English CBSE Class 10 NCERT Footprints Without Feet Chapter 7 The Necklace Free Solution of Extra Questions and Answers – Extract Based Questions Short Answer Questions Long Answer Questions and Value Based Questions


(Extra Questions)

Extract Based Questions

EB 1. He went to the police and to the cab offices, and put an advertisement in the newspapers, offering a reward. She waited all day in a state of bewilderment before this frightful disaster.

1. Who is referred as ‘she’ in the above extract?

Answer: Matilda Loisel

2.  Which word in the above extract means ‘surprise’?

Answer: Bewilderment

3.  Why did ‘he’ go to police and cab offices?

Answer: He went there to lodge a complaint about loss of necklace.

4. Why was the reward offered?

Answer: The reward was offered to find the necklace.



EB 2. He threw around her shoulders the modest wraps they had carried whose poverty clashed with the elegance of the ball costume. She wished to hurry away in order not to be noticed by the other women who were wrapping themselves in rich furs.

1. From where was ‘she’ coming just before the event mentioned in the extract?

Answer: Matilda was coming out of the party.

2. Which word in the above extract is antonym of ‘modest’?

Answer: Elegance

3. Where were ‘he’ and ‘she’ going?

Answer: They were going to their home.

4. What was the price of the ball costume?

Answer: Four hundred francs



EB 3. And she responded, “I am vexed not to have a jewel, nothing to adorn myself with. I shall have such a poverty-stricken look. I would prefer not to go to this party.”

1. Who had organized the party being referred to in above extract?

Answer: The party was thrown by the minister of Public Instructions.

2.  Which jewel did ‘she’ wear in the party? How did she get it?

Answer: She wore a necklace. She borrowed it from her friend.

3. Which word in the extract is synonym of ‘decorate’?

Answer: Adorn

4. Who is listener of above extract?

Answer: Mr Loisel

EB 4. She suffered incessantly, feeling herself born for all delicacies and luxuries. She suffered from the poverty of her apartment, the shabby walls and the worn chairs.

1. What was profession of her husband?

Answer: Her husband was a petty clerk in Board of Education.

2. What did she suffer from?

Answer: She suffered from poverty of her apartment, the shabby walls and worn chairs.

3. Which word in the extract is synonym of ‘endlessly’?

Answer: Incessantly

4. Please write full name of ‘she’?

Answer: Matilda Loisel

EB 5. Instead of being delighted, as her husband had hoped, she threw the invitation spitefully upon the table murmuring, “What do you suppose I want with that?”

1. Why her husband thought that she would be happy?

Answer: The invitation was for a party and she liked going to party. So her husband thought that she would be happy?

2.  Why did Matilda throw invitation?

Answer: She did not have a good dress so she did not want to go to the party. Hence she threw the invitation.

3.  Which word in the extract is the antonym of ‘respectfully’?

Answer: Spitefully

4. Where was the party?

Answer: At the residence of minister of Public Instruction

EB 6. “I returned another to you exactly like it. And it has taken us ten years to pay for it. You can understand that it was not easy for us who have nothing. But it is finished and I am decently content.”

1. ‘But it is finished.’ What is finished?

Answer: The loan they had taken.

2.  Who is speaker of these lines?

Answer: Mrs. Matilda Loisel

3. What was returned and to whom?

Answer: The necklace was returned to Mrs. Forestier

4. Which word in the extract means ‘satisfied’?

Answer: Content

EB 7. By a violent effort, she had controlled her vexation and responded in a calm voice, wiping her moist cheeks, “Nothing. Only I have no dress and consequently I cannot go to this affair. Give your card to s me colleague whose wife is better fitted out than I.”

(i) Who is ‘she’ in the above extra and why is she vexed.

Answer: “she” refers to Matilda. She was vexed at her poverty.

(ii) who did she respond to?

Answer: She had responded to her husband.

(iii) What is speaker’s concern?

Answer: She did not have a good dress to wear in the party

(iv) Which word in the extract is synonym of ‘anger’?

Answer: Vexation


Short Answer Questions (30-40 words)

SA 1. Mrs. Loisel enjoyed the party. Please give three evidences from the text to support it.

Answer: She had danced with enthusiasm.

She was the prettiest of the woman, elegant, gracious and full of joy.

All men noticed her, asked her name and wanted to be presented.

This victory was complete and sweet to her heart.

SA 2. What was appearance of Mrs. Loisel after ten years?

