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 "Bass Are Not Bucketmouths," what did Hill say was dangerous to children about the syndrome he talked about?

2. In "The Hunter: Real and Rare," what did Hill say he was really hunting for?

3. In "Too Many Leaders," why did Hill say he had more fun than celebrity sportsmen?

4. How late did Hill say "The Idler" usually ran?

5. In "What Makes a Hunter?," what was being hunted?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "Annual Report (For Most Recent Fiscal Year)," how did Hill end the article?

2. In "It's All Relative," what did Hill say he was envious of?

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

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

5. What about Jake made Hill feel nervous?

6. In "Special Skills," how did Hill describe his ideal hunting companion and why?

7. What did Hill say The Idler fantasized about?

8. In "Too Much and Not Enough," why did Hill say October was too short?

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

10. What was "Some Other Time" about?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Getting lost was the theme of a couple of these stories. What brought about this theme, and how did he feel about this theme?

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