Q1.Who is Evelyn according to the Class 9 English Chapter 2 (English Beehive NCERT BOOK)?
This chapter talks about a woman named Evelyn. The author describes her as a young, attractive, and ambitious woman who is in charge of the English department in a boys’ boarding school in England.
In the first two paragraphs, the author tells us that she has been working at this boarding school for seven years and that she is very capable of teaching all the subjects in the curriculum. She is not only good at teaching but also passionate about what she does which can be seen by her devotion to work.
The third paragraph introduces us to Evelyn’s family background which tells that she was born into an upper-middle-class family of strict Christian parents that set high expectations for her education and future career. This explains why she chose to pursue this career path so early on.
Q2. What is the Royal Academy of Music?
The Royal Academy of Music (RAM) is one of the world’s leading conservatoires and music academies. It provides undergraduate and graduates degree programs. It also provides postgraduate diplomas and master’s degrees.
The Academy was founded by Sir John Fane on 3 April 1822.
It was originally housed in central London but it relocated to its present home in Marylebone in 1881.
The Academy has long been a pioneer, not only within the UK but also throughout the world. It introduced examinations for music students in 1888; had a Department for the Training of Music Teachers from 1887; and founded one of the first courses for women at a music conservatoire with its sister college, Royal Holloway College, University of London, from 1878.
How old was Evelyn when she went to the Royal Academy of Music?
Evelyn became a piano student at the Royal Academy of Music when she was seven years old.
Evelyn Frances MacLennan was born in 1885.
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