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 "Duck Hunters' Wives," what was the name of the ideal wife?

2. What was the tone of "Observations and Insights"?

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

4. In "Letter to an Angler," what did Hill say a fisherman must understand?

5. In "Equipment Time," what kind of equipment was Hill discussing?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was "Once a Salmon Sang to Me" about?

2. In "Losing Things," what did Hill say made it impossible to find things?

3. In "Letter to an Angler," what did Hill say a fisherman needed to realize?

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

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

6. In "Annual Report," what did Hill compare his wife to and why?

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

8. In "Lost," what did Hill say one had to do to find oneself?

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

10. How did Hill describe hunters in "Some Things Never Change"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How did Hill use irony in his articles, and how did the inclusion of these ironies change the tone of the stories?

Essay Topic 2

Who was Martha, and what significance did she have to Hill's life?

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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