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Special English class – 12th
Lesson – 2
The Diamond Necklace
– G.D. Maupassant
Q . Answer the following question.
Q.1. What was the actual cost of the necklace?
Ans. The actual cost of the necklace was only five hundred francs.
Q.2. Who was Mathilde married to ?
Ans. Mathilde was married to Mr. Loisel , a clerk.
Q.3. Where was Mathilde’s husband employed?
Ans. Mathilde’s husband was employed in the Ministry of Public Instruction .
Q.4. Why did Mathilde wear plain dresses?
Ans. Mathilde wore plain dresses because she couldn’t afford costly ones.
Q.5. What things did Mathilde resent in her life? 2009, 2014
Ans. There were many thinghs that Mathilde resented all her life . But the most important of it was her being born and married in an ordinary family devoid of all the luxuries. She had no good and costly dresses . she had poor dwellings . but unluckly, she live in a wretched house with barren walls . she had shabby chairs and ugly curtains. She had no rank and profile in society.
Q.6. On receiving the invitation to the ball,Mathilde wept. Why? 2010
Ans.When Mathilde’s husband , Mr. Loisel brought the invitation to the ball . she wept instead of being delighted because she had no jewels, no gowns, and nothing of the sort that can match the grand party. She resent being married to such an ordinary man as she was a lady with high ambitions.
Q. 7. How did Mathilde fare at the ball? 2011
Ans. At the party Madame Loisel was a great success. She was prettier than any other woman present. She was elegant , graceful , smilling and filled with joy everyone was attracted to her and wished to be familiar with her . The attaches of the cabinet wished to dance with her . Even the minister himself was attracted to her . she fared well more than she had thought for.
Q.8. How did Mathilde and Loisel repay the cost of the necklace? 2012
Ans. Mathilde and Loisel had to pay a very heavy price to meet the cost of the new necklace. The arrangement of the money for the necklace proved to be a ruin for the rest of their life. They had to compromise for the whole life thereafter . They dismissed their servants. Changed their lodgings and rented a garage under the roof . Mathilde did all the household work herself . she washed the dishes , soiled linen , the shirts , and the dishcloths
And carried water . she dressed like a common woman , went to fruiter , the grocer , the butcher and everywhere and bargained for every sou. Loisel himself worked in the evening s making up tradesman’s account and late at night often copied manuscript for five sous a page . It took ten years for them to compensate the loss.
The Diamond Necklace by G.D.Maupassant