Difference between quaint and queer

Test No. [color=blue]incompl/advan-88 “GMAT Verbal Quiz (11)”, question 10

Everything about the village was what you’d call because all the houses were well looked after and reminded you of a time long since gone.

(a) quaint
(b) queer
© quiet
(d) queenly

Test No. [color=blue]incompl/advan-88 “GMAT Verbal Quiz (11)”, answer 10

Everything about the village was what you’d call quaint because all the houses were well looked after and reminded you of a time long since gone.

Correct answer: (a) quaint
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Alan, can you please tell me the difference between quaint and queer? Thank you

Quaint means sweet and old fashioned

Queer means unusual or strange

got it. thanks

I understood the quaint part, what I do not get is: reminded you of a time long since gone?

This means it made you remember a time in the past that was a long time ago.

It’s good to be Alan.