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Extra Questions and Answers for The Necklace Class 10 English Footprints without Feet

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Extra Questions and Answers for The Necklace Class 10 English Footprints without Feet

The Necklace Extra Questions Class 10 English

Short Answer Type Questions for The Necklace

Answer the following questions in 30-40 words:

Question 1: What, do you think, were the feelings of Madam Forestier when she came to know that Matilda had returned her a diamond necklace in place of an artificial one?
Answer
Matilda had borrowed a necklace from Madam Frostier to wear it at a party. She lost it somewhere and in its place she returned a diamond necklace to her. She was unaware of the fact that the necklace she borrowed was an artificial one. Madam Forestier was shocked to know the whole story. Madam Frostier thought that situation could be avoided if Matilda had the dare to accept the truth and share it with Madam Forester.

Question 2: Madam Loisel was intoxicated with pleasure at the ball. Give three reasons to support your Answer.
Answer
Madam Loisel was intoxicated with pleasure at the ball. She danced with enthusiasm. She received everyone's admiration and flattery. She looked the prettiest of all: elegant, gracious, smiling and full of joy.

Question 3: How would you feel if you were in Matilda's place and had lost somebody's such a valuable possession?
Answer
Matilda borrowed a necklace from Madam Forester to wear it in a ball. She lost it the same night. She was too much upset at the incident and tried to find it everywhere in the fold of dress, in the cloak, in the pockets and everywhere. Even Mr. Loisel went to search for it in midnight. They even could not sleep all night. They went to the police and even to the cab-office and put an advertisement in the newspaper offering a reward. If I had been in Matilda's place I would have done all the above-said efforts for such a valuable possession. I would have lodged a complain in the police. I would have prayed to God to help me out in the difficult situation.

Question 4: What changes occurred in Mime Loisel after 10 years?
Answer
Madam Loisel had got to know the horrible life of necessity. She sent away her maid and learned the odious work of a kitchen. She washed the dishes and the clothes on her own, she took down wastes to the street and brought up the water stopping at each landing to breathe. They changed their lodging and rented some rooms in the attic. She seemed old now and become strong and hard woman. Her physical appearance spoke loudly about the hardships she had been during the last few years of her life.

Question 5: Mme Loisel lost the necklace that Mme Forestier had lent her. If it had been you at Mme Loisels' place, what would have been your first and foremost step?
Answer
If I had been at Madam Loisel's place firstly I would not have borrowed the necklace. I would have been satisfied with the assets that I possessed. Secondly, if I had borrowed and lost it, I would have told that to Madam Forestier. Then I would have known at that very time that it was not a real diamond but an artificial one. I would have been saved from all the pain and suffering which madam Loisel had gone through.

Question 6: How was Mr. Loisel able to arrange 36,000 francs?
Answer
Loisel possessed eighteen thousand francs, which his father had left for him. Rest of the money he borrowed from usurers and a whole race of lenders. He made ruinous promises for that. And to repay this debt they had to change their lodgings. Madam Loisel had to do all tedious jobs like washing clothes, grocery shopping, and carrying water upstairs herself.

Question 7: Why did Mme Loisel go to visit her friend, my Forester?
Answer
Mme Loisel visited her friend Mine Forester twice. First, she went to her house to borrow a diamond necklace for the ball which she lost the same day. Secondly, she visited her house to return the necklace that she had bought for 36,000 francs in compensation for the lost necklace.

Question 8: Why did Madam Loisel leave the ball in hurry? What does it show about her character?
Answer
Madam Loisel left the ball in a hurry because her husband threw the modest wraps around her shoulders, whose poverty clashed with the elegance of the ball costume. She did not want to be noticed by the other woman who was wrapping themselves in rich furs. It shows the hypocrisy and showoff life of Mme Loisel. It shows her dissatisfaction, anger and frustration with life.

