Mr Chips Chapter 11 questions notes
Chapter 11 important Short An Simple questions answers
Q.1. What kind of person was Mr. Ralston?
Ans. Ralston was a strict disciplinarian, ruthless, ambitious, and energetic. He was a fine power transmitter.
Q.2. What kind of relation did Chips have with Ralston?
Ans. Mr. Chips didn’t like Ralston personally but served him willingly and loyally.
Q.3. What was Ralston’s urbane ultimatum to Chips?
Ans. Ralston asked Mr. Chips to retire, but Chips refused.
Q.4. What allegations did Ralston level against Chips?
Ans. Ralston accused Chips of having old-fashioned teaching methods, slovenly personal habits, and insubordination.
Q.5. How did Ralston defend his allegations against Chips?
Ans. Ralston claimed he never accused Chips of insubordination and wanted Brookfield to modernize its teaching methods.
Q.6. What did Chips think at the end of the row with Ralston though he said no words?
Ans. Chips believed that Ralston was running the school like a factory and destroying the old gentlemanly traditions.
Q.7. Did Ralston know Brookfield and its traditions?
Ans. No, Ralston did not know Brookfield and its traditions well.
Q.8. How did people come to know about the quarrel between Ralston and Mr. Chips?
Ans. A small boy overheard the quarrel and shared it with others, and the news quickly spread.
Q.9. Was Ralston popular and respected in Brookfield?
Ans. Ralston was not liked but rather feared and respected. After the row with Chips, his popularity further diminished.
Q.10. What was the reaction of the masters to the row between Ralston and Chips?
Ans. The masters agreed with Ralston’s modernizing efforts but rallied around Chips because they disliked Ralston’s heavy-handed leadership.
Q.11. Who was Sir John Rivers, and why was he in favor of Chips?
Ans. Sir John Rivers was the Chairman of the Board of Governors. He supported Chips because he considered Ralston too clever and favored Chips.
Q.12. What did John Rivers tell Chips about his retirement?
Ans. John Rivers assured Chips that he could stay at Brookfield as long as he wanted, and the Board of Governors didn’t favor Ralston’s methods.
Q.13. How and when was Mr. Chips made Acting Head for the first time?
Ans. Mr. Chips was made Acting Head for the first time in 1900, following the death of Mr. Meldrum.
Q.14. What do you know of Meldrum?
Ans. Mr. Meldrum was the Headmaster of Brookfield Public School between 1870 and 1900, succeeding Mr. Wetherby. He held the position for three decades and passed away due to pneumonia in 1900.
Q.15. What do you know of Grayson?
Ans. Grayson was a student at Brookfield. His father sailed on the Titanic during its maiden voyage. Grayson was inattentive in class as it was presumed that his father had perished in the Titanic sinking. However, Grayson later died during the war.
Q.16. What did John Rivers tell Chips about his retirement?
Ans. John Rivers informed Chips that the Board of Governors did not favor Ralston. Rivers considered Ralston too clever and mentioned that Ralston had significantly increased the school’s endowment funds. He reassured Chips that he could remain at Brookfield as long as he wished.
Q.17. How and when was Mr. Chips made Acting Head for the first time?
Ans. Mr. Chips became Acting Head in 1900 after the death of Mr. Meldrum. He held this position until a regular Headmaster was appointed.
Q.18. What do you know of Meldrum?
Ans. Mr. Meldrum served as the Headmaster of Brookfield Public School from 1870 to 1900. He succeeded Mr. Wetherby and held the position for three decades. His tenure ended with his passing due to pneumonia in 1900.
Q.19. What do you know of Grayson?
Ans. Grayson was an intelligent student at Brookfield. His father sailed on the Titanic during its maiden voyage. Grayson was often inattentive in class because it was presumed that his father had perished when the Titanic sank in the Atlantic Ocean. Later, news emerged that Grayson’s father had been among those rescued. Tragically, Grayson died during the war.
Q.20. What led Ralston and Chips into a row? What were the causes of the row between Ralston and Chips?
Ans. Ralston and Chips had a heated dispute over differences in their teaching methods and ideologies. Ralston believed Chips’ teaching methods were outdated and inefficient, while Chips was critical of Ralston’s modernizing approach. These disagreements and opposing views led to their conflict.
Q.21. Describe briefly Mr. Chips as a teacher.
Ans. Mr. Chips was a conventional teacher who did not place a significant emphasis on examinations and certificates as measures of education. He believed that the primary goal of education was to instill a sense of proportion and character in students.