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 "Losing Things," why did Hill say he lost something?

2. In "The Dreamer," what did Hill say fishing was about?

3. What kind of attitude did the Idler have?

4. In "Unpacking Some Memories of Africa," how did Hill travel in the Savannah?

5. In "Duck Hunters' Wives," when did the duck hunters leave for hunting?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topic 3

Competition was a central theme of a few of these articles. How did Hill say competition was affecting the sport of hunting and fishing.

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