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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What was Chips asked to do following Chatteris' death?
2. In Chapter 14, who volunteered to read a passage during class?
3. Where did Chips and Sir John Rivers take a walk together?
4. What 'first' did Chips recall seeing while at Brookfield?
5. In Chapter 12, which school term did Chips miss due to his illness?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did Chips do when he led a class during a bombing?
2. How did word of Chips' and Ralston's argument spread throughout the school? What was the reaction from the staff and students?
3. When did Chips take his second retirement?
4. In Chapter 14, what did Mr. Chips do that some people found inappropriate?
5. What happened when Chatteris fell ill in the winter of 1917?
6. In Chapter 13, what would Chips sit and listen to every Saturday night?
7. What does Chips still have memorized in Chapter 9?
8. In Chapter 16, what does Chips note that he enjoys doing in winter and summer?
9. In Chapter 11, what changes was Ralston trying to incorporate into Brookfield school?
10. In Chapter 10, what event does Chips recall witnessing? What did it make him consider about England's future?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the duties and responsibilities of Chips' job. Did Chips enjoy his job? Why or why not? Which aspects of his job did he especially like and dislike? In your opinion, was he well suited for the job?
Essay Topic 2
What struggles and challenges does Chips' face throughout the novel, "Good-bye, Mr. Chips"? How does he overcome them? How do those challenges change him as a character?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the author of the novel, "Good-bye, Mr. Chips", James Hilton. What other books did he write? How was his work received by critics? What genre did he typically write in?
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