First Flight ch06 The Hundred Dresses II - CBSE Test Papers

CBSE Test Paper 01
The Hundred Dresses II

1. What was Miss Mason’s reaction after getting Mr. Petronski’s letter?
2. How did the girls know that Wanda liked him even though they had teased her?
3. What did Maddie think hard about? What important decision she took?
4. Why did Maddie feel guilty of herself?
5. How can you say that Maddie was different from Peggy?
6. What were Peggy’s and Maddie’s thoughts when they were going to Boggins Heights?
7. Why were Miss Mason and the students in Room Thirteen upset after reading the letter from Wanda’s father?
8. Why do you think Wanda’s family moved to a different city? Do you think life there was going to be different for the Petronski family?
9. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow: (1 $×$ 4 = 4)
“Peg!” she said, “let me see your picture”
“What’s the matter?” asked Peggy, as they clattered up to her room where Wanda’s drawing was lying face down on the bed.
“Look! She drew you. That’s you!” she exclaimed.
And the head and face of this picture did look like Peggy.
“What did I say!” said Peggy, “She must have really liked us, anyway.”
“Yes, she must have,” agreed Maddie, and she blinked away the tears that came every time she thought of Wanda standing alone in that sunny spot in the schoolyard, looking stolidly over at the group of laughing girls after she had walked off, after she had said, “Sure, a hundred of them, all lined up.”
1. From which instance did Maddie know that Wanda really liked her?
2. What did really look like Peggy?
3. Find out a word from the passage similar in meaning to 'lonely’.
4. What can we conclude about Wanda based on the passage?
10. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow: (1 $×$ 4 = 4)
Maybe she had not yet moved away.
Maybe Peggy would climb the Heights with her, and they would tell Wanda she had won the contest, that they thought she was smart and a hundred dresses were beautiful.
When school was dismissed in the afternoon, Peggy said, with pretended casualness, “Hey, let’s go and see if that kid has left town or not.”
Peg was really all right.
The two girls hurried out of the building, up the street toward Boggins Heights, the part of town that wore such a forbidding air on this kind of a November afternoon, drizzly, damp and dismal.
“Well, at least,” said Peggy gruffly, “I never did call her a foreigner or make fun of her name.
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!”
1. What sort of idea did Maddie and Peggy have?
2. What excuse did Peggy have for her behaviour?
3. Find out the opposite of ‘different’.
4. What does Peggy having the same idea as Maddie suggest about her nature?
CBSE Test Paper 01
The Hundred Dresses II

Solution
1. Miss Mason read the letter several times and studied thoughtfully for a while. Miss Mason was unhappy and upset. She looked at the class and spoke in a low voice. She said that none of the students in room thirteen would knowingly hurt anyone’s feelings because of his/her name happened to be as long as to make fun. It was really very unfortunate. And she said to class to think about it.
2. In Wanda's letter, she told that the girls to keep all the hundred dresses and the green dress was for Peggy and a red one for Maddie. Maddie pinned the drawing in her room. After starring at it for a long time, she noticed that she could see her face in the drawing. She rushed to Peggy's house. They found their own faces. This showed that Wanda liked them anyway.
3. Maddie thought about Wanda and her faded blue dress and the little house she lived in. Maddie felt so sad. Maddie sat up on her bed and pressed her forehead tight in her hands and really thought. After a long time, she reached an important conclusion that she would never make anybody else that unhappy again. Even if it meant losing Peggy's friendship, she would protest if she ever heard anybody making fun of others.
4. Maddie felt guilty of herself because she always supported Peggy for making fun of Wanda. Despite belonging to a poor family, she always made fun of Wanda. Later, when she saw the beautiful dresses drawn by Wanda all lined up in the classroom, it made her feel guilty of not having said anything when everybody else was teasing Wanda. She chose her loyalty to Peggy over her sense of right and wrong. She could not sleep that night.
5. Maddie and Peggy were the classmates of Wanda Patrosanki. Maddie was different from Peggy as she had sympathy for Wanda. Although she supported Peggy in making fun of Wanda, later she felt guilty for not having said anything when Wanda was being made fun of. She realised her mistake where as Peggy didn't. Peggy was selfish and a bully, despite being the most popular girl in the school.
6. After listening to the letter from Wanda’s father, Maddie became upset. She was ashamed of Peggy’s behaviour. In fact, she did not like the questions that Peggy asked Wanda. But she did not say anything against her. She was not able to concentrate on her work. She decided to go to Wanda’s house after school. Peggy was also ready to go with her. They wanted to look for Wanda and apologize for their behaviour. Maddie wanted to tell Wanda that they were sorry they had picked on her, and how wonderful the whole school thought she was. They wanted to request her to not move away and everybody would be nice. She and Peggy would fight anybody who was not nice to Wanda. Peggy, on the other hand, was casual and surprised. She felt that Wanda was not smart enough to understand her jokes. She did not expect Wanda to react by leaving school. Nevertheless, she decided to meet Wanda to make amends by apologizing for her behaviour.
7. When Miss Mason was in Room Thirteen, she got a letter from the principal’s office. It was from Wanda’s father. After reading it, she was very unhappy and upset as the letter highlighted that Wanda had to leave school due to constant ridicule by her classmates. Miss Mason looked at the students and spoke in a low voice. She said that none of the students in that class would knowingly hurt anyone’s feelings because of their names. Such behaviour is due to thoughtlessness. It was really sad and unfortunate. She asked the class to think about the consequences of such behaviour. After listening to the letter, the class became silent. All the students, especially Maddie and Peggy were ashamed of their behaviour. They wanted to make amends by apologizing to Wanda.
8. Wanda's family moved to a different city because the girls in the school had been teasing her due to her funny name. The constant ridicule and isolation at school hurt Wanda. As a result, her family decided to move to a big city where no one would tease Wanda for her funny name.  As there would be many people with an unusual name, the chances of being ridiculed by others would diminish. In the new city, Wanda would not stand out. People would also refrain from questioning Wanda and her family about the family name. Hence, life in the big city would be different for Wanda and her family. She would be treated with respect there. She would be able to lead a normal life.
1. Maddie observed that Wanda had drawn a picture which showed a head and a face resembling that of Maddie. She saw the drawing for Peggy, and the head and face of this picture resembled Peggy. That is when Maddie realized that Wanda really liked them.
2. The head and the face of the picture really looked like Peggy.
3. Alone.
4. Wanda was a forgiving person as she drew pictures of Peggy and Maddie in her designs. In spite of Peggy and Maddie making fun of her, Wanda drew inspiration from them and included them in her drawings.
1. Maddie and Peggy had the idea to go to Boggins Heights to meet Wanda and make amends for making fun of her.
2. Peggy had the excuse that she never called Wanda a foreigner or made fun of her name.
3. Same.
4. As Peggy also wanted to meet Wanda, she was not bad at heart. Peggy too felt bad for hurting Wanda and wanted to make amends.