1 / 26

Where in the classroom does Wanda sit and why?

Wanda sat in the seat next to the last seat in the last row in room 13. She sat in the corner where the rough boys who did not make good marks sat. In that place there was the most scuffling of feet, most roars of laughter when anything funny was said and most mud and dirt on the floor. She sat there as she was a Polish girl who didn’t blend in with others and nobody cared where she sat.

2 / 26

Where does Wanda live? What kind of a place do you think it is?

3 / 26

When and why do Peggy and Maddie notice Wanda’s absence?

4 / 26

What do you think ‘to have fun with her’ means?

5 / 26

In what ways Wanda different from other children?

6 / 26

Did Wanda have 100 dresses? Why do you think she said she did?

7 / 26

Why is Maddie embarrassed by the questions Peggy asks Wanda? Is she also like Wanda, or is she different?

8 / 26

Why did Maddie ask Peggie to stop teasing Wanda? What was she afraid of?

9 / 26

Who did Maddie think would win the drawing contest? Why?

10 / 26

Who won the drawing contest? What had the winner draw?

11 / 26

How is Wanda seen as different by the other girls? How do they treat her?

12 / 26

How does Wanda feel about the dresses game? Why does she say that she has hundred dresses?

13 / 26

Why does Maddie stand by and not do anything? How is she different from Peggy?

14 / 26

What does Miss Mason think of Wanda’s drawings? What do the children think of them? How do you know?

15 / 26

Today, Monday, Wanda Petronski was not in her seat. But nobody, not even Peggy and Maddie, 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. Wanda did not sit there because she was rough and noisy. On the contrary, she was very quiet and rarely said anything at all. And nobody had ever heard her laugh out loud. Sometimes she twisted her mouth into a crooked sort of smile, but that was all. a. Who didn't notice Wanda's absence? b. Why did Wanda Petronski sit in the last row of the class? c. Why didn’t they notice her absence?

16 / 26

But on Wednesday, Peggy and Maddie, who sat down in front with other children who got good marks and who didn't track in a whole lot of mud, did notice that Wanda wasn't there. Peggy was the most popular girl in school. She was pretty, she had many pretty clothes and her hair was curly. Maddie was her closest friend. The reason Peggy and Maddie noticed Wanda's absence was because Wanda had made them late to school. a. What kind of a girl Peggy was? b. How did Peggy and Maddie turn up late for school? c. What do you think ‘to have fun with her’ mean?

17 / 26

Wanda didn't have any friends. She came to school alone and went home alone. She always wore a 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. 'Wanda," Peggy would say in a most courteous manner as though she were talking to Miss Mason. "Wanda," she'd say, giving one of her friends a nudge, "tell us. How many dresses did you say you had hanging up in your closet?" "A hundred," Wanda would say. ”hundred" exclaimed all the little girls incredulously, and the little ones would stop playing hopscotch and listen. a. Did Wanda have any friend? Why did girls surround her? b. How did the girls make fun of Wanda? c. Find the word which means 'unwilling to accept'.

18 / 26

Peggy was not really cruel. She protected small children from bullies. And she cried for hours if she saw an animal mistreated. If anybody had said to her, "Don't you think that is a cruel way to treat Wanda ?" She would have been very surprised. Cruel? Why did the girl say she had a hundred dresses? Anybody could tell that was a lie. Why did she want to lie ? And she wasn't just an ordinary person, else why did she have a name like that? Anyway, they never made her cry. a. Peggy was not cruel. Give reason. b. Why did Peggy tease Wanda? c. What did Maddie think about Peggy’s teasing?

19 / 26

Sometimes, when Peggy was asking Wanda those questions in that mocking polite voice, Maddie felt embarrassed and studied the marbles in the palm of her hand, rolling them around and saying nothing herself. Not that she felt sorry for Wanda, exactly. She would never have paid any attention to Wanda if Peggy hadn't invented the dresses game. But suppose Peggy and all the others started in on her next? She wasn't as poor as Wanda, perhaps, but she was poor. Of course, she would have more sense than to say she had a hundred dresses. Still she would not like for them to begin on her. She wished Peggy would stop teasing Wanda Petronski. a. Why did Maddie feel embarrassed when Peggy teased Wanda? b. What did Maddie want Peggy to do? c. Could they find Wanda?

