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Gene Hill
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was "The Idler" compared to?
(a) Hill's brother.
(b) Hill.
(c) Hill's wife.
(d) Hill's son.

2. In "Time . . . And This Place," what did hunters in 1980 have to pay for lots of?
(a) Licenses.
(b) Contracts.
(c) Ammunition.
(d) Fees.

3. What was the format of "Waterfowling" ?
(a) Questions and answers.
(b) A memo.
(c) A letter.
(d) Quarterly reports.

4. In "The Dreamer," what did Hill say fishing was about?
(a) The distinction.
(b) The unity.
(c) The destination.
(d) The journey.

5. Who did Hill say had the final decision on purchases in "Annual Report"?
(a) His editor.
(b) Himself.
(c) The Chairman.
(d) The business man.

6. In "Duck Hunters' Wives," where did the ideal wife develop her sweet voice?
(a) Singing to children.
(b) Church choir.
(c) It came naturally.
(d) Classical training.

7. In "Once a Salmon Sang to Me," what was fishing compared to?
(a) Loving.
(b) Breathing.
(c) Praying.
(d) Spawning.

8. In "No, I Have Not Thanked a Green Plant Today--I've Been Busy," who was Hill berating?
(a) All of these.
(b) Environmentalists.
(c) Careless hunters.
(d) Celebrities.

9. Who is "The Dreamer" about?
(a) The Dreamer.
(b) The Idler.
(c) The Angler.
(d) Himself.

10. What style was "The Unseen Egg" written in?
(a) Descriptive.
(b) Poetic.
(c) Philosophical.
(d) Narrative.

11. In "Duck Hunters' Wives," what did the ideal wife do?
(a) Cook.
(b) All of these.
(c) Split wood.
(d) Sew.

12. In "Wanted: Ten-Year-Old," what did Hill say he wanted to catch and skin?
(a) A squirrel.
(b) A snake.
(c) An eel.
(d) A rabbit.

13. In "Losing Things," why did Hill say he lost something?
(a) He secretly wanted it gone.
(b) It was meant to do it.
(c) All of these.
(d) It had a mind of its own.

14. In "It's Not Just Fishing, It's Fate," what kind of fish was featured?
(a) Mackinaw.
(b) Perch.
(c) Trout.
(d) Salmon.

15. In "The Trapshooter's Code," what habit was Hill defending?
(a) Spending so much time away from family.
(b) Taking so much with him to trapshoot.
(c) Over greasing his traps.
(d) Ignoring license laws.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Too Many Leaders," what did Hill say he loved mastering?

2. In "Equipment Time," what did Hill say every piece of equipment held for him?

3. How late did Hill say "The Idler" usually ran?

4. In "Duck Hunters' Wives," how did the ideal wife get such a good complexion?

5. In "Some Other Time," what did Hill say was not accurate in the paintings he was admiring?

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