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Goodbye Mr. Chips important Questions notes Part-II

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Q.51. What was the April foolery Chips faced?
Ans: On 1st April 1898, while he was staying at his desk, someone said that there were letters for him. He opened them one by one. All the letters contained a blank sheet of paper. He thought that it was strange.

Q.52. How did Katherine urge Chips to forgive the students for their mistakes?
Ans: She urged Chips to give them a chance. She asked him to talk to them and they would be all right. She asked him to tell them that they would be punished if they repeated the mistake.

Q.53. How did Ralston look?
Ans: He was a young man of thirty-seven. He was glittering with Firsts and Blues. He had a personality that could reduce the Big Hall to silence by the mere lifting of an eyebrow.

Q.54. What duty was assigned to the boys of Brookfield when the railwaymen were on strike?
Ans: The railwaymen were on strike. The soldiers were driving the engines. Stones were being thrown at trains. The boys of Brookfield were asked to guard the railway line.

Q.55. When did Chips become the acting head of Brookfield?
Ans: Meldrum had succeeded Wetherby as Head and held the office for thirty years. In 1900, He died suddenly from Pneumonia and Chips became the Acting Head of Brookfield.

Q.56. Did Ralston know Brookfield and its traditions?
Ans: No, he knew neither Brookfield nor its traditions. He could estimate neither the toughness of Brookfield’s tradition nor its readiness to defend itself and its defenders.

Q.57. What sort of person was Ralston?
Ans: He was ruthless, ambitious, energetic and a fine power-transmitter.

Q.58. How did people come to know about the quarrel between Ralston and Chips?
Ans: A small boy, who was waiting outside to see Ralston, heard the entire row between the two. He told his friends about it and the boys conveyed the news to their parents. Soon the news spread around.

Q.59. What allegations did Ralston put on Chips?
Ans: Ralston said that Chip’s methods of teaching were old and lazy and his personal habits were slovenly. He blamed him that he ignored his instructions, which was rank insubordination.

Q.60.What did Chips say in the farewell speech?
Ans: In the speech, he made many little jokes. There were several Latin quotations in it. There was also a reference to the Captain of the School who had overstated Chip’s services.

Q.61. Who was the successor of Ralston and what kind of man was he?
Ans: Chatteris was the successor of Ralston. He was modern, friendly and sympathetic. He wisely accepted Chips. Chips also liked him much.

Q.62. When / why did Ralston leave Brookfield?
Ans: Ralston left Brookfield in 1911 to better himself. He was offered the headship of one of the greater public schools.

Q.63. What happened to Chips in 1913? OR Why did Chips retire? OR At what age chips retired?
Ans: In 1913, Chips had bronchitis and was off duty for nearly the whole of the winter term. This made him decide to resign. Then he was sixty-five.

Q.64. What were the activities of Chips after his retirement?
Ans: He invited boys to tea, watched matches, dined with the Head and the masters took on the preparation of the new edition of Brookfeldian Directory, wrote articles and read newspaper and detective novels.

Q.66. When did Chips receive his farewell party?
Ans: At the final end-of-term dinner, in July 1913, he received his farewell party. He also made a speech there.

Q.65. How did Chips feel when Chatteris told him about his problems and disease?
Ans: Chips had not known anything about him. When he learnt that Chatteris was ill with diabetes and over-worked, he was shocked because Chips liked him.

Q.66.What did Chatteris read out on every Sunday night during the war?
Ans: On every Sunday night, after evening service, Chatteris read out the names of the old boys who were killed in the war. He also told their short biographies were a very moving sight.

Q.67. Write a brief note on Mr.Chatteris?
Ans: Chatteris succeeded Ralston. He was a young man of thirty-four. He was suffering from diabetes. He had to work until midnight. He fell ill and died in April 1917.

Q.68. Write a brief note on Mr. Merivale?
Ans: Mr. Merivale was Chip’s doctor. He visited Chips every fortnight or so. He would often say that Chips was fitter than he. He called Chips a remarkable old boy. He said that Chips had got no disease except old age. He said that Chips would die a natural death.

Q.69. When / how did Chips perform as the head of Brookfield? (second headship)
Ans: He worked as Head in 1917and 1918. He handled problems and dealt with complaints and requests. He became very kind, gentle and confident. He kept the sense of proportion.

