Class 10 English Chapter 13 The Hundred Dresses – II

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Class 10 English Chapter 13 The Hundred Dresses – II

Also, you can read the SCERT book online in these sections Solutions by Expert Teachers as per SCERT (CBSE) Book guidelines. These solutions are part of SCERT All Subject Solutions. Here we have given Assam Board Class 10 English Chapter 13 The Hundred Dresses – II Solutions for All Subjects, You can practice these here…

The Hundred Dresses – II

Chapter – 13



Oral comprehension check – I

1. What did Mr. Peroski’s letter say? 

Ans: Mr. Peroski’s letter said that Wanda would not come to school any more as they had moved to a big city. Nobody would make fun of her for having such a name. There were lost of funny names in the city. 

2. Is miss Mason angry with the class, or is she unhappy or upset? 

Ans: in fact, miss Mason is not angry with the class but she is unhappy and upset. It was unfortunate as it happened in utter thoughtless. She cautions the class not to hurt anyone ‘s feelings henceforth. 

3.  How does maddie feel after listening to the note from wanda’ s father? 

Ans:  After listening from wanda’s father maddie feels badly hurt. She wants to go mto Wanda and tell her that they didn’t mean to hurt her feelings. 

4. What does maddie want to do? 

Ans: maddie wants to go to Wanda and beg apology saying whatever she did was not meant to hurt her feelings. 

Oral comprehension check check-II

1. What excuses does Peggy think up for her behaviour? Why? 

Ans: Peggy thinks up that she never called her a foreigner or made fun of her name either. She never thought that Wanda could sense that they were making fun of her. 

2. What are maddie’s thoughts as they go to boggins heights? 

Ans: maddie’s thoughts are that they will meet Wanda and tell her that they are sorry. They really did not mean to hurt her. All will be nice to her and she should come back. She and Peggy will stand by her. 

3. Why does wanda’s house remind maddie of wanda’s blue dress?

Ans:  wanda’s house reminds maddie of wanda’s blue dress because the house is shabby but clean as is her dress.

4. What does maddie think hard about? What important decision does she came to?

Ans: maddie decides to speak up if she ever heard anybody teasing anyone for funny looking or for having strange names. She is now ready to lose Peggy’s friendship for doing so. She will never make anyone unhappy.

Oral comprehension check – III

1. What did the girls write to Wanda? 

Ans: The  girls wrote to Wanda that her drawings were pretty. They also asked her if she liked the place where she was living and her new teacher. They regretted for what had happened. 

2. Did they get a  reply? Who was more anxious for a reply, Peggy or maddie? How do you know? 

Ans:  No, they did not got a reply, maddie was more anxious. She Could. D not sleep well and burst out crying for wanda. 

3. How did the girls know that wanda liked them even though they had teased her? 

Ans: They knew that wanda liked them even though they had teased her bec she gave two of her drawings to them and wished merry Christmas to all. 

Thinking about the text

1. Why do you think wanda’s family moved to a different city? Do you think life there was going to be different for their family? 

Ans : wanda’s family moved to a different city to get rid of racial injustice. In a big city life was going to be different because there would be people from different races. 

2. Maddie thought her silence was as bad as Peggy’s teasing. Was she right? 

Ans: Yes, maddie was right when she thought her silence was as bad as Peggy’s teasing because it encouraged Peggy to do so. 

3. Peggy says, “I never thought she had the sense to know we were making fun of her any way. I thought she was too dumb. And gee, look how she can draw!” what led Peggy to believe that wanda was dumb? Did she change her opinion later? 

Ans: wanda never made any  reply to Peggy’s teasing. Wanda remained silent and her silent reply was serious. She was not dumb at all. Peggy changed her opinion later and regretted. 

4. What important decision did maddie make? Why did she have to think hard to do so?

Ans : maddie made an important decision. It was that in future she would never remain silent when someone teased someone. She would speak up even though she might lose Peggy’s friendship. She would never make anyone unhappy.

5. Why do you think Wanda gave maddie and Peggy the drawings of the dresses? Why are they surprised?

Ans: Wanda gave maddie and Peggy the drawings of the dresses in reply to their teasing.

They were supposed because those drawings had their faces and also because of wanda’s greatness.

6. Do you think Wanda really thought the girls were teasing her? Why or why not?

Ans:  yes, Wanda really thought the girls were teasing her-as she was highly sensitive and intelligent. She showed her talent in her drawings by drawing their faces.

Thinking about Language

I. Here are thirty adjectives describing human qualities. Discuss them with your partner and put then in the two words webs (given below)  according to whether you think they show positive or negative qualities. You can consult a dictionary if you are not sure of the meanings of some of the words. You may also add to the list the positive or negative ‘pair’ of a given word. 

