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Mr. Chips Important Questions 2022 with Answers
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Page-1Q.1. What did Chips say to the young Colley, the son of the Colley whom Chips punished first at Brookfield?
Ans: Chips said to him, Colley, your father was the first boy I ever punished when I came here twenty-five years ago. He deserved it then and you deserve it now.
Q.2. Describe the atmosphere in the Hall when Chips took his first class?
Ans: There was a sudden silence when Mr. Chips entered the classroom. The wall clock was ticking behind him. There were smells of ink and varnish. The red rays of the setting sun were coming in through the glass windows. The sudden hush in the classroom frightened Mr. Chips. He felt a bit nervous.
Q.3. How did Mr. Wetherby advise Chips on the day of his interview at Brookfield?
Ans: He asked chips to give his zeal of youth to Brookfield and it would give him something in return. He asked him not to allow anyone to play tricks with him. He asked him to take up a firm attitude to keep discipline.
Q.4. What was the name of Chips’ doctor and how often did he visit Chips?
Ans: The name of chips` doctor was Merivale. He called upon chips every fortnight.
Q.5. For how much time did Chips work at Melbury School and why did he not like it?
Ans: Chips worked at Melbury School for a year. He did not like it because he had been a bit tired and anxious there.
Q.6. How did Chips measure his time when he lived at Mrs. Wickett’s house?
Ans: Chips measured his time by the signals of the past. He lives his life according to the bells of Brookfield.
Q.7. What did Chips’ doctor say about Chips?
Ans: The doctor said that he was fitter than he. He would not get any horrible disease. He would die a natural death. He called chips a matchless old boy.
Q.8. What did Chips do after the last bell of Brookfield when he lived at Mrs. Wickett’s House?
Ans: After the last bell of Brookfield, chips wound up the clock, put the wire guard in front of the fire, turned out the gas, and carried a detective novel to bed.
Q.9. How did the boys look when Chips took his first class at Brookfield?
Ans: The big hall was full of five hundred wicked boys. They looked like lusty barbarians ready to attack him.
Q.10. What kind of fellow was Mr. Wetherby?
Ans: Wetherby was the headmaster of Brookfield in 1870. He was ill than when chips joined it. He liked and respected chips. He was very gentle and cooperative. He had vivid eyes.
Q.11. How did Chips enjoy sleep?
Ans: Sleep came to him swiftly and peacefully. His days and nights were equally full of dreaming.
Q.12. What mischief was made in the very first class of Chips at Brookfield and who made it?
Ans: A boy dropped a desk lid. His name was Colley.
Q.13. When was the structure of the building of Brookfield rebuilt and extended?
Ans: The main structure of the building of Brookfield was rebuilt and extended, in the reign of the
Q.14. Was Chips an ambitious teacher?
Ans: In his early twenties, he wanted to get a headship or a senior mastership. It was after many repeated failures that he realized the unfitness of his qualifications.
Q.15. When did Chips retire and what was presented to him on the day of his retirement?
Ans: Chips retired in 1913 at the age of sixty-five. At the time of retirement, he was presented with a cheque, a writing desk and a clock.
Q.16. What was the social and academic status of Chips?
Ans: Chips in a social and academic sense was respectable, but he was no more brilliant.
Q.17. What was Chips’ status at Brookfield at sixty?
Ans: At sixty, he was Brookfield in his person. He was the guest of honor at Old Brookfieldian dinners.
Q.18. How did Brookfield look?
Ans: Brookfield lay behind a line of ancient elms. It looked reddish brown. It consisted of a group of the eighteenth century building.
Q.19. What kind of people did Brookfield supply?
Ans: It supplied judges, members of parliament, peers and bishops, merchants, etc.
Q.20. Did Brookfield enjoys a good repute?
Ans: There had been rise and fall in its luck. However, it remained a good school of the second rank.
Q.21. What kinds of books did Chips have in his room?
Ans: The books were chiefly classical. There were a few books of history and detective novels.
Q.22. How was Chips’ room decorated at Mrs.Wickett’s house?
Ans: His room was furnished simply and with school masterly taste. There were a few bookshelves, a mantelpiece, easy- chairs and some pictures.
Q.23. What was the condition of Mrs. Wickett’s house?
Ans: The house itself was ugly and affected but comfortable. It was situated near Brookfield.
Q.24. With what did Chips serve the boys?
Ans: He served the boys with walnut-cake tea and crumpets soaked in butter.
Q.25. What did Chips tell Mrs. Wickett about Major Collingwood?
Ans: He told her that once he had punished Collinwood for climbing on to the gymnasium roof to get a ball out of the gutter. He might have broken his neck.
Q.26.How did Chips feel in the company of women?
Ans: Chips did not care for women. He never felt at ease with them. He considered the new woman of the nineties such a monstrous creature that filled him with horror.
