauses. (Compare them with the ‘non-defining’ relative clauses discussed in unit -1.)
Combine the following to make sentences like those above
1. This is the bus (What kind of bus?). It goes to Agra. (use which or that)
2. I would like to buy (a) shirt (which shirt?). This shirt is in the shop window. (use which or that)
3. You must break your fast at a particular time (when). You see the moon in the sky. (use when)
4. Find a word (what kind of word?). It begins with the letter Z. (use which or that)
5. Now find a person (what kind of person). His or her name begins with the better Z. (use whose)
6. Then go to place (what place?). There are no people whose name begins with Z in that place. (use where)
Ans: 1. This is the bus that goes to Agra.
2. I would like to buy the shirt that is in the shop window.
3. You must break your fast when you see the moon in the sky.
4. Find a word which begins with the letter Z.
5. Now find a person whose name begins with the letter Z.
6. Then go to a place where there are no people whose name beings with Z in that place.
2. The Narrative Voice
This story is the ‘third person’ that is, the narrator is not a participant in the story. But the narrator often seems to tell the story from the point of view one of the characters in the story. For, example, look at the italicised words in this sentence.
Thank goodness, she did not live up on Boggins Heights or have a funny name. Whose thoughts do the words “Thank goodness ” express? Maddie’s, who is grateful that although she is poor, she is yet not as poor as Wanda, or as ‘different’.
(So she does not get teased; she is thankful about that.)
1. Here are two other sentences from the story. Can you say whose point of view the italicised words express?
i) But on Wednesday. Peggy and Maddie, who sat down front with other children who got good marks and who didn’t track in a whole lot of mud, did notice that Wanda wasn’t there.
ii) Wanda petronski. Most of the children in Room thirteen didn’t have names like that. They had names easy to say, like Thomas, Smith or Allen.
Ans: i) The italicised expressions is the writer’s point of view.
ii) The italicised expressions is the writer’s point of view.
2. Can you find other such sentences in the story? You can do this after you read the second part of the story as well.
Ans: Other such sentences are there in the second part of the story that reads: “Goodness! Wasn’t there anything she could do? If only she could tell Wanda she hadn’t meant to hurt her feelings. “
3. Look at this sentence. The italicised adverb expresses an opinion or point of view.
Obviously, the only dress Wanda had was the blue one she wore every day. (This was obvious to the speaker.)
Other such adverbs are apparently, evidently, surprisingly, possibly, hopefully, incredibly, luckily. Use these words appropriately in the blanks in the sentences below. (You may use a word more than once and more than one word may be appropriate for a given blank.
1. …………..,he finished his work on time.
2. ………….,it will not rain on the day of the match.
3. …………..,he had been stealing money from his employer.
4. Television is………… to blame for the increase in violence in society.
5. The children will………… learn from their mistakes.
6. I can’t……….. lend you that much money.
7. The thief had………… been watching the house for many days.
8. The thief I escaped by bribing the jailor.
9. ………,no one had suggested this before.
10. The water was…………. hot.
Ans: 1. Luckily.
Comprehension Questions and Answers
Q:- Read the passages carefully and answer the question by choosing the appropriate options given below :–
1. Today, Monday, Wanda petronski was not in her seat. But nobody, not even Peggy and Madeline, the girls who started all the fun, noticed her absence. Usually Wanda sat in the seat next to the last seat in the last row in room thirteen. She sat in the corner of the room where the rough boys who did not make good marks sat, the corner of the room where there was most scuffing of feet, most roars of laughter when anytime funny was said, and most mud and dirt on the floor.
1. Who noticed Wanda petronski’s absence?
c) The girls.
Ans: d) Nobody.
2. Wanda usually say in the seat next to the last seat in the-
a) First row.
b) Last row in Room Thirteen.
c) Second row.
d) Last row in Room Twelve.
Ans: b) Last row in Room Thirteen.
3. She usually sat there because –
a) She was dull.
b) She was afraid of girls.
c) She wanted to get rid of the fun made of het
d) She liked to make fun of other girls.
Ans: c) She wanted to get rid of the fun made of het.
4. Most of the boys who sat in the last row were in the habit of –
a) Making good marks.
b) Making complaints.
c) Making friendship.
d) Scuffing of their feet on the ground.
Ans: d) Scuffing of their feet on the ground.
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