Class 10 English NCERT Book First Flight Chapter 5 The Hundred Dresses – 1 Questions and Answers with PDF File for cbse, hbse and other state boards.
The Hundred Dresses – 1 Question Answer Class 10 English
Oral Comprehension 1
Q. 1. Where in the classroom does Wanda sit and why?
Ans. Wanda sits in the next to the last seat in the last row in Room Thirteen. She sits in the corner of the room. There is noise by the scuffling of feet and roar of laughter. Wanda is not rough and noisy. But she is there as she does not mix with other students.
Q. 2. Where does Wanda live? What kind of a place do you think it is?
Ans. Wanda lives at Boggins Heights. It is not a clean place. It is muddy. That is why, Wanda’s feet are usually caked with mud on her way to school daily.
Q. 3. When and why do Peggy and Maddie notice Wanda’s absence ?
Ans. Peggy and Maddie notice Wanda’s absence on Wednesday. It was because Wanda had made them late to school. They used to make fun of her for her muddy shoes.
Q. 4. What do you think “to have fun with her” means ?
Ans. “To have fun with her” means to laugh at her or to make a fool of her.
Oral Comprehension 2
Q. 1. In what way was Wanda different from the other children ?
Ans. Wanda was different from the other children because her name was long and strange. Secondly, she always wore a faded blue dress. It didn’t hang right. She didn’t have any friends.
Q. 2. Did Wanda have a hundred dresses ? Why do you think she said she did ?
Ans. No, Wanda did not have a hundred dresses. She said this because she was making a hundred drawings of different kinds of dresses for the contest.
Q. 3. Why is Maddie embarrassed by the questions Peggy asks Wanda ? Is she also like Wanda, oris she different ?
Ans. Maddie is embarrassed by the questions Peggy asks Wanda because she was also poor. She is like Wanda in temperament though she is an American.
Oral Comprehension 3
Q. 1. Why didn’t Maddic ask Peggie to stop teasing Wanda ? What was she afraid of ?
Ans. Maddie didn’t ask Peggy to stop teasing Wanda because she didn’t have the courage to say s Secondly, she was afraid of losing her friendship with Peggy. Moreover, she shuddered to think what would happen if Peggy started making fun of Maddie instead of Wanda.
Q. 2. Who did Maddie think would win the drawing contest ? Why?
Ans. Maddie thought that Peggy would win the girls’ medal as she drew better than anyone else in the room.
Q. 3. Who won the drawing contest ? What had the winner drawn?
Ans. Wande won the drawing contest. She had drawn the designs of one hundred dresses. These were all different and all beautiful.
Textual Question Answer
Q. 1. How is Wanda seen as different by the other girls ? How do they treat her ?
Ans. The other girls see Wanda was different because of her origin and dress. She is Polish by origin. Her name is long and strange. She always wears the same faded blue dress. Her feet are usually caked with dry mud. The other girls often make fun of her.
Q. 2. How does Wanda feel about the dresses game ? Why does she say that she has a hundred dresses ?
Ans. Wanda feels badly about the dresses game. She tells them that she has a hundred dresses at home. In fact, she doesn’t have these dress. She says so because she is making a hundred drawings of dresses.
Q. 3. Why 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. In her heart Maddie does not like that Peggy should make fun of Wanda. But she stands by and does nothing because she doesn’t have the courage to do so. She does not want to lose Peggy’s friendship. She is different from Peggy as she doesn’t make fun of Wanda. Peggy’s friendship is important to her because she is the best-liked girl in the whole room..
The lines are : “She was Peggy’s best friend and Peggy was the best-liked girl in the whole room. Peggy could not possibly do anything that was really wrong.”
Q. 4. 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 as “exquisite”, “all different and all beautiful”. The children think of them as ‘amazing’. They stop short and gasp when they look at these drawings. The reaction of children shows that the dresses were beautiful. They praise their dazzling colours and lavish designs.