Please refer to The Hundred Dresses II Class 10 English Important Questions given below. These solved questions for The Hundred Dresses II have been prepared based on the latest CBSE, NCERT and KVS syllabus and books issued for the current academic year. We have provided important examination questions for Class 10 English all chapters.
Class 10 English The Hundred Dresses II Important Questions
Short Answer Type Questions
Question. What did Peggy say about teasing Wanda when she didn’t find anyone in the house?
Ans. Peggy and Maddie reached Wanda’s house. There was a complete silence all around. They didn’t find anyone in the house. They wanted to make amends with Wanda but suddenly, Peggy boasted in front of Maddie that because she taunted Wanda about these dresses and asked questions about it, Wanda got good ideas for her drawings. Otherwise, she might not have won the contest. She had put those ideas into her dresses to win the contest.
Question. How was the town decorated on the Christmas eve?
Ans. On Christmas eve, there was a celebration all round. All the houses had wreaths in the windows and on the doors. Hundreds of Christmas trees were stacked outside the grocery stonier. Candy peppermint sticks and gifting things hung everywhere. The air smelled like Christmas. There was joy in the form of these decorations. Light reflected different colours on the snow making it even more beautiful.
Question. What did Maddie tell Peggy about her drawing?
Ans. Maddie went to Peggy’s house. Then she asked Peggy to show her drawing. Maddie carefully held it and when they looked at it closely, they saw some figure. The head and face of that picture looked like Peggy’s. Peggy got an idea from it. She said that these drawings showed that Wanda must have really liked them both.
Question. Why was Maddie upset after listening to the teacher’s views on teasing the fellow students?
Ans. Maddie was a conscientious student who did not enjoy hurting others but she had been a mute spectator when Peggy was made fun of Wanda’s hundred dresses. Now she realised that she had been a party to all the insults and humiliations which Wanda suffered quietly. So she was disturbed after listening to the teacher’s views on teasing the fellow student.
Question. What kind of a girl was Peggy ?
Ans. Peggy was the most popular and pretty looking girl. She was a hypocrite as she could be kind at one time and make fun of someone at another time. She made fun of Wanda. But at the same time. She was a good artist, she protected children from bullies, cried when animals were ill treated.
Question. What was unusual about the dress of Wanda ?
Ans. Wanda always wore a faded blue dress that didn’t fit her well. It was neat but it was wrinkled all over and required a good ironing. She always wore the same dress. It didn’t looked right.
Question. How did the children respond to Wanda’s paintings?
Ans. Children suddenly clapped. Even the boys were glad to have a chance to stamp on the floor and they put their fingers in their mouths and whistled. Peggy and Maddie also appreciated her drawings.
Question. What shows that Peggy was not really cruel ?
Ans. Peggy was not really cruel. She protected small children from bullies. Not only this, she cried for hours if she saw an animal being mistreated. But in Wanda’s bullying she never felt that.
Long Answer Type Questions
Question. Goodness! Wasn’t there anything she could do? If only she could tell Wanda she hadn’t meant to hurt her feelings. She turned around and stole a glance at Peggy, but Peggy did not look up. She seemed to be studying hard. Well, whether Peggy felt badly or not, she had to do something.
(a) Who is “she” in the above lines? What does she want to do at the moment?
(b) Why do her eyes flick towards Peggy?
Ans. (a) She is Maddie, Wanda’s classmate. She is best friends with Peggy. Maddie wanted to apologise to Wanda for making fun of her over her claim of having a hundred dresses.
(b) Maddie’s eyes flick towards Peggy because she wanted to see her reaction over the announcement that Wanda had shifted over the bullying. She also wanted to see if Peggy felt bad too as she was her best friend.
Question. What did Peggy and Maddie speak about when they went to Wanda’s house?
Ans. Peggy and Maddie went to Wanda’s house. They spoke only of Wanda and how they never meant to hurt her feelings. Peggy said that she never meant to call her a foreigner. She never knew that Wanda had the sense to know that she was being mocked at. Maddie said nothing but she hoped to find Wanda. She wanted to tell her that they were sorry. They would plead before Wanda to not to move away from there. They would all be nice to her. She and Peggy would fight anybody who wouldn’t be nice towards her. They reached her house. But no one was there. the Petronskis had already gone.
Question. How did Maddie and Peggy find Wanda’s drawings which she had given to them? What were their reactions?
Ans. Both Maddie and Peggy heard the letter read by Miss Mason. Days after, they received the drawings from Wanda. Maddie pinned her drawing in the bedroom. The dirty bedroom came alive due to the colours of the drawing. She looked at the drawing and said nothing but felt that Wanda had been very nice to her. She gazed at the drawing for a long time. The colours were very clear. She hardly saw the face and head of the drawing. The drawing looked like her own face, her own self. She ran to Peggy’s house to tell this to her. Peggy also saw that Wanda had drawn her face in the picture. Peggy said that meant Wanda had forgiven them.
Question. What was the effect of the letter of Wanda’s father on Miss Mason? How did Maddie react to it?
Ans. In his letter, Wanda’s father had informed Miss Mason that Wanda would not come to the school any more. They were moving to a big city. In that city, nobody would consider her name funny and laugh at her. There was a deep silence in the class when Miss Mason read the letter. Whatever happened was due to thoughtlessness. It was also unfortunate and sad. She didn’t like that other students had hurt the feelings of Wanda just because she had a name which happened to be a long, unfamiliar one. She wanted everyone to think about it. On the other hand, Maddie had a sick feeling. She wanted to regret on her behaviour. She thought that she never wanted to hurt Wanda in this way. It was true that she had never made fun of Wanda herself. But at the same time, she had not objected Peggy’s asking Wanda about her dresses. She felt that she was a coward.
Question. Give the character sketch of Maddie.
Ans Maddie was the classmate of Peggy and Wanda. She was Peggy’s inseparable friend. Both were always seen together. She used to wear hand-me-down clothes, mostly of Peggy with little innovation. She did not like Peggy’s making fun of Wanda. She felt uncomfortable, perhaps it reminded her of her own poverty. She was not courageous. Once she wrote a note to Peggy asking her to stop teasing Wanda but tore it. She was afraid that Peggy and other girls would make her the next target. She had a very high opinion about Peggy. She thought that Peggy could never do anything wrong and that she would win the art contest. Maddie was sensitive and emotional. Many nights before sleeping she would give imaginary speeches defending Wanda when others teased her. Even she was determined not to tease anybody else and make them unhappy. She didn’t mind losing Peggy’s friendship in doing so.