A Listening Walk --and Other Stories Test | Final 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 "Why Is It. . .?," what did Hill say he couldn't do without straining a muscle?

2. What did Hill revel in on his Listening Walks?

3. In "Giving and Taking," where was Hill talking about?

4. How did the hero in "Dog Hair In Your Drink" get knowledge of hunting?

5. In "A Question of Statistics," what did Hill say hunters learned from?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Hill do on his Listening Walks?

2. In "Hammers," what did Hill say he hoped his gun had been a part of?

3. What was "Giving and Taking" about?

4. In "The Best and the Worst of It," where did Hill get his favorite fishing rod?

5. In "A Question of Statistics," how did Hill say men would never learn to hunt?

6. In "Taking Turns," what did Hill say he did not miss about his childhood?

7. What analogy was used by Hill in "The Waiting Game"?

8. What was Hill speaking out against in "The Responsible Sportsman,"?

9. In "November," why did Hill say his ideal November was impossible?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Who was the chairman, and why was this analogy used by Hill?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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