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 kind of fish was featured?

2. In "Duck Hunters' Wives," where did the ideal wife develop her sweet voice?

3. In "Equipment Time," what did Hill say he felt going through his equipment was like?

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

5. What was the tone of "Observations and Insights"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. 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?

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

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

9. In "Lost", why would Hill not ask for directions when he needed them?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Laughter and happiness is a common theme found in this book. Where does this come into play, and how does it affect the characters involved in these articles?

Essay Topic 3

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

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