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 "It's Not Just Fishing, It's Fate," what did Hill say he felt while fishing?

2. In "Unpacking Some Memories of Africa," what kind of animals did Hill see?

3. In "Once a Salmon Sang to Me," what perspective is the article told from?

4. What kind of attitude did the Idler have?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Hill defend himself for, in "The Trapshooter's Code"?

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

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

4. What was "Some Other Time" about?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topic 3

How did Hill describe his ideal November, and why would it never be possible? What did this plan indicate about his personality?

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