The Hundred Dresses Part 1 Class 10 CBSE Question Bank 2021 Answers

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The Hundred Dresses Part 1 Class 10 CBSE Question Bank 2021 Answers

L-5 The Hundred Dresses Part1 Text-First Flight

Q3 Multiple Choice Questions based on an extract MCQ
(A) 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 schoolyard 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. “Wanda,” she’d say, giving one of her friends a nudge, “tell us. How many dresses did you say you had hanging up in your closet?”

i The ‘most courteous manner’ here means that Peggy was
a) on her best behaviour.
b) teasing Wanda.
c) trying to impress Wanda.
d) respectful to Wanda.

ii Peggy gave her friend a nudge because
a) she wanted to push her away from the scene.
b) she disliked her friend being distracted then.
c) she was teasing Wanda and wanted her to make others pay attention.
d) she was teasing Wanda and didn’t want anyone there miss the ‘fun’.

iii Pick the option having the words that DO NOT loosely match the word, ‘closet’, from those given.
1) wardrobe 2) loft 3) cabinet 4) cupboard 5) porch 6) cellar
a) 1, 3 and 4
b) 3, 4 and 5
c) 1, 2 and 6
d) 2, 5 and 6

iv Why was Wanda’s answer to Peggy’s question always the same? Pick the LEAST probable reason. This was so because she knew that
a) she was being picked on and it was probably her defence.
b) confessing the truth would probably worsen the situation.
c) she didn’t know how else to get out of that situation.
d) sticking to an unexpected answer would get her the attention she needed.

v Regarding Wanda being teased, Miss Mason was
a) in denial that such behaviour was possible by her students.
b) aware, but didn’t want to discuss it with the students.
c) unaware that the students were frequently teasing Wanda.
d) of the belief that such behaviour was a normal part of growing up.

vi Which of the following images showcase ‘hopscotch’?

class 10 English The hundred dresses

Answer Key MCQ (A)
i) b
ii) d
iii) d (There is printing mistake regarding this answer on cbse’s website.)
iv) d
v) c
vi) d

The Hundred Dresses Class 10 MCQ | CBSE Question Bank 2021 Answers

(B) “In the opinion of the judges, any one of the drawings is worthy of winning the prize. I am very happy to say that Wanda Petronski is the winner of the girls’ medal. Unfortunately, Wanda has been absent from school for some days and is not here to receive the applause that is due to her. Let us hope she will be back tomorrow. Now class, you may file around the room quietly and look at her exquisite drawings.”

i Pick the statement that is TRUE, according to the information given in the extract.
a) Wanda won the prize because she had submitted a variety of entries.
b) Wanda would have still won the prize even if she had submitted just one entry.
c) Wanda won the prize because the majority of judges were women.
d) Wanda would have still won the prize if she had drawn something else.

ii Miss Mason says, “I am very happy to …”. Which phrase DOES NOT replace the underlined phrase correctly from those given below?
a) It gives me great pleasure to…
b) I am sure you’ll be surprised to…
c) I am delighted to…
d) It fills me with joy to…

iii When the teacher wants them to ‘file around’, she wants the students to
a) put the files in their proper places.
b) gather around her table to discuss the designs.
c) file the designs properly in their folders.
d) walk in a line to admire the designs.

iv Pick the sentence that DOES NOT use ‘due to’ in the same sense as in the given extract.
a) She was disappointed due to their rude behaviour.
b) We must give our colleagues the vacation due to them.
c) I have some extra money due to me this month from my friend.
d) You have an apology due to your parents.

v The teacher refers to Wanda’s designs as ‘exquisite’ because
a) each one of the hundred designs was different.
b) each one of them was very beautiful.
c) each of them was a copy of the latest fashion trend.
d) each one had the same colour theme as the other.

Answer Key MCQ (B)
i) b
ii) b
iii) d
iv) a
v) b

The Hundred Dresses Class 10 | CBSE Question Bank 2021 Answers (2 Marks)

Q10 Answer in 20-30 words
i What, according to Room Thirteen, was ‘unusual’ about Wanda?
ANS: According to Room Thirteen, Wanda had a funny and unusual name. Despite being quiet she sat in the corner of the room where the rough boys with loud laughter used to sit. She wore the same dress everyday to the school.

ii Briefly justify Peggy’s popularity.
ANS: Peggy was the most popular girl in school. She was pretty looking. She had many beautiful dresses and her hair was curly. Besides, she sat with toppers in the front row. She saved children from bullies.

iii Why was Wanda’s claim to a hundred dresses incongruent with what she wore to school most days?
ANS: She claimed to have a hundred dresses in her closet but she wore the same faded blue dress to the school daily. Also, the dress was unironed.

iv Peggy and Maddie often waited for Wanda, to have ‘fun’ with her. How was this concept of ‘fun’ different from how we commonly know it?
ANS: They both waited there to make fun of Wanda’s poverty by asking questions about her dress and shoes. Commonly, we know ‘Fun’ as a light conversation for entertainment.

