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 "Some Things Never Change," what did Hill describe?

2. In "Our World Without Shotguns," what did Hill say there would not be many species of without the invention of the shotgun?

3. In "No, I Have Not Thanked a Green Plant Today--I've Been Busy," who does Hill say was caring for the environment?

4. In "Some Things Never Change," what did Hill say is life at its most basic?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. In "Wanted: Ten-Year-Old," why did Hill say ten year old boys were better than teenage boys?

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

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

4. How did Hill describe Martha, in "Duck Hunters' Wives"?

5. In "Our World Without Shotguns," what did Hill say would not exist without shotguns?

6. In "What Makes a Hunter?," what was the difference between the average hunter and the true hunter?

7. What did Hill list in "I Wish I Had" ?

8. What did Hill say Jake had no patience for?

9. In "Observations and Insights," where did Hill say the biggest fish could always be found?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Hill tried to be an objective observer of nature. How did this objectivity affect his writing?

Essay Topic 3

Friendship is a strong theme throughout the book. Where are some places that this theme appears, and how do the characters touched by it react? How do certain friendships change over the course of Hill's life, and what causes these changes?

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