20 / 26

She wished she had the nerve to write Peggy a note, because she knew she never would have the courage to speak right out to Peggy, to say, "Hey, Peg, let's stop asking Wanda how many dresses she has." When she finished her arithmetic she did start a note to Peggy. Suddenly she paused and shuddered. She pictured herself in the school yard, a new target for Peggy and the girls. Peggy might ask her where she got the dress that she had on, and Maddie would have to say it was one of Peggy's old ones that Maddie's mother had tried to disguise with new trimmings so no one in Room Thirteen would recognise it. a. Why was Maddie afraid of speaking to Peggy to stop teasing Wanda? b. Why did Maddie stop writing the note to Peggy? c. What did Maddie’s mother do with the dresses and why?

21 / 26

As for Wanda, she was just some girl who lived up on Boggings Heights and stood alone in the school yard. She scarcely ever said anything to anybody. The only time she talked was in the school yard about her hundred dresses. Maddie remembered her telling about one of her dresses, pale blue with coloured trimmings. And she remembered another that was brilliant jungle green with a red sash. "You'd look like a Christmas tree in that," the girls had said in pretended admiration. a. Where did Wanda live and what did she talk about? b. How did Wanda reply to Peggy's mocking her? c. Explain the meaning of pretended admiration’.

22 / 26

"As for the girls" she said, although just one or two sketches were submitted by most. One girl and Room Thirteen should be proud of her-this one girl actually drew one hundred designs all different and all beautiful. In the opinion of the judges, anyone of the drawings is worthy of winning the prize. I am very happy to say that Wanda Petronski is the winner of the girls' medal." a. Who does 'one girl' refer to in the passage? b. What was the result of the drawing competition? c. Find out the antonym of the word 'unreliable' used in the given passage.

23 / 26

Why did Maddie write a note to Peggy and then tore it?

24 / 26

Explain two dresses of Wanda Petronski in brief.

25 / 26

What was the competition about in the school?

26 / 26

Write the character sketch of Wanda.

The Hundred Dresses -1
The Hundred Dresses -1

1 / 26

Where in the classroom does Wanda sit and why?

Wanda sat in the seat next to the last seat in the last row in room 13. She sat in the corner where the rough boys who did not make good marks sat. In that place there was the most scuffling of feet, most roars of laughter when anything funny was said and most mud and dirt on the floor. She sat there as she was a Polish girl who didn’t blend in with others and nobody cared where she sat.

2 / 26

Where does Wanda live? What kind of a place do you think it is?

3 / 26

When and why do Peggy and Maddie notice Wanda’s absence?

4 / 26

What do you think ‘to have fun with her’ means?

5 / 26

In what ways Wanda different from other children?

6 / 26

Did Wanda have 100 dresses? Why do you think she said she did?

7 / 26

Why is Maddie embarrassed by the questions Peggy asks Wanda? Is she also like Wanda, or is she different?

8 / 26

Why did Maddie ask Peggie to stop teasing Wanda? What was she afraid of?

9 / 26

Who did Maddie think would win the drawing contest? Why?

10 / 26

Who won the drawing contest? What had the winner draw?

11 / 26

How is Wanda seen as different by the other girls? How do they treat her?

12 / 26

How does Wanda feel about the dresses game? Why does she say that she has hundred dresses?

13 / 26

Why does Maddie stand by and not do anything? How is she different from Peggy?

14 / 26

What does Miss Mason think of Wanda’s drawings? What do the children think of them? How do you know?

15 / 26

Today, Monday, Wanda Petronski was not in her seat. But nobody, not even Peggy and Maddie, 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. Wanda did not sit there because she was rough and noisy. On the contrary, she was very quiet and rarely said anything at all. And nobody had ever heard her laugh out loud. Sometimes she twisted her mouth into a crooked sort of smile, but that was all. a. Who didn't notice Wanda's absence? b. Why did Wanda Petronski sit in the last row of the class? c. Why didn’t they notice her absence?

