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," how did the ideal wife get such a good complexion?

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

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

4. In "Our World Without Shotguns," what did Hill say he would personally not have without the invention of the shotgun?

5. In "Lost," what weakness did Hill reveal about himself?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What was a Low Rod according to Hill?

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

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

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

7. In "No, I Have Not Thanked a Green Plant Today--I've Been Busy," what kind of argument did Hill say he wanted to use?

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

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

10. What about Africa did Hill say he could not accurately describe?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What weaknesses did Hill have, and how did these affect his hunting and fishing hobbies?

Essay Topic 2

Which article in this book did you relate to most and why?

Essay Topic 3

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

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