Hi Everyone!! This article will share The Old-Clock Shop Questions & Answers.
In my previous posts, I have shared the questions & answers of The Shepherd’s Treasure, A Tale of Two Birds and The Friendly Mongoose so, you can check these posts as well.
The Old-Clock Shop Questions & Answers
Question 1: What made Ray think the visitor was not really a shopper?
Answer: Ray was deaf, however a wise old man. His old wise eyes told him that the visitor at his shop at that late hour was not a shopper as he had no sign of friendliness in his eyes.
Question 2: Why do you think he had come to the shop?
Answer: The visitor was probably in need of money and came with an intention to rob Ray’s shop.
Question 3: How did Ray communicate with him?
Answer: As Ray could neither speak nor hear, hence he communicated by writing his message with a pencil on a notepad and the visitor too communicated in the same manner.
Question 4: What do you think the man said to his friend who waited at the door?
Answer: As Ray pointed to his ears and shook his head from side to side, the man might have sensed and conveyed the same to his younger companion that the shop owner can neither speak nor hear.
Question 5: Ray was not a pawnbroker. Why then did he lend money to people in exchange for their old watches and clocks?
Answer: Ray was not a pawnbroker (a person who lends money at interest on the security of an article pawned), however, he was a kind and helpful person. He could not say NO to anyone in need, hence lent money to people in exchange for their old watches or clocks.
Question 6: “The watch was nothing special and yet had great powers.” In what sense did it have ‘great powers’?
Answer: “The watch was nothing special and yet had great powers.” It had the ‘great powers’ that it helped in preventing the visitor from committing a crime. It seemed the visitors were in need of money and entered Ray’s shop with a motive of robbery, however, their need for money was fulfilled in exchange for the watch and also saved old Ray from any physical injury. Hence, the watch had ‘great powers’.
Question 7: Do you think the man would ever come back to pick up the watch?
Answer: Though, the man wrote, “I will be back to pick it up as soon as I can”, however, I don’t think that he will ever come back to pick up the watch, as he had already got a higher price than the actual worth of the watch.
Question 8: When did the “unfriendly face” of the visitor turn truly friendly?
Answer: When Ray offered a fifty dollar note for an ordinary watch, the ‘unfriendly face’ of the visitor turned truly friendly as he knew that the watch was not worth that money and he felt obliged for Ray’s kindness.
So, these were The Old-Clock Shop Questions & Answers.