16 / 26

But on Wednesday, Peggy and Maddie, who sat down in front with other children who got good marks and who didn't track in a whole lot of mud, did notice that Wanda wasn't there. Peggy was the most popular girl in school. She was pretty, she had many pretty clothes and her hair was curly. Maddie was her closest friend. The reason Peggy and Maddie noticed Wanda's absence was because Wanda had made them late to school. a. What kind of a girl Peggy was? b. How did Peggy and Maddie turn up late for school? c. What do you think ‘to have fun with her’ mean?

17 / 26

Wanda didn't have any friends. She came to school alone and went home alone. She always wore a 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. 'Wanda," Peggy would say in a most courteous manner as though she were talking to Miss Mason. "Wanda," she'd say, giving one of her friends a nudge, "tell us. How many dresses did you say you had hanging up in your closet?" "A hundred," Wanda would say. ”hundred" exclaimed all the little girls incredulously, and the little ones would stop playing hopscotch and listen. a. Did Wanda have any friend? Why did girls surround her? b. How did the girls make fun of Wanda? c. Find the word which means 'unwilling to accept'.

18 / 26

Peggy was not really cruel. She protected small children from bullies. And she cried for hours if she saw an animal mistreated. If anybody had said to her, "Don't you think that is a cruel way to treat Wanda ?" She would have been very surprised. Cruel? Why did the girl say she had a hundred dresses? Anybody could tell that was a lie. Why did she want to lie ? And she wasn't just an ordinary person, else why did she have a name like that? Anyway, they never made her cry. a. Peggy was not cruel. Give reason. b. Why did Peggy tease Wanda? c. What did Maddie think about Peggy’s teasing?

19 / 26

Sometimes, when Peggy was asking Wanda those questions in that mocking polite voice, Maddie felt embarrassed and studied the marbles in the palm of her hand, rolling them around and saying nothing herself. Not that she felt sorry for Wanda, exactly. She would never have paid any attention to Wanda if Peggy hadn't invented the dresses game. But suppose Peggy and all the others started in on her next? She wasn't as poor as Wanda, perhaps, but she was poor. Of course, she would have more sense than to say she had a hundred dresses. Still she would not like for them to begin on her. She wished Peggy would stop teasing Wanda Petronski. a. Why did Maddie feel embarrassed when Peggy teased Wanda? b. What did Maddie want Peggy to do? c. Could they find Wanda?

20 / 26

She wished she had the nerve to write Peggy a note, because she knew she never would have the courage to speak right out to Peggy, to say, "Hey, Peg, let's stop asking Wanda how many dresses she has." When she finished her arithmetic she did start a note to Peggy. Suddenly she paused and shuddered. She pictured herself in the school yard, a new target for Peggy and the girls. Peggy might ask her where she got the dress that she had on, and Maddie would have to say it was one of Peggy's old ones that Maddie's mother had tried to disguise with new trimmings so no one in Room Thirteen would recognise it. a. Why was Maddie afraid of speaking to Peggy to stop teasing Wanda? b. Why did Maddie stop writing the note to Peggy? c. What did Maddie’s mother do with the dresses and why?

21 / 26

As for Wanda, she was just some girl who lived up on Boggings Heights and stood alone in the school yard. She scarcely ever said anything to anybody. The only time she talked was in the school yard about her hundred dresses. Maddie remembered her telling about one of her dresses, pale blue with coloured trimmings. And she remembered another that was brilliant jungle green with a red sash. "You'd look like a Christmas tree in that," the girls had said in pretended admiration. a. Where did Wanda live and what did she talk about? b. How did Wanda reply to Peggy's mocking her? c. Explain the meaning of pretended admiration’.

22 / 26

"As for the girls" she said, although just one or two sketches were submitted by most. One girl and Room Thirteen should be proud of her-this one girl actually drew one hundred designs all different and all beautiful. In the opinion of the judges, anyone of the drawings is worthy of winning the prize. I am very happy to say that Wanda Petronski is the winner of the girls' medal." a. Who does 'one girl' refer to in the passage? b. What was the result of the drawing competition? c. Find out the antonym of the word 'unreliable' used in the given passage.

23 / 26

Why did Maddie write a note to Peggy and then tore it?

24 / 26

Explain two dresses of Wanda Petronski in brief.

25 / 26

What was the competition about in the school?

26 / 26

Write the character sketch of Wanda.

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