Question 9: How did Mr. Loisel and Madame Loisel manage to buy a diamond necklace to return it to Madam Forester? What were the consequences?
Answer
Mr. Loisel and Madam Loisel spent all their savings i.e. eighteen thousand francs, which Mr. Loisel's father had saved for him. Rest of the money they borrowed from usurers with ruinous promises. They had to arrange 36,000 francs for the new diamond necklace. All this ruined their life. Mme Loisel had to do all odd jobs to save money. They had to change their lodgings Mr. Loisel had to work till late at night after office hours, putting the books of some merchant or to copy pages at five soups a page to earn extra money. Mrs. Loisel had to do all the house-hold chores on her own. She worked really hard to repay the debt.

Question 10: Why did Matilda change her lifestyle after the ball?
Answer
Matilda borrowed a necklace from her friend for the ball but she lost it. It was a diamond necklace. It completely changed her course of life. She and her husband had to struggle hard to repay the debt taken to buy a new necklace.

Question 11: What kind of a husband was M. Loisel? Discuss with reference to the chapter 'The Necklace'. 
Answer
Mr. M. Loisel was a simple and poor clerk. He made every effort and sacrifice to make his wife happy. He sacrificed his 400 francs that he had saved to buy a gun for himself in order to buy a new party dress for his wife. It proves that he was a loving husband. He worked day in and day out to pay the debt he had taken to buy the necklace. He never showed any anger to his wife.

Question 12: Why was Matilda sad after the ball? Answer Matilda was sad after the ball because she had lost the diamond necklace which she had borrowed from her friend Mme. Forester. She had to pay a very heavy price for it. Question 13. How had Mme Loisel's sacrifices all been in vain?
Answer
Mme. Loisel's sacrifices proved to be all in vain as Mrs. Forestier, when she met her after ten years, told her that the necklace was of fake diamonds worth only 500 francs. Poor Losel's had wasted 10 years of their lives to repay the loss of a fake necklace.

Question 14: What did the Loisel's do to replace the necklace?
Answer
They had to save every single penny in order to repay the huge loan they had taken for the diamond necklace. Mrs. Liosel sent away all the maids and did all the household work herself. They changed their lodging and shifted to a cheap rented room. Mr. Loisel worked for extra hours to earn more money and repay the debt.

Question 15:What were the reasons for Matilda's unhappiness?
Answer
Matilda was a pretty young lady but belonged to a poor family. She was married to a petty clerk. Her poverty and lack of recognition made her angry and unhappy. Her dreams were big but the reality was harsh. She was not able to accept the reality of life.

Long Answer Type Questions for The Necklace

Answer the following questions in 100-150 words:

Question 1: Matilda proved a roaring success due to Mme Forestier lending her the necklace. How would you attain the stature of being generous?
Answer
Matilda's husband got the invitation to attend a ball at the minister's residence but she did not have a good dress and jewellery to wear on the occasion. Her husband bought her a new dress with all his savings, and she borrowed a diamond necklace from her friend to match her dress to wear on the occasion. On the day of the ball, Mine Loisel was a great success. She looked the prettiest of all elegant, gracious, smiling and full of joy. All the men noticed her, asked her name and wanted to dance with her. She danced with enthusiasm intoxicated with pleasure, thinking of nothing but all this admiration. Mr. Loisel worked for extra hours to earn more money and repay the debt. She was so generous that she offered all her jewellery without any hesitation. She did not even check the necklace returned by Mme Loisel. Later on, she told her that it was not a real diamond necklace but an artificial one.

Question 2: Matilda's realized that one little act of negligence can lead to total ruin. How would you act in such a situation in which Matilda found herself?
Answer
Matilda lost the necklace that she borrowed from Mme Forester. She had to buy a new necklace for thirty-six thousand francs which ruined all her savings. She had to change her lodgings and do all odd jobs like washing, cleaning and shopping grocery while her husband had to do extra work of copying after his office time. She lost all her charms and beauty. Now she realized that one little act of negligence could lead to total ruin. I would prefer to move on in life according to the situation. If we commit any mistake we have to pay for it. And we should pay it bravely. There is no harm in doing 811 household jobs or in earning extra money after office time. If we can live in a big house we should learn to live in a small one too with the demand of time I think if we make a mistake, we should be ready to bear its repercussions.