Kind, sarcastic, courteous, arrogant, insipid, timid, placid, cruel, haughty, proud, zealous, intrepid, sensitive, compassionate, introverted, stolid, cheerful, contended, thoughtless, vain, friendly. Unforgiving, fashionable, generous talented, lonely, determined, creative, miserable, complacent. 

II. What adjectives can we use to describe Peggy, Wanda and Maddie? You can choose adjectives from the list above. You can also add some of your own. 

1. Peggy………………. 

2. Wanda……………… 

3. Maddie……………. 

Ans: 1. Peggy – sarcastic, cruel, proud, thoughtless, jealous, vain, haughty, arrogant, insipid, sadistic, introverted, unforgiving. 

2. Wanda – kind, courteous, intrepid, compassionate, contended, generous, talented, lonely, determined, creative, introverted, complacent. 

3. Maddie – insipid, timid, placid, stolid, friendly. 

III. Find the sentence in the story with the following phrasal verbs.

Lined up, thought up, took off, stood by

Ans: 1) All lined up,……. 

2) Peggy, who had thought up the game,…….. 

3) Miss Mason took off her glasses,……. 

4) She had stood by and said nothing,…… 

2. Look up these phrasal verbs in a dictionary to find out if they can be used in some, other way. (Look at the entries for line, think, take, and stand in the dictionary.)  Find out what other preposition can go with these verb. What does each of these phrasal verbs mean? 

Ans: 1. line –

i) lined with (in a line) 

ii) lined up (get into a line) 

iii) line something up (queue /form) 

iv) line abreast. (abreast of each other) 

2) think –

i) think up (devise, conceive, invent) 

ii) think about (examine, consider really, reflect upon) 

iii) think of (consider, take into account, imagine) 

iv) think out (consider carefully and make a plan for) 

v) think over (reflect up on, consider further) 

3) take –

i) take after (resembles) 

ii) take apart (separate into parts) 

iii) take away from (lesson, weaken, diminish, remove) 

iv) take back (retreat, with, draw) 

v) take down (write down, lower) 

vi) take in (receive, absorb, understand) 

vii) take off (make a start in jumping; remove) 

viii) take on (become exited or agitated; undertake) 

ix) take somebody on (accept as an opponent; engage, fight) 

x) take something out (extract, remove) 

xi) take over (accept duties, responsibilities) 

xii) take up (lift up; raise) 

4) Stand –

i) stand by (be a bystander) 

ii) stand back (move back) 

iii) stand at (be at a certain level) 

iv) stand aside (be inactive; do nothing) 

v) stand down (retire from a witness box or similar position) 

vi) stand for (represent; support) 

vii) stand in (take a share in) 

viii) stand off (remain at a distance; move away) 

ix) stand out ( be easily seen above or among others) 

x) stand over (be postponed) 

xi) stand to (take up position to resist possible attack) 

xii) stand up (upright) 

3. Use at least five such phrasal verbs in sentences of your own. 

Ans: i) line up :- The general lined up his troops. 

ii) think of :- He thought of a new plan. 

iii) think over :- Please think over the matter again. 

iv) take for :- I took him for Ramesh. 

v) Stand by :- He stood by her in her distress. 

4. Colours are used to describe feelings, moods and emotions. Match the following ‘colour expressions with a suggested paraphrase. 

(i) The Monday morning – feel embarrassed / angry / as hamed. 

(ii) Go red in the face – feel very sick, as if about to vomit. 

(iii) Look green-sadness or depression after a weekend of fun. 

(iv) The red carpet – the sign or permission to begin an action. 

(v) Blue – blooded – a sign or surrender or acceptance of defeat; a wish to stop fighting. 

(vi) A green belt – in a unlawful act; while doing something wrong. 

(vii) A black guard – a photo graphic print of building plans; a detailed plan or scheme. 

(viii) A grey area – land around a town or city where construction is prohibited by law. 

(ix) A white flag – an area of a subject or a situation where matters are not very clear. 

(x) the green light – of noble birth or form a royal family. 

Ans: (i) The Monday morning – sadness or depression after a blessed weekend of fun. 

(ii) Go red in the face – feel embarrassed /angry /ashamed 

(iii) Look green – feel very sick, as if about to vomit

(iv) The red carpet – a special welcome. 

(v) Blue-blooded – of noble birth from a royal family. 

(vi) A green belt – land around a town or city where construction is prohibited by law. 

(vii) A blackguard – a dishonest person with no sense of right or wrong. 

(viii) A grey area – an area of a subject or a situation where matters are not very clear. 

(ix) A white flag – a sign of surrender or a cceptance of defeat, a wish to stop fighting. 

(x) A blue print – a photographer print of building plans; a detailed plan or scheme. 

(xi) Red-handed – in a unlawful act, while doing something wrong. 

(xi) The green light – the sign or permission to begin an action. 

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