12th Class English Good Bye Mr. Chips Chapter 11 Short Question Answer
1.What sort of person was Ralston? OR What were the qualities of Ralston?
Ralston was a ruthless ambitious and energetic man. He raised the status of Brookfield.
2.When did Chips reach sixty and what did Ralston say to him?
In 1908 Chips reached sixty. Ralston asked him to think about his retirement.
3.What led Ralston and Chips up to a row/quarrel?
Chips reached sixty in 1908. Ralston asked him to retire. Chips refused to do so. At this they began to quarrel with each other.
4.What allegations did Ralston put on Chips?
Ralston said that Chips methods of teaching were old and lazy. He said that Chips had ignored his instructions.
5.What did Chips think at the end of his row with Ralston? OR Why did Chips not like Ralston?
Chips thought that Ralston was running the school like a factory. He thought that Ralston was lessening the old good traditions. Therefore he did not like Ralston.
6.What did Chips say to Ralston at the end of their row?
Chips said that he would not resign and Ralston might do what he liked.
7.Did Ralston know Brookfield and its traditions?
No, he knew neither Brookfield nor its traditions.
8.How did people come to know about the quarrel between Ralston and Mr. Chips? OR Who heard the quarrel between Ralston and Mr. Chips?
A small boy who was waiting outside to see Ralston heard the entire row between the two. He told his friends about it . The boys conveyed the news to their parents. Soon the news spread around.
9.Was Ralston popular and respected in Brookfield?
Ralston was not liked in Brookfield. He was feared and respected.
10.What was the reaction of the masters to the row between Ralston and Chips?
The masters knew that Chips was old-fashioned. However they supported Chips because they did not like Ralston.
11.How did the boys react to the row between Chips and Ralston?
They sympathized with Chips and supported him. Before that row they feared and respected Ralston. But after this row they did not fear Ralston.
12.Why did the students teachers and parents turn against Ralston?
The students their parents and the teachers turned against Ralston because they did not like him. On the other hand Chips was very popular in Brookfield.
13.What did the Chairman of the Governors tell chips about his retirement?
He told Chips that he could stay in Brookfield till he was a hundred. The chairman expressed his hope that would stay on.
14.Why did john Rivers favor Chips?
Sir john Rivers knew very well both Ralston and Chips. He knew Ralston was clever fellow. He favored Chips because he thought that Chips was justified in his row with Ralston.
15.Why did Ralston ask Chips to retire?
In 1908 Chips reached sixty Ralston asked him to retire him to retire because he did not like Chips methods of teaching and his personal habits.
16.What was Chips reaction to Ralston’s allegations?
Chips was bewildered to hear the allegations against him. He thought that Ralston was running the school like a factory. He thought that Ralston was lessening the old good traditions.
17.Who was Sir John Rivers?
Sir John Rivers was the Chairman of the Governors. He was a pupil of Chips also. He favored Chips because he thought that Chips was justified in his row with Ralston.
18.How did Chips feel about the changes Ralston was introducing?
Chips was sad. He did not like the changes Ralston was introducing in the school. He thought that Ralston was running the school like a factory to turn out a a snob-culture based on money and machines. He thought that Ralston was lessening the old good traditions.
19.When did Ralston visit London and why?
On the occasion of The speech day Garden party Ralston visited London. He persuaded wealthy fellows there to send their sons to Brookfield as it was making a good progress.
20.What was the result of row between Chips and Ralston?
Teachers students and their parents supported chips. Even Sir John rivers the Chairman of the Governors favored Chips. Thus finally Ralston left Brookfield.
21. What did Ralston do to raise the status of School?
Ralston raised the status of Brookfield. He met wealthy people in London and convinced them to send their boys to Brookfield. For the first time in history there was a long list of boys waiting for admission t Brookfield.