The Hundred Dresses Class 10 (3 Marks) | CBSE Question Bank 2021 Answers

Q11 Answer in 40-50 words

i Wanda was not only different from the other students of her class but even from the other students at the back of the class where she sat. Explain how this was so.
ANS: Wanda always sat in the row next to the last row. But she was different from the rough boys who sat at the back of the class. Unlike the noisy boys, she was very quiet and rare heard saying anything. She was never heard laughing out loud like the boys sitting at the back of the class.

ii The drawing and colouring contest involved girls designing dresses and boys designing motorboats.
a) Does it reveal any common perception about girls and boys?
b) What do you feel about the same?
ANS: a) Yes, the statement reveals that girls are perceived to be more inclined towards fashion and makeup whereas boys like machines or engineering.
b) This perception does not hold good in today’s modern world. There is no gender inequality between boys and girls in the choice of professions.

iii What does the reaction of the two girls, at the announcement of Wanda’s name as the winner of the girls’ medal, tell us about them?
ANS: Peggy and Maddie did not feel jealous on the announcement of Wanda’s name as the winner of the girls’ medal. Rather they admired her paintings and colour contrast. This attitude shows that they did not intend to embarrass Wanda by asking ‘the hundred dress question’ repeatedly.

iv Maddie had her own reason to feel embarrassed on occasion when Wanda was teased about her dresses. If you were Maddie, how would you have addressed the situation?
ANS: If I were Maddie, I would have tried to convince Peggy that these questions might hurt a poor girl. So, it was not good to ask personal questions. I would have tried to divert the students’ focus on something else.

v Explain how wearing a school uniform might have addressed the problem/s faced by Maddie and Wanda regarding their dresses.
ANS: After wearing a school uniform, any student cannot comment on others’ dresses. Every student looks almost similar in a school uniform. Yes, school uniform would have definitely addressed the problem faced by poor girls like Maddie and Wanda regarding their dresses.

The Hundred Dresses Part 1 Class 10 (5 Marks) | CBSE Question Bank 2021 Answers

Q12 Answer in 100-120 words (beyond text and across texts)
i As a student from a different class (Room Eleven), write a diary entry about the behaviour of Peggy and Maddie with Wanda, in the light of the given quotes. You may begin like this:

“Judging a person does not define who they are.

It defines who you are.”

“Silence is unacceptable in the face of injustice and being neutral is being a coward and an accomplice.”

Dear Diary,
I have been watching the goings-on of Peggy and Maddie every morning for a while now I am going to report the matter……

07 July 1944, Tuesday 7:30 pm
Dear diary,
I have been watching the goings-on of Peggy and Maddie every morning for a while now. I am going to report the matter to Miss Mason. Judging a person on the basis of his/her clothes is not the right criterion. Enough is enough now. My father taught me that one who keeps silent in the face of injustice is termed a coward. My conscience is pricking and compelling me to speak against this unfair game. It is our moral duty to support the underprivileged and less fortunate class of society. I will definitely let the teacher know of this dress game so that Wanda get rid of it as soon as possible. I would request the teacher to explain moral duties in the class lecture so that Peggy and other children belonging to the higher social class use their position and resources for the welfare of the poor and needy; instead of bullying them.
Bye, dear diary.
Word Count: 157, Readers can eliminate sentences as per their choice and convenience.

ii Despite her picking on Wanda and leading the group in doing so, Peggy was someone who shielded younger children from bullies and cried at the mistreatment of animals. Do you think that most people in the world are like Peggy –very aware of several issues but quite unfeeling when it comes to dealing with someone ‘different’?
Present your views and include the importance of being self-aware, lest we hurt others due to our thoughtlessness.

ANS: I think that most people in the world are like Peggy who shows off as concerned and aware of social issues. But, cannot empathise with someone’s real problems. Their behaviour is totally different when actual dealing comes.
It is extremely important to be self-aware and deal with others in a thoughtful manner. We must anticipate our words before speaking. Our actions should not leave a negative or sarcastic effect on someone. Although Peggy did not want to upset Wanda, her manner of asking personal questions was not at all acceptable. Peggy could not self evaluate her behaviour. So, the teacher and the classmates should have intervened to let Peggy realise her mistakes and apologise to Wanda.
Word Count: 115

iii If Wanda had to choose one friend from among Anne Frank, Amanda and Valli, who do you think she would have chosen? Explain with relevant rationale and reference to the texts.
ANS:  I think Wanda would select Anne Frank. She would select Anne because they both suffered from social problems and could better understand each other’s grief. Wanda faced social discrimination in the US whereas Anne was forced to stay in confinement due to Nazism in Germany. Wanda, herself, was a creative girl who would admire the writing skills of Anne Frank.
Valli would also be a great friend to Wanda. As Wanda was a shy girl and spoke too little, Valli would compliment her as a companion. Valli was a brave and self-respecting girl. Wanda could learn to speak for her rights from Valli and live a respectable life.
Word Count: 108

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