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. Who was "The Idler" compared to?

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

3. How did Hill describe his wife's attitude toward hunting?

4. What kind of attitude did the Idler have?

5. In "Low Rod," what did Hill create a point system for?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. In "The Unseen Egg," how did Hill say hunting and fishing differed from most other sports?

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

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

How did Hill feel about nature, and how did these feelings affect his life?

Essay Topic 3

How did Hill feel about environmentalists and why?

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