Question 3: Loisel wished to keep his wife in good humour. Which values of Matilda impress him?
Answer
Loisel wished to keep his wife in good humour. Mme Loisel was a beautiful and delicate woman. She was fond of all riches and luxuries. She thought she deserved all these and thought that it was an error of destiny that she was born in a poor family and married to a mere derk in the office of the Board of Education. Matilda's beauty and style impressed Loisel. He tried his best to keep her happy. She was fond of parties and balls. That's why when Loisel got an invitation of Ball of minister's residence he was happy for his wife. He bought her a new dress for the ball, with the money he had saved to buy a hunting gun. He loved her so much that he bought the new diamond necklace to replace the lost one for thirty-six thousand francs which lost all his savings and compelled him to do extra jobs after office time. It's quite evident that he took all these troubles without complaining because he loved his beautiful wife very much and wanted to keep her happy.

Question 4: What are the enduring virtues that the story has to offer to humanity? Discuss.
Answer
The story The Necklace' teaches us many lessons which form the crux of human values. The very first thing it teaches us is the need to be content in life. Matilda, though born into a family of clerks and married to a petty clerk with the Board of Education, remains unhappy. So, when she has to attend the office party with her husband, she asks him for money to get a new dress. Her husband sacrifices the money he has saved to buy a gun to get her the dress. She borrows a necklace from her friend to look more beautiful thinking that it is made of diamonds. At the party, she remains elegant, gracious, smiling and absolutely happy. But this vanity is short-lived and is the beginning of all troubles in her life. She loses the necklace and she gets a new diamond necklace as its replacement by borrowing heavily. Subsequently, she is pushed to live in poverty as she slogs for ten years to save money to pay back the huge debt. The story thus discusses the negative effects of pride and vanity and stresses the importance of being satisfied with what one has honesty, love and sacrifice. One should be happy with what one has or strive hard to achieve his goals.

Question 5: "Oh! My poor Matilda! Mine was false." Confession saves you from a lot of trouble and the sense of guilt. Justify the statement.
Answer
Matilda's friend Mme Forestier meets her after a long time, nearly a gap of ten years. Perhaps it was destined to. She does not recognize Matilda. She had grown old, hard and looked really torn. She is astonished to see Matilda in this pathetic condition. Matilda tells her the reason for this - the loss of the original necklace and the misery that followed after replacing the necklace. Mme Forestier could only sympathise with Matilda, for the necklace she had lent to Matilda was not of original diamonds. Matilda should have revealed the loss of the necklace to her friend. If it had been of real diamonds, then she could have asked for some time to replace it. Matilda could have thus taken her friend into confidence, but the silent suffering had really taken its toll on her life. If Matilda had only taken courage and been honest to her friend, she would still have been living comfortably, thus justifying the statement given above. Her own senseless attitude led to her ruin.

Question 6: Write a character sketch of Mrs. Loisel.
Answer
Matilda was exceptionally pretty. By virtue of her good looks, she felt that she was born for all delicacies and luxuries. She wished to be admired and loved and to be married to some rich or renowned person. But she was unlucky. She was born into a family of clerks. Since she had no dowry, she agreed to marry a petty clerk. She was always grumbling. The poverty of her house tortured her. She dreamt of lavish parties and rich dresses and jewels. Her dreamy, ambitious and vain nature pushed her into trouble. She paid a heavy price for her foolish desires. She borrowed a necklace to wear at a ball. But the necklace was lost. That ruined her physically and from a beauty queen she became a crude, hard shabby woman of a poor family But she was brave and honest. She worked hard ungrudgingly to pay off her loan.
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