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," where were the featured fish from?

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

3. In "Take a Grownup Fishing," who did Hill think should take an adult fishing?

4. Who was "The Idler" compared to?

5. In "Duck Hunters' Wives," when did the duck hunters leave for hunting?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How was "Waterfowling" different from Hill's other articles?

4. In "The Gentle Giant of Time," how did Hill prefer to chop down the dead limb and why?

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

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

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

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

9. What was a Low Rod according to Hill?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

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

What were some of the zodiac signs Hill came up with, and what did these say about his personality?

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