NCERT English Class 10 Chapter 16 The Necklace CBSE Board Sample Problems Short Answer

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Question

Describe Mme Loisel after ten years.

Solution

Ten years of poverty and hardship steal away Matilda’s youth and beauty. She becomes a strong and hard woman, who is poorly dressed with untidy hair and red ragged hands.

Question

What excuse did Loisels put up to explain the delay in returning the necklace?

Solution

Loisels had lost the necklace and needed time to find an identical one. Thus, Loisels wrote a letter to Mme Forestier with an excuse that the clasp of the necklace was broken and they needed time to get it repaired.

Question

Why did Matilda throw the invitation spitefully?

Solution

Matilda was simply displeased when her husband showed the invitation. She felt humiliated and threw the invitation spitefully as she had nothing beautiful enough to wear to such a grand gathering.