The Watchmaker’s Shop Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share The Watchmaker’s Shop Questions & Answers.

This poem is written by Elizabeth Fleming. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of The Adjutant Bird, The Thrush Girl and Dreams so, you can check these posts as well.

The Watchmaker’s Shop Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Queer – odd; strange
  • Tumble-down – falling down, broken
  • Wee – tiny
  • Crookedy – crooked
  • Wag-at-the-wall – with a pendulum that moves to and fro
  • Bid (s) – to say something as a greeting of farewell
  • Grandfather clock – a large clock in a tall case that stands on the floor
  • Lest – in order to prevent something happening

Question 1: What kind of shop did the watchmaker have?

Answer: The watchmaker works in a queer little shop with tumbledown walls and a thatch at the top.

Question 2: What kind of clocks were there in the shop?

Answer: There are clocks of all shapes and sizes. The clocks in the shop are made of silver and gold, brass and tin.

Question 3: What kind of sounds were heard in the shop?

Answer: The sounds are those of the clocks chiming, ticking, and telling the time.

Question 4: Did the watchmaker get tired of the sounds in his shop? Why or why not?

Answer: No, the watchmaker doesn’t get tired of the sounds in the shop.

Question 5: Read the lines and answer the questions:

Of the day when you meet;
And round and about him.

(a) Who bids us the time?

Answer: The watchmaker bids us the time.

(b) What does this mean?

Answer: This means say something to greet or bid farewell.

(c) Where is the person at this time and what is he doing?

Answer: He is in his shop sitting on a long-legged seat. He goes around winding the watches and clocks so that none of them should stop ticking.

Question 6: Write a few pairs of the rhyming words from the poem.

Answer: Shop-top, panes-chains, gold-old, hall-wall, seat-meet, chime-time, stop-shop, etc.

So, these were the Questions & Answers.

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