Mr Chips Chapter 3 Questions Answers

Mr Chips Chapter 3 Questions


Q.1: Describe Chips’ room at Mrs. Wickett?

Ans.: Chips’ room was very sunny and comfortable. It was simply decorated as school masterly taste.



Q.2: How did Mr. Chips entertain his guests at Mrs. Wickett’s?

Ans.: He entertained his guests with tea and walnut cake with pink icing from Reddaways. In winter, he served them crumpets soaked in butter.



Q.3: What was the condition of the house?

Ans.: The house itself was ugly and pretentious. However it was convenient. But the house of Mr. Chips was small, sunny and comfortable.



Q.4: Who was Mrs. Wickett?

Ans.: Mrs. Wickett was a widow. She was Chips’ landlady and once the linen room incharge of Brookfield, before she saved some money. She was a kind and sympathetic lady.



Q.5: Who was Collingwood?

Ans.: Collingwood was an old student of Mr. Chips. He once thrashed him for climbing in to the gymnasium roof to get a ball out of the gutter. Later on, he became a major in the army and was killed in Egypt.



Q.6: How was Chip’s room decorated?

Ans.: His room was simply furnished as a school masterly taste. There were a few bookshelves, sporting trophies, a crowded mantel piece, a worn out Turkey carpet and big easy chairs.



Q.7: What kinds of books were read by Mr. Chips?

Ans.: He used to read detective novels with great interest. Sometimes, he took Virgil and Xenophone for a few moments but soon returned to Dr. Thorndyke and Inspector French.



Q.8: Name the newspaper which Mr. Chips used to read.

Ans.: Mr. Chips used to read “The Times”.

Note: The century of technical and technological progress dictated its demands. After the Second World War, universities were founded in Nottingham (1948). Kiel (1949), Exeter (1922), Sussex, Warwick, Kent and Essex (60s). Until very recently, they were called “new” or “glass” – because of modern buildings. “The newest” wave “of university” came in 1992, when 33 polytechnics were converted to universities. Differences between old and new universities are gradually eroding, but still exist. New universities, closely associated with industrial and commercial enterprises, tend to form their own training programs, based on employers’ requests. Old universities are also taking this path, trying to establish links with local and national economies. Nevertheless, theoretical disciplines prevail in them – theoretical, literary, history, natural sciences. Old universities have always attracted foreign students, which is why they are well known, which can not be said about the new ones. Academic degrees in Great Britain are awarded to students who have successfully completed their studies. Formally, the degrees of one dignity obtained in different universities do not differ from each other, but in practice their “weight” is determined by the reputation of the university that appropriated them.

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