Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words have been printed in underline to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
MashenkaPavletsky, a young girl who had only just finished her studies at a boarding school, returning from a walk to the house of the Kushkins, with whom she was living as a governess, found the household in a terrible turmoil.
"Madame Kushkin is in a fit, most likely, or else she has quarrelled with her husband," thought Mashenka.
In the hall and in the corridor she met maid-servants. One of them was crying.
Mashenka went into her room. There was a search going on in her room. The lady of the house, FedosyaVassilyevna was standing, without her cap on, at the table, putting back into Mashenka's workbag balls of wool, scraps of materials, and bits of paper.... Evidently the governess's arrival took her by surprise, and she was a little taken aback.
Saying something, Madame Kushkin rustled her long skirts and went out. Mashenka looked round her room with wondering eyes. What had FedosyaVassilyevna been looking for in her work-bag? They had opened the money-box, but did not know how to shut it, though they had scratched the lock all over. The whatnot with her books on it, the things on the table, the bed—all bore fresh traces of a search. Her linen-basket, too.
A maid-servant came into the room.
"Liza, you don't know why they have been rummaging in my room?" the governess asked her.
“Mistress has lost a brooch worth two thousand," said Liza.
"But ... why have they been rummaging here?" the governess still wondered.
"A brooch has been stolen, I tell you. The mistress has been rummaging in everything with her own hands. They stripped us all naked and searched us. It's a perfect disgrace"
"But, Liza, it's vile ... it's insulting," said Mashenka.
Mashenka threw herself on the bed and sobbed bitterly. Never in her life had she been subjected to such an outrage, never had she been so deeply insulted.
"I will go to all the courts and all the lawyers," Mashenka thought, trembling. "I will explain to them, I will take an oath.... They will believe that I could not be a thief!"
Mashenka remembered that under the sheets in her basket she had some sweetmeats, which, following the habits of her schooldays, she had put in her pocket at dinner and carried off to her room. She felt hot all over, and was ashamed at the thought that her little secret was known to the lady of the house.
Q. What might be the reason one of the maid-servants was crying, when Mashenka entered the house?