Answer: Mrs Loisel looked old now. She had become a strong, hard and crude woman of poor household. Her hair were badly combed and clothes were awry. She spoke in loud tone and was fully occupied in odious works of her house.

SA 3. Why did Mrs. Loisel leave in a hurry?

Answer: After the party, her husband threw a modest wrap on her shoulder. This shawl was a clash with her dress. Other ladies were wearing expensive shawls of fur. She had inferiority complex on comparing her shawl with that of others. So she left the party quickly.

SA 4. Why did Mrs. Loisel change her life style after the party?

Answer: During the party she had lost the necklace which she had borrowed from her friend. To buy a new necklace as a replacement, they borrowed a huge sum of money. To repay the loan, they had to change their life style.

SA 5. Why Mrs. Loisel was not happy at receiving the invitation for the party?

Answer: She wanted to wear good dress and look gracious. She did not have good dress to wear at the party. She thought that it would be better not to go to party. She was unhappy about not being able to go to the party.

SA 6. How much money Mr. Loisel had saved? Why was he saving money?

Answer: Mr. Loisel had saved four hundred francs. He was saving money to buy a gun. He wanted to go for hunting with his friends.

SA 7. Why does author say that Matilda was an error of destiny?

Answer: Matilda was a very charming lady. She wanted to lead a pleasant and comfortable life style. But she was born in a poor family and married to a poor clerk.

Hence author says that she was an error of destiny.

SA 8. Why Matilda did not like to visit her rich friend?

Answer: Matilda always thought of having good clothes, rich life style and jewels. But these things were beyond her reach. When she visited her rich friend, she became aware of her modest living. This made her unhappy. Hence she did not want to visit her rich friend.

SA 9. How did Mr. Loisel handle the demand of his wife for a new dress?

Answer: Initially Mr. Loisel requested his wife to wear a dress she used to wear while going to theatre. But she refused this. Then Mr. Loisel gave her four hundred francs to buy a new dress.

SA 10. Explain the phrase “four hundred francs ought to cover it “

Answer: This statement was given by Matilda when Loisel asked her what a new dress would cost.

Matilda wanted to say that she would be able to buy a new decent dress in four hundred francs.


Long Answer questions (120-150 words)

LA 1. One little negligence can become a cause of disaster for entire life. Please elucidate in reference to the story ‘The Necklace’.

Answer: Matilda belonged to a modest family. They received an invitation for a party. She did not have a good dress to wear at the party. Her husband gave his savings to her for new dress. She borrowed a jewel from her friend.

She enjoyed the party but she lost the jewel. They tried to search for it but could not find. They decided to replace it. They had to borrow a huge amount from usurers at high interest.

In order to repay the amount, they had to change their life style a lot. They had to move to an attic. Mr. Loisel started doing some part-time jobs also. Matilda started doing all odious works of house. She had to haggle a lot for buying supplies.

The carelessness of Matilda forced such a big change in lifestyle. It took them long 10 years to come out of the debt.

LA 2. The attitude of Matilda was the reason for her misery. Please elucidate in reference to the story ‘The Necklace’.

Answer: Matilda belonged to a modest family. But she aspired to lead a life of pleasure and comforts. She was very well aware that these were beyond her means.

In spite of this she always dreamt about behaving like a rich person. She wanted to wear best clothes. She wanted to have the best furniture and utensils in her house. She was not happy with her house as well.

She did not make any efforts to increase her income or to save money to fulfil her dreams. Hence she was a discontented person. She wanted to present herself what she was not. She also did not have the courage to tell the truth. If she had avoided these two shortcomings she would have been a better person.

Thus it is because of her attitude that she landed into a deep trouble in her life.

LA 3. Mr. Loisel loved his wife. Please quote incidents form the text to support this.

Answer: Mr Loisel knew that Matilda liked to go to parties. So he very happily shared the invitation for the party with his wife. But his wife refused to go to the party. He lovingly enquired the reason. He gave her four hundred francs to buy a new dress. This money he had saved to pursue his hobby. He guided his wife to borrow a jewel from her friend.

He patiently waited at the party for her wife to enjoy fully. While coming out of the party, he put a wrap on her shoulders to protect her from cold.

He did not get angry at the loss of necklace. He suggested how to handle the situation with Mrs. Forestier. He borrowed money at very high interest to replace the necklace. He did some extra works to repay the loan.

Every time he supported his wife. So we can infer that he loved his wife.



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