Class 10 English Chapter 12 The Hundred Dresses – I

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Class 10 English Chapter 12 The Hundred Dresses – I

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2. 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. Peggy was the most popular girl in school. She was pretty, she had many pretty clothes and her hair was curly. Maddie was her closest friend. The reason Peggy and Maddie noticed Wanda’s absence was because Wanda had made them late to school. They had waited and waited for Wanda, to have some fun with her, and she just hadn’t come. 

They often waited for Wanda Petronski to have fun with her. 


1. Where did Peggy and Maddie sit? 

a) Down front. 

b) Up back. 

c) Down back.       

d) Up front. 

Ans: a) Down front.

2. Who else sat with Peggy and Maddie? 

a) All children.    

b) No one.

c) Brilliant children.

d) Naughty children.

Ans: c) Brilliant children.

3. Who was the most popular girl in school? 

a) Wanda.       

b) Peggy. 

c) Maddie.    

d) None of these.

Ans: b) Peggy.  

4. Peggy and Maddie would wait for Wanda to –

a) Play with her.     

b) Come to school together.     

c)  Laugh with her.     

d) Have fun with her. 

Ans: d) Have fun with her. 

3. Wanda didn’t 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. She didn’t have any friends, but a lot of girls talked to her. Sometimes, they surrounded her in the school yard as she stood watching the little girls play hopscotch on the worn hard ground. 

“Wanda”, Peggy would say in a most courteous manner as though she were talking to miss Mason.  “Wands”, she’d  say, giving one of her friends a nudge, “tell us. How many dress did you say you had hanging up in your closet? “

1.A Letter to God
Dust of Snow
Fire and Ice
2.Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
A Tiger in the Zoo
3.Two Stories About Flying
I.His First Flight
II.The Black Aeroplane
How to Tell Wild Animals
The Ball Poem
4.From the Diary of Anne Frank
5.The Hundred Dresses – I
6.The Hundred Dresses – II
7.Glimpses of India
I.A Baker from Goa
III.Tea from Assam
The Trees
8.Mijbil the Otter
9.Madam Rides the Bus
The Tale of Custard the Dragon
10.The Sermon at Benares
For Anne Gregory
11.The Proposal

Question :-

1. Why did Wanda come to school alone? Because

a) Nobody liked her.

b) She was unsocial.

c) She was poor.

d) She had no friend. 

Ans: d) She had no friend.

2. She always wore a faded blue dress because –

a) She asked it. 

b)  Everyone appreciated it. 

c)  She was poor. 

d) She had a hundred dresses in her closet. 

Ans: c)  She was poor.

3. Peggy made fun of Wanda  by-

a)  Pointing out her peculiar name. 

b)  Showing her shabby dress. 

c)  Pointing to her muddy shoes. 

d)  Asking her about dresses. 

Ans: d)  Asking her about dresses.

4. Who had a funny name? 

a) Peggy.

b) Maddie. 

c) Wanda.      

d) Mason. 

Ans: c) Wanda. 

4. Peggy was not really cruel. She protected small children from bullies. And she cried for hours if she saw an animal mistreated. If anybody had said to her. “Don’t you think that is a cruel way to treat Wanda? ” She would have been very surprised. Cruel? Why did the girl say she had a hundred dresses? Anybody could tell that that was a lie. Why did she want to lie? And she wasn’t just an ordinary person, else why did she have a name like that?  Anyway, they never made her cry. 

As for Maddie, this business of asking wanda everyday how many dresses and how many hats, and how many this or that she had was bothering her. Maddie’s was poor herself. She usually wore somebody’s hand-me-downs clothes. Thank goodness, she didn’t live up on boggins heights or have a funny name. 

Question :-

1. Peggy’s nature proves that she was-

a) Cruel.

b)  Not cruel.

c) Naughty.   

d) Humble. 

Ans: b)  Not cruel.

2. Peggy took Wanda for-

a) An ordinary girl.    

b) A humble girl.

c) A rich girl.      

d) A brilliant girl.

Ans: a) An ordinary girl.

3. What bothered Maddie?

a) Asking Wanda questions. 

b)  Making fun of Wanda.

c) Peggy’s friendship. 

d) Her involvement. 

Ans: b)  Making fun of Wanda.

4. Maddie’s poverty can be understood from-

a) Wearing new dresses. 

b) Wearing old shoes. 

c)  Wearing Peggy’s used dresses. 

d)  Her friendship with Peggy. 

Ans: c)  Wearing Peggy’s used dresses. 

5. Today, even though they had been late to school, Maddie was glad she had not had to make fun of Wanda. She worked her arithmetic problems absent-mindedly. “Eight times eight let’s see…… “She wished she had the nerve to write Peggy a note because she knew she never would have the courage to speak right out to Peggy, to say, “Hey, peg, let’s stop asking Wanda how many dresses she has. ” When she finished her arithmetic she did start a note to Peggy. Suddenly she paused and shuddered. She pictured herself in the schoolyard, a new target for Peggy and the girls. Peggy might ask her where she got the dress that she had on, and Maddie would have to say it was one of Peggy’s old ones that Maddie’s mother had tried to disguise with new trimmings so no one in Room Thirteen would recognise it. 


1. How did Maddie want to ask Peggy to stop making fun of Wanda? 

a) Telling her with a request. 

b)  Requesting her as soon as she met her. 

c)  Sending her a note of requests. 

d) Cutting her relationship with Peggy. 

