NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Chapter 6 The Hundred Dresses Part II

NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English The Hundred Dresses Part 2

NCERT Books Solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Chapter 6 The Hundred Dresses Part II

NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Chapter 6 The Hundred Dresses Part II is considered as the most scoring subject in Class 10 CBSE. So, a student needs to work on this subject to make good in Class 10 English Exam. It’s very important to build a strong command over the English language. Class 10 forms a stepping stone for a student’s bright future. In this competitive world, it is very important to have good English because effective communication can reach people better. Hence, the English language plays a powerful tool in communication.

NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Chapter 6 The Hundred Dresses Part II

Takshila Learning provides you with detailed and well explained NCERT Solutions for Class 10 of each chapter of each subject for NCERT Class 10. These NCERT Solutions help you to easily understand every concept so that you can score high in your CBSE Class 10 Board Exams.

Below you can find the NCERT solution for Class 10th English. You can get a Solution for the all-important question of “The Hundred Dresses Part II”

Ques 1: What did Mr. Petronski’s letter say?
Ans: Mr. Pertronski’s letter said that Wanda would not come to school now as they were shifting to another city. He also said that there, noone would ask them why they had funny names because there were lots of funny names in the city.

Ques 2: Is Miss Mason angry with the class, or is she unhappy and upset?
Ans: Yes, Miss Mason was unhappy and upset as she was disturbed  by the ill-treatment to Wanda  that was given by the students of her class. She didn’t approve of the humiliation of a child just because of her name, dresses, and house.


Ques 3: How does Maddie feel after listening to the note from Wanda’s father?
Ans: After listening to the note from Wanda’s father, Maddie had a sick and guilty feeling at the bottom of her stomach. She could not focus when she tried to prepare her lessons. She had not enjoyed listening to Peggy asking Wanda how many dresses she had in her closet.


Ques 4:  What does Maddie want to do?
Ans: Maddie wanted to tell Wanda that she did not want to hurt her feelings.

Oral Comprehension Check:

Ques 1: What excuses does Peggy think up for her behaviour? Why?
Ans: Peggy thought that she was satisfied that she never called Wanda a foreigner or made fun of her name. She also said that she never thought Wanda had even the sense to realize that they were making fun of her. She realized her mistake of thinking that Wanda was not bright enough to understand her insult.

Ques 2: What are Maddie’s thoughts as they go to Boggins Heights?
Ans: Maddie is feeling bad about Wanda and herself because she could not even get a chance to say sorry to Wanda.


Ques 3: Why does Wanda’s house remind Maddie of Wanda’s blue dress?
Ans: Wanda’s blue dress was old, faded but used to be clean. Similarly, her house was small and makeshift but clean. Therefore, it reminded Maddie of Wanda’s blue dress.


Ques 4: What does Maddie think hard about? What important decision does she come to?
Ans: Wanda thinks about not letting injustice happen to anyone. She makes a vow that she would protest if someone misbehaves with anyone. She won’t be a mute spectator the way she did earlier. In a way, the episode of Wanda’s family leaving that city works as a major change agent for Maddie’s personality.


Oral Comprehension Check

Ques 1: What did the girls write to Wanda?

Ans: The girls wrote a friendly letter to Wanda telling her that she had won the drawing contest. They also wrote how pretty her drawings were. They asked her if she liked the place where she was living and if she liked her new teacher. They wanted to say that they were sorry. However, they ended up just writing a friendly letter. They signed it with lots of X’s for love.



Ques 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 get a reply. Maddie was more anxious for a reply as she thought a lot about it. She would put herself to sleep making speeches about Wanda and defending her from girls who were trying to tease her. Before Wanda could press her lips together in a tight line, which she did before answering, Maddie would cry out and ask everybody to stop and then, everybody would feel ashamed the way she felt. Peggy, on the other hand, had begun to forget about the whole affair. This shows that Maddie was more anxious for a reply than Peggy.


Ques 3: How did the girls know that Wanda liked them even though they had teased her?
Ans. The girls came to know that Wanda liked them even though they had teased her because she had asked Miss Mason to give the green dress with red trimming to Peggy and the blue one to Maddie. Later when Maddie looked at the drawing very carefully, she realized that the dress had a face and a head, which looked like her own self. The head and face in the drawing given to Peggy looked just like Peggy. That is why the girls knew that Wanda liked them even though they had teased her.




Thinking about the Text:

Ques 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 family moved to a different city because her father felt  very bad about the behaviour of girls towards Wanda.

Ques 2: Maddie thought her silence was as bad as Peggy’s teasing. Was she right?
Ans: Yes, Maddie was right when she thought that her silence was as bad as Peggy’s teasing because her silence encouraged Peggy to tease her more. A person who sees something wrong happening in front of him/her is as much an offender as the person committing the offense. Maddie was too afraid to say anything because she did not want to lose Peggy’s friendship. Also, she was poor herself, so she feared that everybody would make fun of her too and will be treated like Wanda.


Ques 3: Peggy says, “I never thought she had the sense to know we were making fun of her anyway. I thought she was too dumb. And gee, look at how she can draw!” What led Peggy to believe that Wanda was dumb? Did she change her opinion later?
Ans: Peggy thought that Wanda was dumb as she could not understand why Wanda said she had a hundred dresses, even when everybody knew that she was poor. She knew everybody was laughing at her. Even then, she kept giving the same answer again and again. She even described the dresses she said she had. That is why Peggy thought Wanda was dumb. She changed her opinion later when she saw a hundred dresses Wanda had talked about. She saw the drawings and was highly impressed by their beauty. She realized that Wanda was a very good artist.

Ques 4: What important decision did Maddie make? Why did she have to think hard to do so?
Ans: The important decision that Maddie made was that she would never stand by and say nothing again. If she ever heard anybody picking on someone because they were funny-looking or because they had strange names, she would speak up and support them. She did not even mind losing Peggy’s friendship over it. She knew she could not make things right with Wanda. However, she had decided that in the future, she would never make anybody else unhappy again.
She was unhappy that she could not find Wanda at her home. She could not sleep that night. She thought about Wanda, her faded blue dress, and the little house she lived in. She also thought about the hundred glowing pictures, which were all lined up in the classroom. She was feeling guilty of not having said anything when everybody else was making fun of Wanda. It was her guilt that made her think very hard and arrive at the important decision.

Ques 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 dresses because they made fun of her hundred dresses. They believe her to be a liar. They were surprised because they always made fun of here dresses and insulted her, but she had gifted them with those beautiful designs of dresses.


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

Ans: Yes, Wanda knew that girls were teasing her. She would have known that the children intended to make fun of her poverty and would have laughed  and enjoyed at whatever she might have said. This could have been the reason for her exaggerating everything whenever she answered their questions.


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