Q.27. How did Katherine Bridges look?
Ans: She had blue flashing eyes and freckled cheeks and smooth straw-colored hair.
Q.28. What did Katherine think about women’s rights?
Ans: She believed that women ought to be admitted to universities. She even thought that they ought to have a vote.
Q.29. Why did Chips not like Bernard Shaw and Ibsen and cycling?
Ans: Chips was a conventional person. He did not like Bernard Shaw and Ibsen for their disturbing plays. He did not like women taking up bicycling because he was against the freedom of women.
Q.30. What did Chips see while climbing on Great Gable?
Ans: One day, climbing on Great Gable, he saw a girl waving excitedly from a dangerous-looking edge.
Q.31. Why did Katherine begin to like Chips?
Ans: She began to like Chips because he had gentle and quiet manners. She liked his honest views though they were outdated. She also liked his brown charming, eyes.
Q.32. What was their profession of Katherine?
Ans: She was a governess out of job but she had already saved a little money.
Q.33. What were your political views of Katherine?
Ans: In politics, she had radical views. She was impressed by the people like Bernard Shaw and William Morris. She thought that women ought to have a vote.
Q.34. Where and with whom did Chips go during the summer vacation of 1896?
Ans: He went up to the Lake District in 1896 with his colleague Rowden.
Q.35.What did Katherine say to Chips on the night before the wedding?
Ans: She said that she felt like a new boy beginning his first term with Chips. She asked if she should call him ‘Sir’ or ‘Mr. Chips’ would be right. Then she said, “Good-Bye Mr. Chips”.
Q.36. What did Chips remember about the time he spent with Katherine in Lake District?
Ans: He remembered the evening strolls with her. He remembered her cool voice and gay laughter. She had always been a happy person. They had been so eager, planning a future together, but he had been a bit serious about it, even a little awed.
Q.37. Where was Katherine married from?
Ans: She had no parents. She was married from the house of an aunt in Ealing.
Q.38.Was Katherine pleased with Chips being a teacher?
Ans: She enjoyed living among the boys. She was happy that Chips was a teacher and not a lawyer or a broker or a dentist or a big businessman. She liked the teaching profession.
Q.39. What influence did Katherine Bridges’ exercise on Chips?
Ans: Katherine exerted a great influence upon Chips. She made him a new man. She broadened his views and opinion. Before marriage, Chips was a dry person. She made him affectionate and kind. His eyes gained sparkle. His humor became mature. He became popular.
Q.40. Describe the quarrel between Ralston and Chips?
Ans: One day, Ralston asked Chips to retire. He said that Chips’ methods of teaching were slack and old-fashioned. His habits were slovenly. He disobeyed him. His pronunciation was wrong. He was slack and obstinate. Chips flamed up to hear this. He refused to retire.
Q.41. Write a note on Chips’ humor?
Ans: Chips had a keen sense of humor. He amused people with his little witty jokes. Everybody waited for his new joke. His humour was harmless.
Q.42. What was Chips performance as a teacher before marriage?
Ans: The teacher feels bored teaching the same lesson for years. So was the case with Chips before marriage. He worked well. He gave service, satisfaction, and confidence, everything except inspiration.
Q.43. What kind of fellow was Mr. Chips before marriage?
Ans: Before marriage, he had been a dry natural sort of person. He was liked in general in Brookfield but he had nothing to be popular and loved.
Q.44. How much popular was Katherine in Brookfield?
Ans: She was very popular with boys and masters alike. She won Brookfield as she had won Chips.
Q.45. Was Katherine more intelligent than Chips?
Ans: She was sharper than he. He could not reject her ideas even when he disagreed to them.
Q.46. What changes did Katherine bring in Chips?
Ans: She made him a new man. His eyes gained sparkle. His humor became rich and mature, He began to feel strong. His discipline improved. He became popular.
Q.47. Did Katherine always plead Chips for leniency?
Ans: No, on rare occasions, she urged him on strictness when he inclined to be forgiving. She asked him to punish the rude and arrogant type of boy.
Q.48. What memories of Katherine haunted Chips?
Ans: In his memory, he saw Katherine rushing along the stone corridors, laughing at some mistake in the essay he checked, taking part in the concerts, and tending him her good advice.
Q.49. Did Chips take a class on the day when his wife and child died?
Ans: Yes, he took his fourth form as usual after the call-over.
Q.50. What change did the death of his wife bring in Chips? (his feelings on Katherine’s death)
Ans: Just as marriage added something to his life, so did grief. After the death of his wife, Chips became suddenly a kind of man whom the boys classed as “old”. He found himself to be a horrifying nightmare. He wished to die like her. He found himself to be in a continuous trance. He was totally preoccupied.