A Listening Walk --and Other Stories Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Gene Hill
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Our World Without Shotguns," what did Hill say would not be found on menus without the invention of the shotgun?

2. What kind of tree was featured in "The Gentle Giant of Time" ?

3. In "Duck Hunters' Wives," where did the ideal wife develop her sweet voice?

4. In "Once a Salmon Sang to Me," what perspective is the article told from?

5. In "Wanted: Ten-Year-Old," what did Hill say he wanted to catch and skin?

Short Essay Questions

1. What about Jake made Hill feel nervous?

2. What was a Low Rod according to Hill?

3. In "The Unseen Egg," how did Hill say hunting and fishing differed from most other sports?

4. In "Wanted: Ten-Year-Old," why did Hill want to spend time with a young boy?

5. According to Hill, how did The Dreamer treat a fishing trip?

6. In "Too Many Leaders," why did Hill say he was glad to not be a celebrity sportsman?

7. How did Jake die, and how did Hill feel about it?

8. How was "Waterfowling" different from Hill's other articles?

9. In "Observations and Insights," what did Hill say about items marked waterproof?

10. In "Letter to an Angler," what did Hill say fishing was about?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Getting lost was the theme of a couple of these stories. What brought about this theme, and how did he feel about this theme?

Essay Topic 2

How did Hill describe the ideal hunting companion, and why would this kind of person have been so good for Hill to be with?

Essay Topic 3

What kind of payment did Hill get for his writing, and what did this indicate about his character? Why do you think this detail was significant enough for the author to include it in some of these narratives?

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