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
- 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.