The Hundred Dresses 2 Class 10 English Important Questions

Important Questions Class 10

Please refer to Chapter 6 The Hundred Dresses 2 Class 10 English Important Questions with solutions provided below. These questions and answers have been provided for Class 10 English based on the latest syllabus and examination guidelines issued by CBSE, NCERT, and KVS. Students should learn these problem solutions as it will help them to gain more marks in examinations. We have provided Important Questions for Class 10 English for all chapters in your book. These Board exam questions have been designed by expert teachers of Standard 10.

Class 10 English Important Questions The Hundred Dresses 2 Chapter 6

Short Answer Questions

Question. What was the content of Jan Petronski’s letter?
Answer :
The letter contained the news that neither Wanda nor her brother would come to that school anymore as the Petronski’s were moving to a big city where no one would bother them about their strange name.

Question. What did Wanda convey through her letter?
Answer :
Wanda wanted to tell the classmates that they could have the hundred dresses that she had drawn for them as she had another hundred in her closet. In particular Peggy and Maddie could have the green and blue respectively. She wished them a merry Christmas and said that she missed her old school and teacher.

Question. What conclusion does the poet come to at the end of the poem?
Answer :
The poet says that he as a human being must have lost those virtues that only animals now possess, sometime in the past.

Long Answer Questions

Question. Why does the poet want to ‘turn and live with animals’? Or
What is the gist of the poem? Or
What is the central theme of the poem?
Answer :
The poet expresses his desire to change and be with the animals because they are very mild and content. They are not anxious about anything nor do they complain about anything. They do not spend sleepless nights repenting over their sins nor discuss their duty to God. None of them is dissatisfied nor crazy over possessing things. No animal shows submission to another nor does he show respect and honour to those of his kind that lived thousands of years ago. Not a single animal is dissatisfied or unhappy. The poet learns these virtues from animals which they openly express. At the end the poet wonders where they got these virtues from and concludes that he, as a human being, also may have possessed these qualities thousands of years ago. In his quest for civilization human beings have lost these beautiful virtues that animals still possess. And therefore he wishes to turn and live with animals.

Question. Wanda was successful in turning her taunts into triumphs. Justify this statement.
Answer :
Wanda was hounded by Peggy and asked the same embarrassing question. She had the same answer. She did not show her anger or irritation at being humiliated. Peggy thought her to be so dumb that she did not even know that she was being made fun of. However, Wanda kept all these taunts to herself and showed her maturity by responding positively and giving it back to her in the best possible way – by beating her in her own game at drawing. When everyone thought Peggy would win the drawing contest, Wanda won it and the admiration of all the students and her teacher. Wanda shows her magnanimity by forgiving Peggy and gifting her a drawing which would constantly remind her of herself and the treatment that was meted out to her. She thus converted her taunts into triumphs.