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 "Wanted: Ten-Year-Old," what kind of stories did Hill want to tell to a boy?

2. In "The Dreamer," what did Hill compare a hunting trip to?

3. In "The Unseen Egg," what did Hill say made hunting different than other sports?

4. In "Unpacking Some Memories of Africa," how did Hill describe his time in Africa?

5. In "Duck Hunters' Wives," what did the ideal wife do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was "Bass Are Not Bucketmouths" about?

2. What was "Time . . . And This Place" about?

3. In "The Gentle Giant of Time," how did Hill prefer to chop down the dead limb and why?

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

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

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

7. What about Africa did Hill say he could not accurately describe?

8. What joke was Hill making in "Take a Grownup Fishing"?

9. In "No, I Have Not Thanked a Green Plant Today--I've Been Busy," what kind of argument did Hill say he wanted to use?

10. In "What Makes a Hunter?," what made a hunter successful?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

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

Where did Hill use personification in his articles, and how were those articles different from the other articles in the collection?

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