The Roadside Locksmith Questions & Answers

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The Roadside Locksmith Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Locksmith – a person who makes, fits and repairs locks
  • Wares – things that someone is selling, especially in the street or at a market
  • Fret – be worried or unhappy
  • Despair – feeling of hopelessness

Question 1: Read and answer the questions:

(a) What are the wares of the locksmith?

Answer: Locks and keys are the wares of the locksmith.

(b) What time of day is it when the locksmith is at work? How do you know?

Answer: It is daytime or we should rather say afternoon because the locksmith has kept open his umbrella to protect himself from sun’s glare.

Question 2: Read and answer the questions:

The locksmith has the answer to every locked door.

(a) What does the locksmith do?

Answer: With his tools, the locksmith makes new keys, resizes the old ones for new locks and makes keys for every locked door.

(b) How does he have an answer to every locked door?

Answer: The locksmith has an answer to every locked door because he designs and makes keys that can fit into locks and open them.

Question 3: Read and answer the questions:

A mountain of Master keys
Heaped on the ground

(a) Why is the word ‘mountain’ used to describe the keys?

Answer: The term ‘mountain’ is used because the keys are kept heaped on the ground just like a small mound.

(b) Why does the locksmith have keys heaped on the ground?

Answer: The locksmith has many keys that are heaped on the ground because he sits by the wayside and sells them to passersby.

Question 4: Read and answer the questions:

(a) Why does the speaker say there is no reason to fret or despair?

Answer: The speaker said that there is no reason to fret or despair because he can help anyone find any type of key or lock.

(b) How can the locksmith help us if ever we are in need of help?

Answer: The locksmith can help us in opening any locked door if we don’t have the key.

(c) What is the ‘pair’ that the speaker is referring to?

Answer: The ‘pair’ refers to ‘lock and key’.

Question 5: The speaker seems to mean that the locksmith occupies a lot of importance in our everyday lives. Why do you think this is so?

Answer: To keep our homes, offices, wealth, etc. we need locks and keys. If the key is lost or the lock is stuck or we need a new pair then, in such cases, a locksmith is required. So, he occupies a lot of importance in our everyday lives.

So, these were The Roadside Locksmith Questions & Answers.

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