The Hundred Dresses Part 2 extra questions and answers teach us that discrimination that is based on caste, ethnicity, and appearance can have a detrimental impact on the people who suffer from it. The chapter teaches students how the discrimination faced when growing up can have a profound effect on how people live and view society as a whole. It is the aim of “Hundred Dresses Part II” to raise awareness among students and the general public about the negative effects of judging others on the basis of their appearance or caste and ethnicity on relationships.For class 10, students need to prepare the questions and answers provided in part 2 of The Hundred Dresses. In this chapter, we will learn a great deal of information about humanity as a whole.
The Hundred Dresses Part 2 Extra Questions
1. Why did Maddie call herself coward?
Answer: Maddie called herself coward because she never stopped Peggy from making fun of Wanda.
2. Why did Maddie and Peggy go to Wanda Petronski’s home?
Answer: Maddie and Peggy wanted to go to Wanda Petronski’s house at Bogin’s Heights to apologize to her for teasing her. They wanted to tell her that she had won the drawing competition and that she was smart and a hundred drawings of dresses were beautiful.
3. How did Peggy and Maddie try to amend for their behavior towards Wanda?
Answer: Both Peggy and Maddie decided to change their behaviour as Peggy had tried to justify that it was not her dress for which she teased her. Maddie decided not to be a mute spectator and promised herself that she would try to protect if anyone would be mocked down.
4. Why do you think Miss Mason took time to adjust her glasses slowly and deliberately before reading Jan Petronski’s letter aloud?
Answer: Miss Mason’s behaviour of adjusting her glasses slowly and deliberately indicated that she wanted to discuss something of great importance. She was disturbed after reading the letter and wanted the students to be attentive.
5. How did the town look on the Christmas Eve?
Answer: On Christmas eve, the town looked very beautiful. There were celebrations all around. All the houses were being decorated. The Christmas trees were decorated at many public places. The colour papers were hanging everywhere. Each place was full of happiness.
6. Why was there a silence when the teacher read the letter from Wanda’s father?
Answer: The students realised their mistake. They now felt sorry for Wanda and were sad at her departure from the school. They also felt vilely for thinking that ‘name’ of a person is more important than anything else in life. So there was a silence when the teacher read the letter from Wanda’s father.
7. How did Wanda win the drawing competition ? Did anyone expect her victory ?
Answer: Wanda won the drawing competition as she had drawn hundred dresses-all different, colourful and exquisite. All of them deserved a prize though nobody expected her victory because in routine, she used to wear the same wrinkled dress.
8. Did Maddie and Peggy get a reply? Who was more anxious for a reply? How do you know?
Answer: No, they didn’t get a reply from Wanda. Maddie was more anxious for a reply than Peggy because she was very upset and feeling sad for Wanda. She had assumed that Wanda was deeply hurt so she was not replying and blamed herself for everything. Maddie used to have sleepless nights and saw frightful dreams about Wanda.
9. Why did Wanda’s house remind Maddie of Wanda’s blue dress?
Answer: Maddie was reminded of Wanda’s blue dress after looking at her house because the house and the sparse little yard looked shabby but it was clean like Wanda’s blue dress. The dress Wanda wore was always clean but not ironed yet simple and humble.
10. What did the girls write to Wanda?
Answer: Maddie and Peggy wrote a friendly letter to Wanda. They wanted to apologise for their behaviour but they ended up asking her whether she liked her new school and teacher. They informed her that she has won the drawing contest. They praised her drawing skills and also told how much other students liked her art. The letter was just a usual letter one may write to a good friend.
11. What made Peggy think that Wanda lied when she said she had a hundred dresses?
Answer: Peggy thought Wanda lied when she said she had a hundred dresses because she was poor and came from Boggins Heights when a loosely hung dress and shoes with mud and dirt.
12. What excuses does Peggy think up for her behaviour? Why?
Answer: Peggy had told Maddie with pretended casualness that both of them should go and see if Wanda had left the town or not. The excuse that Peggy thought up for her behaviour was 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 know that they were making fun of her. She thought Wanda was too dumb. However, she appreciated the fact that Wanda could draw so well. She was making such excuses because she was feeling bad about what had happened, thinking that it probably was her teasing because of which Wanda left the school.
13. Did Wanda have a hundred dresses? Why do you think she said she did?
Answer: Wanda was teased everyday by her classmates after school hours. They used to make fun of her dress and her name. One day tired of all the teasing and taunting, she claimed of having a hundred dresses and sixty pairs of shoes, but nobody believed her. She was a determined girl and had a great amount of self-confidence. For her number of dresses were not important but the inner talent which had the real value
14. How is Wanda seen as different by the other girls? How do they treat her?
Answer: Wanda is a Polish girl who has settled in America with her parents. She lives in Boggin’s Height. She comes to school in same faded blue dress everyday with her feet always covered with mud. Her last name is quite funny and difficult to pronounce for her classmates. Her appearance is not perfect to be in a higher class so all the students made fun of her and teased her after the school hours. After being teased over her tolerance she claims to have a hundred dresses in her closet.
15, What important decision did Maddie make? Why did she have to think hard to do so?
Answer: Wanda’s leaving the school and town had a deep impact on Maddie. She thought really hard about the situation, analyzing it in various ways. After thinking a lot, she came to a conclusion and made an important decision. The decision was “to stand for right and justice, whatever may be the consequence”.