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Class 10 English The Hundred Dresses 1 Summary
Wanda Petronski, a Poor Polish girl had immigrated to America along with her family. She studied in a school with other American students. Every day she came to school in a faded blue dress which was never ironed. She sat in the corner of the class room where some noisy boys sat. Wanda was an introvert. The other students would wait for her, pass comments and make fun of her outside the school. Peggy and Maddie often talked to her but they too, made fun of her. Wanda was close to Maddie. Peggy would often ask Wanda about her dresses in her closet. Wanda would reply that she had a hundred silk dresses. Peggy and Maddie would laugh and ask about Wanda’s shoes. Wanda would reply that she had 60 pairs of different shoes. Maddie was unlike Peggy. She was poor and wore old clothes usually given to her by others. She disliked all when they laughed at Wanda and wished Peggy would not tease her. Wanda’s absence from school went unnoticed. All the students waited anxiously for the announcement of the names of winners of the drawing and colouring competition. Peggy was expected to be the winner. The drawings were displayed all over the class. Miss. Mason announced that girls had sent only one or two drawings, but a girl had sent hundred beautiful drawings. To everyone’s surprise, Wanda Petronski was declared the winner. Unfortunately, Wanda was absent on that day to hear the applause that was due to her
Summary in Hindi
एक गरीब पोलिश लड़की वांडा पेट्रोन्स्की अपने परिवार के साथ अमेरिका चली गई थी। वह अन्य अमेरिकी छात्रों के साथ एक स्कूल में पढ़ती थी। वह हर दिन एक फीकी नीली पोशाक में स्कूल आती थी जिसे कभी इस्त्री नहीं किया जाता था। वह कक्षा के एक कोने में बैठी थी जहाँ कुछ शोर-शराबे वाले लड़के बैठे थे। वांडा एक अंतर्मुखी था। अन्य छात्र स्कूल के बाहर उसका इंतजार करते, टिप्पणी करते और उसका मजाक उड़ाते। पैगी और मैडी अक्सर उससे बात करते थे लेकिन वे भी उसका मजाक उड़ाते थे। वांडा के करीब था मैडी। पैगी अक्सर वांडा से उसकी अलमारी में उसके कपड़े के बारे में पूछती थी। वांडा ने जवाब दिया कि उसके पास सौ रेशमी कपड़े हैं। पैगी और मैडी हंसते और वांडा के जूतों के बारे में पूछते। वांडा ने जवाब दिया कि उसके पास 60 जोड़ी अलग-अलग जूते हैं। मैडी पैगी के विपरीत थी। वह गरीब थी और पुराने कपड़े पहनती थी जो आमतौर पर उसे दूसरों द्वारा दिए जाते थे। जब वे वांडा पर हंसते थे और चाहते थे कि पैगी उसे छेड़े नहीं, तो उसे सब पसंद नहीं आया। वांडा की स्कूल से अनुपस्थिति पर किसी का ध्यान नहीं गया। ड्राइंग और कलरिंग प्रतियोगिता के विजेताओं के नामों की घोषणा का सभी छात्र बेसब्री से इंतजार कर रहे थे। पैगी के विजेता होने की उम्मीद थी। चित्र पूरी कक्षा में प्रदर्शित किए गए। मिस मेसन ने घोषणा की कि लड़कियों ने केवल एक या दो चित्र भेजे थे, लेकिन एक लड़की ने सौ सुंदर चित्र भेजे थे। सभी को आश्चर्यचकित करते हुए, वांडा पेट्रोन्स्की को विजेता घोषित किया गया। दुर्भाग्य से, वांडा उस दिन तालियों की गड़गड़ाहट सुनने के लिए अनुपस्थित थी
The Hundred Dresses 1 Class 10 English Important Questions
Extract Based Comprehension Question Exercises
TODAY, Monday, Wanda Petronski was not in her seat. But nobody, not even Peggy and Madeline, the girls who started all the fun, noticed her absence. Usually Wanda sat in the seat next to the last seat in the last row in Room Thirteen. She sat in the corner of the room where the rough boys who did not make good marks sat, the corner of the room where there was most scuffling of feet, most roars of laughter when anything funny was said, and most mud and dirt on the floor.
Question & Answer
Questions. Whose absence was unnoticed?
Ans. Wanda’s absence was unnoticed.
Questions. Where did Wanda sit?
Ans. Wanda sat in the corner of the room next to the last seat in the last row in Room Thirteen.
Questions. What kind of boys sat in the corner of Room Thirteen?
Ans. The boys who did not score good marks sat in the corner of Room Thirteen
Questions. Write the meaning of the word ‘scuffing’
Ans. Noisy, dragging movements of the feet on the ground.
Extract Based Comprehension Question Exercises
Wanda didn’t have any friends. She came to school alone and went home alone. She always wore 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 school yard as she stood watching the little girls play hopscotch on the worn hard ground.
Question & Answer
Questions. Why do you think Wanda had no friends?
Ans. Wanda had no friends as she was an introvert and had inferiority complex.
Questions. How did she come to school and go from school?
Ans. She came to school alone and went home alone.
Questions. How did she dress up?
Ans. She always wore a faded blue dress that was never ironed.
Questions. What would Wanda watch on the hard ground?
Ans. Wanda stood watching the little girls play hopscotch on the worn hard ground.
Short Answer Questions
Questions. Why did Wanda Petronski sit in the last row?
Ans. Wanda had no friends. She came alone to school and went back alone. She sat in the corner of the last row in Room Thirteen. She wore a faded blue dress and her shoes were covered with dry mud.
Questions. What kind of girl was Peggy?
Ans. Peggy was a pretty and popular girl in the class. She was a sensitive girl who protected small children from bullies. She cried for hours if she saw an animal mistreated. She would join Maddie while enquiring about her dresses and shoes. Though her intentions were not to be rude or cruel, she did so to have fun.
Long Answer Questions
Questions. Compare and contrast Peggy and Maddie. Why couldn’t Maddie stop Peggy from teasing Wanda Petronski?
Ans. Peggy and Maddie were two close friends. They belonged to different financial and cultural backgrounds. Peggy was pretty and had many beautiful dresses. Maddie, on the other hand, was from a poor family. Peggy used to hand over her old clothes to Maddie. Maddie’s mother would cover up the old clothes with new trimmings which would make it difficult for the other classmates to recognize them. The girls would sit on the first row .Peggy was very good at drawing. Everyone felt that Peggy would win the girl’s medal in the drawing and colouring competition. Maddie felt uncomfortable when Peggy teased Wanda and wished she would stop doing so.
Questions. What did Peggy and other girls think about Wanda Petronski? How was she different from other girls?
Ans. Peggy and other girls hardly noticed Wanda Petronski’s presence or absence in the class. Wanda sat in the last row in the class. Only ‘rough boys’ who never got good marks and made a lot of noise sat in that corner. A lot of dirt and mud could be found on the floor there. Nobody knew why she sat there. Wanda lived at Boggins Heights and her footwear carried a lot of dry mud with her from there. Girls found her coming to school and going home alone. She had no friends. Peggy, Maddie and others talked to Wanda only when she was outside the class. Peggy particularly enjoyed making fun of Wanda. Maddie would mockingly ask Wanda uncomfortable questions about her hundred dresses and sixty pairs of shoes. None believed that a poor girl like Wanda who usually wore a faded blue dress could have a hundred dresses. Peggy thought that Wanda was telling a lie. Maddie was different. She didn’t like Peggy making fun of Wanda. She wished Peggy would stop teasing Wanda in that manner.