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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.
b) Who is the author of The Hundred Dresses I? 1) Ruskin Bond
2) Eleanor Estes
3) Liam O’ Flaherty
4) G.L. Fuentes
c) Where did Wanda Petronski sit? 1) on front bench 2) In the group of rough boys 3) With Maddie and Peggy 4) In the corner of the class
d) Why did Wanda sit alone in the corner of the class? 1) For her teachers made fun of him 2) For she made fun of her teachers 3) For everyone made fun of her 4) For she was so rich so wanted to sit alone
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Nobody knew exactly why Wanda sat in that seat, unless it was because she came all the way from Boggins Heights and her feet were usually caked with dry mud. But no one really thought much about Wanda Petronski, once she sat in the corner of the room. The time when they thought about Wanda was outside of school hours at noon-time when they were coming back to school or in the morning early before school began, when groups of two or three, or even more, would be talking and laughing on their way to the school yard.
a) Which place did Wanda hail from? 1) Elegant Heights 2) Rocked Height 3) Boggins Heights 4) Vloggins Heights
b) Why was no one bothered about Wanda in the class? 1) For she was super rich
2) For she did not want to be disturbed
3) For she hailed from poor family and lived alone
4) For she was so beautiful
c) What did Wanda have in her closet? 1) The hundred frocks 2) The hundred tops 3) The hundred shorts 4) The hundred dresses
d) Why did others wait for Wanda? 1) To greet her 2) To make fun of her 3) To drop her to school 4) None of these
a. Boggins Heights
b. For she hailed from poor family and lived alone
c. The hundred dresses
d. To make fun of her
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.
a) Which colour dress did Wanda wear everyday? 1) Bright blue dress 2) Faded red dress 3) Faded blue dress 4) Faded pink dress
b) What is hopscotch? 1) A kind of exercise
2) A board game
3) A game played with stone
4) None of these
c) Who is ‘She’ in the first line? 1) Maddie 2) Peggy 3) Wanda 4) Wanda’s sister
d) Replace the phrase ‘As though’ with the correct one from the following? 1) As to 2) As if 3) As of 4) None of these
a. Faded blue dress
b. A game played with stone
d. As if
“A hundred!” exclaimed all the little girls incredulously, and the little ones would stop playing hopscotch and listen. “Yeah, a hundred, all lined up,” said Wanda. Then her thin lips drew together in silence. “What are they like? All silk, I bet,” said Peggy. “Yeah, all silk, all colours.” “Velvet, too?” “Yeah, velvet too. A hundred dresses,” Wanda would repeat stolidly. “All lined up in my closet.” Then they’d let her go. And then before she’d gone very far, they couldn’t help bursting into shrieks and peals of laughter.
a) What has been referred to ‘A hundred’? 1) Jeans 2) Jackets 3) Dresses 4) Friends
b) What does the word ‘Incredulously’ mean? 1) Unbelievably
c) What does the phrase ‘lined up’ mean? 1) Unarranged 2) Arranged 3) Tied 4) Scrambled
d) Find out the synonym of the word ‘Stolidly’ from the following? 1) Passively 2) Actively 3) Inactively 4) Both 2 and 3
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 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) What does the word ‘Bully’ mean’? 1) Uncultured person 2) Roughneck 3) Ruffian 4) All of these
b) How was Peggy different from others? 1) She was more angry than others
2) She was more caring than others
3) She was more daring than others
4) She was more coward than others
c) What could everyone think that Wanda couldn’t have hundred dresses? 1) For she was rich 2) For she was poor 3) For she was well-established 4) For she was well off
d) Which of the following adjectives suits Peggy? 1) Cruelsome 2) Tiresome 3) Compassionate 4) All of these