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 "No, I Have Not Thanked a Green Plant Today--I've Been Busy," who was Hill berating?

2. In "Too Many Leaders," what did Hill say he loved mastering?

3. What did Hill lose in "Losing Things" ?

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

5. In "Once a Salmon Sang to Me," who gave some advice on fishing?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. In "It's Not Just Fishing, It's Fate," what awed Hill about fishing?

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

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

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

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

10. What about Jake made Hill feel nervous?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

How did Hill's family feel about his love for hunting, and how did this change his dedication to the sport?

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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