CBSE Class 10 English HOTS Chapter 5 The Hundred Dresses I
Please refer to CBSE Class 10 English HOTS Chapter 5 The Hundred Dresses I below. These High Order Thinking Skills Questions and answers have been prepared based on the latest pattern of questions expected in the CBSE Class 10 English exams. Students should properly understand the questions and answers given below which will help them to get better marks in exams.
Q1. Why did Wanda leave school? How did the attitude of her classmates hurt her?
Ans. Wanda was a Polish girl studying in a school with American girls. She was not treated well by the girls who made fun of her name and dresses. So her family moved to a big city where no one would make fun of her name and status. The attitude of her classmates hurt her.
Q2. How should we judge people around us – by their money and wealth? Or is there something more than that?
Ans. We judge the people around us by their status and wealth. We ignore the talent and values they possess. It is not the money that makes man a good human being; it is the value, the skill, the talent that makes someone excellent. Peggy and Maddie judged Wanda on the basis of her poverty. Her talent was never recognised. She proved her talent by the end of the story. Peggy and Maddie were not right in their judgement about Wanda.
Q3. You are disturbed to know that the girls make fun of Wanda. You don’t appreciate it. You decide to speak about this tendency of making fun of the students if they are weak, ugly or poor. Write your speech.
Ans. Dear friends, today I would like to address those students who make fun of the students who are weak, ugly or poor. I have come to know that some of us make fun of some girls who are not good looking. We should all remember that if someone is poor or ugly, it is not his/her fault. We are what God has made us.
We should not go for outer beauty. We should recognise the inner qualities of a person and appreciate them. One may be ugly in appearance but one’s creativity and intelligence may be beyond expectation. We should not insult anybody just because one is poor or ugly. We have no right to show disrespect to someone and humiliate him/her. I hope now onwards we all are friends and will show respect to all. The tendency of making fun of weak, ugly or poor should be given up right now. Let us be good human beings.