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 "Take a Grownup Fishing," what did Hill say adults would find through fishing?

2. In "The Unseen Egg," what did Hill say made hunting different than other sports?

3. In "Equipment Time," what kind of equipment was Hill discussing?

4. In "I Wish I Had," what did Hill list?

5. In "Bass Are Not Bucketmouths," what did syndrome did Hill talk about?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In "Our World Without Shotguns," what did Hill say would not exist without shotguns?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How did Hill describe the ideal hunting companion, and why would this kind of person have been so good for Hill to be with?

Essay Topic 2

What kind of payment did Hill get for his writing, and what did this indicate about his character? Why do you think this detail was significant enough for the author to include it in some of these narratives?

Essay Topic 3

What role does symbolism play in these articles and where does it appear? How was the author's tone altered by the presence of these symbols?

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