Q.70. How did Chips feel when he rejoined Brookfield?
Ans: He felt very fit. The actual work was not tiring him. He felt very happy. For the first time in his life, he felt necessary to Brookfield.

Q.71. What sort of jokes did chips make when he joined Brookfield again during the war?
Ans: Besides his old jokes he also made new jokes about the O.T.C. and the food rationing system and the anti-air-raid blinds that had to be fitted on all the windows.

Q.72. What did doctor Merivale say about Chips health?
Ans: The doctor said that Chips was fitter than he. He would not get any horrible disease. He would die a natural death.

Q.73. Who was Mrs. Wickett?
Ans:  Mrs. Wickett was a kind lady. In the past, she had been in charge of the linen-room at Brookfield.

Q.74. How did Katherine help Chips in the matters of discipline?
Ans: He was very rigid in maintaining discipline. Many times, Katherine advised Chips in the matter of discipline. She urged his discipline improved. He became popular with students. People began to love him.                  

Q.75. What were Chips’ feelings on the death of his wife?
Ans: Katherine and her new-born child died on 1st April 1898. It was a deep shock for Chips. On the death of his wife Chips 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.

Q.76. What was Chips’ reaction to Ralston’s allegations?
Ans: He thought that Ralston was running the school like a factory to turn out a snob-cultural based on money and machines. He thought that Ralston was lessening the old good traditions.

Q.77. How did Chatteris die?
Ans: He was suffering from diabetes. He had to work until midnight. He fell ill and died in April 1917.

Q.78. What were Chips’ outdoor activities during the last years of his life?
Ans: He invited boys to tea, watched matches, dined with the Head and the masters, wrote articles and read newspaper and detective novels.

Q.79. What was Chips' will?
Ans: In 1930, Chips made his will. Expect for the legacies to the mission and to Mrs. Wickett, he left all he had to found an open entrance scholarship the School.

Q.80.How did Chips face 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.81. Why did Ralston ask Chips to retire?
Ans: In 1908, when Chips had just reached sixty, Ralston asked him to retire. He said that Chips’ methods of reaching were old lazy and his personal habits were slovenly.

Q.82. Who was Merivale?
Ans: Mr. Merivale was Chips doctor. He visited Chips every fortnight or so.

Q.83. Why did Chips join Brookfield again?
Ans: Chatteris told him that the young masters had joined the army. He had to take the classes until midnights. He said that he could no longer continue like that.

Q.84.What is the contribution of Brookfield school of England?
Ans: Brookfield served England in both peace and war. During peace, it gave England judges, members of parliament, merchants, etc. During the war, its grounds were used as a training camp for the soldiers.

Q.85.What is the most thrilling incident of the Novel?
Ans: One day, climbing on Great Gable, Chips saw a girl on a dangerous ledge. He thought that she was in trouble. He ran to help her. But he slipped and wrenched his foot. The girl came to help him. During this period they fell in love with each other and finally married. This is the most important incident of the novel.

Q.86. What changes did the marriage bring in Chips?
Ans: Before marriage Chips was a dry person. After marriage, he became affectionate Katherine broadened his views and opinions. His eyes gained sparkle. His humour became rich and mature. His discipline improved. He became popular. People began to love him.

Q.87. How did Chips come across Katherine Bridges?
Ans: One day, climbing on Great Gable, Chips saw a Katherine on a dangerous ledge. He thought that she was in trouble. He ran to help her. But he slipped and wrenched his foot. She came to help him. During this period they fell in love with each other and finally married.

Q.88. Why did students; teachers and parents turn against Ralston?
Ans: Ralston was not liked in Brookfield. He was feared and respected. However, after the row with Chips, the dislike rose to the point where it conquered fear and destroyed even respect.

Q.89. Describe Chips experience at Brookfield on the first day?
Ans: The big hall was full of five hundred boys. They looked like lusty barbarians ready to attack him.

Q.90. Describe any two changes brought about by Katherine in the life of Chips?
Ans: She made him a new man. His eyes gained sparkle. His discipline improved.



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My name is Saif Ullah Zahid. I am a teacher, an author, and student counsellor and trainer. @Saif35102
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