Ans: c)  Sending her a note of requests.

2. Why was Maddie glad? Because –

a) She was late for school. 

b)  She solved arithmetic problems. 

c)  She did not meet Wanda. 

d)  She had not had to make fun of Wanda. 

Ans: d)  She had not had to make fun of Wanda.

3. She shuddered because she thought that-

a) She would be Peggy’s next target. 

b)  Peggy would stop teasing Wanda. 

c)  Wanda would tease her. 

d) Peggy would make friendship with Wanda. 

Ans: a) She would be Peggy’s next target.

4. ‘trimmings ‘ means-

a) Shape.

b) Design.

c) Decorations.   

d)  Style.

Ans: c) Decorations.  

6. The minute they entered the classroom, they stopped short and gasped. There were drawings all over the room, on every ledge and window-sill, 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. There must be drawings for the contest. They were! Everybody stopped and whistled or murmured admiringly. A soon as the class had assembled, Miss Mason announced the winners. Jack Beggs had won for the boys, she said, and his design for an outboard motor was on exhibition in Room Twelve, along with the sketches by all the other boys. 

Question :-

1. Why did they stop short and gasp? Because –

a)  They were already late for school. 

b)  The result of the drawing contest was declared. 

c)  They saw beautiful drawings all over the room. 

d)  There were many pictures there. 

Ans: c)  They saw beautiful drawings all over the room.

2. Everybody admired them-

a) Shouting.

b) Whistling. 

c) Saying nice things.

d) Touching the drawings. 

Ans: b) Whistling.

3. Who won the contest for girls? 

a) Peggy.         

b) Maddie. 

c) Mason.         

d) Wanda.

Ans: d) Wanda.  

4. According to Maddie who would win the contest? 

a)  Wanda.         

b) Maddie herself.

c)  Mason.         

d) Peggy. 

Ans: d) Peggy.

Short Answer type question

1. Where did Wanda petronski sit in the class and why? 

Ans: Wanda petronski was a polish girl. Their family came to America. She came to school and took her seat of the last row. She sat there because she had no friends and her shoes were caked with mud. 

2. Who made fun of Wanda and why? 

Ans: Peggy and Maddie made fun of Wanda because she had a funny name to the Americans. Peggy was local but Wanda was a foreigner and she used to wear a faded blue dress and her feet were usually caked with dry mud. 

3. What kind of girl was Wanda petronski? How did she look? 

Ans: Wanda petronski was very quite and rarely said anything at all. Nobody had heard her laugh aloud. She simply smiled. She always wore a faded blue dress that did not fit her right. She came to school with dry mud in her feet. She came of a poor family. 

4. How did Peggy and Maddie make fun of Wanda petronski? 

Ans: Peggy and Maddie would ask Wanda petronski how many dresses she had in her closet. Peggy also asked her how many pairs of shoes she had. Wanda replied that she had a hundred dresses in her closet- all lined up and sixty pairs of shoes. All the other girls would stop playing and listen to these questions and answers. 

5. What kind of girl was Peggy? Why did she make fun of Wanda? 

Ans: In fact, Peggi was a good girl. She was kind-hearted, intelligent and lovely. She was the most popular girl in the school. She was not cruel. She protected small children from bullies. She also felt pain when an animal was mistreated. She teased Wanda because Wanda said that she had a hundred dresses in her closet. Peggi thought it to be a lie. 

6. What did Peggy and Maddie do on the result day of drawing contest? 

Ans: On the result day of drawing contest Peggy and Maddie hurried to school under Peggy’s umbrella. They did not wait for Wanda. Maddie was sure that Peggy would come out first. So it was an important day for them. 

Long Answer Type Question

1. In what kind of place did Wanda usually sit in the classroom? Why? 

Ans: Wanda usually sat in the seat next to the last seat in the last row in Room Thirteen. She in the corner. There the rough boys sat who did not get good marks. They made noise by scuffing of their feet when something funny was said. They also burst into laughter. But Wanda was very quite and rarely said anything. Nobody saw her laugh. She simply smiled. She came from Biggins  Heights  and her feet were caked with dry mud. In the midst of most Americans she was the only polish girl. 

2. How did Peggy make fun of Wanda? What was Wanda’s reaction? 

Ans: Wanda petronski was a polish girl. She was poor. To Peggy and other American students Wanda had a peculiar name.  Wanda always wore a faded blue dress which did not fit her right. Peggy made fun of Wanda for her dress. Peggy would signal her friend Maddie and ask Wanda how many dresses she had. Wanda would reply that she had a hundred dresses in her closet-all lined up. Peggy would again ask what those dresses were like. Wanda would reply “all silk colours, velvet.” She also said that she had sixty pairs of shoes. She replied to the questions without showing any emotion. All the girls would burst into laughter. 

3. What contest was held in the school? Who won the contest? 

Ans: In the school drawing and coloring contest was held. For girls, the contest consisted of designing dresses and for boys of designing motorboat. Everyone hoped that Peggy would win because she drew better that anyone else in the room. Maddie was sure that Peggy would win. 

Jack Beagles won for the boys and Wanda petronski for the girls. She drew one hundred design while most girls submitted one or two sketches. Her design were all different and all beautiful.

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